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.
The Department of Telecommunications submitted its recommendations to the attorney general’s office last week, in order to make sure it has covered all its bases.
The new policy is clearly informed by conservative pro-IP ideology, which big capital promotes in order to gain from current developments in science and technology.
The new policy fails to enact a balanced regime and instead is tilted in favour of rights-holders.
The Apple CEO’s goal could also be about demystifying the company while making it more accessible to the government, the country’s tech ecosystem and Indian consumers.
In an interview with The Wire, the Rajya Sabha MP talks on issues of data sovereignty and digital patriotism, and says that the government is receptive to feedback.
Devices connected to the House’s internet via wifi or ethernet cables have been barred from accessing appspot.com, the domain where Google hosts custom-built apps, after the FBI notified Congress of a potential security vulnerability.
The massive data-driven governance project brings focus on the efficiency of government schools, data privacy and the role of Aadhaar in technology-driven development.
India does need a Geospatial Information Act, just not a regressive and punitive one.
The draft Geospatial Bill, in a single stroke, manages to puncture all kinds of aspirations for privacy, open data sharing, human dignity, constructive speech or expression, and well, just plain reason.
The IRNSS is expected to go live and functional in June of this year.
Even as the celebrated Udacity CEO steps down, the pivoting of his company over the last few years offers lessons to skilling and re-skilling India’s youth.
While the authority of the Lok Sabha Speaker is final and binding, Jairam Ramesh’s writ petition may allow the Supreme Court to question an incorrect application of substantive principles.
Will the company take us to the promised land, where rides are fairly priced and available in abundance?
An international regime to regulate lethal autonomous weapons is some years away. Meanwhile, Great Powers have already indicated their willingness to deploy them in battlefield.
Boosting welfare is the message, which is how Aadhaar is being presented in India. The Aadhaar system as a medium, however, is one that enables tracking, surveillance, and data monetisation.
As autorickshaw unions threaten to stage protests and as Delhi starts the odd-even scheme again, Uber backs down.
The latest round of investments comes as the CIA has revamped its Silicon Valley outreach, establishing a new wing tasked with developing cutting-edge solutions by directly engaging the private sector.
The Internet’s physical library revolves around the sensibility that every cloud needs an anchor. And perhaps fittingly for today, it has managed to highlight the importance of public space and commons.
While TCS denies that there was any intellectual property infringement, this case sheds light on how simple measures to prevent conflicts of interest and ringfence customer data can go a long way.
Repeated usage of the ‘Internet kill switch’, usually during times of protests or agitation in the region, leads to a collective loss of nearly a month of Internet services.
Technology is driving productivity improvements, which grow the economy. But the rising tide is not lifting all boats, and most people are not seeing any benefit from this growth
If the larger ICANN community feels there is need for a harassment-specific policy, the policy development procedure should be exercised: Ombudsman
The FBI comes out looking inept at best and malicious at worst in its showdown with Apple. The battle to decide how protecting national security and safeguarding citizen privacy will co-exist in the future moves to another day.
India has repeatedly expressed its support for multistakeholder Internet governance at the global level. If India is to make the system work for its interests, it is the implementation of multistakeholderism at the domestic level that now needs to become a priority.
As Aadhaar and Digital India slowly become a reality, there also needs to be an unremitting, focused interest on the protection of individual privacy
Alleged perpetrator files counter-complaint with ombudsman’s office after being publicly identified
We need to reboot the Aadhaar debate by asking why we want to create a centralised biometric database of Indian residents in the first place
The data involved in planning for urbanized and networked cities are currently flawed and politically-inflected. Therefore, we must ensure that basic human rights are not violated in the race to make cities “smart”.
Although concerns over the role of the GAC in the post-ICANN entity remain, there’s only one more obstacle left in removing US oversight over the Internet.
Even after a decade of existence, Indian language Wikipedias are not yet known to many Indian language speakers. Wikipedia, being the largest available encyclopedia made in the human history, it what it is today because of the hundreds and thousands of volunteer-editors. But while native-language Wikipedias are becoming […]
From nudging new voters to a national health network, what sort of house could be built upon the Aadhaar ecosystem?
Google Deepmind beat Lee Se-dol at Go three games in a row. The wins signal a triumph for its software but its hardware requirements present a bottleneck going ahead.
Frieda Klotz visited the ‘world’s first cyborg fair’ with one question: are cyborgs a real thing, or are these people just kidding themselves?