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Holistic security strategies and measures to address non-consensual intimate images

This article was jointly authored by Peace Oliver Amuge, Sandra Aceng and Patricia Nyasuna of the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) and Rohini Lakshané of The Bachchao Project. It is based on a breakout session organised at the Global Digital

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Posted in Security, Violence Against Women

Tracking quarantine, tracing cases, sharing info: Can these govt-issued apps help fight Covid-19?

This article by Rohini Lakshané on mobile applications issued by different government bodies in India pertaining to the Covid-19 situation was published in Citizen Matters on April 6, 2020: https://citizenmatters.in/tracking-quarantine-tracing-cases-sharing-info-can-these-govt-issued-apps-help-fight-covid-19-17151

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Posted in Data protection and privacy

Submission to MHA regarding whitelist for Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir

The Bachchao Project and The Takshashila Institution made a joint submission to India’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) based on our findings of a usability testing exercise conducted on the whitelist issued for Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir in

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Posted in Internet shutdowns, Policy Submissions

[Podcast] All Things Policy: The Dark Side Of The Kashmir Whitelist

Rohini Lakshané (of The Bachchao Project) and Prateek Waghre (of The Takshashila Institution) spoke with Anirudh Kanisetti on this podcast about their analysis of the 301 entries whitelisted for Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir in January 2020. This episode

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Posted in Internet shutdowns, News and Media

Even the 301 whitelisted sites in Jammu and Kashmir are not entirely accessible: An analysis

What would the experience of an ordinary resident of Jammu and Kashmir be like under the whitelist arrangement? We conducted a preliminary analysis to empirically determine whether the 301 whitelisted websites and services would be practically usable and found that only 126 were usable to some degree.

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Posted in Internet shutdowns

Tweet thread: Preliminary analysis of second whitelist for Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir

Dataset: https://zenodo.org/record/3629633 In continuation of the tweet thread from: Preliminary analysis of first whitelist for Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir Detailed analysis published on Medianama — Even the 301 whitelisted sites in Jammu and Kashmir are not entirely accessible:

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Posted in Internet shutdowns

Tweet thread: Preliminary analysis of first whitelist for Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir

Rohini Lakshané (The Bachchao Project) and Prateek Waghre (The Takshashila Institution) conducted a preliminary analysis of whitelist comprising 153 entries issued by the Home Department, Government of Jammu and Kashmir on 18 January 2020, to empirically determine whether the whitelisted

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Posted in Internet shutdowns

Dataset: Analysis of whitelisted URLs in Jammu and Kashmir (order dated 24 January 2020)

This preliminary analysis was conducted by Rohini Lakshané (The Bachchao Project) and Prateek Waghre (The Takshashila Institution) from 22 and 26 January 2020 IST, to empirically determine whether the whitelisted websites and services would be practically usable for an ordinary

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[Podcast] Rohini Lakshané on intentional Internet Shutdowns in India

Rohini Lakshané of The Bachchao Project spoke with Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, Institute of Human Rights and Business, about intentional Internet shutdowns in India, corporate responsibility, and some of the findings from our 2018 research report “Of Sieges

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Posted in Internet shutdowns, News and Media, Of Sieges and Shutdowns

[Podcast] Safety Trouble: Tech interventions for women’s safety

Rohini Lakshané‎ (Director, Emerging Research, The Bachchao Project) spoke with Srinivas Kodali (Interdisciplinary researcher) on an episode of Cyber Democracy about the efficacy of technological interventions for public safety. Rohini spoke about CCTVs, mobile phone apps, mobile device-based panic buttons,

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