Internet Freedom Is Expected to See a Dip This Year (But People Will Find Ways to Stay Connected)

On the night of January 5th, outside the North Gate of Delhi’s premier educational institute Jawaharlal Nehru University, I tried, while balancing on my toes among young people pushing and pulling each other, to upload photos and videos of the chaos unfolding in front of me with no success. I was suddenly proud of my … Continue reading Internet Freedom Is Expected to See a Dip This Year (But People Will Find Ways to Stay Connected)

How India Ranked Among Countries that Use ‘Cyber Troops’ to Influence Opinion

ABOUT FIVE YEARS ago, the Indian Government was busy looking for a pool of teenaged hackers to fight off cyber offensives targeted at its strategic installations, including the national power grid, gas pipelines and other public utilities. The reason that Richard Jeffrey Danzig, cyber security adviser to former US President Barack Obama, offered to Open about the … Continue reading How India Ranked Among Countries that Use ‘Cyber Troops’ to Influence Opinion

WhatsApp Will Replace Facebook as the Online Battlefield in Elections 2019

DIVYA SPANDANA HAS fans requesting selfies with her wherever she goes. This actor-turned politician from Karnataka who now heads the social-media division of the Congress party obliges such entreaties as if by force of habit. When she sits back to chat, she says she is saddled with work, and it shows: in between sentences, she … Continue reading WhatsApp Will Replace Facebook as the Online Battlefield in Elections 2019

What Jobs Will Trend in the Future? Industry Experts Share Insights

JAMES JOSEPH, FORMER director at Microsoft India, left the fast-changing world of IT in his prime some years ago after winning a global in-house award of the world’s largest software maker by revenue, to become a food entrepreneur. “One has to re-train and adapt constantly to gain from the rapid growth of the industry,” notes … Continue reading What Jobs Will Trend in the Future? Industry Experts Share Insights

How Social Media Is Shaping the New Political Order

Even his inveterate opponents wouldn’t contest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has few peers in employing social media for political gains. Since August, when he overtook Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter, his personal handle @narendramodi has been the most followed account in India, and he is the only non-Bollywood personality on the top 10 list of … Continue reading How Social Media Is Shaping the New Political Order