Internet access, sustainability, and citizen participation: electricity as a prerequisite for democracy?

Internet access, sustainability, and citizen participation: electricity as a prerequisite for democracy?: At its core, sustainability simply refers to the ability to live harmoniously within an environment over time. When applied to modern society, humanity’s long-term survival rests not only on environmental and ecological harmonization, but also on our social and cultural harmonization – the…

Internet Of Things (IoT) and cyber risks

Internet Of Things (IoT) and cyber risks: IoT is the inter-networking of physical objects which enable them to interact with each other through the internet. It describes a world where just about anything can be connected to communicate with each other. According to industry analysts, it is estimated that around 40-50 billion devices will be…

The problem with the right to privacy

The problem with the right to privacy: The recently concluded Supreme Court hearings on Aadhaar and privacy pitted a quintessentially American idea of the “right to be left alone” against the long-standing demand of India’s poor for the “right to be acknowledged” by the state—which was the genesis of Aadhaar in the first place. Clearly,…