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RFCs We Love meetup

by Admin last modified Feb 02, 2019 01:43 PM

In collaboration with India Internet Engineering Society (IIESoc), CIS hosted the a 'RFCs We Love' meetup, where we discussed some IETF specifications and standards. The event was held on January 19 at the CIS office, Bangalore.

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Is the viral #10YearChallenge just another sneaky way for tech firms to gather users’ personal data?

by Admin last modified Feb 02, 2019 01:57 PM

Is it merely an exercise in nostalgia? Or is it providing fodder for facial recognition algorithms on ageing?

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Oyo Hotels’ Real-Time Digital Record Database Sparks Privacy Fears

by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2019 02:26 AM

Oyo Hotels’ pilot to maintain a real-time digital database of guests and plan to share it with law-enforcement agencies has triggered privacy concerns.

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Webinar on the draft Intermediary Guidelines Amendment Rules

by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2019 02:13 AM

CCAOI and the ISOC Delhi Chapter organised a webinar on January 10 to discuss the draft "The Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018". Gurshabad Grover was a discussant in the panel.

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They know where you are

by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2019 02:14 AM

With hotel-booking app routinely sharing real-time guest data with police and government, lives of those fleeing persecution is in danger, privacy advocates fear.

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Creeped out by Netflix's 'You'? Here's how you can avoid online stalkers, data thieves

by Admin last modified Jan 12, 2019 02:13 AM

Several social media users have no idea of how much of their information is stored on the Internet and what kind of information they are allowing the applications to access.

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The constitutionality of MHA surveillance order

by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Dec 31, 2018 02:06 PM

The rules require review committees to examine all surveillance orders issued under this section every couple of months.

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MHA snoop order & bid to amend IT rules: China-like clampdown or tracking unlawful content?

by Admin last modified Dec 30, 2018 10:08 AM

An MHA order last week authorised 10 government agencies to scan data on computers. This was followed by the Modi government’s proposal to amend the Information Technology rules for social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter to “proactively identify, remove or disable access to unlawful information or content” in order to curb fake news online.

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The dark side of future tech: Where are we headed on privacy, security, truth?

by Admin last modified Dec 30, 2018 09:24 AM

#2018 Year-End Special: We now live in a time when devices listen, chips track your choices, and governments can watch from behind a barcode. How do we navigate this world?

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India-China Tech Forum 2018

by Admin last modified Dec 26, 2018 03:32 PM

Arindrajit Basu spoke at the India-China Tech Forum 2018 organised by ORF and Peking University at the Ji Xianlin Centre for India-China Studies, Mumbai on December 11 - 12, 2018. The event functioned as a bi-annual dialogue that fosters co-operation in this space between the two countries.

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Big Brother is here: Amid snooping row, govt report says monitoring system 'practically complete'

by Admin last modified Dec 26, 2018 03:22 PM

The recently released 2017-18 annual report of the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) says that surveillance equipment is being rolled out in 21 service areas across the country.

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How data privacy and governance issues have battered Facebook ahead of 2019 polls

by Admin last modified Dec 25, 2018 01:43 AM

Rohit S, an airline pilot, had enough of Facebook. With over 1,000 friends and part of at least a dozen groups on subjects ranging from planes to politics, the 34-year-old found himself constantly checking his phone for updates and plunging headlong into increasingly noisy debates, where he had little personal connect.

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Is Aadhaar Essential To Achieve Error-Free Electoral Rolls?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 25, 2018 01:21 AM

The Election Commission’s plans to link Aadhaar with electoral rolls may have stirred a hornet’s nest.

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AI for Social Good Summit

by Admin last modified Dec 25, 2018 01:02 AM

Arindrajit Basu was a speaker at the event co-organized by Google AI and United Nations ESCAP on December 13, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Centre’s order on computer surveillance threatens right to privacy, experts say

by Admin last modified Dec 25, 2018 12:50 AM

The Constitutional validity of the notification allowing ten agencies to intercept information is uncertain.

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Ten Indian government agencies can now snoop on people’s internet data

by Admin last modified Dec 25, 2018 12:33 AM

In a significant attack on online privacy, India’s Home Affair’s Ministry has authorised no fewer than ten different central government agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer”.

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Many sites bypass porn ban

by Admin last modified Dec 24, 2018 03:45 PM

They use proxy and mirror sites to cater to India, now on a list of countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia that block intimate content online.

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Podcast on 'Abortion rights and privacy' with PI

by Admin last modified Dec 25, 2018 01:09 AM

Ambika Tandon recorded a podcast with Privacy International on abortion rights, bodily autonomy, and privacy in the Indian and Argentinian context, which was released on December 6, 2018.

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