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...
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Technically Speaking, Should Governments Sanction Backdoor Access to Encrypted Platforms? with Yashovardhan Azad

Hosted by Sourya Reddy  Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal The end-to-end protection that comes with encrypted platforms has been a thorn in the side of both, privacy...

From Moodle to Canvas: Red Flags in India’s Learning Management Systems

In a recent incident at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), students complained of harassment by proctors after their exams were conducted online...
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Technically Speaking, Why is Encryption a Big Deal for the Government?

Hosted by Sourya Reddy Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal Encryption has been the talk of the tech world for the better part of 5 years now. While...

Isn’t State-led Censoring of Content on OTT Platforms Rather Over the Top?

Tandav—a Hindi language political thriller starring Saif Ali Khan available on Amazon’s “Prime Video'' Over-The-Top streaming service (OTT)—has been the centre of public controversy....
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Rethinking Data Ownership: Should Big Tech Pay Users For Their Data?

By Atri Mukherjee  After a long day of work, you log on to Facebook or Instagram to catch up with trends within your digital circles....
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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.

The Potential of Artificial Intelligence to Revolutionise Indian Agriculture

Each one of us is increasingly surrounded by applications that make use of artificial intelligence (AI)—whether that’s predictive typing on phones and laptops or...
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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...
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Technically Speaking, What Are Some Issues with Rapid Technology Adoption by the State?

Hosted by Swagam Dasgupta  Edited by Malavika VN Over the past decade, the Indian state has adopted several diverse forms of technology for a number of...