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UIDAI admits 210 government websites made Aadhaar details public

by Admin last modified Nov 21, 2017 04:03 PM

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has admitted that Aadhaar details were leaked on over 200 central and state government websites.

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#NAMAprivacy: Data standards for IoT and home automation systems

by Admin last modified Nov 08, 2017 02:15 AM

On 5th October, MediaNama held a #NAMAprivacy conference in Bangalore focused on Privacy in the context of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and the issue of consent, supported by Google, Amazon, Mozilla, ISOC, E2E Networks and Info Edge, with community partners HasGeek and Takshashila Institution. Part 1 of the notes from the discussion on IoT:

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#NAMAprivacy: The economics and business models of IoT and other issues

by Admin last modified Nov 08, 2017 02:09 AM

On 5th October, MediaNama held a #NAMAprivacy conference in Bangalore focused on Privacy in the context of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and the issue of consent, supported by Google, Amazon, Mozilla, ISOC, E2E Networks and Info Edge, with community partners HasGeek and Takshashila Institution.

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Indian Women Bureaucrats: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

by Admin last modified Nov 08, 2017 02:03 AM

We are all aware of the large reach and popularity of Wikipedia. However, what most people don’t know is that, according to a study conducted in 2011, globally only 9% of the editors on Wikipedia were women. And the percentage for India is even lower, just 3%.

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How tech is making life easier for differently-abled

by Admin last modified Nov 08, 2017 01:49 AM

Scattered on technology specialist Amit Bagwe's desk beside his laptop are a Sam sung tablet and an iPhone7.

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Big Data for governance

by Admin last modified Nov 08, 2017 01:42 AM

Recent times have witnessed an explosion of data as users started leaving a huge data footprint everywhere they go. Interestingly, this period has seen a phenomenal increase in computing power couple by a drop in costs of storage.

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Nirmita Narasimhan wins the 18th NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Award 2017!

by Admin last modified Oct 31, 2017 02:02 AM

Nirmita Narasimhan been selected for the 18th NCPEDP - Mindtree Helen Keller Awards 2017. The Award will be given away on Saturday, 2 December 2017 at the India International Centre (IIC) in New Delhi.

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Online bid for Science in Marathi

by Admin last modified Oct 18, 2017 01:32 PM

Pune scientists hold a workshop with Marathi Vishwakosh to thrash out how to provide more vocabulary for scientific discourse in the language, to cater to a vast majority that is not comfortable looking up info in English.

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Point of View wins Laadli Media Award: “An encouragement to keep fighting for gender equality”

by Admin last modified Sep 14, 2017 12:10 PM

The first season of Deep Dives - Sexing the Interwebs won the South Asian Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2017 in the “Best web series" /"Special edition” category. Rohini Lakshané was one of ten contributors to the series of long form essays on the intersection of gender, sexuality and the Internet.

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Russian social network VKontakte temporarily blocked in India for Blue Whale threat

by Admin last modified Sep 14, 2017 01:17 AM

Russian social network Vkontakte, where the suicidal online "game" Blue Whale+ is believed to have originated, was blocked on certain internet service provider networks on Tuesday.

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Constitution of Committee for revision of Guidelines for Indian Government Websites

by Admin last modified Aug 23, 2017 02:02 PM

The ‘Guidelines for Indian Government Websites’ (GIGW) was formulated by National Informatics Centre to make Indian Government Websites usable, user centric and universally accessible.

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UNESCO Internet Universality Indicators consulted at the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2017 02:05 AM

“Internet Universality indicators should measure broad social implications of the Internet and serve as a powerful tool to foster sustainable development,” was a strong message delivered by Asia-Pacific stakeholders at UNESCO consultation to develop Internet Universality indicators during the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) in Bangkok (Thailand), 29 July 2017.

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Aadhaar may be made must for market investments: Good to curb laundering but what about data security?

by Admin last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:17 AM

Aadhaar seems to be the master-key to get accesses into doors which once were never shut. Take for instance, your financial investments. Aadhaar may soon become mandatory for buying shares and mutual funds, according to a report in The Economic Times.

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Privacy laws: Alternatives to consent

Privacy laws: Alternatives to consent

by Admin last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM

As changes in technology have made it near impossible to obtain informed consent, the solution may lie in an accountability-based standard for privacy protection.

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Blue Whale Game may or may not be a hoax; it's teen mental health we should be talking about

by Admin last modified Aug 22, 2017 11:30 PM

Many experts and investigations have found little conclusive proof that the Blue Whale game exists.

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The rise of India’s typography community

by Admin last modified Aug 07, 2017 03:17 PM

Meet India’s typography community, as they adapt regional language scripts for the digital age and take their passion mainstream.

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Workshop on Public Open Wi-Fi Pilot

by Admin last modified Aug 04, 2017 02:14 AM

Pranesh Prakash was a speaker at the Workshop on Public Open Wi-Fi Pilot organized by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on July 25, 2017.

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OHD on Consultation Paper on Net Neutrality

by Admin last modified Aug 04, 2017 02:14 AM

Pranesh Prakash was a speaker at the OHD on Consultation Paper on Net Neutrality organized by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on July 25, 2017 in Bengaluru.

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UNESCO Multistakeholder consultation at 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF)

by Admin last modified Aug 09, 2017 01:49 AM

Sunil Abraham was a speaker at the APrIGF 2017 organized by UNESCO in Bangkok from July 26 to 29, 2017. Vidushi Marda also participated in the event.

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