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Playing With The Cultural Thin Skin: An Interrelationship between History, Censorship, and Video Games in India and the United States of America

Playing With The Cultural Thin Skin: An Interrelationship between History, Censorship, and Video Games in India and the United States of America In the last few decades, technological developments have transformed our world at an unprecedented scale. This technological renaissance has contributed to different sectors in our daily lives, such as industry, communications, and entertainment. […]

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Aarogya Setu Protest

Aarogya Setu Protest By Vickram Crishna This is a statement of protest against the mandating of installation of privacy-breaching software on persons who may be affected by the risk of infection under certain circumstances, detailed below. SFLC.in reserves the right to file, or to assist with filing of petitions against the inclusion of this clause in […]

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Internet Governance in Times of a Pandemic

Internet Governance in Times of a Pandemic By Rahul De’ and Neena Pandey With the almost 2-month lockdown mandated by the Indian government, the activities of many institutions have moved to the online space. Employees of all organisations are being asked to work from home, which means they log in to their office systems remotely and […]

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Distributed Decentralized Technology for empowering people is still a dream!

Distributed Decentralized Technology for empowering people is still a dream! By Dr. Nagarjuna G Socio-political problems cannot be fixed by technology, however technology can facilitate and expedite the distribution of justice or disruption of social fabric. Copyleft cannot fix freedom of expression, but it will make it easy and accessible. Copyleft cannot fix abuse of […]

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Towards a Progressive Cryptocurrency Policy for India

Towards a Progressive Cryptocurrency Policy for India By Satish Babu   1. Introduction One of the most revolutionary developments in computing in the last decade has been the emergence of an entirely new family of computing artifacts, Cryptocurrencies. This domain has potentially deep implications in monetary policy, privacy, surveillance, Surveillance Capitalism, data protection, anonymity and […]

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Youth and Privacy: It does matter

Youth and Privacy: It does matter By Faisal Farooqui   Imagine a busy highway. A small child of four or five years old is running into the traffic. His/her parents nowhere to be seen. Who do you think should be blamed if there’s an accident? Now imagine that the highway is social media, and the […]

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