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Internet capitalism pits fast technology against slow democracy

Technology-driven changes—like those we are presently experiencing—produce demands for security and stability that pose a threat to liberal democracy and capitalism. Across the world, autocrats are on the…

Facebook’s Battle Against Fake News Helped by This Tiny US Think Tank

A day before Facebook announced that it had discovered and disabled a propaganda campaign designed to sow dissension among US voters, it exclusively shared some of the suspicious pages with an…

Indian startups at war against humanity’s greatest enemy – ‘Bullet’ against superbugs on target

Bugworks became the first company in Asia to receive investment from CARB-X, the U.S. government’s main funding vehicle for the fight against superbugs Anand Anandkumar’s father was a…

Aadhaar Data: UIDAI Initiates Action Against Owner of Unauthorised App

The UIDAI has recently filed an FIR in Bengaluru against an individual for allegedly offering “unauthorised” Aadhaar-related services via an app but the case does not involve breach of privacy or…

Microsoft Releases Windows XP Security Patches for Additional Protection Against WannaCry-Like Cyber-Attacks

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP in 2014 The company issued free security patches for Windows XP last month Microsoft has advised users to move to…

Can we protect against computers being fingerprinted?

Imagine that every time a person goes out in public, they leave behind a track for all to see, so that their behaviour can be easily analysed, revealing…

Syrian rebels declare new battle against government

Syrian rebel groups announced a new battle against government forces on Monday, a sign of escalating violence that has undermined a ceasefire deal and threatens to derail U.N.-led…

Artificial intelligence: Go master Lee Se-dol wins against AlphaGo program

A master player of the game Go has won his first match against a Google computer program, after losing three in a row in a best-of-five competition. Lee…