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Japan passes controversial anti-terror law despite protests 15.6.2017 Zee News : South Asia
Japan passed a controversial anti-terror law on Thursday that sparked street protests and warnings from critics that it would stomp on citizens` privacy rights and lead to over-the-top police surveillance.
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Japan enacts controversial anti-terror law 15.6.2017 Hindu: News
The new law allows investigators to charge an individual or organisation which conspires to engage in terrorism or other serious crimes.
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Novel system to detect cell phone hacking 12.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new system called SeaGlass that helps detect cell phone surveillance by modelling a city's cellular landscape and identifying suspicious anomalies.
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Objective of Aadhaar is to include, not exclude: Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, UIDAI 10.6.2017 ET: Opinion
In the last four months, Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique identification number, has been made mandatory for around 100 services and welfare schemes.
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Don't like Aadhaar? Watch out for Twitter trolls like these 1.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Called critics as 'anti-Aadhaar brigade', accuse them of publishing half-truths to for own interests
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Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms 26.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U. S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency.
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Wikipedia has legal rights to challenge NSA surveillance: US appeals court 24.5.2017 HBL: Gaming
Now, the online encyclopedia and 8 other plaintiffs can scrutinise ‘Upstream’
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CPEC has 'very worrying aspects' for Pakistan, says writer Nadir Hasan 19.5.2017 News
He alleges Pakistan's agreement to China just for the sake of economics, fears breach of privacy
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China set to expand DNA testing in Muslim region 16.5.2017 Hindu: News
Xinjiang is facing security crackdown
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CIC asks NCW to take action in tapping of a woman's phone 14.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the NCW to perform its statutory duty and take cognisance of the matters infringing the constitutional rights of women such as the right to privacy. Subhra Agarwal, a resident of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, had approached the National Commission for Women (NCW) claiming that her phone connections with the BSNL and Reliance have been kept under "illegal" surveillance since April 20, 2016. She wanted the surveillance be lifted on those mobile numbers and sought remedy for the breach. Agarwal claimed that her right to privacy, which is intrinsic part of right to life under Article 21, was breached by two mobile service providers- Reliance and BSNL. While the NCW seems to be reluctant to act in the matter, the Central Information Commission has asked it to perform its statutory duty in this case. Nearly a week after filing representation with the NCW in July, 2016, Agarwal filed an RTI application seeking to know what action was taken in the matter. Citing ...
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Watch: Aadhaar has become a whipping boy: Nandan Nilekani 13.5.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
India certainly needs a modern data privacy and protection law, Nilekani said in an interview
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Aadhaar by design is built for privacy: Nandan Nilekani 12.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
India certainly needs a modern data privacy and protection law, Nilekani said in an interview
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Irrespective of what one feels about Aadhaar, a comprehensive new privacy law is needed 10.5.2017 ET: Policy
Our approach to Aadhaar must be the same, taking advantage of its immense potential for good while putting in place a modern legal framework to prevent abuse.
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Can Aadhaar be used to snoop on you? Experts say it very well can be 8.5.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Privacy and security experts say that UID can be used as a tool for mass surveillance by the govt
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 7.5.2017 Kangla Online
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For mobile marketing to explode, consumers should trust companies, leading to targeted advertisements 6.5.2017 ET: Advertising
As of 2016, consumers were spending an average of 25% of their daily time on mobile devices, but advertisers were pumping in only 12% of their ad dollars in the mobile economy.
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Aadhaar vs security: Is the biometric system a tool for surveillance? 6.5.2017 Latest News
The scheme has so far enrolled 1.13 billion Indians and residents of India
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Aadhaar: are a billion identities at risk? 5.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
"My fingerprints and iris are mine and my own. The state cannot take away my body," a lawyer told the Supreme Court last week. Shyam Divan was arguing a crucial petition challenging a new law that makes it compulsory for people to submit a controversial biometric-based personal identification number while filing income tax returns. Defending this law, the government's top law officer told the court on Tuesday that an individual's "right to body is not an absolute right." "You can have right over your body but the state can restrict trading in body organs, so the state can exercise control over the body," Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said. At the heart of the latest challenge are rising concerns over the security of this mega biometric database and privacy of the number holders. (The government says it needs to link the identity number to income tax returns to improve compliance and prevent fraud.) India's biometric database is the world's largest. Over the past eight years, the government has collected ...
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Online security won't improve until companies stop passing buck to customer 4.5.2017 All Technology Stories
Giving security advice is hard because individuals have little or no control over their security
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Facebook 'exploited' Australian kids for advertisers 1.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Facebook monitored the posts of Australian children and used algorithms to identify and exploit them by allowing advertisers to target them during their "most vulnerable moments", media reported, evoking criticism against the social media giant.
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