Tag Archives: Editors’ Picks

Editors’ Picks (22/3/15)

1. Dot wants to be the Wikipedia of location mapping, Napier Lopez, TheNextWeb.

2. Hardware Designs Should be Made Free: Here’s How to Do It, Richard Stallman, WIRED.

3. Humans: The Next Platform, Geoffrey Woo, TechCrunch.

4. Huxley to Orwell: My Hellish Vision of the Future is Better Than Yours (1949), OpenCulture.

Editor’s Picks (08/03/2015)

1) Anatomy of a Hack, Russell Brandom, The Verge.

2) Documentary on 2012 Delhi gang rape banned in India, Nikita Doval, Live Mint.

3) Opinion: The FCC’s Net Neutrality victory is anything but, Geoffrey A. Manne, Wired.

4) Facebook post written in Florida lands US man in United Arab Emirates jail, David Kravets, Ars Technica.

5) Facebook reaching out to users who might be suicidal, Rex Santus, Mashable.

Editors’ Picks (02/03/15)

1) Defining Offensive: SC reserves verdict on pleas against 66A of IT Act, First Post.

2) Net Neutrality activists score landmark victory in fight to govern the Internet, Dominic Rushe, The Guardian.

3) Snapdeal has just been taken to court for selling vibrators, Manu Balachandran, Quartz India.

4) How the Military will fight ISIS on the dark web, Patrick Tucker, Defense One.

5) The Dark Web, anarchy, law, freedom and anonymity, Mark Stockley, Naked Security.

6) Online Intermediaries in India, Chinmayi Arun & Sarvjeet Singh, Social Science Research Network.

7) How cards are quietly transforming the web, Robert Fan, Tech Crunch.

8) I spent 2 hours in a virtual world – and I didn’t want to leave, Taylor Hatmaker,  Daily Dot.

Editor’s Note: We would like to announce with great pleasure that one of our TLF’s own posts – “Intermediary Liability – An Explanation” by Kartik Chawla,  has found mention in the 2014 Web Index, published by the World Wide Web Foundation (the world’s first measure of the World Wide Web’s contribution to social, economic and political progress in countries across the world). The citation is in the ‘Copyright and Intermediate Liability’ head.

Editors’ Picks (8/2/15)

1. We Can Now Build Autonomous Killing Machines. And That’s a Very, Very Bad Idea, Rober McMillan, WIRED.

2. Blocking online porn: who should make Constitutional decisions about freedom of speech?, Chinmayi Arun, Scroll.in.

3. Office Puts Microchips Under Employees’ Skin, Luke Karmali, IGN.

4. Why economists are wrong about tech, Michael Baxter, The Next Web.

5. Watch Vestigen’s Project Ara Sensors Show How Modular Smartphones Could Change The World, Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch.

6. #Mufflerman vs #IronLady: it’s hashtag war in Delhi politics, Tania Goklany, Hindustan Times.

7. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality, Tom Wheeler, WIRED.

8. Virtual Reality, The Empathy Machine, Josh Constine, TechCrunch.

Editors’ Picks (01/02/15)

1. Securing a future for Digital India, Arun Mohan Sukumar, The Hindu.

2. SC orders Google, Yahoo! And Microsoft to stop advertisements relating to sex determination, Apoorva Mandhani, LiveLaw.

3. Drone maker to add no-fly firmware to prevent future White House buzzing, Sean Gallagher, ARSTechnica.

4. The Pirate Bay is live once again,  Selena Larson, DailyDot.

Editor’s Picks (11/1/2015)

1. The Creepy ‘Black Mirror’ Universe Could Be Closer Than You Realize, Sara Bobitz. Huffington Post.

2. A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever, Kim Zetter, Wired.

3. CES 2015: Toyota opens up hydrogen patents, BBC News.

4. Mumbai police block over 650 controversial Charlie Hebdo posts on social media,  FP Staff, FirstPost India.

5. StartupBlink maps startups, accelerators and coworking spaces around the globe, Abhimanyu Ghoshal, TheNextWeb.

6. Does the Internet of Things herald an era of digital feudalism?, G. Sampath, LiveMint.

7. Thom Yorke made as much as $20M from his BitTorrent experiment, Matthew Ingram, Gigaom.


Editors’ Picks (14/12/2014)

1. Cases that will define the contours of Free Speech over the Internet in India, CCG NLU-D,

2. Government admits that S. 66 A is prone to abuse, Supreme Court says the Section lacks guidelines, by Gaurav Pathak, LiveLaw.

3. India can do better than this luddite response to Uber, by Apar Gupta, Quartz India.

3. Surprise: Spanish Newspapers Beg Government And EU To Stop Google News Shutting Down, Glyn Moody, TechDirt.

4. The Web’s Inventor Says Affordable Internet Should Be A ‘Human Right’, by Sylvia Hui, Huffington Post.

5. Leaked email reveals secret anti-piracy meeting between Google, Sony, and Homeland Security, by Russell Brandom, The Verge.


Editors’ Picks (30/11/2014)

1. Should digital monopolies be broken up?, The Economist.

2. The Snowden effect, quantified, Alex Wilhelm, TechCrunch.

3. Facebook can gain direct access to your mobile and take pictures or make videos at any time, MPs warn, Cristopher Hope, Telegraph.

4. Steve Jobs Lives on at the Patent Office, Antonia Regaldo, MIT Technology Review.

5. EU wants Google to extend the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ globally, Stan Schroeder, Mashable.

Editors’ Picks (23/11/14)

1. Cyberwar is bullshit, by Russell Brandon, the Verge.

2. Microsoft now has robot security guards, by Imad Khan, the Daily Dot.

3. China Takes The Great Firewall Up A Notch By Blocking An Entire Content Delivery Network, by Glyn Moody, Techdirt.

4. When Fitbit Is the Expert Witness, by Kate Crawford, the Atlantic.

5. Google has free speech right in search results, court confirms, by Jeff John Roberts, Gigaom.

6. Whatsapp Just Switched on End-to-End Encryption for Hundreds of Millions of Users, by Andy Greenberg, Wired.

7. Huxleyed into a full Orwell, by Cory Doctrow, Motherboard.

8. Why a popular new video game with gay characters is no longer available in India, by Rohan Venkatramakrishnan, Scroll.in.

Editors’ Picks (09/11/2014)

1. Google’s New Open Source Privacy Effort Looks Back to the ’60s, by Elizabeth Dwoskin, Wall Street Journal Blogs – Digits.

2. Global Web Crackdown Arrests 17, Seizes Hundreds Of Dark Net Domains, by Andy Greenberg, Wired.

3. India Plans to Deal with Malicious Cyber-activities With New National Cyber Coordination Center, by Radu Tyrsina, Technology Personalized.

4. Facebook sees a 24% increase in government data requests since second half of 2013, by Napier Lopez, The Next Web.

5. Petition to Indian gov’t for open publication of standards, by Cory Doctrow, BoingBoing.

6. How We See Google Glass Around The World, Sarah Buhr, TechCrunch.