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‘UID is being forced’

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:20 PM

CIS feels that the UID project is forced on the citizens.

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ID programme faces first challenge over privacy, data

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:20 PM

The government is looking to the ID programme to help ensure that various welfare programmes reach the poor

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Scrap UID project, say people's organisations

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:26 PM

The unique identification number project is executed without any legislative or parliamentary sanction.

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UID info can be misused

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:26 PM

Public organisations, NGOs and concerned citizens feel UID may become an easy database for anti-social elements.

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UID project draws flak from civil rights activists

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:26 PM

The unique identification project is drawing a flak from civil rights activists.

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Citizens' forums want UID project scrapped

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:26 PM

Citizens’ forums and groups have stepped up their attack on the Unique Identification Project calling for the complete scrapping of the project.

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Worries voiced over ID project

Worries voiced over ID project

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:33 PM

An article in The Hindu - 17th April

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UID: A Debate on Fundamental rights

UID: A Debate on Fundamental rights

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:33 PM

UID: A debate on the Fundamental Rights - was jointly organized by the Citizen Action Forum, People's Union for Civil Liberties - Karnataka, Alternative Law Forum and the Centre for Internet and Society on April 16th at IAT, Queens Road, Bangalore - An article in the Prajavani news paper - April 17th.

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UID is an invasion of privacy: Experts

UID is an invasion of privacy: Experts

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:33 PM

The Nandan Nilekani headed Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) came in for much criricism at the first of a series of debates on the issue organised in the city on Friday - Deccan Chronicle, April 17th.

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Experts debate on UID and rights

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:32 PM

Bangalore, Apr 16, DHNS: A debate on ‘UID and Fundamental Rights’ organised by several city-based organisations, discussed the social, ethical issues, economic and legal issues that accompanies the UID.

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Expel or not? That is the question

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:48 PM

The decision of an international school to expel 14 students for their alleged ‘promiscuous’ behaviour has led to much debate and discussion.

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Indians Get Particular about Online Marriage

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2011 06:48 AM

The article quotes Nishant Shah's views on online behaviour of people seen elsewhere in the world.

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De facebook

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:41 PM

Facebook used to be our playground but privacy concerns are now souring that fantasy. Why do we trust a clutch of new corporations with such phenomenal amounts of personal data?

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IGF 2009 - Main Session: Emerging Issues: Social Networks

IGF 2009 - Main Session: Emerging Issues: Social Networks

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:46 PM

Current laws don't seem to scale well to handle Web 2.0 issues

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Drawing maps for change

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 04, 2011 06:49 AM

Digital maps can hold immense academic value – an article by Deepa Kurup, The Hindu, 3rd Jan, 2010.

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Wired state of mind

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:56 PM

Information technology is the driver of society today — the basic block of innovation and growth in organisations, the mainstay of the 21st century. The decade bygone was only an indicator of the things to come. Whether its ideas or friendships, the future indubitably belongs to linking-up on the web, writes Malvika Tegta , DNA - Digital Edition, Monday - 28th December, 2009.

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Techies mapping change

Techies mapping change

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 04, 2011 06:51 AM

A group of 40 Bangaloreans, including techies and social activists, are creating digital maps that will be used to bring social change in India - an article in the Bangalore Mirror by Renuka Phadnis - Monday, December 07, 2009.

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Mumbai no longer ‘meri jaan’

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 04, 2011 06:52 AM

Why online (and offline) activism after 26/11 never took off; what should have been done to mobilize people - an article in the Livemint by Seema Chowdhry and Samanth Subramanian - 20th November, 2009

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Shanty home

Shanty home

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 04, 2011 06:53 AM

A nationwide initiative is imploring that you look closely at the greyed-out areas on your GPS maps, says Jaideep Sen in an article in the Time Out Bengaluru Magazine, November 13-26 2009 [Vol 2 Issue 9]

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Control shift?

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:35 PM

USA might have ceded the control of the Internet, but only partially - An article by Pranesh Prakash in Down to Earth (Issue: Nov 15th ,2009)

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