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"Aadhaar Reduced Agency in Citizens and Empowered Those in Positions of Authority"

by Martin Moore last modified May 21, 2019 03:33 PM

In the space of one election cycle, authoritarian governments, moneyed elites and fringe hackers figured out how to game elections, bypass democratic processes, and turn social networks into battlefields. Facebook, Google and Twitter – where our politics now takes place – have lost control and are struggling to claw it back. As our lives migrate online, we are gradually moving into a world of datafied citizens and real-time surveillance. The entire political landscape has changed, with profound consequences for democracy.

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BJP outspends Congress, others in social media advertising

by Vidhi Choudhary last modified May 14, 2019 03:21 PM

The data shows that so far the BJP has spent Rs 25 crore in advertisements across Facebook, Instagram, Google and YouTube.

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Artificial Intelligence and Data Initiative

by Admin last modified May 14, 2019 03:06 PM

On 3 May 2019 Arindrajit Basu attended a meeting of the Artificial Intelligence and Data Initiative held at IIC in Delhi. I am a member of the Working Group and co-authoring a report with Anindya Chaudhuri of Global Development Network on the prospect of collaborations in Public uses of AI.

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Three emerging market think tanks to collaborate on Good ID recommendations with Omidyar backing

by Admin last modified May 14, 2019 03:01 PM

Omidyar Network has invested in a trio of organizations from different regions to support enhanced understanding of the appropriate use and limits of digital identity.

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Society 5.0 and Artificial Intelligence with a Human Face

by Admin last modified May 14, 2019 02:51 PM

On 10 May 2019 Radhika Radhakrishnan attended a stakeholder's roundtable consultation on "Society 5.0 and Artificial Intelligence with a Human Face", organized by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The event aimed to chart a roadmap for India’s participation at the G20, under the Japanese Presidency.

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Curating Genderlog India's Twitter handle

by Admin last modified May 14, 2019 02:40 PM

Shweta Mohandas has been nominated to curate Genderlog's Twitter handle (@genderlogindia).

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Cyber criminals hide in the ‘dark web’ to remain anonymous

by Tushar Kaushik last modified May 02, 2019 01:55 PM

An increasing number of cyber criminals are using the dark web — the encrypted part of the internet that cannot be tracked — to shop for software that helps them remain anonymous while carrying out their crimes.

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Almost every social network has a porn problem—so why is India banning only TikTok?

by Ananya Bhattacharya last modified Apr 28, 2019 04:46 AM

TikTok is in some serious trouble in India. Though it isn’t the only one battling a rising tide of porn, violence, and fake news, the country’s courts have singled out the Chinese video-sharing app for a ban.

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Jugendschutz und Cyber-Grooming: Indisches Gericht hebt eigenen Tiktok-Bann wieder auf

by Leon Kaiser last modified Apr 28, 2019 04:42 AM

Der Streit um Tiktok geht in die nächste Runde: Nachdem Google und Apple die Video-App kürzlich aus ihrem Angebot streichen mussten, nahm ein indisches Gericht seine Anordnung heute wieder zurück. Im Fall geht es um Pornografie, Cyber-Grooming und die weiterhin ungeklärte Frage, wie mit großen Plattformen rechtlich umgegangen werden soll.

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Data for Development: Mapping key considerations for policy and practice in India

by Admin last modified Apr 25, 2019 03:17 PM

On 24 April 2019 Arindrajit Basu delivered a talk at an event titled at Data for Development:Mapping key considerations for policy and practice in India at Azim Premchand University.

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TikTok craze a ticking time bomb for city

by Gulam Jeelani last modified Apr 17, 2019 08:46 AM

Unlike YouTube, where videos take a long time to upload, on TikTok it happens in a matter of seconds. Not just the youth, the trend has captured the imagination of criminals too.

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Reddit, Telegram among websites blocked in India, say internet groups

by Sai Sachin Ravikumar last modified Apr 15, 2019 10:32 AM

Discussion board Reddit, messaging service Telegram and comedy site College Humor have been blocked for intermittent periods, say internet groups.

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(re) conference

by Admin last modified May 02, 2019 02:01 AM

From 10 to 12 April 2019, Aayush Rathi participated in a "reconference" a global conference designed to provoke conversations around the new possibilities and opportunities for feminist movements. It was held in Kathmandu, and was organised by CREA, a feminist human rights organisation based in New Delhi.

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Policy Lab on Artificial Intelligence & Democracy

by Admin last modified Apr 12, 2019 01:32 AM

Shweta Mohandas participated in a policy lab on Artificial Intelligence & Democracy in India organised by Tandem Research, in partnership with Microsoft Research and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on 2 & 3 April, 2019, in Bangalore.

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Cookies, not the monster you may think

by Sweta Akundi last modified Apr 12, 2019 01:10 AM

Follow the crumbs to a better understanding of data protection and privacy.

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The Phantom Public: The Role of Social Media in Democracy

by Admin last modified May 01, 2019 05:09 AM

Amber Sinha delivered an open lecture at Ambedkar University, New Delhi on 3 April 2019.

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Now, police use apps to catch a criminal

by Ketaki Desai last modified Mar 31, 2019 03:47 PM

Recently, Punjab police detained three suspects on a tip-off. The cops clicked their photographs, uploaded them on an app called the Punjab Artificial Intelligence System or PAIS which uses facial recognition, and immediately got the lowdown on their criminal history, which involved a contract killing and looting. Four stolen vehicles and five weapons were recovered from them.

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IETF 104 Prague

by Admin last modified Apr 12, 2019 01:04 AM

Karan Saini and Gurshabad Grover participated in IETF 104 organized by IETF in Prague from 23rd March to 29th March 2019.

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Just Net Coalition Workshop on Equity and Social Justice in a Digital World

by Admin last modified Apr 05, 2019 02:22 PM

Anubha Sinha participated in a JNC workshop organized by Just Net Coalition Workshop on Equity and Social Justice in a Digital World and its partners in Bangkok from March 25 to 27, 2019.

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