Apart from censorship being an issue in the region, fake news is also being used to eliminate opponents or to manipulate public opinion.
It is time to reflect on the Internet and its role from the perspective of the people, of the public interest and of society.
“Given that there is such a strong push for digitisation in India, it is important to see who is being left.”
Though the regulator has made progress in establishing an overarching framework for net neutrality in India, it has its work cut out in framing additional regulations.
If things continue as they are, the internet will soon become the staging ground for a new kind of class war.
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.
Youssef Zaghba and two other attackers rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, then ran into the Borough Market area, slit throats and stabbed people.
Tehran is fostering a start-up industry as a possible motor to solve Iran’s unemployment crisis.
It’s time to acknowledge that technology by itself is not empowering; it must be inter-linked with broader policy interventions across social sectors.
Women trained in the use of the internet are travelling across four districts of Assam to bring its benefits to rural women, which in turn is boosting their household earnings and changing everyday lives for the better.
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?
German-born Kim Dotcom and three co-accused Megaupload executives cost film studios and record companies more than $500 million and generated more than $175 million by encouraging paying users to store and share copyrighted material, according to US authorities.
Cuba remains one of the world’s least internet-connected countries but the introduction of home internet last month has led to a dramatic change in daily life.
Internet shutdowns in 2016 cost India $968 million, Saudi Arabia, $465 million and Morocco $320 million due to reduced economic activity.
Research shows that people fall for fake news because they don’t value journalistic sources and consider themselves and their friends as credible sources.
Can India’s education policy empower students to pursue questions in stem-cell biology after having graduated with degrees in computer science and music? It ought to.
There are many lessons to be learnt from the manner in which the elites perceived the elections in India and in the US
Threats to humiliate an intimate partner by sharing explicit photos or video is an old problem with a new digital twist, a new study finds.
“I believe that unconstrained, face-to-face conversation is the only way we can build empathy. Without it, there’s little hope for meaningful human interaction.”
The cross-disciplinary curatorial website represents a pocket of humanity in an increasingly amoral, algorithmic internet.
The police said that over 30 people were injured in action by the security forces against the violent mobs at several places across the valley.
The full force of digital disruption which has run through the newspaper industry is set to do the same to TV News.
A good catalogue, Internet data caps and online piracy – Netflix has its work cut out for it in India.