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Facebook breach: Privacy advocates in India seek stronger data laws
Privacy advocates in India underlined the urgent need for stronger data privacy laws in India with the debate coming under focus after reports alleged that ... by Admin last modified Mar 20, 2018 11:37 PM — Filed under: ,
Is Facebook too powerful without legal safeguards?
The absence of a data protection law and a competition watchdog to oversee Internet companies are key shortcomings, according to some experts. by Admin last modified Mar 25, 2018 01:38 AM — Filed under: ,
Without stringent law, threats to Mark Zuckerberg are hollow: Experts
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday warned Facebook and other social networks of tough action, if they attempted to influence the Indian elections. by Admin last modified Mar 25, 2018 02:24 AM — Filed under:
Siri, did you hear me? Adapting Privacy to New Technologies, Automated Decision-making, and Cloud Computing
Amber Sinha participated as a panelist in the discussion on adapting privacy to new technologies organised by the USIBC on March 6, 2018 in New Delhi. by Admin last modified Mar 25, 2018 03:21 AM — Filed under: ,
Aadhaar safety
We get experts to give their take on a current issue each week and lend their perspective to a much-discussed topic. by Admin last modified Mar 26, 2018 05:09 PM — Filed under: , ,
Security experts say need to secure Aadhaar ecosystem, warn about third party leaks
The public reckoning of data leaks in India’s national ID database, Aadhaar is still on hold while reports of data leakage through third-parties keep coming. by Admin last modified Mar 26, 2018 10:37 PM — Filed under: , ,
PM’s app also susceptible
Even the Narendra Modi app of PM Modi is susceptible to data theft as a 22-year old Indian hacker established, claiming that privacy of more than 70 lakh users ... by Admin last modified Mar 27, 2018 01:23 AM — Filed under:
Data Breach: How will the biggest scandal that Facebook is mired in affect its credibility in India?
Facebook has not been able to catch a break lately. by Admin last modified Mar 27, 2018 02:09 AM — Filed under: ,
UIDAI servers or third parties, Aadhaar leaks are dangerous: Experts
Even though the UIDAI has denied these reports, its arguments rest on shaky grounds, according to experts. by Admin last modified Mar 27, 2018 02:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
Narendra Modi’s personal app sparks India data privacy row
PM’s NaMo app sends user data to third party in US, says researcher. by Admin last modified Mar 28, 2018 04:17 PM — Filed under: ,
The Narendra Modi app: The secret weapon in BJP’s elections arsenal
Narendra Modi app, BJP's secret weapon. by Admin last modified Mar 29, 2018 04:28 PM — Filed under:
DIDP Request #29 - Revenue breakdown by source for FY 2017
We requested ICANN for financial information they have not yet provided for the period ending June 2017. by Akriti Bopanna last modified Apr 26, 2018 11:06 AM — Filed under: ,
Parties seek social media influencers to go viral
It was 2015. Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice president then, met Mount Carmel College students in Bengaluru. Soon after the interaction, there were media reports ... by Admin last modified Apr 03, 2018 03:30 PM — Filed under:
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: ,