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lesbian rights

Lesbian Rights Are Undermined in India

The Supreme Court’s dilution of Section 377 is sweeter news for the gay community than it is for lesbians. Bisexual women and lesbians will continue to be misunderstood. This faction of LGBTQ is largely perceived as sexually titillating rather than as a group fighting for equal rights. The first thing men think of when...
empowering entrepreneurship

Empowering Entrepreneurship Through Co-Creation

India is a country of opposites. However, the paradox in entrepreneurship is rather inconspicuous. What is alarming is however is that while Indians are inherently entrepreneurial, they find it very difficult to set up and run businesses with ease. Access to technical knowledge, finance, market and poor entrepreneurship capacities inhibit enterprise development. Only 22% of...
Piramal Foundation - quality of education

Education In India Needs Attention

India of the ancient times was labelled the Golden Bird. We had gathered immense wealth not limited to monetary gains since our real wealth lay in the gamut of practical, spiritual and philosophical knowledge. From the time of Nalanda University in the 5th Century C.E., India attracted scholars, students and thinkers from around the...
online scams

4 Online Scams to Beware of

We've dealt with cybercrimes, cyberbullying and mobile safety in our series on digital frauds. We're ending this leg of the series with a quick guide to online scams. The amount of money lost in fake financial opportunities is increasing. Increasingly, scammers, enabled by social media, are getting in on the act. Celebrity endorsements are...
cyberbullying

5 Types of Cyberbullying

We tackled scam calls, cybercrimes against women and how to spot identity theft. Today, we put the spotlight on a specific cybercrime: cyberbullying. While online socialising has opened a whole new dimension of ways to communicate, it has some unpleasant effects, too. Cyberbullying is one example that has had devastating outcomes on our youth....
identity theft

5 signs you’re a victim of identity theft

In the dark web, there is a big demand for stolen information that can be used to commit identity theft. Criminal outfits specializing in identity theft will go to great lengths to get their hands on your personal information, such as your bank accounts, credit card numbers, or date of birth. Identity theft is a...
smartphone

How to Protect Personal Data on Smartphones

In today’s highly connected world, smartphones have become a key asset in everyday life, for both business and personal use. Because smartphones are also a consumer item, you must consider the risks to the personal information stored and accessed using them. The theft or accidental loss of a smartphone can expose businesses and individuals to...
mobile phone safety

8 mobile phone safety tips for children

Last week, The CSR Journal took you through scam calls and cybercrimes against women. The attention shifts to the dangers of the mobile phone your child is using. Parents must understand the risks and benefits of their child’s digital life and take the right precautions and safety measures when using mobile devices. Here's what...

IIT Alumni Come Together For Social Change

Alumni from Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have come together to form a body — along the lines of NASSCOM — which will act as a platform to bring together social impact organisations in the country. Called IIT-IIT short for ‘IITians for Influencing India’s Transformation’, the platform by IIT alumni has been formed to...
fake accounts

Fake accounts taking over social media

After addressing scam calls and cybercrimes against women, we intend to direct your attention to a dangerous trend permeating the internet: fake accounts. Facebook took down a whopping 1.3 billion fake accounts in the past 6 months, reports Recode. In the past, spam used to spread via email since email addresses were relatively easy to...
cybercrimes

Cybercrimes Against Women

Yesterday, we informed you about ongoing fake calling scams. The focus today is women's safety online. We know we are soft targets on the internet. That picture you posted innocently on Instagram brought undesired attention from pesky cyber stalkers. Which woman hasn't received an obscene text on messenger? It all falls under the cyber...
fake calling scams

4 Types of Scam Calls to Beware of

In a country like ours where mobile numbers and addresses are for sale in bulk databases, the field is open for fake scam calls and cyber fraud. Few privacy laws make it difficult to screen the frauds from the real deal. The worst-hit are the elderly who may not be conversant with digital lingo. Types...

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