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All Things Policy: What Lies Ahead for Antitrust Reform

 The Democratic Party, which has strongly advocated regulation of large technology corporations, effectively controls Congress and the White House in the US. Anupam Manur and Rohan Seth join Prateek Waghre to discuss recent proposals for antitrust reform and the...

All Things Policy: Is Privacy a Competition Issue?

Google and Facebook have cornered the largest parts of the global digital advertising marketplace. The way these markets operate has a significant impact on privacy. With antitrust action picking up in multiple countries, Prateek Waghre and Rohan Seth discuss whether...

MisDisMal-Information 35: Of The Crafty World of War Rooms, D.O.O.M., Blurred Lines and Gloomy Races

This is an excerpt from Edition 35 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of The Crafty World of War Rooms, D.O.O.M., Blurred Lines and Gloomy Races – MisDisMal-Information Newsletter (substack.com) DOOM and The Crafty World of War Rooms Over the...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 34

This is an excerpt from Edition 34 of MisDisMal-Information:  For the complete edition, go to:  Of Hex, Lies and (not just)Video deepfakes – MisDisMal-Information Newsletter (substack.com) Of Hex, Lies and (not just)Video deepfakes Hex, Big Lies and Consequential facts Warning: This portion...

All Things Policy: Will the Internet FLoC to Google’s Standards?

 In early March, Google announced that it would not support alternatives to third-party cookies to track user behaviour at an individual level. It will also begin public tests for FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts), its proposed standard to target...

All Things Policy: The Long Arm of the Law Crosses Borders

 Electronic evidence has become an integral part of criminal investigations. This often requires access to data stored in other jurisdictions. What processes are in place in India today to make this happen? How are other countries approaching this challenge?...

All Things Policy: A New Era for Indian Internet

 Last week the government notified the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The rules have some serious implications for how Internet content creators and platforms are going to function in India. Anirudh Kanisetti talks...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 33

This is an excerpt from Edition 33 of MisDisMal-Information:  For the complete edition, go to:  Of Regulating the ‘internet’ this week, climate meme themes The worrying themes of climate memes Cameron Oglesby writes about politically charged memes, especially around climate change [Grist]:...

All Things Policy: Should Google and Facebook Pay for News?

 Australia has come up with a code to make Google and Facebook negotiate with news outlets and pay for content that they host. The tech giants have reacted by threatening to stop their services in Australia. Other countries, including...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 32

This is an excerpt from Edition 30 of MisDisMal-Information:  For the complete edition, go to: Of Good(ol’)witch-hunting, Big Tech-whatever information-I-have, Fac-xit and K[r]oopthink Big Tech-whatever I information I have and Good(ol’)witch-hunting I have no doubt you’re already aware of the Delhi Police...
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