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Ensure that data law protects individual’s privacy

Data is a national asset and is being heavily monetised by West. However, national security must be paramount. Cross-border flow of data should be allowed in a way that protects an individual citizen’s privacy. While the government has extended the deadline for feedback from public with respect to the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill till …

WhatsApp’s Fake News Problem Has Turned Deadly in India. Here’s How to Stop It

An Indian newspaper vendor reading a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information, in New Delhi on July 10, 2018. On the evening of June 8, a 29 year-old sound engineer and a 30-year-old business man were on their way to a picnic spot in India’s northeastern Assam state …

Watch out for cybermoms!

How do you teach mothers to combat child abuse on the web? In the latest season of Black Mirror, the acclaimed British sci-fi television series about how technology can manipulate human lives, there is an episode called ‘Arkangel’ which paints a fearful picture of a possible ‘cybermom’. Paranoid about her daughter’s safety and determined to …