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Caroline Tupcienko, during an experimental ocular implant procedure in Australia

Most people will rebel if they learn they’re being experimented on, even if it serves humanity

Some people pointed to a lack of consent, but the number was not very high. A fewer of them were concerned about unequal treatment.
Kota students and their view on jobs

How WhatsApp has become the new classroom for school students

A growing trend among private schools has been to create WhatsApp groups through which students interact with teachers to prepare for exams.

Panic & praise among Indian bloggers, ‘influencers’ as Instagram hides its likes

The Instagram test on making like counts private is reportedly driven by an endeavour to give content quality precedence over a mad dash for likes.
An office in Gurgaon, Haryana | Representational image | Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

Can our water, power woes hit data localisation plans? New BJP or Congress govt must answer

Locating data on Indian soil may not necessarily give the government jurisdiction over it.

China might be behind US in innovation, but not for long 

With the Chinese economy having expanded threefold since 2008 along with its growing size of domestic market, it will soon join the ranks of technologically advanced countries.

Here’s how technology can help us end the scourge of modern slavery

A disproportionate number of women and girls – who make up 71% of the 40 million in modern slavery - are impacted.
It is fascinating to study how people use technology in their relationships (representational image)

The robots are coming and women’s work faces the greatest risk of automation

New research shows more than 70 per cent of the jobs deemed to be at high risk are held by women.
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The web is 30 years old. What better time to fight for its future

If we give up on building a better web now, then the web will not have failed us. We will have failed the web.
cybersecurity in India

Cyber security can seem scary, but really it’s a source of hope

Technology users see cyber threats as economic disablers and cybersecurity as an economic burden.
An iPhone XR

Our love affair with smartphones has grown deeper than you think

Many people are making surprising smartphone trade-offs, a survey has found, with most respondents rating their smartphones above dating.

On Camera

Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
imran khan

With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

RFID

RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?