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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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Banning Bits of Cyberspace

The Supreme Court has paved the way for  a free and open internet, but the future lies in our hands.  It’s a magical feeling to be holding a stack of papers extolling the virtues of an ‘informed citizenry’ and a ‘marketplace of ideas’, or how ‘liberty

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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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The Case for Country-Specific Censorship

‘Blocking’ content in some countries is better than removing it from the Internet The ongoing suit against Google, Facebook and nineteen other internet companies, for hosting ‘objectionable’ content on its social networking platforms, has raised some interesting questions around issues of online free speech and censorship. One aspect that has missed