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Cyberspying: Government may ban Gmail for official communication
The government will soon ask all its employees to stop using Google's Gmail for official communication, a move intended to increase security of confidential ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 02, 2013 04:19 AM — Filed under: , ,
DesiSec: Episode 1 - Film Release and Screening
The Centre for Internet and Society is pleased to to announce the release of the first documentary film on cybersecurity in India - DesiSec. We hope you can ... by Purba Sarkar last modified Dec 17, 2013 08:13 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Internet users enraged over US online spying
India is the fifth most tracked nation by American intelligence agencies. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2013 04:10 AM — Filed under: , ,
In India, Prism-like Surveillance Slips Under the Radar
Prism, the contentious U.S. data-collection surveillance program, has captured the world’s attention ever since whistle-blower Edward Snowden leaked details of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 03, 2013 09:31 AM — Filed under: , ,
Hits and Misses With the Draft Encryption Policy
Most encryption standards are open standards. They are developed by open participation in a publicly scrutable process by industry, academia and governments in ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 26, 2015 04:46 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Surveillance Enabling Identity Systems in Africa: Tracing the Fingerprints of Aadhaar
Biometric identity systems are being introduced around the world with a focus on promoting human development and social and economic inclusion, rather than ... by Shruti Trikanad and Vrinda Bhandari last modified Aug 09, 2022 08:17 AM — Filed under: , , ,
India's Central Monitoring System (CMS): Something to Worry About?
In this article, Maria Xynou presents new information about India's controversial Central Monitoring System (CMS) based on official documents which were shared ... by Maria Xynou last modified Feb 22, 2014 01:50 PM — Filed under: , ,
Workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data' (Delhi, November 12)
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Sarai programme, CSDS, invite you to a workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data: What Changes? What should ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 12, 2016 10:14 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Security and Surveillance: A public discussion on Optimizing Security while Safeguarding Human Rights
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invites you to a public discussion on optimizing security and safeguarding human rights at its Bangalore office on ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 19, 2014 08:46 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Indian government to bar politicians from using Gmail for official business
US-based email services seen as too risky. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2013 09:52 AM — Filed under: ,
How Aadhaar compromises privacy? And how to fix it?
Aadhaar is mass surveillance technology. Unlike targeted surveillance which is a good thing, and essential for national security and public order – mass ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 01, 2017 07:00 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Communication Rights in the Age of Digital Technology
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a conference to discuss the evolution of privacy and surveillance in India on Friday, October 30, 2015 ... by rakesh last modified Oct 24, 2015 07:45 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Counter Surveillance Panel: DiscoTech & Hackathon
We invite you to a Counter Surveillance DiscoTech and Hackathon at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore on Saturday, March 1, 2014 (9.00 a.m. to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 28, 2014 05:36 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Spreadsheet data on sample of 50 security companies
by Maria Xynou last modified Feb 28, 2014 04:13 PM — Filed under: ,
Are we Losing the Right to Privacy and Freedom of Speech on Indian Internet?
The article was published in DNA on March 10, 2016. by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 16, 2016 02:44 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Data Infrastructures and Inequities: Why Does Reproductive Health Surveillance in India Need Our Urgent Attention?
In order to bring out certain conceptual and procedural problems with health monitoring in the Indian context, this article by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon ... by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon last modified Dec 30, 2019 04:44 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Unpacking video-based surveillance in New Delhi
Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon presented at an international workshop on 'Urban Data, Inequality and Justice in the Global South', on 14 June 2019, at the ... by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon last modified Jun 20, 2019 05:13 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Paper-thin Safeguards and Mass Surveillance in India
The Indian government's new mass surveillance systems present new threats to the right to privacy. Mass interception of communication, keyword searches and ... by Chinmayi Arun last modified Jun 20, 2015 10:17 AM — Filed under: , ,
Gender, Health, & Surveillance in India - A Panel Discussion
Women and LGBTHIAQ-identifying persons face intensive and varied forms of surveillance as they access reproductive health systems. Increasingly, these systems ... by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon last modified Dec 23, 2020 02:03 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Social Media Monitoring
We see a trend of social media and communication monitoring and surveillance initiatives in India which have the potential to create a chilling effect on free ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 16, 2017 02:23 PM — Filed under: , ,
The Design & Technology behind India’s Surveillance Programmes
There has been an exponential growth in the pervasive presence of technology in the daily lives of an average Indian citizen over the past few years. While ... by Udbhav Tiwari last modified Jan 20, 2017 03:56 PM — Filed under: , ,
Surveillance in India: Policy and Practice
The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy organized a brainstorming session on net neutrality on February 8, 2017 and a public seminar on ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 15, 2017 01:05 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Workshop Report - UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures
This report presents summarised notes from a workshop organised by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to discuss, raise ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:34 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Right to Food Campaign, Ranchi Convention, 2016
The Right to Food Campaign held its 2016 Convention in Ranchi during September 23-25, 2016. While three years have elapsed since the passage of the National ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Rethinking Acquisition of Digital Devices by Law Enforcement Agencies
This article has been selected as a part of The Right to Privacy and the Legality of Surveillance series organized in collaboration with the RGNUL Student ... by Harikartik Ramesh last modified May 02, 2022 09:27 AM — Filed under: , ,
Is CMS a Compromise of Your Security?
By secretly monitoring and recording all Indians through a Central Monitoring System, our government will end up making citizens and businesses less safe. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 06:27 AM — Filed under: , ,
The Constitutionality of Indian Surveillance Law: Public Emergency as a Condition Precedent for Intercepting Communications
Bedavyasa Mohanty analyses the nuances of interception of communications under the Indian Telegraph Act and the Indian Post Office Act. In this post he ... by Bedavyasa Mohanty last modified Aug 04, 2014 04:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Who Governs the Internet? Implications for Freedom and National Security
The second half of last year has been quite momentous for Internet governance thanks to Edward Snowden. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 05, 2014 04:23 PM — Filed under: , ,
Indian PM Narendra Modi’s digital dream gets bad reception
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Silicon Valley’s most powerful chief executives this week how his government “attacked poverty by using the power ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 29, 2015 03:23 PM — Filed under: , ,
Mastering the Art of Keeping Indians Under Surveillance
In its first year in office, the National Democratic Alliance government has been notably silent on the large-scale surveillance projects it has inherited. ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Aug 23, 2015 12:26 PM — Filed under: , ,