Stories about India

31 May 2017

Online Trolls Attack Critics of India's Aadhaar State ID System

Critics of the Aadhaar biometric ID system are being criticized by state agencies and trolled by anonymous handles on Twitter.

22 May 2017

Mumbai Technologists Are Using TV Spectrum to Bring More Internet Access to India

Poor Internet infrastructure leaves the vast majority of Indians limited to mobile Internet only, making it difficult to engage deeply with Internet technology.

5 May 2017

Is India's Aadhaar System an Instrument For Surveillance?

"Repeat after me: Aadhaar is surveillance technology masquerading as secure authentication technology."

2 May 2017

The World’s Largest Biometric Database is Leaking Indian Citizens’ Data — But Keeps On Growing

In spite of multiple court orders making UID voluntary and limited to selected schemes, the government continues to expand its scope.

28 April 2017

Indian Government Bans 22 Social Media Platforms in Kashmir including Facebook, WhatsApp

"By presenting the other side to the Kashmir storyline, the locals once again were able to own....the highly complex and conflicted Kashmir narrative."

27 April 2017

Netizen Report: Censorship Spikes in India, Subsides in Cameroon

The Internet is back on in English-speaking Cameroon, while social media has been shut down in Kashmir. Journalists in Maldives mourn the stabbing death of a blogger.

4 April 2017

Indian Techies Work To Detect Fake WhatsApp And Facebook messages

Many of the new users do not yet know how to differentiate between authentic sources and fake or malicious ones.

3 April 2017

Criminal Case Against Indian Poet Provokes Controversy Over Speech Rights

The poem was posted on Facebook on World Poetry Day — but its verses were not welcomed by everyone.

30 March 2017

Netizen Report: India Had 31 Internet Shutdowns in 2016. How Many Did Your Country Have?

Venezuelan independent media sites suffer online attacks, Japan may use mass surveillance to punish “preparations” for crime, and the UK calls for backdoors on encrypted messaging apps.

28 February 2017

Indian Student Activist Faces Death Threats After Standing Up to Right Wing

Threats of violence, gang rape, and physical attacks are making news in India, after a 20-year-old student activist from New Delhi's Lady Shri Ram college launched the #StudentsAgainstABVP protest.

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