Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

Beyond Pegasus: The Story of State Surveillance in India

Not every citizen or institution is surveilled in the same manner, or for the same reasons. Categorising government surveillance into ‘Big Fish’, ‘Small Fish’, and ‘Dark Modes’ outlines how each type of surveillance seriously damages India's democracy.

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.

India’s Space Aspirations, Uncovered: Part I

India's growing space sector has a crucial role to play in the country's development. Here's how.

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.

Who Needs Consent Anyway? The JPC’s Suggestions Worryingly Expand the Scope of Processing Non-Consensual...

With the Parliamentary Committee's draft Data Protection Bill (DPB), not only can individuals' data be used without their consent (non-consensual), but data that the...

Mobile Gaming: The Indian Revolution

How big is the mobile gaming economy in India? How fast is it growing? What's driving its growth? And how can it be supported?

Should Voter ID Data Be Linked to Aadhaar? Episode 4 of The Impact

Why does the government want to link your Aadhaar with the electoral roll? How does this affect the logistics of elections, and what challenges are on the horizon?

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'?

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.

The Facts Around Fake News — Episode 2 of The Impact

How does Fake News get circulated in India? Who produces this content and who does it benefit? What can be done to curb it?