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Nikhil Pahwa

Founder @ MediaNama. TED Fellow. Asia21 Fellow @ Asia Society. Co-founder SaveTheInternet.in and Internet Freedom Foundation. Advisory board @ CyberBRICS

Why the IT Rules 2021 won’t lead to a ban on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, but the power imbalance between government, platforms and users needs to be fixed

Sneha Johari

I'm a MediaNama alumna from 2015-16 (remember TinyOwl?) now back to cover e-services like food and grocery delivery, app based transport and policies, platforms and media in India.

Ola to pilot a self-drive car service in the coming weeks

Trisha Jalan

I cover health, policy issues such as intermediary liability, data governance, internet shutdowns, and more. Hit me up for tips.

Daily Digest of Tech Policy News And Updates (May 14, 2021)

Rashi Varshney

Writes about e-commerce, social media, tech and Internet ecosystem.

Hathway lost 30K broadband subscribers in Q1 FY19

Aditi Agrawal

Send me tips at aditi@medianama.com. Email for Signal/WhatsApp.

Exclusive: Delhi Police has tools to extract data from smartphones, including iPhones

NT Balanarayan

I'm passionate about technology and gaming. You can follow me <a>@chupchap</a>

Intuit now lets businesses accept payments in Bitcoin

Advait Palepu

Reports on banking, payments, fintech and crypto-curencies. Additional reporting on media regulations, data protection and other areas.

A Sleight of Hand: Understanding The Government’s Push For Linking Aadhaar With CoWIN

Siladitya Ray

Writes about consumer technology, social media, digital services and tech policy. Is a gadget freak, gamer and Star Wars nerd.

Justice Srikrishna data protection draft bill is now public, highlights and what happens next


Vidyut is a commentator on socio-political issues with a keen interest in behavioral sciences, digital rights and security and manages to engage her various proficiencies to bring an unusual perspective to issues related with the intersection of tech and people.

India Post Payments Bank offers a choice on Aadhaar linking

Aryan Babele

Blogger at MediaNama. Personal blogs at www.lawforit.wordpress.com.

Sri Lanka introduces final draft of Personal Data Protection Bill

Diya Ghosh

Intern at MediaNama So, I come here to look out of the window while jamming to Kishore Kumar and write sometimes.

Telegram Introduces Unique Authorisation Service, Telegram Passport

Werner Egipsy Souza

Werner Egipsy Souza, has worked across both rural and urban geographies, across India, hence there is a keen interest to develop solutions around improving quality of life, where key day to day problems in the Indian subcontinent, such as potholes, mobile phone non-voice communication are addressed.

Atom Technologies Launches IMPS Service For Its Merchants

Rajat Kumar

Rajat is a Senior Officer - Research & Advocacy at the Digital Empowerment Foundation. He works on sifting through the socio-economic, cultural, technological and ethical questions surrounding the application of ICT4D in an equitable and socially responsible manner. A tea aficionado and incorrigible nerd, he identifies himself as a child of the Internet and would probably have a panic attack if his devices failed him. Rajat’s passion is understanding real world social networks and interactions using the tools of social and data science. His favourite quote is: “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive” - Elbert Hubbar.

Demonetisation & the Push to Digital Payments in India: Violation of Human Rights?

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By Rahul Rai and Shruti Aji Murali A little less than a year since their release, the Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020 is being amended....


By Anand Venkatanarayanan                         There has been enough commentary about the Indian IT...


By Rahul Rai and Shruti Aji Murali The Indian antitrust regulator, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has a little more than a decade...


By Stella Joseph, Prakhil Mishra, and Surabhi Prabhudesai The recent difference of opinions between the Government and Twitter brings to fore the increasing scrutiny...


This article is being posted here courtesy of The Wire, where it was originally published on June 17.  By Saksham Singh The St Petersburg paradox,...

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