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In the age of fake news, most urban Indians still trust WhatsApp

In the age of fake news, most urban Indians still trust WhatsApp

India's go-to messenger for personal information as well as business data.
The digital gender gap means African female activists get disproportionately trolled

The digital gender gap means African female activists get disproportionately trolled

"Trolls see a women who has power, and they’re convinced they have the right to attack and shrink her down to the size they believe she should be."
Maps show how Bengaluru is expanding way too quickly for its residents

Maps show how Bengaluru is expanding way too quickly for its residents

The home of India’s tech industry is growing rapidly. But basic government services have yet to catch up. While most people in the southern Indian…
WhatsApp is going global with a restriction used to fight fake news in India

WhatsApp is going global with a restriction used to fight fake news in India

Over six months after WhatsApp decided that, in India, a message can be forwarded to only five recipients at once, the company has imposed the…
World Bank’s optimism about declining global poverty is missing a crucial point

World Bank’s optimism about declining global poverty is missing a crucial point

The World Bank’s latest annual report on poverty and shared prosperity has an unsurprisingly positive message that only 10% of the world’s population lived in…
Wikipedia discontinues its "zero-rating," will focus on research-driven outreach

Wikipedia discontinues its "zero-rating," will focus on research-driven outreach

When Facebook was to get approval for its "zero-rating" system (where it would bribe Indian ISPs to give it the power to decide which services would be free to access, and which would be capped and
Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support

Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support

Tor and The Guardian Project have teamed up to add new UI elements and security data to the already in-development Orfox browser. The post Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support appeared first on