Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s twitter account was briefly hacked but restored almost immediately. A recent investigation by Bloomberg, the US-based financial services company reveals that Twitter has a project that protects VIPs and their accounts.
A new type of legal action is increasingly being used by powerful people and governments to shut down criticism from activists, academics, whistleblowers, and journalists. This is officially known as a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, or SLAPP.
The immortal line from the Bhagawad Gita goes on to be translated as “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds”. We are seeing this now as Covid-19 and its many mutations and variants sweep across the globe, bringing death and relentless destruction.
The verdict in the defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani by former minister MJ Akbar has resulted in one of the more enlightened judgments in recent times. It is a huge shot in the arm against the virus of male sexual harassment.
Thanks to the pandemic, Big Tech has emerged with huge profits and enormous clout over individuals and governments, including sanctions against the president of the most powerful country in the world. Have the Big Five collectively become the new superpower?
There are signs that the pandemic could have an unexpected positive side effect trust in science and those who are working to use it to improve our health, even save lives as the hope for a vaccine gathers pace.
All OTT platforms will now come under government regulations and rules. While there is a lack of clarity on what these regulations entail, it means that streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and others now answer to Prakash Javadekar, the minister for information and broadcasting
Has the pandemic locked us into a high-tech dystopia? Two high profile social activists, Vandana Shiva in India, and Canadian author Naomi Klein, have both been warning of an age they call Digital Dictatorship, when the giants of the tech world will dominate the economy, and all our lives.