Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

The Dark Side of Google’s News Aggregation: A Look at CCI vs Google

The Competition Commission of India is of the opinion that Google has been abusing its dominant position as a news aggregator. How do we ensure that news publishers do not receive the short end of the stick?

Through The Looking Glass: The Hidden Costs of Linking Aadhaar and Voter IDs

Just because the government's proposal to link Aadhaar and voter IDs sees no allocation in the 2022-23 Union Budget doesn't mean that there are no costs to these plans.

How Does Facebook Influence India’s Democracy?

How exactly was Facebook influencing Indian elections? What are the systems the company has in place to fight manipulated spread, and are they effective?

How To Tell If Online Voting Systems Are Good For Democracy

Before implementing online voting systems, voters, researchers, and journalists reporting on elections need a framework to assess their feasibility.
PDP Bill Yashovardhan Azad

Technically Speaking, How Important is the PDP Bill for India? with Yashovardhan Azad

Hosted by Sourya Reddy  Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal The Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP), 2019, was tabled in the Parliament in the winter session of 2019....

Technically Speaking, Can a Journalist Display Your Whatsapp Conversations on TV?

Yet, when shown on TV, the context is often taken away and our words are left bare for the country to see and more significantly, judge. In this light, we ask Apar Gupta—Executive Director of the Internet Freedom Foundation—can a journalist display your Whatsapp conversations on TV?
A Brief History of Identification in India

A Brief History of Identification in India

Research by Isha Malaviya Edited & Presented by Sumit Krishna Yadav The politics of identity has long plagued the globe and India is no exception to...

How the RBI Ban on Recurring Payments Affects Businesses Across The Board

Hosted by Chirag Chinnappa  Edited by Manasi Nene  In September of this year, the RBI rolled out its mandate for customers to authenticate auto-debit recurring card-based...
Big Tech Pay for Data

Data Cheque Point: How Paying People For Data Remains A Fever Dream

Compensation for users based on their data points becomes an unnecessary hurdle to cross — mainly because the limitations of such a model would reap more costs than guaranteed benefits.

Technically Speaking, Why Does Technology Adoption Need to Be Made More Transparent?

Hosted by Swagam Dasgupta  Edited by Malavika VN Technology systems, when adopted by the state, come with a host of concerns, that range from individual data...