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.
The UK’s National Health Service data is being held to ransom by criminals. This is the mother of all wake-up calls.
He was one of the brilliant mathematical geniuses who helped crack the Nazi codes, but few have ever heard of his name. So who was Bill Tutte?
Asia may have been less effected because it was evening on the continent by the time the virus hit European countries, although the damage remains unknown.
Going as far back as the Bible, and as widely known as the phrase ‘Open, Sesame,’ passwords are a textual link to our past. But they may not be around much longer.
There are as many flaws with the technology as there are with the processes used to secure the EVMs, the laws that create the sanctions and, as always, with the people involved.
About nine GB of data, apparently emails and documents stolen from Macron’s campaign, spread rapidly on Twitter, Facebook and the messaging forum 4chan.
Laws cannot keep pace with technological advances – but that may not be a bad thing.
IT companies have become political targets in the US for taking away American jobs by flying in Indians on temporary visas, a sore point for many.
Facebook has a new, depressingly incompetent strategy for tackling fake news.
Nostalgic Stardew Valley lets Chinese gamers find meaning through chopping wood and growing vegetables, choosing the simple life on the farm over city life.
With climate change leading to increasing disasters, effectively using social media data and other means of discovering the unknown will become crucial.
Is India ready for this high-speed transit system? Or are there cheaper upgrades to the current rail network that would be more sensible?
The costs that Ola and Uber inflict on the financial and physical health of their driver-owners, road space and safety and city transport infrastructure are too significant to be left to Silicon Valley-based venture capitalists.
You can learn a lot about the movement of people and animals if you tap into the tracking data from many of today’s mobile phones.
An unprotected, publicly accessible API endpoint leaks everything from phone numbers to home addresses.
Mangal Singh continues to display the potential to install many of his turbines, which can lead to a useful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as well as costs.
Historians of South Asia have often examined large technologies but emerging research suggests that small technologies were equally important.
While online taxi companies may simply be reproducing old exploitative structures, the question that seems to have been forgotten is: What kind of public and private transportation system does India want?
Existing satellite capacity can be used for Digital India if the DoT can bypass DoS and ISRO to negotiate with private operators – but is this possible?
Conversations about artificial intelligence must focus on jobs as well as questioning its purpose, values, accountability and governance.
How will the incoming fourth industrial revolution impact society and what clues do tech hubs such as the Bay Area hold for us?
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.
The telecom regulator seeks to resolve the remaining aspects of net neutrality, namely speed and access.
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.
Legion discussed potential targets in an interview, including the UIDAI database that holds the Aadhaar data of over 500 million Indians.
With HTTPS, our journalists are assured that the stories they produce will reach their readers in the form they were intended irrespective of how sensitive or controversial their contents are.
Machine translators, however remarkable, are not yet clever enough to anticipate the vast variety of contexts from which meaning emerges.
Most applications in the name of ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Digital India’ are being made by students with no background in security.
When technologies let us down, they tend to be forgotten. There’s a very good reason why this should be resisted.
The NaMo app is owned and operated by Narendra Modi, not by the government. So the data it collects can’t be safeguarded by the government – as well as that it now effectively belongs to the BJP.
That the new Rs 2,000 notes would be embedded with “nano GPS chips” was patently a hoax – but what about the bleeding ink and the so-called “turbo-electric effect”?
Robots are already beginning to cost less to manufacture and operate than human salaries. This will ensure a spike in the use of AI, rather than creating more American jobs.
Are robots inherently racist? Or is it inevitable for them to echo and amplify the prejudices their makers hold?
To achieve concrete policy objectives, however, Indian bureaucrats and civil society representatives will need to engage more closely with and work their way into various Internet governance body mechanisms.
Two Kashmiris are looking to do what Facebook has not so far – provide their fellow residents with a way to reach out to friends and family in times of crisis.
With the rise of information technology, how does the law keep up with another frontier, the datasphere, and control it efficiently?
Since 2007, Google has kept a massive database of web-browsing records separate from the personally identifiable information it has collected from Gmail and its other login accounts – until now.
Who counts as a gamer and what counts as games amount to data that is heavily skewed in its class, caste and gender perspectives.