Forensic examination of hard drives recovered from Hyderabad based tech company IT Grids have revealed voter profiles of 7.8 crore people from Telangana and AP, and another 2 crore from Punjab.
A thriving ecosystem of private tech companies are finding big business in helping the well-funded political parties reach potential voters.
17/04/2019 12:27 AM IST
Everyone, from local bureaucrats, to the Indian government, to the courts takes turns censoring the Internet. This piecemeal model might be even more harmful than China's "Great Firewall" because it lacks all transparency or logic.
16/04/2019 12:06 AM IST
India’s smallest constituency has 26 cases already, including for putting up posters on a government tree and a well.
12/04/2019 3:21 PM IST
The party is also spending very heavily on Google advertising, and along with the YSRCP, is the most significant spender for political ads on Google’s network.
09/04/2019 8:47 AM IST
The Association of Billion Minds is Amit Shah's personal election unit, recommending election candidates, running Nation with NaMo and creating fake news sites.
04/04/2019 1:36 PM IST
With social media and the Internet in general seeing a glut of fake news, the role of fact checking has grown steadily. Companies like Facebook and Google rely on independent fact-checkers to vet content. But does this mean the problem is solved?
31/03/2019 11:56 PM IST
This isn't the first time that angry Indians have targeted the wrong app on the Google Play store.
12/03/2019 12:13 PM IST
Do you have a Smart TV that’s running on Android? A weird bug might have revealed your name to other users.
05/03/2019 5:23 PM IST
Insiders in the Parliamentary Committee for IT spilled the beans about why the BJP is eager to regulate Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp and others.
05/03/2019 1:28 AM IST
Electronic Medical Records are becoming more widespread in India, but with a lack of medical data law, or a general data protection law, highly sensitive information is up for the taking.
25/02/2019 9:38 AM IST
Drone regulation in India is moving forward steadily, but is it meeting the needs of a growing industry?
04/02/2019 12:42 AM IST
Vodafone, Airtel, Jio and other firms may talk about putting the customer first, but recent submissions to TRAI show what they really think.
01/02/2019 2:13 PM IST
Indian companies are sucking up to the government by offering to snoop on citizens using their services.
29/01/2019 2:32 AM IST
Google is building a searchable political ads library, and a country-specific political advertising transparency report ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
25/01/2019 10:09 AM IST
Chances are that you’ve seen people posting pictures of themselves in 2009 and 2019. Harmless fun, or another way for people to learn from your personal data?
17/01/2019 2:20 PM IST
Although the collection of visitor information is nothing new, digitizing and automatically storing it with the police will open up new avenues of surveillance with no oversight.
16/01/2019 4:41 PM IST
The rise of the robots is already up-ending the workplace, yet somethings remain depressingly familiar
14/01/2019 11:25 PM IST
The game makes you experience the journey of a Syrian refugee through text messages and selfies.
12/01/2019 3:04 PM IST
Sometimes, the Internet can be wonderful.
10/01/2019 10:00 AM IST
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