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Open Letter to Prevent the Installation of RFID tags in Vehicles
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has sent this open letter to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) to urge them not to intall RFID ... by Maria Xynou last modified Jul 12, 2013 10:59 AM — Filed under: , ,
The State is Snooping: Can You Escape?
Blanket surveillance of the kind envisaged by India's Centralized Monitoring System achieves little, but blatantly violates the citizen's right to privacy; ... by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Apr 29, 2019 03:09 PM — Filed under: ,
Internet users enraged over US online spying
India is the fifth most tracked nation by American intelligence agencies. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2013 04:10 AM — Filed under: , ,
Technology, Power, and Revolutions in the Arab Spring
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore cordially invites you to a talk by Prof. Ramesh Srinivasan on technology, power and revolutions in the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2013 08:36 AM — Filed under: ,
Biometrics or bust? India's Identity Crisis
Malavika Jayaram is speaking at an event organized by the Oxford Internet Institute on July 2, 2013. The talk will be held at Oxford Internet Institute, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2013 09:49 AM — Filed under: ,
World Wide Rule
Nishant Shah's review of Schmidt and Cohen's book was published in the Indian Express on June 14, 2013. by Nishant Shah last modified Jul 01, 2013 10:26 AM — Filed under:
Internet firms deny existence of PRISM
Nothing is private anymore. According to a leak in the US, which revealed the wide reach of a mass surveillance programme by intelligence agencies, messages, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2013 07:47 AM — Filed under:
‘Hacking’ sparks row over exam evaluation
Over the past two days, Cornell University student Debarghya Das’ blog post on ‘Hacking the Indian Education System’ has kicked off a debate across the country ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2013 08:58 AM — Filed under:
Indian Government Quietly Brings In Its 'Central Monitoring System': Total Surveillance Of All Telecommunications
There's a worrying trend around the world for governments to extend online surveillance capabilities to encompass all citizens -- often justified with the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2013 09:12 AM — Filed under: ,
Issue of duplication of identities of users under control: Nilekani
Nandan Nilekani says UIDAI system almost completely accurate, duplication of identities virtually negligible. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2013 10:13 AM — Filed under: ,
Facebook, Google deny spying access
The CEOs of Facebook and Google on Saturday categorically denied that the US National Security Agency had "direct access" to their company servers for snooping ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2013 10:18 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Cyber experts suggest using open source software to protect privacy
Big Brother is watching. With the Central Monitoring System (CMS) at home and PRISM from the US, millions of users worldwide have become vulnerable to online ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 03, 2013 04:32 AM — Filed under: ,
In India, Prism-like Surveillance Slips Under the Radar
Prism, the contentious U.S. data-collection surveillance program, has captured the world’s attention ever since whistle-blower Edward Snowden leaked details of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 03, 2013 09:31 AM — Filed under: , ,
April 2013 Bulletin
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) welcomes you to the fourth issue of its newsletter for the year 2013. In this issue we bring you an overview of our ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 31, 2013 08:07 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Report on CIS' Workshop at the IGF:'An Evidence Based Framework for Intermediary Liability'
An evidence based framework for intermediary liability' was organised to present evidence and discuss ongoing research on the changing definition, function and ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Sep 24, 2014 10:47 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
CIS contributes to ABLI Compendium on Regulation of Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Data in Asia
The Asian Business Law Institute, based in Singapore published a compendium on “Regulation of cross-border transfer of personal data in Asia”. This was part ... by Amber Sinha and Elonnai Hickok last modified Jun 03, 2018 03:10 PM — Filed under: ,
Election Experiment Proves Facebook Just Doesn't Care About Fake News In India
Much-hyped fact-checking initiative identified only 30 bits of fake news in month-long Karnataka campaign. Yup — 30! by Admin last modified May 31, 2018 10:56 PM — Filed under: , ,
India Proposes Law to Give Indians Complete Control of their Digital Health Data
India’s health ministry has proposed a law to govern data security in the healthcare sector that would give individuals complete ownership of their health ... by Admin last modified Jun 01, 2018 01:57 PM — Filed under:
Patanjali's Kimbho swiftly retreats over security scare, ripped on Twitter
Swadeshi" messaging app targeted at WhatsApp taken off from app stores hours after launch. by Admin last modified Jun 01, 2018 02:15 PM — Filed under: ,
May 2018 Newsletter
CIS newsletter for the month of May 2018. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 12, 2018 02:03 PM — Filed under: ,
Comments on Draft National Policy on Official Statistics
by Gurshabad Grover last modified Jun 07, 2018 01:58 AM — Filed under:
Network Disruptions Report by Global Network Initiative
Around 70% of all known shutdowns in the world took place in India in 2017. The same year Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) released the “Temporary Suspension ... by Akriti Bopanna last modified Jun 12, 2018 01:31 AM — Filed under: ,
Why NPCI and Facebook need urgent regulatory attention
The world’s oldest networked infrastructure, money, is increasingly dematerialising and fusing with the world’s latest networked infrastructure, the Internet. by Sunil Abraham last modified Jun 12, 2018 02:07 AM — Filed under: , ,
Anushka finds support for her anti-litter tirade
She is well within her rights to shame the affluent man who threw plastic waste out of his swanky car, many say. by Admin last modified Jun 23, 2018 01:11 AM — Filed under:
Death By WhatsApp
The fatal messages were both in text and in audio. They were in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Assamese and Gujarati among others. by Admin last modified Jun 25, 2018 03:47 PM — Filed under: ,
Jindal varsity's international affairs students shine in job market
Turning a common perception on its head, international affairs students of O.P. Jindal Global University here have shown that pursuing a so-called ... by Admin last modified Jun 26, 2018 01:06 AM — Filed under:
'Full belief in fake texts shows cops not trusted'
Nilotpal Basu and Abhijeet Nath, an audio engineer and digital artiste, were beaten to death in Assam's Karbi Anglong last week based on rumours that they were ... by Admin last modified Jun 26, 2018 01:21 AM — Filed under: , ,
The AI Task Force Report - The first steps towards India’s AI framework
The Task Force on Artificial Intelligence was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to leverage AI for economic benefits, and provide policy ... by Elonnai Hickok, Shweta Mohandas and Swaraj Paul Barooah last modified Jun 27, 2018 02:32 PM — Filed under: , ,
Tech transformation: how agriculture is being redefined through digital innovation and startups
At a recent YES Bank panel and digital startup competition, it was evident that India’s digital boom was lending the Indian startup ecosystem a distinctly ... by Admin last modified Jul 06, 2018 03:39 PM — Filed under:
CIS contributes to the Research and Advisory Group of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC)
The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) is an initiative of the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the East West Institute that seeks ... by Arindrajit Basu last modified Jul 05, 2018 04:00 PM — Filed under: , ,