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Rohan Seth

Tech This Week | What we learned from the US antitrust inquiry

Lawmakers seem to be catching up with technology and so will regulation, so Big Tech should not take things for granted.

01 Aug 2020 4:17 PM

Tech This Week | Apple’s anti-trust hearing may be an exercise in cross talking

Apple's app store holds a monopoly on iOS and as such app developers have no option but to pay the platform's commission to reach iOS users.

25 Jul 2020 6:49 PM

Tech This Week | The Personal Data Protection Bill in the context of the Twitter hack

When it comes to data breaches, the bill does not do nearly enough to put power back in the hands of the users.

18 Jul 2020 6:50 PM

Tech This Week | Data is not national wealth, must not be regulated in same manner

Value is derived from data is because it is shared. That’s a key reason why technology evolved into a multi-trillion dollar global industry.

11 Jul 2020 9:33 PM

Tech This Week | Banning TikTok is another nail on coffin of internet exceptionalism

The action against Chinese Apps is not about data protection but is a political manoeuvre.

04 Jul 2020 10:44 PM

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Tech This Week | Encouraging small sellers to get online must be a policy priority

One of the best ways to make that happen is to provide the right incentives to MSME sellers to go online

21 Jun 2020 4:59 PM

Tech This Week | Now is the time for misinformation reform

Because of liberal laws based on principles of free speech on most dominant online platforms, misinformation is often allowed to stay up.

13 Jun 2020 7:31 PM

Removing Chinese apps from your phone is the opposite of self-reliance

Several Indian startups such as Paytm, Swiggy, Zomato, Ola and BigBasket have Chinese investors. Shunning the apps hurts Indian startups.

08 Jun 2020 4:07 PM

Tech This Week | #BanTikTok Solves Nothing

Indians spent over 5.5 billion hours on TikTok, which is more than the next eleven countries combined

30 May 2020 4:02 PM

Tech This Week | Advertising a tax on the poor, pandemic going to exacerbate it

Many don’t have jobs now but the book Poor Economics says they could trade off a little food for entertainment. So they’ll bear the brunt.

25 May 2020 7:52 PM

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Why India needs to be the centre for content moderation reform

A significant number of moderators for most platforms are contracted through companies such as Cognizant, Genpact, and Accenture.

16 May 2020 3:10 PM

Tech This Week | Will Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ make the internet a safer place?

Best case scenario: The body achieves incremental progress by laying out key principles that guide Facebook’s content moderation efforts.

11 May 2020 5:11 PM

Tech this week | Jio-Facebook’s e-commerce monopoly is not a foregone conclusion

Amazon has also made a move to get kirana shops on its platform, and in the coming months it's likely that Flipkart and Snapdeal will too.

02 May 2020 11:32 PM

Stay safe and go back to the newspaper this pandemic

We did not need a global pandemic to realise how big a challenge misinformation is, but it helps.

27 Apr 2020 3:07 PM

Should you download Aarogya Setu?

Yes. Its updated privacy policy is a marked improvement on the previous one. But the app needs an end date so it does not set a new normal.

17 Apr 2020 12:49 PM

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Overcorrection at the cost of privacy during coronavirus is problematic

Use of facial recognition and other personal data has the potential to set a new normal by resetting our expectations on personal privacy.

09 Apr 2020 9:06 PM

The need for a data protection law becomes evident from the recent Zoom fiasco

None of the protections afforded by a privacy law are in place yet, which leaves our data open to exploitation by tech companies

03 Apr 2020 4:10 PM

What does refusal to sign the Osaka Track mean for India?

The big decision here is whether or not India wants to share its data with anyone under any circumstances.

16 Oct 2019 1:20 AM

Wider debate needed on major changes in data protection law

The Data Protection Bill is going to be profoundly important in India’s tech policy landscape, going forward.

30 Aug 2019 4:26 AM

Election Commission sends notice to Mamata Banerjee for violation of code

In an unprecedented move, the Election Commission on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for violating the model code of conduct.

15 Apr 2016 6:40 AM

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