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From Google to Modi

In an interview with Forbes India earlier this year, Rajan Anandan (Head of Google India) highlighted four internet policy issues that, in his opinion, the new government needed to urgently address. His prescriptions deserve some context and elaboration for the sake of clarity and emphasis.

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

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

Rethinking Intermediary Liability

Two recent developments, from opposite ends of the world, have reignited the debate on India’s flawed intermediary liability regime. The first is a recent order of a US appellate court in the heavily publicised Youtube-Viacom copyright suit. The second development comes from closer home and pertains to the call for annulment of the Intermediary

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