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Big brother getting bigger? The privacy issues surrounding Aadhaar are worrying

Anita Gurumurthy
Media Articles
- 2017

This article examines the new concerns for privacy emerging in the age of data-based governance, using the UID/Aadhaar scheme in India as a case in...

 

Is the Internet Really Free of US Control?

ITfC
Media Articles
- 2016

The article critically examines US government's withdrawal from direct oversight over ICANN, and argues that the jurisdictional controls over ICANN that the US retains means that ICANN can hardly be said to have become independent of the US state.

 

Free Basics, now through the backdoor, The Hindu

Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles
- 2016

This article flags how the ‘problem people had with Free Basics is now sought to be resolved by making Free Basics equally available across all telcos, and not just one network as earlier!’By allowing content providers to subsidise access to their sites, using the logic of...

 

Schools for Community, not CSR, Deccan Herald

Gurumurthy Kasinathan
Media Articles
- 2016

Gurumurthy Kasinathan, Director of IT for Change, expresses concern over the increasing trend of government schools being adopted by CSR initiatives, on the basis of introducing ‘efficient’ practices and improving infrastructure. This, he argues, changes the fundamental...

 

A borderless economy that will be controlled, The Hindu

Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles
- 2016

The article discusses how the digital has triggered a transformation where digital companies are taking over traditional sectors and have established a monopoly in those sectors, becoming powerful enough to challenge traditional state controls.

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What Free Basics Did Not Intend To Do

Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles
- 2016

Following Face book’s aggressive campaign to gain public support for Free Basics, Parminder Jeet Singh, in this article, "What Free Basics Did Not Intend To Do" argues how while the campaign...

 

Interview on All India Radio

Gurumurthy Kasinathan
Media Articles
- 2016

Gurumurthy, Director of IT for Change discusses the work and vision of IT for Change in an interview on All India Radio.

Please click here to listen.

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So what could be wrong with free Internet?

Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles
- 2016

In the light of the growing media focus on Facebook's 'Free Basics' and the overwhelming response to the TRAI consultation paper on differential pricing, Parminder Jeet Singh argued how differntial pricing will invert the basic egalitarian design of the Internet with very harful consequences to...

 

SSLC district-wise rankings, a game?, Deccan Herald

Gurumurthy Kasinathan
Media Articles
- 2015

Gurumurthy Kasinathan writes about the zero-sum game of district-wise SSLC performance ranking in Karnataka. These rankings create undue stress leading to multiple preparatory examinations which may not be the best thing for...

 

Hyping one threat to hide another, The Hindu

Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles
- 2012

The article highlights important facts, incidents and debates on the regulation of the Internet.

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