This new technology presents a challenge but the problem of insider trading is hardly new. The regulator must rise to this new challenge if it is to maintain its reputation for efficiency.
Technological leapfrogging in Africa has so far focused on economic transformation and the improvement of basic services; Somalialand has now provided great possibilities.
The attacks are disturbing because attackers quickly infected critical infrastructure, including transportation operators, indicating it was a “well-coordinated” campaign.
Senior journalist Maya Mirchandani, venture capitalist and founder and managing partner of ConsenSys Kavita Gupta and The Wire’s Anuj Srivas discuss the concept of blockchain technology and how it can be used in a secure manner.
Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, with 83% of cell sites remaining out of service.
The African Union needs to devise a standard set of requirements and attributes for electronic voting across the continent.
Data privacy will benefit digital India, but if and when a new privacy and data protection law is enacted, the question is, how well it will be enforced.
Twitter’s new announcement can do little if anything to address the fundamental challenges the social media platform continues to face.
This week: Putting a price on privacy, Facebook’s relationship with free will and how to regulate Big Tech.
Consumers with high hopes of driverless vehicles improving safety might be looking past the boring near-term advances that could make a real difference. It happened before – more than 60 years ago.
Is it time to change tactics with regard to privacy and Aadhaar? It seems likely that the Act will be upheld as constitutional, when looked at whether it falls foul of our fundamental right to privacy.
Although cyberspace is important for economic growth, countries must also have supremacy in it through their ability to navigate it for intelligence gathering and cyberwarfare.
Five years after a major sexism scandal, Silicon Valley’s misogynist culture remains strong and pervasive. Is it too late to save the US tech industry?
A US judge in Las Vegas set a $30,000 bail on Friday for a well-known British cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information.
A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralise the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges.
In a country where sharing a wrong Facebook post could now land you in jail, citizens and digital rights activists are trying to hold fort.
What are the possible ways in which privacy in a setup like Aadhar may be breached?
The ability to sample instrumental sounds for later use and to mimic a wide range of instruments using synthesisers was not good news for professional musicians.
Reliance Industries launched on Friday a “zero-cost” phone with 4G-enabled features in a move aimed at further disrupting the country’s highly competitive telecoms sector.
A comprehensive vision will help the government optimise the allocation of its research capabilities towards the development of specific AI capabilities.
A group of seven Indian students has bagged two awards at the first global robotics Olympiad in the US where 157 countries participated.
One of India’s most vocal advocates for youth rights to sexual health, Franklin Paul, has been introducing digital technologies to the rural youth.
The creation of emoji can be likened to Newspeak in George Orwell’s 1984 – they are tightly controlled by the few for the many.
While some PhD graduates have their sights set on jobs in industry, there are many who find that there are simply not enough opportunities in academia.
AI’s capabilities drive science fiction novels and movies and fuel interesting philosophical debates, but we have yet to build a single self-improving program capable of general artificial intelligence, and there’s no indication that intelligence could be infinite.
Although it set up India’s first inter-campus network, ERNET’s biggest success was in having trained a generation of individuals skilled in data networking.
The same rocket type had been expected to take China’s latest lunar probe to the Moon this year and to return with samples.
Can we use technology to solve the problems of farmers and create a possible e-governance framework to solve issues scalable from a farm level perspective to the entire nation?
With cyber interference in elections going beyond hijacking the ballot box, the Election Commission must prepare to address all potential threats – both domestic and international.
When national security meets the global Internet of Things (IoT), who’s in charge?
Even though the provisions on information security and privacy in India’s 2011 IT rules are rudimentary, they are, more often than not, callously ignored.
India’s remaining competent in both domestic and global markets is hinged on building a society upon the four pillars of technology, institutions, infrastructure and incentives.
Tehran is fostering a start-up industry as a possible motor to solve Iran’s unemployment crisis.
Comments like ‘little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy breaks her face’ get a free pass in the name of free speech.
Facebook should give the public more insight into how content moderation decisions are made.
The content and culture around the game are troubling, but China’s response may be misguided and in fact creating more interest around ‘Blue Whale’.
Though the devastating WannaCry ransomware attack was a failure on the NSA’s part, current UN cyber norms are far too weak to hold any international actor – let alone the US – responsible.
Cyber security researchers have said that they found technical evidence that could link North Korea with the global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack.
The underground market for software vulnerabilities has been growing steadily since the 1990s, so the latest WannaCry could be a sign of things to come.
Over the weekend, the ransomware called ‘Wanna Cry’ hit systems in over 100 countries in one of the most widespread cyber attacks in history.