Earlier this month, Amnesty International released a brief report calling out the dangerous use of facial recognition technology in the city. But Hyderabad is far from the only Orwellian nightmare in India—but part of a sweeping nationwide trend, which is closely linked to the Smart Cities Mission.
The founder and CEO of Twitter startled everyone by suddenly quitting his job. An unexpected but more pleasant surprise for Indians: Dorsey’s successor is a former IIT graduate—who appears the total antithesis of his Buddhist boss. Was Dorsey pushed or did he jump? And what does any of this mean for Twitter?
An adoption row in Kerala reads like a horror movie: A newborn baby snatched from its mother and illegally given away. What makes it even more shocking: All the protagonists—including the villains—are well-educated communists connected to the ruling party. And as always in India, this is a tale about caste and gender—though for a change, it has a happy ending.
The government listed 26 bills for the winter session of Parliament—and among them is the Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill. Its description suggests that the government may be gearing up to ban all private cryptocurrencies—and create one of its own.