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CIS Comments and Recommendations to the Human DNA Profiling Bill, June 2015
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted a clause-by-clause comments on the Human DNA Profiling Bill that was circulated by the Department of ... by Elonnai Hickok, Vipul Kharbanda and Vanya Rakesh last modified Sep 02, 2015 05:09 PM — Filed under: , ,
Data Flow in the Unique Identification Scheme of India
This note analyses the data flow within the UID scheme and aims at highlighting vulnerabilities at each stage. The data flow within the UID Scheme can be best ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Sep 03, 2015 05:02 PM — Filed under: ,
August 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 27, 2015 12:25 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
The seedy underbelly of revenge porn
Intimate photos posted by angry exes are becoming part of an expanding online body of dirty work. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 27, 2015 02:25 PM — Filed under: ,
Human DNA Profiling Bill 2012 v/s 2015 Bill
This entry analyses the Human DNA Profiling Bill introduced in 2012 with the provisions of the 2015 Bill by Vanya Rakesh last modified Sep 06, 2015 02:10 PM — Filed under: , ,
Bangalore Chapter Meet of DSCI
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) will host the Bangalore Chapter Meeting of Data Security Council of India (DSCI) on September 26, 2015 at its Bangalore ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 09, 2015 01:40 AM — Filed under: , ,
Transnational Due Process: A Case Study in Multi-stakeholder Cooperation
The Internet & Jurisdiction Project is organizing the workshop “Transnational due process: A case study in multi-stakeholder cooperation” at the Internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 07, 2015 03:47 PM — Filed under: ,
Indian Porn Ban is Partially Lifted But Sites Remain Blocked
The Indian government made a quick about-face on its order to block hundreds of pornography websites on Tuesday, partially lifting the ban after political ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 13, 2015 09:00 AM — Filed under: , , ,
DIDP Request #12: Revenues
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) sought information from ICANN on their revenue streams by sending them a second request under their Documentary ... by Aditya Garg last modified Sep 14, 2015 03:32 PM — Filed under: ,
India’s digital check
All nine pillars of Digital India directly correlate with policy research conducted at the Centre for Internet and Society, where I have worked for the last ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 15, 2015 02:55 PM — Filed under: , ,
India partially lifts Porn Ban?
India is said to have partially removed the porn ban. But many internet service providers have refused to restore access, due to a 'vague' government order. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 20, 2015 06:30 AM — Filed under: , ,
Net Neutrality: India is a Keybattle Ground
Hardnews talks to Sunil Abraham, the executive director of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), about the future of the Internet in India. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 20, 2015 07:08 AM — Filed under: ,
Outrage before sharing
Has the social media converted people into a lynch mob that seeks out justice and passes judgement instantly, without bothering to hear both sides of the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 20, 2015 05:08 PM — Filed under: ,
Sustainable Smart Cities India Conference 2015, Bangalore
Nispana Innovative Platforms organized a Sustainable Smart Cities India Conference 2015, in Bangalore on 3rd and 4th September, 2015. The event saw ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Sep 21, 2015 02:24 AM — Filed under:
Internet opens doors to trillions more Net addresses with IPv6
The global Internet industry reached a key milestone on June 6 when a group of Web sites, Internet service providers (ISPs) and router manufacturers banded ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2012 05:12 AM — Filed under:
IPv6: The First Steps
The Centre for Internet & Society has entered into a small collaboration with Tata Telecommunications in India to celebrate the IPv6 day on June 6th. We will ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2012 07:18 AM — Filed under:
Towards a Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on ‘Internet Rights, Accessibility, Regulation & Ethics’
This event was organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation, National Internet Exchange of India and Association for Progressive Communications at Mirza Ghalib ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 31, 2012 07:14 AM — Filed under: , ,
Prime Security: The Mathematics of RSA Encryption
Based on simple properties of prime numbers, RSA encryption protects our money and digital identity. But how does it actually work? The Centre for Internet and ... by elonnai hickok last modified Sep 22, 2011 07:13 AM — Filed under: ,
Indian net service providers too play censorship tricks
The study by a Canadian university has found that some major Indian ISPs have deployed web-censorship and filtering technology. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 13, 2013 04:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
Hate speech: ban or ignore?
The Social Network discusses the hate speeches: whether they should be banned or ignored. Why does the state take action against some and not against some ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 13, 2013 09:40 AM — Filed under: , ,
Freedom of Expression Gagged
The use of law to bully people into silence, called ‘heckler’s veto’, is not unique to India, writes Chinmayi Arun in this op-ed published in Business Line on ... by Chinmayi Arun last modified Feb 18, 2013 08:55 AM — Filed under: ,
Unique Identity Number (UID), National Population Register (NPR), and Governance
The Centre for Internet and Society and the Say No to UID campaign invite you to a workshop to discuss and learn about the present state of the UID and the NPR ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 01, 2013 04:32 AM — Filed under: , ,
Foreign Funding of NGOs
Should FDI in India’s thinktank sector worry us? It is a debate long overdue. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 04, 2013 11:52 PM — Filed under: ,
Cyber security, surveillance and the right to privacy: country perspectives
This blog post is fourth in a series of eight blog posts to report on the “Third South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of Expression” recently ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 23, 2013 12:10 PM — Filed under: ,
Electoral Databases – Privacy and Security Concerns
In this blogpost, Snehashish Ghosh analyzes privacy and security concerns which have surfaced with the digitization, centralization and standardization of the ... by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Jan 16, 2014 11:07 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: , ,
Rise of the bot: all you need to know about the latest threat online
In the last week of December, 2013, former union railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal lodged a police complaint in Chandigarh after witnessing “an unusual rise ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 31, 2014 07:16 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The Future of the Internet, Who Should Govern It and What is at Stake for You?
Internet and Mobile Association of India, Cellular Operators Association of India, Internet Democracy project, Media for Change, SFLC and the Centre for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 12, 2014 11:12 AM — Filed under: , ,
Video Games: A Case Study of a Cross-cultural Video Collaboration
A new book focusing on Palestinian artists’ video, edited by Bashir Makhoul and published by Palestinian Art Court- al Hoash, 2013, includes a chapter ... by Larissa Hjorth and Nishant Shah last modified Jan 31, 2014 12:02 PM — Filed under:
What is net neutrality and why it is important
Internet is built around the idea of openness. It allows people to connect and exchange information freely, if the information or service is not illegal. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2014 08:24 AM — Filed under: