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(He/Him). Advocate and ED @internetfreedom. Amatuer rower. Ping me : apar@internetfreedom.in

Joined February 2010
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@internetfreedom
Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)
4 hours ago
#HiringAlert - IFF is looking for a Community Fundraising Officer, to drive our fundraising strategy, engage a diverse variety of philanthropic funders, and help steward our work with external audiences. If you fit the bill, read in detail and apply here: https://t.co/t3gMgu3bY2 https://t.co/djzZK99uO2
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@gggodhwani
Gaurav Godhwani
7 hours ago
Our friends at @internetfreedom have launched a new series - #PrivacyofThePeople covering the impact of Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 on various sections of the society. This week, they have covered workplace surveillance issues faced by ASHA workers. Do follow them: https://t.co/yGIpljYnOG
@internetfreedom
Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)
a day ago
Privacy is a right, not a privilege. So why are ASHA workers, who ensure the welfare of rural & marginalised communities, facing mass surveillance? India's incoming data law has a lot to do with these rights violations. A thread on #PrivacyOfThePeople. 1/n https://t.co/EZX7fbZ6ms
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@internetfreedom
Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)
6 hours ago
In the 3rd edition of Cybersec Charcha, we are analysing the relationships between Nation-State actors, conflict, and cybercrimes. We dive into some cybersecurity headlines & feature important tips received from the IFF community on ransomware attacks. 1/n https://t.co/KplY0fH074
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@internetfreedom
Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)
a day ago
Privacy is a right, not a privilege. So why are ASHA workers, who ensure the welfare of rural & marginalised communities, facing mass surveillance? India's incoming data law has a lot to do with these rights violations. A thread on #PrivacyOfThePeople. 1/n https://t.co/EZX7fbZ6ms
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@contentbirder
christy bharath
a day ago
Indian rollers are illegally sold during the Dussehra festival. The poachers trim their wings and stick them with glue to temporarily disable their flight. Later, these #birds are released under the belief that it would absolve people of their sins. #TwitterNatureCommunity https://t.co/zqv6eOY5p8
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@internetfreedom
Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)
a day ago
In keeping with a rising trend of arbitrary suspensions, Twitter has suspended actor and activist Sushant Singh (@sushant_says)'s account for the second time. We assisted him in drafting a representation to Twitter raising issues with its policies. 1/n https://t.co/A2iVvqAfXU
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@abhisekmajumdar
Abhisek Mazumdar
a day ago
I will have my morning cup of coffee knowing that some people are fighting for our Internet rights. Happy to be a small part of it. Thank you @internetfreedom https://t.co/Sjjk0LRqGv
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@royradhika7
Radhika Roy
3 days ago
This is a great primer on how emotion recognition tech is inaccurate, biased, & violates our right to privacy. Just read today that EDPB-EDPS in its joint opinion has also termed it to be highly undesirable. Also, this report mentions one of my fave shows - Lie To Me. Read it ! https://t.co/iU7CB2vAYk
@PanopticIndia
Project Panoptic
3 days ago
India, you've heard of facial recognition technology. But are you ready for a new dawn - the era of emotion recognition technology? Thread on what it's all about and why India's use of it raises red flags. 1/n https://t.co/FRiBlwXPXY
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@PanopticIndia
Project Panoptic
3 days ago
India, you've heard of facial recognition technology. But are you ready for a new dawn - the era of emotion recognition technology? Thread on what it's all about and why India's use of it raises red flags. 1/n https://t.co/FRiBlwXPXY
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@internetfreedom
Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)
6 days ago
We're live! We're hosting @CPAProjectIndia for a conversation on casteist policing and big tech in India. Tune in right here. Please RT and amplify! https://t.co/UXMXHCyHL2
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@SushantSin
Sushant Singh
5 days ago
So @internetfreedom got the details of the letters from IT ministry to Twitter about removal of manipulated media tag. It seems that this is the only real grouse the government has against the social media company. https://t.co/LTOLkx5SVm
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@kaushikcbasu
Kaushik Basu
5 days ago
The invisible hand of self-interest was a stunning discovery. But having fairness & a moral compass are as important as the profit-motive & self-interest for economies to grow & prosper. Economics doesn’t emphasize this because it’s so obvious. That’s a mistake. People forget.
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@emma__leik
Emma
5 days ago
glad this was recorded by @internetfreedom. the caste-based nature of surveillance and policing in India is a hugely important and insufficiently spotlighted topic in the tech policy / / surveillance conversation broadly @glorious_gluten @apar1984 thank you, I learned a lot! https://t.co/ZHDylfJrY2
@CPAProjectIndia
Criminal Justice & Police Accountability Project
10 days ago
We're very excited for our talk with @internetfreedom on our piece "Settled Habits, New Tricks: Casteist Policing Meets Big Tech in India", published in @TNInstitute's State of Power Report 2021. Register here and join us on June 18, Friday at 5 p.m. EST: https://t.co/WWGmQOkvAt https://t.co/LviPw0UhfR
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@VidushiMarda
Vidushi Marda
6 days ago
@mightaswellcode @mozillafestival @ReclaimYourFace @internetfreedom @jovialjoy @rajinio @timnitGebru @ACLU With face recognition we've seen a combination of Big Tech and smaller start ups both propelling the use of FR. See, for eg: @PanopticIndia. In forthcoming work, one solution I propose is to regulate *procurement* more closely, as a lot of legal safeguards are ignored in..1/n
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@internetfreedom
Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)
6 days ago
The Supreme Court's e-Committee has released the draft rules for live-streaming court proceedings, applicable at district, High Court, and SC levels. We welcome this integral step for transparency by the judiciary. But there is scope for improvement. https://t.co/ThrUYd9CC4 1/n https://t.co/EEhEQ0WmEA
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@internetfreedom
Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)
6 days ago
In our event with @CPAProjectIndia today on "Casteist Policing Meets Big Tech in India," we learned of several important resources, which we are sharing with our community in this thread. Read the essay here: https://t.co/HKRFD4aUln 1/n
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@internetfreedom
Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)
6 days ago
Revealed: In an RTI, we accessed 2 letters that the IT Ministry issued to Twitter in May. @GoI_MeitY has gone beyond its statutory powers, asking Twitter to remove the ‘Manipulated Media’ tag from tweets on an alleged ‘toolkit’ without any legal basis. https://t.co/IjfR4RERid 1/n
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