Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

How the Draft Data Protection Bill Bodes Ill For Social Media Platforms and Users

The Draft Data Protection Bill is holding social media platforms hostage by risking their safe harbour protections. It also risks the privacy and freedom of speech that users are entitled to.

To What Extent Does India’s Surveillance Regime Affect Citizen’s Privacy?

Attacks like 9/11 and 26/11 shock the conscience of our societies and states—it is in the background of such attacks, that governments tend to...
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Technically Speaking, Why Did Facebook Ban News in Australia? with Peter Lewis

Hosted by Aarathi Ganesan Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal On February 18th, a couple of weeks ago, Australians woke up to find that they could not access...

Bringing Indian MSMEs into the 21st Century through Digital Payments

A development-oriented approach can bring small Indian businesses into the Digital Century.

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Spy on Me, and I’ll Spy on You...

Earlier this month—February 2021—the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) launched a controversial programme under its cybercrime unit. Called the ‘Cyber Crime Volunteers Program’, it...
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Reporting on Tech and Society in India: The Perils and Potentials — Episode 5...

Hosted by Megha Bahree Edited by Manasi Nene  In January 2022, The Wire’s series of articles on the mysterious Tek Fog app sparked a number of...
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Technically Speaking, What Does the Future of TV News Behold? With Vikram Chandra (Part...

Edited by Malavika VN  Hosted by Chirag Chinnappa  Television news is becoming more polarized than ever, and what used to be 9 PM news updates have...

Isn’t State-led Censoring of Content on OTT Platforms Rather Over the Top?

Tandav—a Hindi language political thriller starring Saif Ali Khan available on Amazon’s “Prime Video'' Over-The-Top streaming service (OTT)—has been the centre of public controversy....
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Electronic Walls: Protecting Ourselves in the Absence of Digital Privacy

Written by Karthik Sundar  Cambridge Analytica’s utilization of data in the Brexit and Trump campaigns was shockingly effective. Through an app called “thisismydigitallife” developed by...

The 2021 IT Rules: Do They Bark Or Do They Bite?

The IT Rules, 2021 may also impact the free flow of marginalised voices that non-profit organisations strive to promote online.