· May, 2017

Stories about India from 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.

Netizen Report: In India and Jamaica, Women Face Threats for Resisting Misogyny Online

In Malaysia and Azerbaijan, officials go after media for political coverage. Meanwhile, with major social media sites banned, Kashmiris have turned to local platform KashBook.

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.

‘Cyber Warrior’ Group Threatens to Extort Indian Women on Facebook

Threats of character assassination and extortion can carry severe real-life consequences, especially for women.

Is India's Aadhaar System an Instrument For Surveillance?

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

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.

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