IOJ Desk

Google’s new privacy feature in Play Store

The feature requires developers to give people more information about how apps collect, share and secure user data. Play Store will now sport a data safety section in Google Play. What is significant though is that app users henceforth will get to see the apps...

Big Tech, Big Media and the Challenge to Democracy

Robert McChesney, one of the best scholars of media, titled a book ‘Rich Media, Poor Democracy’. But, it wouldn’t be hyperbole if we say Big Tech, Dead Democracy. Between US President Donald Trump’s victory and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s multiple attempts to get...

Mapping Digital India

The most disturbing reality might be that there are "more Indians have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet," but there are other digital facts like "60 percent of all households have cable and satellite" or that "DD National, covers about 92 percent of the 1,200...

Spectrum and Community Radio

Guest Post by Ram Bhat of maraa, a Bangalore-based media collective.   Community Radio became a reality in India, on the 16th of November 2006. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MoIB) released official guidelines enabling civil society organizations,...

A tiny step too late

Sometimes a small step in the right direction needs to be applauded, even if it is a bit late in the day and  just a half-hearted attempted. I am not sure if I've seen something like this before during my morning dose of Deccan Herald, so it came as a pleasant...