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As we build the digital ID systems of the future, where does privacy fit in?

The ID Question: Episode 2 India’s Aadhaar could be a blueprint for identity systems in the 21st century, but there’s a difference between what institutions want and what individuals need In episode one of The ID Question, we looked at India’s Aadhaar system and what happens when a single ID is […]

WhatsApp Payments feature now available for users in India

Know how to send and receive money using the WhatsApp Payments feature on the messaging app Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has been testing its digital payments feature for both Android and iOS in India for some time now. Currently, in beta stage, testers have now found the payments feature appearing […]

India fines Google $21.17 million for ‘Search Bias’

India rules Google abused its dominant position in web search, imposes $21.17 million fine India’s antitrust watchdog, Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday imposed a fine of $21.17 million (approx Rs. 136 crore) on the US Internet giant Google for abusing its dominant position in the local search market […]

We brought 25 universities together for one giant hackathon.

We brought 25 universities together for one giant hackathon. Here are the top projects students built. A formal photo-session after the prize distribution Last weekend, we hosted Hack36, our first-ever hackathon at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology in Allahabad. It was easily one of the largest student-lead hackathons in India. Over […]

Introducing ‘Total, built by hike’ — Android refined to bring the next billion people onto Data

India has a population of 1.3B with 750M unique mobile users. Approx 350M are feature phone users with another 400M being smartphone users. With the data growth over the last 18–24 months we’ve seen the data users grow tremendously to 200M users. However, a massive gap still remains. Why aren’t […]

How micro-innovation could transform India

A network of small, smart villages could power India’s post-industrial future. Image: REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting We have now heard the story to the point of exhaustion — the human race is under threat and the robots will take […]

Aadhar Security, Bringing Sticks to a Gun Fight

Credits: Rishi Mohan We have been told our data is completely secure and ‘hack-proof’. But, let me tell you, there is nothing in this world which is ‘hack-proof’. During the Second World War, the Germans used Enigma machine to protect their messages.They could punch in a message (eg.“Food supplies coming from […]