The government has been readying a new set of rules to govern social media and messaging platforms. The latest reports indicate that these may entirely dismantle our right to online privacy.
Police violence at Jamia sparked a day of protests across India. The government finally responded to the outrage, as did celebrities. Pop-up today: The ‘Instagram Decade’ Edition
A young woman was gang-raped and killed in Hyderabad, triggering outrage, protests and hasty official action.Lifehacker today: How to prevent Instagram from emptying your wallet
Facebook pulled down hundreds of pages, groups and accounts linked to the Pakistani military, the BJP and Congress parties. Also: The stunning Atlas of Beauty, ‘wiggling buttocks’ at the Brit Parliament and a mega-heat wave alert.
The crackdown on social media in the wake of the Churchgate mosque attacks, Justice P.C. Ghose’s appointment as India’s first Lokpal, and the new most expensive cities in the world.