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Internet, szabadon

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 09:25 AM

A polgárjogi aktivisták konfrontálódtak és panaszkodtak, a Google és a Facebook hárított és panaszkodott az Internet at Liberty konferencián, amelyet kedden és szerdán rendezett a Google és a CEU Budapesten.

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How the UID project can be a cause for concern

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 09, 2018 12:59 PM

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), headed by Nandan Nilekani, is the UPA government's most ambitious project, where one billion Indians are branded with a unique identity number.

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In new Facebook features, a comeback for community

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 09:58 AM

Nearly 750 tweets bombard the web every second. Internet traffic is growing by 40 per cent a year. People post 2.5 billion photos on Facebook every month. Every minute, 24 hours of video is uploaded on YouTube. But who owns all that data? Until now, big business was in complete control and used the data to monetise operations. But all that is set to change. With Facebook launching two new features, ‘Groups' and a ‘Download your information,' the community is making a comeback.

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Stiff Resistance Dogs India's ID Plan

Stiff Resistance Dogs India's ID Plan

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 09:59 AM

An article about the UID project by Indrajit Basu in Asia Times Online.

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Conference: Internet at Liberty 2010

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:00 AM

This conference is being held in Budapest from 20 to 22 September 2010. It is co-sponsored by Google and Central European University. Sunil Abraham and Anja Kovacs are attending the conference.

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INDIA Fears of Privacy Loss Pursue Ambitious ID Project

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:00 AM

Fears about loss of privacy are being voiced as India gears up to launch an ambitious scheme to biometrically identify and number each of its 1.2 billion inhabitants.

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Information is Beautiful hacks in India with David Cameron

Information is Beautiful hacks in India with David Cameron

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:22 AM

The Prime Minister took some of the UK's top hackers and data experts with him to India this week. David McCandless was with them.

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Call, text, email complaint against rogue auto driver

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:45 AM

Harassed by an auto driver? Helplines give you no relief? Here's the people's way to help you out. Just report your issue online, call or even SMS sitting in a noisy restaurant, and be heard.

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More Debate on UID Project Needed

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:13 AM

A press conference on UID was held at the Press Club in Bangalore on 26 July, 2010. It was co-organised by Citizen's Action Forum, Alternate Law Forum and the Centre for Internet and Society. Mathew Thomas and Vinay Baindur spoke about the UID. Proceedings from the conference was covered in the Hindu on 27 July, 2010.

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UID coverage in Udayavani

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:13 AM

A press conference was held at the Press Club in Bangalore on 26 July, 2010. It was co-organised by Citizen's Action Forum, Alternate Law Forum and the Centre for Internet and Society. Mathew Thomas and Vinay Baindur were the speakers. Leading Kannada newspaper Udayavani covered this event.

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Networking? Not working

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:12 AM

Concerns about privacy, wastage of time and trivialized communication are some reasons ‘refuseniks’ are going off sites such as Facebook and MySpace, writes Shreya Ray in Livemint.

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UID Act may be released for debate, may be introduced in monsoon session

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:27 AM

An article by Karen Leigh & Surabhi Agarwal in livemint on June 30, 2010.

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Activists welcome privacy Bill, but point out concerns

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:42 AM

Experts have welcomed the government's move to bring in a law for protecting individual privacy, amid concerns about the potential misuse of personal data it is collecting to execute social welfare and security schemes.

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Peeping Toms In Your Inbox

Peeping Toms In Your Inbox

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:42 AM

Nothing’s safe any more—not your mobile number, nor your e-mail—as they’re put on offer for the benefit of telemarketers, writes Namrata Joshi and Neha Bhatt in an article published in the Outlook.

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I don't want my fingerprints taken

I don't want my fingerprints taken

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:41 AM

Through this article published in Down to Earth, Nishant Shah looks at the role of the state as arbiter of our privacy.

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Facebook, privacy and India

Facebook, privacy and India

by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 26, 2013 11:40 AM

Does Facebook's decision to open out user information and data to third party websites amount to an invasion of privacy and should users' seriously consider getting out of the site? Sunil Abraham doesn't think so.

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India slowly gets to grips with ecommerce

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2011 06:46 AM

Growth in computer use and Internet penetration will help e-commerce.

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Biometry Is Watching

Biometry Is Watching

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:08 PM

In its first steps, the UID drive encounters practical problems, raises ethical questions, reports Sugata Srinivasaraju in Outlook.

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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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