Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

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Bengaluru’s Tech Parks Need to Stay Open For Its Micro-Economies to Survive

The COVID-19 induced lockdowns severely impacted Tech Parks in Bengaluru and the hundreds of businesses that depend on these parks to survive. What exactly are these impacts, and how have these micro-economies suffered over the last couple of years?
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Building Blockchain Solutions for Social Good

How can blockchain solutions be utilised for social impact projects?
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The Case Against Internet Shutdowns — Episode 3 of The Impact

Why does the government shut down internet services? Why do these shutdowns seem more likely to happen in specific parts of the country? What do they have to do with maintaining 'security'?

Tracing Traceability: Why Weakening Encryption Threatens Privacy and Free Speech

Weakening encryption technology has serious implications on privacy and security. What are the workarounds to breaking end-to-end encryption?
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Building India’s Web 3.0 Gaming Industry

How is the Web 3.0 Gaming industry growing in India? What are the challenges it faces? And what potential does this hold for India and its citizens?
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Decoding the Future of Stablecoins

Why did stablecoins crash in early May 2022? How has this affected Indian investors’ sentiment about stablecoins and cryptocurrencies? And what does this mean for regulation in the Indian cryptocurrency domain?
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Do You Have The Right to be Forgotten?

What exactly is the Right to be Forgotten? Who is responsible for realising this right? And is the Indian legal system evolved enough to implement this?

What Instagram Does in the Shadows

Social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter suppress content visibility through shadowbanning. How does this impact free speech and user experience?

Tough Gig: Why It’s Time To Relook Swiggy and Zomato’s Business Models

Amidst the high demand for food delivery, Swiggy and Zomato are facing a shortage of delivery partners. Is this part of a bigger problem with their business models? What needs to change to ensure their continued success?
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Time For A Change: Does India Need Another Time Zone?

Does it make sense for India to adopt two time zones? How much would this affect the lives of citizens, especially in Northeast India?