Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

Making a Case for a ‘Goldilocks’ Regulation of the Ed-Tech Sector

As per a 2020 report by the Omidyar Network, the K-12 ed-tech-addressable market in India is projected to be worth $1.7 billion (USD) by...

How Data Protected Policies Can Ensure Migrant Workers’ Welfare

The need of the hour is to create a policy that protects both data and citizens while effectively provisioning services.

The Laws of the Land of Social Media

While the 2021 IT Rules attempt to regulate the harms of social media, they will also place disproportionate regulatory power in the government's hands.
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Friends or Foes? The Right to Information vs. The Right to Privacy

Written by Anushka Jain The government’s push to make Aadhar an integral part of the Indian’s daily life has seen a lot of opposition. At the...
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Technically Speaking, How Can Technology Reform TV News? With Vikram Chandra

Chirag Chinnappa speaks to Vikram Chandra—Founder of Editorji and an ex-TV journalist—on how technology, specifically AI, can be utilized to fix the Indian digital news ecosystem.
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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?

What Ed-Tech Looks Like in Rural Maharashtra’s Schools

In a small school in Nashik, Maharashtra, most of the students are drawn towards their coming annual day practice, running around for speakers and...

How the Economic Costs of Surveillance Impact India Inc.

With India yet to pass a citizen-centric data protection law, could this cost our trade ties with privacy-centric economies?
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To Unlock the Potential of Open Government Data, India Needs New, Comprehensive Legislation

Almost a decade after the launch of India’s Open [Government] Data initiative, the program remains constrained and has not lived up to its potential. Its deficiencies stem largely from the discretionary nature of the nation’s Open Data policy.

Can Blockchain Solve India’s Corruption Woes?

Let’s consider two people, A and B. A wishes to purchase a piece of land from B. They come to an agreement and proceed...