Cyber Democracy

What does Democracy mean in this age of cyber? How does the government benefit from the sale of our data? What is data economy? And does the internet give us the right to be forgotten? These and many more questions will be discussed, debated and answered in Cyber Democracy, a new podcast offering from Suno India. This show is hosted by well-known data and internet researcher Srinivas Kodali.

Episode 12 – Muting the Internet

Episode 12 – Muting the Internet

The internet enabled new content to be created and distributed as there was no regulation over the content. Over the years government has been trying to regulate the internet and…

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Episode 11 – Mechanical Birds

Episode 11 – Mechanical Birds

Since 2010 with the launch of Parrot AR, drones have become consumer technology and are being used everywhere from movie shootings, wedding videography and scientific activity like mapping. The ability…

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Episode 10 – People’s Movement to Save the Internet

Episode 10 – People’s Movement to Save the Internet

The internet was built by people, they made it there home and used it to teach people skills and spread knowledge. Several individuals grew up with internet, they knew the…

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Episode 9 – Midnight Machines

Episode 9 – Midnight Machines

Technology has always been political, people developing the technology or promoting it have influenced it everywhere. India is no different to this paradigm, our first prime minister Nehru influenced it…

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Episode 8 – Turning Missed Calls into Votes

Episode 8 – Turning Missed Calls into Votes

Cambridge Analytica is popularly known to influence voters across the world, including US elections of 2016 and UK leave EU referendum, using personal data. It is said Cambridge Analytica had…

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Episode 7 – Mother database, National Population Register

Episode 7 – Mother database, National Population Register

The National Population Register was designed to be maintained by Registrar General of India and was subsequently linked to Census 2011 and carried out along with it by the Register…

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Episode 6 – The All Seeing Eye

Episode 6 – The All Seeing Eye

Across India there are reports coming in about use of facial recognition systems to track people assembling to protest against the citizenship amendment act. Indian Express has reported the Delhi…

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Episode 5 – Personal Data Protection Bill – What does it mean for your right to privacy?

Episode 5 – Personal Data Protection Bill – What does it mean for your right to privacy?

The much awaited personal data protection bill for India has been introduced in the parliament last week. After appointing a committee lead by Justice Shri Krishna for framing the law,…

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Episode 4 – Data of the People, by the People and for the People

Episode 4 – Data of the People, by the People and for the People

Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, the Minister for Road Transport and Highways has revealed that the government is selling personal data related to vehicle registration and driving licenses…

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Episode 3 – Safety Trouble

Episode 3 – Safety Trouble

Last week the country was shocked to hear about the rape and murder of a young veterinary doctor in Hyderabad. The Home Minister of the Telangana blamed the victim for…

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Episode 2 – Bugs in Cyberspace

Episode 2 – Bugs in Cyberspace

In cyberspace, a bug is an error in a software program which may cause a malfunction like shutting down systems or behave in an unintended manner. Across the world, security…

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Episode 1 – FASTag Conundrum

Episode 1 – FASTag Conundrum

The Ministry of Road Transports and Highways recently notified all national highway toll plazas to dedicate all lanes except one cashless lanes using FastTag. The Ministry is effectively making FastTag…

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