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Government washes hands of Google's new privacy policy

Government washes hands of Google's new privacy policy

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 10, 2012 09:40 AM

The government has more or less washed its hands of internet giant Google's new privacy policy that is being criticised in Europe and elsewhere, but wants Indian residents to watch out for themselves, writes Jayadevan in this article published in the Economic Times on April 10, 2012.

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Look Who’s Chasing... The Twitter God

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 10, 2012 09:24 AM

The celebrity isn’t the known face, it’s the Twitter handle that gets the following, writes Arpita Basu in this article published in Outlook's April 2012 issue. Sunil Abraham is quoted in this article.

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GIGA International Conference Series - 1

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2012 06:18 AM

The Institute of Global Internet Governance and Advocacy (GIGA) at NALSAR University will hold the first International Conference in association with Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEIT) of Government of India on the theme "Revisiting Internet Governance - Lessons Learnt and Road Ahead" at NALSAR University of Law, Justice City Campus, Shameerpet on April 5 & 6 of 2012.

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Data protection experts slam state for sending mass SMSes

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2012 03:46 AM

Experts in the field of data protection, privacy law and media have criticised the West Bengal government's mass SMS sent to individuals, companies and media houses through private mobile networks last Friday. Lara Choksey reports this in an article published in the Statesman on March 25, 2012.

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Is your facebook page your mini resume?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 26, 2012 07:27 AM

As privacy debates heat up across the world, Bangaloreans reveal the trend of employers asking job aspirants for their Facebook IDs and passwords has caught on here too. When Adil Pasha, 24, revealed at an advertising job interview that his main strength was creativity, his interviewers asked for his FB password to check his latest updates.

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Click, Play, Watch

Click, Play, Watch

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 20, 2012 12:52 PM

Filmmakers are casting the net for viewers and opting for online releases to reach out to a wider audience, finds Rinky Kumar in this article published in MidDay on March 18, 2012. Sunil Abraham is quoted in this.

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Save Your Voice — A movement against Web censorship

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 13, 2012 11:44 AM

‘Save Your Voice (SYV)’ is a movement against Web censorship and its main demand is the repealing of the Information Technology Act, said SYV founders, Aseem Trividi, a cartoonist, and Alok Dixit, a journalist, on Monday.

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India’s Big Bet on Identity

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 07, 2012 05:44 AM

The world’s largest biometric authentication system reaches its first major milestone, but lots of challenges remain, writes Joshua J. Romero in ieeespectrum. Sunil Abraham was quoted in this story which was featured in March 2012 edition.

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International Conference on Mobile Law

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2012 08:24 AM

Pranesh Prakash spoke in the panel on Mobiles - Privacy and Social Media on March 1, 2012.

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Secure IT 2012 — Securing Citizens through Technology

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 28, 2012 04:06 AM

The event is co-organised by DST and NSDI, Govt. of India in partnership with Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd. on March 1, 2012 at Claridges in New Delhi.

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Digitisation is making e-learning simple

Digitisation is making e-learning simple

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 28, 2012 10:05 AM

Though the computer literacy in India is low, some companies are effectively spreading education using digital contents riding on the Internet.

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India debates limits to freedom of expression

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 28, 2012 09:50 AM

From Google to Facebook, from world-famous author Salman Rushdie to a little-known political cartoonist, it has become increasingly easy in recent months to offend the Indian government, and to incur the wrath of the censor or even the threat of legal action.

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Developing location-based services

Developing location-based services

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 28, 2012 09:31 AM

For mapping enthusiasts, geeks and neogeographers in Bangalore, here's something to look forward to. Cartonama, a workshop that offers intensive hands-on training on tools to build and manage location data for location-based services, will be held in the city on March 2 and 3.

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Grooming the geek

Grooming the geek

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 28, 2012 09:16 AM

Generation 2.0, the iPad child, is enriched by technology, and many parents are embracing it wholeheartedly. But can technology transform the way a child’s abilities develop?

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FUEL Kannada - Workshop on Kannada Computing Terminology

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 23, 2012 10:32 AM

A two days workshop on the standardization of Kannada computing terminologies was organized on January 28th and 29th 2012 at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore under the FUEL project. This FUEL Kannada workshop aimed at the community review and standardization of frequently encountered computing terminologies in Kannada. FUEL Kannada Evaluation meet aimed at solving the problem of inconsistency and lack of standardization in computer software translations in Kannada language. This workshop was hosted by CIS, sponsored by Red Hat and organized by Sanchaya (sanchaya.net).

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OurSay: how India’s technology is cutting into corruption

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 17, 2012 02:40 AM

In the world’s largest democracy, corruption has long been part of the system of governance. However, transformative new technologies are playing an exciting and powerful role in citizen engagement, good governance and in the mobilisation of the masses for social action.

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India won't censor social media: Telecom Minister

India won't censor social media: Telecom Minister

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 01, 2012 07:15 AM

India does not intend to censor online social networks such as Facebook, a minister said Tuesday, but he demanded that they obey the same rules governing the press and other media. The article by AFP was published in the Tribune on February 14, 2012.

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Prometheus bound and gagged

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2012 04:47 AM

Funny how a healthy person like me can collapse one day and end up in the hospital. The doctor who made me go through every lab test available, finally diagnosed the cause after a chat with me. Apparently, I collapsed because I’m getting angry, increasing my blood pressure. The only solution he said is to stop reading newspapers, as I’m getting agitated by headlines like ‘India can go the China way and block sites’, or by how the government says there’s no Internet censorship while all it’s actions point the other way.

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Internet Curbs

Internet Curbs

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 13, 2012 12:29 PM

A Delhi high court judge threatens to go the China way. The IT act is closing in. The war on the web is a war on us, writes Rishi Majumder in an article that was published in Tehelka on 18 February 2012.

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Tweeple say it pithily with hash tags

Tweeple say it pithily with hash tags

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 13, 2012 05:06 AM

Twitter best captures public irreverence to pomposity and the powers-that-be, writes Deepa Kurup in this article published in the Hindu on February 11, 2012. Nishant Shah is quoted in this article.

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