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Hammered government offers Virtual ID firewall to protect your Aadhaar
Days after reports surfaced claiming security breaches, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday announced the implementation of a new ... by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:34 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar Body Talked About Virtual ID 7 Years Ago, Put It Off: UIDAI Chief
"And at that time, it was felt that let us first give Aadhaar number, let us see how it plays out and then, at an appropriate time, this will be introduced," ... by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:42 PM — Filed under: , ,
Virtual Aadhaar ID: too little, too late?
Problems persist as many have already shared their 12-digit number with various entities, say experts by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
India To Introduce Virtual ID For Aadhaar To Strengthen Privacy
The government will introduce a virtual identification number for Aadhaar to help strengthen privacy following several instances of data leaks. by Admin last modified Jan 17, 2018 12:11 AM — Filed under: , ,
Another Step towards Privacy Law
A comparison between the 2012 experts’ report and the 2017 white paper on data protection. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jan 18, 2018 01:50 AM — Filed under: ,
Why you should keep a close eye on the net neutrality debate in the US
As the United State's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gears up to repeal the net neutrality laws put in place in 2015, India should sit up and take note. by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2018 02:50 PM — Filed under: ,
‘Hurt sentiments’ cost Udaipur internet access for four days
Strap: Authorities suggest it was more than a Facebook post that led to shutdown. by Shruti Jain last modified Jan 19, 2018 01:51 PM — Filed under: ,
Paytm Payments Bank woos corporates with digital incentives
Offerings will be an incentive to companies already using Paytm e-wallet services to shift employees’ salary accounts to the bank, says Paytm Payments Bank CEO ... by Admin last modified Jan 24, 2018 11:52 PM — Filed under: ,
January 2018 Newsletter
January 2018 Newsletter by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 01, 2018 01:35 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
CIS Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 18, 2018 04:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection ... by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 05, 2018 01:39 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Statement of Solidarity on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Internet Users in Bangladesh
This is a statement on the violent attack on blogger Asif Mohiuddin by the participants to the Third South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jan 15, 2013 11:51 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Is freedom of expression under threat in digital age?
With social networking site Facebook boasting of 1 billion members globally and micro-blogging site Twitter claiming millions, opinion was divided on whether ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2013 06:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
Web of Sameness
The social Web has been an ominous space at the start of 2013. It has been awash with horror, pain and grief. The recent gang rape and death of a medical ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 18, 2013 06:17 AM — Filed under: ,
Financial Inclusion and the UID
Since 2009, when Nandan Nilekani began to envision and implement the Unique Identification Project, the UID authority has promoted the UID/Aadhaar scheme as a ... by elonnai hickok last modified Aug 23, 2011 10:36 AM — Filed under: ,
Bye Bye email?
Email might be the default method of communication for most of us, but could it be going the telegram way. by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 23, 2011 07:31 AM — Filed under:
IISc students boycott UID, don’t want Big Brother to keep watch
The programme doesn’t have statutory backing. It is still in parliament by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2011 08:24 AM — Filed under: ,
Is the govt bid to regulate content on the Internet a good thing?
The recent move by Union Minister Kapil Sibal to engage leading Internet platform providers like Google, Facebook, etc in regulating content has seen netizens ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 08, 2011 07:12 AM — Filed under: ,
Govt vs Tweeple: Has clampdown hit free speech?
Has the Government crossed the line by ordering the blocking of several Twitter accounts, many belonging to prominent journalists? The debate was featured in ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 24, 2012 12:46 PM — Filed under: , ,
Govt orders blocking of 300 specific URLs including 16 Twitter accounts
The government stepped up its efforts to stop what it feels is an online campaign of misinformation and rumour mongering in the wake of lower Assam riots and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 24, 2012 01:29 PM — Filed under: , , ,
NE exodus: List containing 309 blocked URLs leaks online
Latest reports coming in have confirmed that a list containing 309 URLs, whose ban the government had sought in light of the Assam violence and the subsequent ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 24, 2012 01:37 PM — Filed under: , , ,
India's social media crackdown reveals clumsy govt machinery
"High-handed" and "reckless" are some of the words used in the media to describe the government's online crackdown. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 25, 2012 06:11 AM — Filed under: , , ,
India threatens action against Twitter for ethnic violence 'rumors'
India threatened to take action on Thursday against Twitter over content alleged to have inflamed ethnic tensions, as leaked documents revealed the government ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 27, 2012 02:52 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Internet expert criticizes Indian cyber blockades
The Indian government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 28, 2012 10:11 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India Bans Mass SMS to Counter Panic
Last year social networking was credited with helping to organize revolutions across the Middle East and with getting normally apathetic middle-class Indians ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 27, 2012 07:29 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Northeast exodus: Is there a mechanism to pre-screen social media content?
The government has passed the blame buck on social media and blocked hundreds of websites, which it claims, hosted hate speech and inflammatory content, enough ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 04:06 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Is the govt caught in the 'censorship' web?
NDTV aired a one-hour debate on censorship in "We the People" episode hosted by Barkha Dutt on August 26, 2012. Pranesh Prakash participated in the discussions ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 06:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Internet Governance Plenary
Sunil Abraham was a panelist along with Ang Peng Hwa, Paul Wilson, Duangthip Chomprang and Raul Echeberria at this event organised by APNIC on August 28, 2012. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 01, 2012 02:14 PM — Filed under: ,
India Debates Misuse of Social Media
India has blocked more than 250 websites after provocative online content spread panic among people from the country's northeast, prompting some of them to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:13 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Officials Raise Questions over Indian Government’s Efforts
As per a recent report, it has been revealed that the Indian government despite making several efforts to resolve the issue of hate speech seems failing in the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:36 PM — Filed under: , ,