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Indian surveillance laws & practices far worse than US
Explosive would be just the word to describe the revelations by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 12, 2013 11:09 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Pranesh Prakash on the US snooping into Indian cyber space
Pranesh Prakash, Policy Director, Center for Internet and Society, talks about the ramifications of US incursion into the privacy of Indians through cyber ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2013 04:19 PM — Filed under: ,
Governance in the Age of the Internet and Free Trade Agreements
Sunil Abraham was a speaker at this event organized by Thai Netizen Network on June 8, 2013 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. The Ministry of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 03, 2013 05:04 AM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy Protection Bill, 2013 (With Amendments based on Public Feedback)
In 2013 CIS drafted the Privacy Protection Bill as a citizens' version of a privacy legislation for India. Since April 2013, CIS has been holding Privacy ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jul 12, 2013 10:50 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Artificial Intelligence - Literature Review
With origins dating back to the 1950s Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not necessarily new. However, interest in AI has been rekindled over the last few years, ... by Shruthi Anand last modified Dec 18, 2017 03:12 PM — Filed under: , ,
Indian activists slam FCC decision to ditch net neutrality
Indian net neutrality activists are assured the ongoing net neutrality tussle in the US will have no impact on India. by Admin last modified Dec 18, 2017 03:27 PM — Filed under: ,
Should Aadhaar be mandatory?
This week, a constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will adjudicate on limited questions of stay orders in the Aadhaar case. After numerous attempts by the ... by Amber Sinha last modified Dec 18, 2017 03:54 PM — Filed under: , ,
Amid Unrest in the Valley, Students See a Dark Wall
Strap: Frequent, prolonged restrictions on internet have kept many from using the learning resource. by Aakash Hassan last modified Dec 21, 2017 02:07 PM — Filed under: ,
How Media beat the Shutdown in Darjeeling
Strap:Journalists did what the state was expected to do: fight rumours. by Manish Adhikary last modified Dec 19, 2017 03:57 PM — Filed under: ,
The Rising Stars in Music Loath Losing their Only Platform
Strap: The music from Kashmir wants to find a way out, but shutting internet down only adds to the bitterness. by Umar Shah and Mir Farhat last modified Dec 21, 2017 03:59 PM — Filed under: ,
Sorry, Business Closed until Internet is Back On
Strap: Exporters say they lose face with international clients when internet shutdowns block deliveries. by Nalanda Tambe last modified Dec 19, 2017 04:25 PM — Filed under: ,
Days to Derail Work of Two Generations?
Strap: How an internet shutdown hurt a family woodwork business. by Mahesh Kumar Shiva last modified Dec 21, 2017 04:18 PM — Filed under: ,
Every Town had its Jio Dara
Strap: In the hills of Darjeeling, residents facing an indefinite internet shutdown were thrown an unexpected lifeline in the form of 'Jio dara', a feeble ... by Ayswarya Murthy last modified Dec 21, 2017 04:24 PM — Filed under: ,
Taxes in the Time of Internet Shutdown
Strap: Darjeeling businesses buckle under a bandh, network ban, and GST by Avijit Sarkar last modified Dec 20, 2017 03:49 PM — Filed under: ,
Silence on the Dera Front
Strap: How DSS followers, accused of violent protests after their leader was sentenced, manage without the internet. by Sat Singh last modified Dec 20, 2017 03:58 PM — Filed under: ,
Will Darjeeling Regain the Trust of Tourists?
An agitation coupled with an internet ban that left tourists stranded, it looks like a tough time ahead for tourism in the Hills. by Roshan Gupta last modified Dec 20, 2017 04:01 PM — Filed under: ,
Aadhaar linking deadline approaches: Here are all the myths and facts
Love it or hate it, you just can't escape it. We're talking about Aadhaar, which is a bigger buzzword than usual in the face of the looming end-December ... by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:04 PM — Filed under: , ,
Twitter India Workshop
Manasa Rao attended a workshop organized by Twitter titled "The Network Effort". It was an effort by the Public Policy and Government team at Twitter to enable ... by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:10 PM — Filed under:
India’s Data Protection Regime Must Be Built Through an Inclusive and Truly Co-Regulatory Approach
We must move India past its existing consultative processes for rule-making, which often prompts stakeholders to take adversarial and extremely one-sided ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:18 PM — Filed under: , ,
FIGI Symposium 2017
Innovative Approaches to Digital Financial Inclusion Challenges. by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:29 PM — Filed under: ,
Sex, drugs and the dark web
Blend anonymity and bitcoins for a ‘guaranteed safe’ cocktail of terrifying potential. by Admin last modified Jan 02, 2018 04:13 PM — Filed under:
Attempted data breach of UIDAI, RBI, ISRO and Flipkart is worrisome
Perhaps, we got lucky this time, but the ongoing problem of massive cyber-security breaches wouldn't stop at one thwarted attempt to steal sensitive ... by Admin last modified Jan 02, 2018 04:20 PM — Filed under: , ,
Twitter tweaks user policy a day after SC clampdown
This, when India is looking to crack down on global firms exporting customer data to servers. by Admin last modified Jan 03, 2018 02:00 AM — Filed under:
UIDAI denies any breach of Aadhaar database
Personal data, including biometric information, of citizens safe and secure, says UIDAI on Aadhaar data breach. by Admin last modified Jan 07, 2018 12:03 PM — Filed under: , ,
October 2017 Newsletter
October 2017 Newsletter by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 10, 2018 12:53 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
November 2017 Newsletter
November 2017 Newsletter by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 10, 2018 01:57 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a system of virtual authentication for citizens enrolled on its database and limited the ... by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:08 PM — Filed under: , ,
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: , ,