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Facebook Free Basics vs Net Neutrality: The top arguments in the debate
On Twitter, there's a whole conversation around Facebook Free Basics and whether zero-rating platforms should be allowed in India. Here's a look at the debate. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 07, 2016 02:26 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook Free Basics: Gatekeeping Powers Extend to Manipulating Public Discourse
15 million people have come online through Free Basics, Facebook's zero rated walled garden, in the past year. "If we accept that everyone deserves access to ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Jan 09, 2016 01:43 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Human Rights in the Age of Digital Technology: A Conference to Discuss the Evolution of Privacy and Surveillance
The Centre for Internet and Society organised a conference in roundtable format called ‘Human Rights in the Age of Digital Technology: A Conference to discuss ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 11, 2016 02:12 AM — Filed under: ,
Reply to RTI Application under RTI Act of 2005 from Vanya Rakesh
Unique Identification Authority of India replied to the RTI application filed by Vanya Rakesh. by Vanya Rakesh last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:40 AM — Filed under: , ,
A billion mobile users: new startup profiles and innovation insights from Mobile India 2016
The annual Mobile India conference, for which YourStory was the media partner, wrapped up recently in Bengaluru with a startup showcase and a wide range of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2016 03:13 PM — Filed under: ,
Transparency in Surveillance
Transparency is an essential need for any democracy to function effectively. It may not be the only requirement for the effective functioning of a democracy, ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Jan 23, 2016 03:11 PM — Filed under: , ,
National IG Mechanisms – Looking at Some Key Design Issues
The Centre for Internet & Society is coorganizing this workshop along with Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, Institute for System Analysis, Russian ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 09, 2012 12:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
Anti-harassment app wins hackathon for women
A team of four young women coders from Porta Allegra in Brazil has won the IGNITE International Girls Hackathon with an anti-harassment app called Não Me Calo, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2015 01:25 PM — Filed under:
Digital India: PM Modi to launch BJP's flagship programme likely in July
The Modi government, which completed one year at the Centre, is preparing for a big-ticket launch of Digital India, taking technology to the villages and block ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 22, 2015 04:45 PM — Filed under:
The Transformative Power of Online Activism
Rohini Lakshané was a panelist at this event organized by Hertie School of Governance on May 4, 2015. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2015 04:00 PM — Filed under:
re:thinking tomorrow
The lightning spread of communication technologies has enabled the dissemination of information and ideas that mainstream media have been unwilling or unable ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 19, 2015 02:12 PM — Filed under:
IANA Transition Stewardship & ICANN Accountability (II)
This paper is the second in a multi-part series, in which we provide an overview of submitted proposals and highlight areas of concern that will need attention ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Jul 31, 2015 03:47 PM — Filed under: , ,
Anti-Spam Laws in Different Jurisdictions: A Comparative Analysis
This paper is divided into three sections. The first section puts forth a comparative table of the spam laws of five different countries - the United States of ... by Rakshanda Deka last modified Jul 02, 2015 04:21 PM — Filed under: ,
'IRCTC’s Aadhaar play can violate SC order and derail National Security'
Your online railway bookings are going to become a wee bit more difficult if they aren’t already so. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2015 03:10 PM — Filed under: ,
Regulatory Perspectives on Net Neutrality
In this paper Pranesh Prakash gives an overview on why India needs to put in place net neutrality regulations, and the form that those regulations must take to ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 18, 2015 02:46 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age
The Centre for Internet & Society, the Observer Research Foundation, the Internet Policy Observatory, the Centre for Global Communication Studies and the ... by Geetha Hariharan and Jyoti Panday last modified Jul 15, 2015 02:42 PM — Filed under: ,
CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 24) – Shantanu Ghosh
CIS interviews Shantanu Ghosh, Managing Director, Symantec Product Operations, India, as part of the Cybersecurity Series. by Purba Sarkar last modified Jul 15, 2015 02:58 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Corporate push to Modi’s Rs.4.5-billion digital dream
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Rs. 4.5-billion digital dream seems to find favour with the corporate world, which calls it a “very progressive step” and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 16, 2015 02:26 AM — Filed under: ,
A Dissent Note to the Expert Committee for DNA Profiling
The Centre for Internet and Society has participated in the Expert Committee for DNA Profiling constituted by the Department of Biotechnology in 2012 for the ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jul 21, 2016 11:01 AM — Filed under: ,
7th Best Practices Meet 2015
Data Security Council of India (DSCI) organized the 7th edition of its Best Practices Meet (BPM) from July 9 - 10, 2015 at Hotel ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 17, 2015 01:11 PM — Filed under: ,
Five Nations, One Future?
The Silicon Valley model for success - what Bangalore, Chile, London and Rwanda want to learn from California. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 18, 2015 02:34 AM — Filed under:
First draft of Technology Business Incubators: An Indian Perspective and Implementation Guidance Report
The Centre for Internet and Society presents the first draft of its analysis on technology business incubators("TBI") in India. The report prepared by Sunil ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Jul 25, 2015 04:14 PM — Filed under:
Role of Intermediaries in Countering Online Abuse
The Internet can be a hostile space and protecting users from abuse without curtailing freedom of expression requires a balancing act on the part of online ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Aug 02, 2015 04:38 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
India blocks access to 857 porn sites
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:31 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Porn ban: People will soon learn to circumvent ISPs and govt orders, expert says
by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:47 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Porn block in India sparks outrage
India’s government has triggered a storm of protest after blocking 857 alleged pornography websites, with privacy and internet freedom campaigners, as well ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 02:10 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CIS submission to the UNGA WSIS+10 Review
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted its comments to the non-paper on the UNGA Overall Review of the Implementation of the WSIS outcomes, ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Aug 09, 2015 04:24 PM — Filed under: ,
Big Data and the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules 2011
Experts and regulators across jurisdictions are examining the impact of Big Data practices on traditional data protection standards and principles. This will ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Aug 11, 2015 07:01 AM — Filed under: , ,
Right to Privacy in Peril
It seems to have become quite a fad, especially amongst journalists, to use this headline and claim that the right to privacy which we consider so inherent to ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Aug 13, 2015 03:32 PM — Filed under: ,
Security: Privacy, Transparency and Technology
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has been involved in privacy and data protection research for the last five years. It has participated as a member of ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 15, 2015 10:53 AM — Filed under: , , , ,