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Opinion  /  Published 22.07.21

Big brothers: Pegasus snoopgate

Surveillance, real or imagined, is emblematic of both absolute power as well as its corruption. The United States of America and its allies recently accused China of being the patron of a global espio...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 04.06.21

WhatsApp policy clarity

WhatsApp on Thursday said it will not limit the functionality of the messaging app for users not agreeing to its new privacy policy, but will continue to send reminders about the update. WhatsApp sai...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.21

Editorial: Misty past

It is never easy when there is no defined law on an issue. The right to be forgotten, for instance, has become an urgent theme, since the internet, databases and social media platforms can retain pers...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.21

WhatsApp nation: Faustian bargains on the internet

In an era of relentless privatization, nationalization has become a bad word. It is synonymous with populism — Indira Gandhi’s bank nationalization drive — economic failure — t...
By Arghya Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 04.12.20

Face value: New surveillance

A report by the Internet Freedom Foundation estimates that 32 facial recognition technology systems are getting installed in India under Project Panoptic. This is worrying in a country where, in spite...
By The Editorial Board

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Opinion  /  Published 13.11.20

Dark web: Cyber attacks on pharmaceuticals

Public health has been compromised by the pandemic. The health of pharmaceutical companies is under threat too, but from a different kind of source. The Indian pharmaceutical company, Lupin, is the la...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 05.10.20

Personal data bill in budget session

The Personal Data Protection Bill, which proposes to put restriction on the use of personal data without the explicit consent of citizens, is likely to be tabled in next year’s Budget session of...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.20

Aarogya Setu: Privacy in the time of a pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has ensured the destruction of the status quo in almost every domain of human activity. While countless lives and livelihoods have been destroyed and the crisis is pick...
By Mandira Narain and Prabhat Mishra 

Technology  /  Published 31.12.19

Tech march & it's Orwellian fears

Look at Instagram, for instance. India, with 73-million users, gets a podium finish, coming in second after the US, which has 116-million users. In terms of numbers, India’s a giant jewel in the...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.20

Privacy and hunt for the code

The DNA technology (use and application) regulation bill and the personal data protection bill are under consideration by two separate parliamentary committees. It is necessary to discuss the nature o...
By Mandira Narain and Nupur Chowdhury


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