Smartphones and social media have made it easy for accidental witnesses to capture and share violations and crimes. But how can we tell what’s real and what’s fake?
The social media services shut off the data access of Geofeedia, the Chicago-based data vendor that provided data to police, in response to the American Civil Liberties Union findings.
Not only is the Indian legal framework not equipped to deal with potential privacy violations arising from ever-present CCTVs, we also don’t know if it will actually reduce crime.
When used with prudence, drones can be a potential tool to better control our agricultural productivity and to best invest our limited resources.
Insisting on the glamour and fun of coding plants the pernicious notion in the heads of children that they do not need discipline in order to progress.
Although tests like brain mapping and polygraph help widen the scope of a criminal investigation, their results are not admissible in the court of law.
Disputes arising from AI use are governed by archaic laws, which do not address issues like data privacy, and consumer protection and labour liability.
From mandatory disclosures to improving CERT-IN’s functioning and transparency, there is much to be done in the event of future cyber attacks.
An American engineer’s efforts to build a language-specific computer would make him the father of Chinese computing – and autocomplete.
Using free software is now, more than ever, a political and ethical statement – especially as Silicon Valley looks to India.
The regulator’s apprehension is, in part, fuelled by an acute lack of insight and understanding of the role and function of speed traders within capital markets.
The image, which was of a naked girl fleeing from a napalm attack, was also deleted from Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s own Facebook profile.
As Ambani channels his inner Steve Jobs and looks to shake-up Internet connectivity, the bloodbath that will follow needs to be monitored to ensure that the industry’s competitiveness and viability remains intact.
Automation is deindustrialising India, which is not sufficiently innovative to face up to the threats posed by artificial intelligence, nor equipped to build on its mainstay capabilities in agriculture and other traditional industries.
One could call the potential removal of termination charges an underhanded move by TRAI. This begets the question, should the telecom regulator and not market forces incentivise the adoption of Internet telephony?
Fake customer care numbers that lead to political party membership hotlines highlight the flawed nature of mobile membership registration.
The film reveals the now and how of offensive cyber operations and intelligence gathering, which requires the active support, even connivance, of the private sector.
Brad Bushman, a professor at Ohio State University, complicates the seemingly linear relationship between violent video games and violence by examining other factors.
New Delhi: In a surprising turn of events, Flipkart, on Monday, announced that it had acquired fashion e-tailer Jabong from the Global Fashion Group. Over the last month, reports had suggested rival online retailer Snapdeal was on the verge of making a deal the Gurgaon-based firm, with Financial […]
The augmented reality game need to address what purists have been saying since the game’s release: that this isn’t a true Pokémon game at all.
The draft circular, if implemented in its current form, will stifle innovation, raise operational risks, and create substantial uncertainty.
The gameplay of Pokémon Go recognises a wide array of art forms, including street art – both commissioned murals and illegal graffiti.
The DoT is undertaking an internal audit of just how much spectrum is up for grabs, while the telecom regulator may kick off a consultation process in the coming months.
Three factors have added to the extraordinary success of the game: the blending of the virtual and the real, geo-location and the success of existing Pokémon culture.
Like the internet before it, 3D printing is another important generative technology. It can unleash the creativity of the next generation of innovators and spawn entirely new, life-enriching products and services.
ToI and HT are a part of the group of offenders when it comes to intrusive online ads. How will the ad-blocking wars play out in India?
Sources believe that two recent developments will allow TRAI and the Department of Telecommunications to revisit and finish the regulatory process on licensing of over-the-top applications.
Although technology has advanced tremendously from the 18th onwards, our attitude toward it has remained the same.
If membership in the 2016 UN group of governmental experts is a shot in the arm for Indian diplomacy, the group’s deliberations will require New Delhi to finesse its line and approach negotiations with caution.
The former Google executive’s decision to leave the Japanese tech giant comes at a time when it has made a $10 billion investment foray in the country
It’s far more useful to compare the LinkedIn deal to the company’s 2011 acquisition of Skype – and how it was trying to solve the future of work and enterprise collaboration – than to bring up the failed Nokia strategy.
Clocking in at a whopping 119 pages and a little over 20 questions, this is one of TRAI’s most broadly-focused and comprehensive consultations in recent times.
India needs the US on many counts in order to build up an optimal cyberspace ecosystem, bolster cyber security across sectors and most importantly, build critical infrastructure.
Apart from understanding what it means for the artist himself and the future of comedy or political satire in this country, it is pertinent to consider if we have fathomed the power that lies in these fast means of disseminating information. And if yes, then by whom and how can this power be appropriated.
Like many parents, Sandy is concerned about how much time her 18-month-old spends in front of screens. Weighing up the available evidence, Olivia Solon explains that she might be worrying too much.
That is likely to raise further objections from critics who say drones often miss their intended targets, can only partly relay what is happening on the ground and encourage warfare with impunity waged by people at computer screens far from danger.
Despite the investment of billions of dollars for protection of computer systems – the truth is that it gets easier to access information with each passing year.
The current startup incubation ecosystem is biased toward IT products and services while academic startups in other fields, rearing to go, could use some help getting off the ground.
Trends indicate that ‘Service-in-India’ is where investor interest really lies. This poses challenges for Modi’s policy makers at multiple levels particularly since technologies are not static, unlike the policies that circumscribe them.
The consultation process for an overarching framework is being done in two phases this time, in order to be more comprehensive, but will also likely require greater focus and attention from the supporters of net neutrality.