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Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

Doxxing in India: Prevention As We Search For A Cure

Imagine this scenario: a prominent influencer shares a horrific story on Instagram, of a couple who had tortured their pet dog, injuring it gravely...

Femtech Says It’s Empowering Women, but Is It Commodifying Them Too?

The concept of ‘Femtech’—or technology “which addresses women's biological needs”—is so interlinked with the women’s health apps, that the term itself is credited to...
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Moving Beyond a Unidimensional AI Arms Race

Written by Swagam Dasgupta  “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia but for all humankind,” said Putin via live video to Russian students...
The Risky Business of Large Hydropower Dams | The Bastion

The Risky Business of Large Hydropower Dams

On 23 April 2020, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC)—the panel under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change that approves forest clearance for...
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Mapping the Illegal Trade of Wildlife on Social Media

Co-authored by Avantika Bunga and Kartik Sundar The internet’s capacity to enable anonymity has attracted a slew of users who use it for illicit gains....

The Regulatory Regime for Digital News Media in India — The story so far

Do the 2021 IT Rules actually emerge from a policy need? What types of risks do they pose to the fundamental rights of users and the freedom of our digital news ecosystem?

Four Predictions for India’s National Cyber Security Strategy 2020

Harvard’s ‘National Cyber Power Index 2020’ assesses the capabilities and intent of 30 countries expressing ambitions to acquire and project ‘cyber power’. India was...
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Changing Privacy Policies: The Coming of GDPR

Written by Saisree Subramanian  The past couple of months have seen a flurry of activity at internet companies. Users have been presented with updated terms...
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VAR: Does the Scoreline Reflect the Game?

Written by Govind Narayan  The approval and subsequent utilisation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the 2018 FIFA World Cup caused much furore, given...

From Bans to Monitoring, Why Are Schools Policing Teenagers’ Social Media Activity?

From Twitter to Tik Tok, social media has become an integral platform for students’ lives, be it for social, political, or educational reasons. As...