🙋‍♀️ Introductions (come in, say hi)

Hello :slight_smile: I’m Sarada Mahesh and I’m a lawyer based out of Bangalore. I’m currently working as a part time researcher with SFLC. I’m a novice in the area of privacy and surveillance laws but I’m eager to learn more. So glad to connect! :slight_smile:

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As a musician, tinnitus is a constant memento mori for me.

Try this technique, it seems to help a lot of people.

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Hey folks. I’m a full stack developer (fully remote), and currently writing a technical paper on UPI and solving its privacy issues, among other projects. Kudos to IFF for their amazing work so far. I also work on blockchain and actively promote bitcoin. Happy to collab on projects.

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Good to see you here. Hoping you will share some good insights with us. :slight_smile:

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Hiya! I’m Suman, from Banbreach. I work on cybersecurity, and other boring things.

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Welcome Suman! So nice to see you here. You will find things a bit more chatty here than the slack experiment we attempted sometime back. :sunflower:

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Hi Guys, my name is Sidharth, and I’m a law student studying at Jindal Global Law School. I’ve been very interested in Digital Rights and everything surrounding it. Growing up with the internet I could see how it drastically changed everything around me, and continues to till this day, and I have seen what it can do when used correctly, and how devastating it can be when used otherwise.

I never got to study the field of Computers formally, as such, I’ve taken the path to self-educating and self-teaching, again through the power of the internet! Taking up courses like Google’s IT Support on Coursera and Computer Science for Lawyers by Harvard on edX for starters. I hope to learn much more after I complete these.

I never really found a community that stood for the values I believed in about Digital Rights until I came across IFF. Glad to say I just became a monthly member, and hope to contribute more both financially and substantially once I graduate! :slight_smile:

Please feel free to reach out to me here or on LinkedIn! (Link at the end)

Regards,
Sidharth.

P.S. - Can’t post more than two links for now, so please feel free to reach out on (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sidharth-singh-901b55165/)

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Hi Srinivas! Just listened to one of the latest episodes, seems pretty cool! Thanks for taking the time to share the information!

Regards,
Sidharth.

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Thank you. I will be hanging around the forums and will try to share relevant information whenever I can.

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Hi Fellow IFFers :raised_hand:

I am a sophomore at the University of Delhi, majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. It has been a while but I took part in the Google Web Rangers programme back in the day when I was in high school.

We have been experiencing prevalence of suppression of speech since the start of the year when Internet services were suspended in Kolkata and parts of the national capital. Recently, the average smartphone user was converted into a subject rather than being an informed consumer/user of the applications on the devices. For me, the breaking point was the sudden blocking of DuckDuckGo.

I have experience in Modern Web Development (JAMStack, ME{A/R/V}N, Django, ASP.NET Core, Spring Boot), Cloud Infrastructure Orchestration and DevOps, System Administration, Voice Assistant Development and Data Science. I have done a few client projects and a couple of internships.

I am currently learning ML and planning to write a conference paper by the end of the academic year. Happy to collaborate!

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Hello IFF Members,
Its a pleasure to join this amazing forum and really excited to learn from the civil society community. I run a security consulting company called Payatu where we specialize in IoT, ML & security audits. We are also well known for running one of Asia biggest technical infosec conference called nullcon Goa since 2010, along with the only hardware/embedded security conference in the world for professionals called hardwear.io in Netherlands & USA.

I learnt about IFF last year, and we invited Apar to be a speaker for our digital security & privacy track for media/journalist/lawyer this year at nullcon Goa 2020. We continue to do such domain specific events for the community and by the community enthusiasts.

-antriksh

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Hello everyone :wave:
I am Gaurav Ketkar & I’m a Product Manager at IBM. I am Texas based. I learned about IFF through @aparatbar’s interview on the Pragati podcast and am pretty excited to join this forum, learn from you all and hopefully contribute to the conversation in some meaningful way.

Public policy, technology, UX & DIY are some things that interest me. Looking forward to some good conversations!

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Greetings,

They call me Kishore. Sometimes they call be BigBeard (but that is now quite trimmed). I’m an old-timer on the Internet and an early adopter of technologies. Love the work that IFF does and so happy to see a thriving community.

For now I shall lurk, till I get a grip things happening here.

Cheers…Kishore

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Welcome :slight_smile: I am so happy to see you here.

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It’s been a while. I’m sure there are other friends hanging out who are yet to show themselves :wink:

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Welcome Kishore! So happy to see you here! Hope you can pull some friends in as well :smiley:

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Hi! Apar, will defintely try and drag some others to the platform.

Hello Folks,
Sarah this side.
I am a computer engineer by profession, and currently studying hate speech on social media.

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Hello Internet Peeps o/

I’m Sahil, a CS undergrad with special interests in Internet Freedoms and FOSS.
Looking forward to constructively add to various discussions around Internet, policy and India.

Cheers!

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Hello,

I am Nilesh Trivedi. Been programming all over the place for more than 15 years. Currently employed with a fintech company in Bangalore leading their engg. team. I was briefly involved with Net Neutrality movement. I am interested in robust and systemic fixes for techno-social challenges. Recently, I have been building LearnAwesome as a “Google Maps for learning”.

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