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Lessons for India on Data Protection

The glaring misuse of data in the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica case is unfortunate. But there is a lot to learn from the revelations. It is also timely given the ongoing deliberations of the Expert Committee on Data Protection, recently constituted by the Government of India. Here,

Connecting the Next Billion

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

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

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.