Subramanian Swamy challenges hate speech law in SC

After challenging the validity of the criminal defamation law, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has now challenged before the Supreme Court various provisions of the Indian Penal Code dealing with offences of ‘hate speech’, saying they were violative of the fundamental right to freedom of speech. According to the law, hate speech is any speech, gesture…

5 facts that explain cyber warfare

America has spent decades and trillions of dollars building up the greatest military force the world has ever seen. But the biggest threat to national security these days comes from not from aircraft carriers or infantry divisions, but a computer with a simple Internet connection. That much became clear after the catastrophic hack-most likely by…

Enter the world of digital money

If tech clairvoyants and futuristic movies are to be believed, paper money is on its way out. In its stead, digital money will become the preferred choice for all financial transactions in the not-too-distant future. Supporting the digital wave is a host of new digital offerings promising ‘anytime and anywhere’ access to your money and…

Intel to focus on digital literacy, innovation

Semiconductor chip maker Intel will be focusing on improving the levels of digital literacy and fostering the culture of innovation in India, said a top Intel official. “On the digital literacy front, we have already trained 4 million people and intend to train more. We also want to work towards building the culture of innovation…

Intel hoping to improve digital literacy in India

Chip manufacturer Intel has announced that it will now focus on improving digital literacy levels in India. According to a report in TOI, an Intel official has stated that the company hopes to bring in a culture of innovation in the nation. Debjani Ghosh, vice-president and managing director at Intel, South Asia, said, “On the digital…

Public interest vs confidentiality

A convict or a person in remand cannot have right to privacy in medical matters furnished to seek admission in a hospital if adequate public interest is involved in the case.  The public can seek to know under the RTI Act if the person was genuinely admitted on medical grounds or if he faked ill-health…