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Corona’s privacy concerns

With changing transnational contours of the app economy, where the jurisdictional functionality of service providers is questionable and operates in clouds, India needs to strengthen data laws   The Government’s directive to all public and private sector employees to install

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An urban disturbia

‘Bois locker room’ chats show how boys of elite Delhi schools engage in deviant behaviour against fellow girl students When teen boys in elite schools in our metropolitan cities talk about raping or gang-raping their classmates, share nude pictures of

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Now, digital distancing

With the country taking on the Coronavirus pandemic head on, cybercriminals have lost no opportunity to exploit fears around it. We need to crack down on this fast-growing menace For the world, the outbreak of Coronavirus has meant solitary confinement for so

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Robot with human touch

As robots take over frontline duties for Covid-19 patients, it is time to look at AI’s potential in healthcare As healthcare personnel on the frontline of humanity’s war against the Coronavirus fall prey to it daily, more and more countries around the

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Zoom into our lives

With concerns over privacy, is the Chinese app masking data mining and surveillance? Months before the deadly Coronavirus virus struck the world, we had never even heard of Zoom, the US-based video conferencing app that was first founded in 2011 by a

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Flight of fancy

Aerial mobility may be a solution to urban overcrowding but we should stop putting money in ill-conceived ideas While planning for the Allied invasion of Europe in World War II, experts realised that they needed mechanised troops on the ground, which is

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Digital divide in Indian internet society

A divide is explicitly emerging in India, which might result in massive gaps in access to the internet in the age of a network society The internet has entered all possible dimensions of human existence. It has overwhelmingly transformed the

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Tesla’s second coming

The company announces it is working on improved EV batteries to reduce ‘range anxiety’ among drivers South Africa-born entrepreneur Elon Musk is a polarising figure. His late night tweets are analysed by venture capitalists and tech journalists as much as that of

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Use AI to fight pandemics

The Coronavirus outbreak has called into question the ability of governments in predicting, containing and even preventing epidemics. AI and big data can be the answer In 2019, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board said that the world was not prepared for the

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Too little to charge

Let’s not get excited by the discovery of lithium reserves. They are not enough to fuel India’s electric ambitions The discovery of an estimated reserve of 14,000 tonnes of lithium ore in Mandya, 100 km from Bengaluru, has gotten several

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