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Bringing the Next Billion Online

To realise the internet’s true potential, enabling discoverability of information through net neutrality, and safeguarding privacy of  all users is vital Here’s a tidbit: Right now, a Masai warrior with a smartphone has better access to information than the US President did 15 years ago. The internet

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Being Facebook’s Lab Rat

If Big Data analytics is the experiment, Facebook is the perfect petri dish. In early 2012, Facebook conducted an interesting experiment to measure its impact on users’ emotions. The hypothesis was simple — the stories we see in our News Feed affects our mood. Positive

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India’s Apathy Towards Surveillance

Over the past few months, I have found myself fighting to reclaim what’s left of my online privacy, grimly aware of its impending death. It is no coincidence that my pessimism gained ground around the time Edward Snowden revealed to the world that virtually every

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Patent Wars: Consumers Are The Real Victims

The patent wars between different smartphone and tablet manufacturers (Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Google in particular) are well underway. What’s interesting however, is the global impact of such litigation and the consumer market across the world. In the United States One may recall the order of a U.S.

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Inception of Ideas: Lessons for the Copyright Hungry

“An idea can transform the world and re-write all the rules. Which is why I have to steal it” – Dom Cobb (from the film ‘Inception’) It is not often one quotes Hollywood movies in the context of copyright law. But this particular dialogue from