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OTT Regulation Redux – New facts, same old worries

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday released a consultation paper on ‘Regulatory Framework for Over-The-Top (OTT) Communication Services’, thus bringing full-circle a process that began in March 2015 with the release of a similarly title... More »

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The hidden threats that rise from India’s porn ban

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An Indian court’s latest order which has led to the blocking of popular porn websites could drive millions of internet users in the country to use dodgy services that help them circumvent the block. It could put their cybersecurity at risk. Indian users are on... More »

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Breaking down China’s AI ambitions

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China unveiled a plan to develop the country into the world’s primary innovation centre for artificial intelligence in 2017. It identified AI as a strategic industry, crucial for enhancing economic development, national security and governance. The Chinese gov... More »

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The Aadhaar judgment and tech policymaking

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As the dust has settled on the Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar, people searching for certainty as opposed to fuel for arguments have been sorely disappointed. Specifically on the issue of private sector use of Aadhaar, the judgment appears to upend current un... More »

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How Cryptocurrencies will upset nation states

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Less than 1% of the global population has used a cryptocurrency (pdf). But there are good reasons for the State to take it seriously. Major cryptocurrencies have a global footprint, most have a fixed or predetermined monetary supply, are currently pseudonymous... More »