Category: Technology

IT’s Crisis: Frontline covers the story

The current (June 17, volume 34, Issue 12) issue of Frontline covers the current crisis in Indian IT sector with 8 articles. The links of the articles and their synopsis are given below. A dream in decline The spectre of large-scale job losses haunts the Indian IT services industry, which teeters on the brink of …

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All your data belong to private business!

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Digitial Economy

“One data broker said he could get lists of high net worth individuals, salaried people, credit card holders, car owners and retired women in any given vicinity.”

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Your smart-phone can be used to trap you

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Digitial Economy

“Think of all the people you’ve ever called or emailed, and all the people you’re connected with on Facebook and LinkedIn. What are the chances that one of them has committed a serious crime, or will do so in the future?”

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Capitalism – Titanic without life boats for the masses!

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Deriving Capital's Future

‘Who does labour confront when in confronts capital?’ was always a difficult question to specify, but it has become more complex. Labour now confronts a competitive system of calculation, which we name as ‘capital’.

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eWallet or digital robbery

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Digitial Economy

What will happen when money from our wallet goes invisible and gets into intangible eWallet? To understand this easily, let us see what happened in Kenya where a digital payment method was widely implemented for the first time in the world.

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Online theft: Capitalism’s illegitimate child

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Digitial Economy

we should not think that only those who commit crimes should protect their personal information. Having your personal details under your control is equivalent to having your life under your control.

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How globalized gambling started driving our lives

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Deriving Capital's Future

The market based allocation of resources model started taking more and more bizarre forms and now ends up as an organized gambling by the richest 1% with the lives of billions and the future of our entire planet.

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Aadhaar: Indian for sale! A tool of suppression in ruling hands!

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Digitial Economy

As of now corporate hands reach even small villages. With Aadhaar they can enter each and every home and thrust their influence on to the face of every person.

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Pirates of Silicon Valley

Story about the beginning of two of the most formidable tech companies

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Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we’ll still track you

Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we’ll still track you The overlord of digital world  

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Is today’s tech world gender and colour (and religion and caste and class) neutral?

“Technology is for everyone. It sees all humanity as one. It doesn’t know it’s being handled by a man or a woman or a black or a white but inadvertently it often fails to deliver to the ‘other’. Women and blacks.” says an article in ciol.com Gadgets and apps are designed to solve the problems …

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Scrap performance appraisal !

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Scrap Performance Appraisal

WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! Scrap performance appraisal ! Dear IT friends, We would be confronting this year’s appraisal cycle in the backdrop of massive layoffs by IT giants such as TCS and IBM. After slogging day-and-night for one whole year, we expect pay-hike and promotion as righteous rewards for our efforts. Although we have …

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