Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

Big Tech Regulation

Technically Speaking, What Can We Learn from Australia’s Move to Regulate Big Tech? with...

Hosted by Aarathi Ganesan Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal For the past three years, Australia has been ground-zero for Big Tech regulation, especially in the battle between...

Up Close: The Under-Recognised Role of Maharashtra’s Education Department Officers

This is the first in a three-part series in collaboration with Leadership For Equity (LFE) highlighting the challenges and needs, administrative and technological, of...

Technically Speaking, Why Does India Need More Public Wifi?

While the global average stands at about one public Wifi hotspot per 150 people, India currently has just about one lakh hotspots for its population of almost 1.4 billion residents. However, with mobile networks bearing the burden of data consumption in the country, what's the need for investing in a robust and accessible public Wifi infrastructure?

How Can We Hold the State Accountable for its Technology Adoption? With Srinivas Kodali

How can a nation’s citizenry, civil society and research bodies come together to hold the State accountable in order to ensure that these technologies are being adopted in a fair, robust and transparent manner without being misused? Srinivas Kodali—an independent researcher—tells us his thoughts.
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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...
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.

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...

Technically Speaking, How Can Technology Facilitate Better Administration & Development Efforts?

Interviewed by Sourya Reddy; Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal. One of the less-spoken about impacts that technology can have is on our public administration systems. But...

Technically Speaking, When Can Law Enforcement Seize My Phone? Part 1 With Apar Gupta

Edited by Sumit Krishna Yadav Our phones have become a vital part of our virtual and physical existence. With the ability to process large amounts...

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...