May 27, 2021 04:10 PM IST
India is in a constant state of elections. Any sort of manipulative behaviour by TIFY (Twitter-Instagram-Facebook-YouTube) will mean influencing behaviour and infiltrating India’s democracy. India will not tolerate it
- May 27, 2021 03:02 PM IST
While one question will determine technology’s potential to comply with a government rule, the other will determine if a demand to trace messages to the ‘first originator’ is tantamount to a constitutional violation of an individual’s right to privacy
- May 27, 2021 01:45 PM IST
India is a democracy. Tech corporations are anything but, and they may do well to examine their own motivations before calling into question the decisions of states, especially those navigating the changeable waters of a profoundly diverse nation such as India
- Feb 26, 2021 01:01 PM IST
The government has laid down the law to establish its authority without fear of further challenges from social media platforms. To that extent, India’s new social media rules are strong and robust, and might be a template for adoption by many other countries
- Jan 13, 2021 08:53 AM IST
The universe for Facebook’s interest-based targeting will now stretch even further to include Whatsapp users as well. But it doesn’t stop here. Facebook’s grand plan is to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger with its other services like Boomerang, Threads and Shops
- Jan 11, 2021 08:30 AM IST
With a stark threat to users, the Facebook-owned app has stolen a march over global regulators and sets the stage for likely rapid commercialisation of the platform
- Nov 09, 2020 01:21 PM IST
Imposing a market share cap on UPI is a retrograde step that will restrict customer choice and stifle innovation
- May 22, 2020 11:40 AM IST
The latest KKR deal goes on to prove investors can’t take their eyes off India’s single-largest opportunity
- May 11, 2020 03:09 PM IST
An Indian company has emerged as the torchbearer of our nation’s digital opportunity. Its shareholders stand to gain over the next decade
- Apr 30, 2020 11:22 AM IST
The Indian retail space is ripe for disruption and there has never been a better time to be a part of India’s digital revolution for the kirana store.
- Apr 29, 2020 12:16 PM IST
It’s going to be a buyer’s market, and the deal terms will reflect this dynamics
- Apr 29, 2020 09:09 AM IST
The Jio-Facebook alliance should trigger healthy rivalry and transform digital economy, benefitting all stakeholders
- Apr 24, 2020 09:52 AM IST
Millions of kirana stores are likely to become part of JioMart and reap benefits of scale and convenience for their customers. This will set an example of how, with clean practices, both physical and digital retail can co-exist and flourish.
- Apr 23, 2020 07:09 PM IST
This partnership has the potential to deliver significant results for India across multiple domains. Vision and ambition aside, both the companies need to realise each other’s strengths and core competencies to deliver on their promise.
- Feb 24, 2020 01:49 PM IST
The new clause in India’s proposed amendment of the Information Technology Act puts the onus on social media companies for non-user generated content shared on their platforms, hoping to curb circulation of misinformation, abusive and objectionable content.
- Feb 19, 2020 09:55 AM IST
While the current situation of COVID-19 in India is not a cause for alarm, this is another reminder that our public health system needs to be strengthened to face such situations.
- Feb 14, 2020 09:24 AM IST
WhatsApp’s acceptance and popularity among Indians is a key advantage for its payment offering Whatsapp Pay
- Jan 21, 2020 01:38 PM IST
The push by Taiwan’s civil society and youth against China’s influence in its domestic affairs and national politics has lessons for India which has to get more wary of its eastern neighbour and its ways.
- Dec 12, 2019 11:04 AM IST
India’s proposed Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 gives absolute power to the Centre to exempt its agencies from the purview of the Law if the Central Government is satisfied that it is necessary or expedient in the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with the foreign States, public order
- Dec 03, 2019 04:27 PM IST
While the State’s surveillance on its citizens is legal under certain circumstances, it’s unconstitutional. There should be judicial surveillance on the authorities who have the power to allow surveillance on individuals to stop breach of power.
- Nov 07, 2019 01:05 PM IST
Data breaches are common, but the one by NSO Group’s Pegasus is the kind of data breach that requires strong State-level diplomatic and policy-based responses.
- Nov 05, 2019 09:51 AM IST
To single out WhatsApp, as the Union government has done, is to miss the larger point as far as India is concerned. It’s time not to quibble over technicalities of reporting the hacking, but to find out who bought the NSO Group’s Pegasus.
- Sep 27, 2019 10:01 AM IST
The government could transform the way WhatsApp is used by demanding smaller group sizes. This will constrain the spread of fake news and at the same time stick to Zuckerberg’s ‘privacy-focused’ vision of the platform being the ‘digital equivalent of the living room’.
- Aug 28, 2019 09:19 AM IST
The key issue of the debate is ‘traceability’ of social media posts or forwards as companies such as WhatsApp seek refuge under end-to-end encryption of messages
- May 07, 2019 02:24 PM IST
WhatsApp’s reach and acceptability in India are fine, but regulatory hurdles can make life hard for the Facebook firm