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Ensure that data law protects individual’s privacy
26 Sep 2018

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
26 Sep 2018

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!
26 Sep 2018

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 …