New digital age and importance of privacy of data

Privacy should not be limited to headline grabbing revelations about surveillance, Snowden and Sony; these conversations need to be mainstreamed to every citizen-consumer. A few months ago, I was invited to sit on a jury looking at innovative uses of social media platforms and community-oriented apps. The awards criteria included originality, implementation, scalability and impact.…

Delhi asks for blocking of Uber app

Delhi transport authorities have asked the central government to block the Uber app, saying that the cab aggregator has been operating illegally in the capital. The city government had banned Uber in December after one of its drivers was charged with raping a passenger, but it resumed operations just weeks later. The US-based company has…