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Indian PM Narendra Modi’s digital dream gets bad reception
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2015 — filed under: , ,
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Silicon Valley’s most powerful chief executives this week how his government “attacked poverty by using the power of networks and mobile phones’’, the entire population of the state of Kashmir remained offline — by order of the state.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Indian surveillance laws & practices far worse than US
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 13, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 11:09 AM — filed under: , , ,
Explosive would be just the word to describe the revelations by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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Internet users enraged over US online spying
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 29, 2013 last modified Jul 01, 2013 04:10 AM — filed under: , ,
India is the fifth most tracked nation by American intelligence agencies.
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Is CMS a Compromise of Your Security?
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , ,
By secretly monitoring and recording all Indians through a Central Monitoring System, our government will end up making citizens and businesses less safe.
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Blog Entry Mastering the Art of Keeping Indians Under Surveillance
by Bhairav Acharya published May 30, 2015 last modified Aug 23, 2015 12:26 PM — filed under: , ,
In its first year in office, the National Democratic Alliance government has been notably silent on the large-scale surveillance projects it has inherited. This ended last week amidst reports the government is hastening to complete the Central Monitoring System (CMS) within the year.
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Blog Entry Misuse of Surveillance Powers in India (Case 1)
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 06, 2013 — filed under: ,
In this series of blog posts, Pranesh Prakash looks at a brief history of misuse of surveillance powers in India. He notes that the government's surveillance powers have been freqently misused, very often without any kind of judicial or political redressal. This, he argues, should lead us as concerned citizens to demand a scaling down of the government's surveillance powers and pass laws to put it place more robust oversight mechanisms.
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Blog Entry Models for Surveillance and Interception of Communications Worldwide
by Bedavyasa Mohanty published Jul 02, 2014 last modified Jul 10, 2014 07:50 AM — filed under: , ,
This is an evaluation of laws and practices governing surveillance and interception of communications in 9 countries. The countries evaluated represent a diverse spectrum not only in terms of their global economic standing but also their intrusive surveillance capabilities. The analysis is limited to the procedural standards followed by these countries for authorising surveillance and provisions for resolving interception related disputes.
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File New Document on India's Central Monitoring System (CMS) - 2
by Maria Xynou published Jan 30, 2014 — filed under: , ,
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Blog Entry Paper-thin Safeguards and Mass Surveillance in India
by Chinmayi Arun published May 20, 2015 last modified Jun 20, 2015 10:17 AM — filed under: , ,
The Indian government's new mass surveillance systems present new threats to the right to privacy. Mass interception of communication, keyword searches and easy access to particular users' data suggest that state is moving towards unfettered large-scale monitoring of communication. This is particularly ominous given that our privacy safeguards remain inadequate even for targeted surveillance and its more familiar pitfalls.
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Paranoid about state surveillance? Here’s the FD Guide to living in the age of snoops
by Admin published Dec 16, 2017 — filed under: ,
The US does it, so does China. Ever since Edward Snowden’s revelations back in 2013, which exposed the extent of the US’s global surveillance apparatus, the public has been fairly clued into the extent of mass surveillance.
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