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Your mobile apps have the permission to spy on you
The top applications on the Android Play store in India seek permission like access to your camera, microphone, modify contacts and download files without ... by Admin last modified Apr 03, 2018 03:48 PM — Filed under: ,
‘If an Indian party acted like Cambridge Analytica, it will not be guilty under current laws’
Sunil Abraham, Executive Director of Centre for Internet and Society, says Indians are vulnerable in the absence of a data protection law. by Admin last modified Apr 05, 2018 04:24 PM — Filed under:
It Took Just 355 Indians to Mine the Data of 5.6 Lakh Facebook Users. Here's How
Data privacy in India is still a nascent subject. Experts say cheap data has led to unprecedented Facebook penetration. Often, it is seen that those who open ... by Admin last modified Apr 07, 2018 03:33 PM — Filed under: , ,
Cambridge Analytica row: Facebook data breach hit 560K Indian users
Facebook said that data and information of 87 million users globally were compromised. by Admin last modified Apr 07, 2018 04:01 PM — Filed under:
April 2018 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2018 02:57 PM — Filed under: ,
Pension won’t be denied for want of Aadhaar, says EPFO
The move is aimed at ensuring that no retired government employee is deprived of pension for want of Aadhaar or failure of fingerprint authentication. by Admin last modified Apr 10, 2018 10:33 PM — Filed under: ,
Is This The Beginning Of The End For Facebook?
After two days of congressional hearings that collectively lasted over ten hours, there are many questions about Facebook, its policies and its future that ... by Admin last modified Apr 17, 2018 02:44 PM — Filed under: , ,
Facebook’s fake news clean-up hits language barrier
The sheer diversity of India’s ethnic languages could defeat Facebook’s move to get content moderators and use artificial intelligence (AI) to counter the ... by Admin last modified Apr 17, 2018 04:15 PM — Filed under:
The Mirror in the Enigma: How Germany lost World War II to a Mathematical Theorem
Today we use encryption in pretty much everything — cellphones, Internet, banking, satellites, and spaceships. How far have we come since the days of the ... by elonnai hickok last modified Sep 22, 2011 07:53 AM — Filed under: ,
DIT's Response to RTI on Website Blocking
For the first time in India, we have a list of websites that are blocked by order of the Indian government. This data was received from the Department of ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:13 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Iraq Delegation to Visit India for Study of E-Governance in Indian Cities ― Meetings in Bangalore and Delhi
An Iraqi Government delegation headed by HE Mr. Abdul Kareem Al-Samarai, Minister of Science & Technology, Government of Iraq will be in India on a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:13 AM — Filed under:
Power to the People
The digital revolution has helped make NGOs and civil society more influential, independent and transparent, writes Nishant Shah in this article published in ... by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:35 AM — Filed under:
RTI and Third Party Information: What Constitutes the Private and Public?
The passing of the Right to Information Act, 2005 was seen as giving an empowering tool in the hands of the citizens of India, six years post its ... by Noopur Raval last modified Nov 24, 2011 09:21 AM — Filed under:
Information and livelihoods
An article by Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam (Distinguished Fellow, CIS) in GISW 2009 (Global Information Society Watch, 2009) by Radha Rao last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:18 AM — Filed under:
When Whistle Blowers Unite
Leaking corporate or government information in public interest through popular Web service providers is risky but Wikileaks.org is one option that you could ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:17 AM — Filed under: ,
Sense and censorship
Sunil Abraham examines Google's crusade against censorship in China in wake of the attacks on its servers in this article published in the Indian Express. by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:15 AM — Filed under:
Report on the Fourth Internet Governance Forum for Commonwealth IGF
This report by Pranesh Prakash reflects on the question of how useful the IGF is in the light of meetings on the themes of intellectual property, freedom of ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Feb 29, 2012 05:42 AM — Filed under: ,
Does the Safe-Harbor Program Adequately Address Third Parties Online?
While many citizens outside of the US and EU benefit from the data privacy provisions the Safe Harbor Program, it remains unclear how successfully the program ... by Rebecca Schild last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:19 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Feedback to the NIA Bill
Malavika Jayaram and Elonnai Hickok introduce the formal submission of CIS to the proposed National Identification Authority of India (NIA) Bill, 2010, which ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:14 AM — Filed under: ,
Civil Liberties and the amended Information Technology Act, 2000
This post examines certain limitations of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (as amended in 2008). Malavika Jayaram points out the fact that when most ... by Malavika Jayaram last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:13 AM — Filed under: ,
UID Project in India - Some Possible Ramifications
Having a standard for decentralized ID verification rather than a centralized database that would more often than not be misused by various authorities will ... by Liliyan last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:13 AM — Filed under:
Does the Government want to enter our homes?
When rogue politicians and bureaucrats are granted unrestricted access to information then the very future of democracy and free media will be in jeopardy. In ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:12 AM — Filed under:
Control Shift?
The USA has ceded control of the Internet over to Icann, but only partially. (This post appeared as an article in Down to Earth, in the issue dated November ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:22 AM — Filed under: ,
CDT Provides Answers to Questions on Internet Neutrality
Pranesh Prakash of CIS asked David Sohn of CDT a few pointed questions on the emerging hot topic of 'Internet neutrality', and received very useful responses. ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 04, 2012 05:56 AM — Filed under: ,
We are anonymous, we are legion
Online anonymity is vital for creativity and entrepreneurship on the Web, writes Sunil Abraham. The article was published in the Hindu on April 18, 2011. by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:38 AM — Filed under:
Killing the Internet Softly with Its Rules
While regulation of the Internet is a necessity, the Department of IT, through recent Rules under the IT Act, is guilty of over-regulation. This ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 20, 2011 12:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
The Present — and Future — Dangers of India's Draconian New Internet Regulations
The uproar surrounding India's Internet Control Rules makes clear that in the Internet age, as before, the active chilling of freedom of expression by the ... by Anja Kovacs last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:22 AM — Filed under: , ,
Big Brother is Watching You
The government is massively expanding its surveillance power over law-abiding citizens and businesses, says Sunil Abraham in this article published by the ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:32 AM — Filed under: ,
Wherever you are, whatever you do
Facebook recently launched a location-based service called Places. Privacy advocates are resenting to this new development. Sunil Abraham identifies the three ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:12 AM — Filed under:
No UID Campaign in New Delhi - A Report
The Unique Identification (UID) Bill is not pro-citizen. The scheme is deeply undemocratic, expensive and fraught with unforseen consequences. A public meeting ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 20, 2012 03:51 AM — Filed under: ,