The explosion of monetary incentives and subsidies triggered a gold rush. With that coming to an end, are Uber and Ola simply reproducing old exploited and informal labour markets?
Despite repeated reminders from courts that Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory, government violations continue.
The Modi government seems rightly intent on building foundational digital infrastructure. This push must be backed by a solid cyber-defence strategy.
A golden median between an ex-ante and ex-post approach is possible to achieve, if flexibility is at the core of TRAI’s regulatory ethos.
Computer emergency response teams are looking into the incident, an official said.
If the government is serious about backing disruptive technologies and finding indigenous applications, it needs to start encouraging disruptive and indigenous policy-making too.
India Gears Up to Defend its Internet Rights Regime as it Fully Operationalises Mass Surveillance Project
New topics in India’s draft UPR report include a section on state control of the Internet, with a reference to the Centralised Monitoring system.
In what poses more scope for worry, the company said the amount of data exfiltrated is “unascertainable due to secure deletion by the malware”.
The Centre and state governments can now specify which industrial units which will have to pay wages only through cheques or bank transfer.
With the implementation of central criminal tracking databases going slow, the Telangana police is effectively building its own StateGRID without any major cyber security or privacy protections.
There is a new arms race taking shape, centred around three interconnected technologies: autonomous weapons; swarms; and cyber-warfare.
We will have to implement truth and nonviolence in vastly different ways than how Gandhians did a century ago.
The best way to protect a presidential device is to keep it off the internet altogether. If that’s not going to happen, how else can it be kept safe?
The consultation process surrounding the new license failed to help protect accountability, privacy and user rights.
While the president’s office has been quick to clamp down on any unauthorised usage of images, the prime minister’s office has stonewalled RTIs while refusing to take remedial action against Reliance Jio or Paytm.
Notifications for the MGNREGA and EPS programmes show the effect of new UIDAI regulations and how mandatory requirements are carefully couched so as to not openly violate the Supreme Court’s order.
The telecom regulator seeks to resolve the remaining aspects of net neutrality, namely speed and access.
India clearly lacks the adequate infrastructure required for becoming a cashless system. Among BRICS nations, in this regard, it is a laggard.
2017 will need to see less of the carrot and more of the stick in order to persuade India’s institutions to prepare against an ever-increasing number of cyber security threats.
Proactive compliance and regulatory engagement will bring distinct advantages and not hamper the growth of financial technology platforms.
Though a recent high court judgment said administrators are not to be held liable, it cannot be seen as conclusive judicial determination on the issue.
In the book I am a Troll, Sadhavi Khosla has said BJP IT cell head Arvind Gupta sent directions to volunteers on what to post, including attacks on journalists and politicians.
Doctored videos, false news and WhatsApp hoaxes. India has it all and cannot afford to be silent during a debate on how best to fix fake news.
India hosting the GCCS next year is a chance to consolidate its leadership in foreign policy frontiers like cyber and climate change, where the international regime is not yet on firm ground.
The Modi government is looking to tap into the sporting nature of most Indians, yet refuses to legalise the larger betting and lottery industry.
While both leaders have helped create a spectre of interactive political communication that shields the politician from any real accountability, Trump has turned immaturity into a political doctrine.
The telecom regulator also takes aim at India’s Universal Service Obligation Fund and says it should be tapped for providing free 100 MB to rural Internet users.
At stake is the eventual legal status of weapons that are activated without direct human intervention.
Self-censorship by Amazon comes at a time when the company is worrying about regulatory and legal obstacles on the e-commerce front in India and when our political atmosphere is going through a particularly prickly phase.
What are the technical, legal and jurisdictional issues around the recent Twitter and email hacks claimed by the ‘Legion Crew’, and what can targeted entities do to better protect themselves?
India falls well short of the pre-requisites needed to become a digital economy.
Leveraging the job creation opportunity presented by the digital economy is a ‘natural fit’ for India, with demonetisation the perfect exercise for it.
Even as the Modi government pushes India towards a digital and cashless economy, the premier body for legally resolving cyber-fraud disputes is a practically non-functioning entity.
Digital payments are largely one-sided click-wrap agreements that come with an absence of data and legal protection.
What do the hackers behind the Rahul Gandhi, Mallya and NDTV account breaches want? Are they all part of the same group? How did this happen? Why did this happen? The Wire breaks it down.
By embodying killers, we risk making violence more tantalising, training ourselves in cruelty and normalising aggression.
As we hurtle towards being an Aadhaar nation, it is imperative that a legal framework, to protect our cherished rights to security and life, is created.
While January – March 2017 will be a voluntary trial phase, Aadhaar verification will be mandatory for senior citizen discounts from next April.
But there is no evidence of the government rushing to take remedial action against Reliance, or other big corporate offenders who appear to have turned the prime minister into a prop for their commercial advertising.
The three month extension of free data is Jio’s way of dealing with abundant quality of service issues, a failing hardware strategy and second SIM syndrome.