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,…

India’s blurry battle between digital freedom and security

India’s blurry battle between digital freedom and security: Increasingly, Indian authorities are pulling the plug on the internet. They say the tactic is the most effective tool against militants and troublemakers who organise online. Perhaps surprisingly, internet freedom advocates agree they are right to be worried. But conversely, authorities acknowledge the perils of limiting communication…