Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
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Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover will encourage govt intervention on social media

The risk of Musk’s impulsive actions will make it difficult for the US to continue to export self-regulation to jurisdictions such as India.

Signal to Telegram, India wants to monitor communication apps. But telecom bill not the answer

Involving the DoT to now govern digital communications applications may serve as a disruption with no guarantee of desired policy outcomes.

India must re-think the zero-charge regime for digital transactions. Try this tiered approach

The current cross-subsidy disincentives quality of service and will impact ease of living in the longer term.

Google, Twitter are making internet safe in 2 ways—inaction, overaction. There’s a third

Artificial intelligence and machine learning cannot always distinguish between offensive and non-offensive media.

Why OTTs, telcos mustn’t lock horns over infra cost-sharing

There is no evidence to suggest that the increased penetration of OTT services has adversely affected the revenues and profits of telecom operators.

Big isn’t always bad—why India mustn’t blindly copy EU’s Digital Markets Act

DMA aims to curb economic freedom of large digital companies to ‘address and pre-empt’ competitive risks their business models pose.

Exit of VPNs just the beginning. CERT-In’s cybersecurity rules will affect many players

Forcing companies to report cyber-attacks within a mere six hours is an onerous requirement.

India doesn’t need a media market regulator. Industry actually needs more economic freedom

Economic regulations make it harder to recoup investments made on content and drive firms towards consolidation for greater efficiencies.

Interoperability affects platforms like WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram. EU can learn from India

Evaluating the costs and benefits of interoperability requires a clear context. Modi govt's UPI push shows what consumer-friendly tech can look like.

Digital India dream and arbitrary internet shutdowns can’t go together. Just see the loss

The right to internet access should be treated as a fundamental right. Frequent shutdowns adversely impact both Indian economy and society.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.