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Category: Surveillance
Last updated: May 28 2020 23:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Government surveillance bill withdrawn in U.S. House 28.5.2020 Reuters: World News
The House of Representatives is dropping consideration of legislation that would have extended U.S. surveillance tools, the chamber's number two Democrat said on Thursday, after President Donald Trump threatened a veto and his fellow Republicans withdrew their ...
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Bid to extend U.S. surveillance tools stalls after Trump threatens veto 28.5.2020 Reuters: World News
An effort to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) stalled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump promised to veto it and Republicans withdrew their support.
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Covid-19: Aarogya Setu app is now open source, says NITI Aayog CEO 26.5.2020 Scroll.in
Amitabh Kant claimed that making the app open source ‘further highlights’ the government’s commitment to transparency.
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German court limits power of spy agency's overseas bugging 19.5.2020 Reuters: World News
Germany's Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the surveillance of telephones and internet traffic of foreign nationals abroad by the BND intelligence agency violates parts of the constitution.
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U.S. Senate votes to extend government surveillance tools 15.5.2020 Reuters: World News
The U.S. Senate comfortably approved a 2-1/2-year extension of parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) on Thursday, two months after the divisive provisions allowing government data collection expired.
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India’s Aarogya Setu app is another chapter in its chequered history of data protection 14.5.2020 Scroll.in
From lapses in Aadhaar to SBI’s data servers, India’s cyber security practices have not been promising.
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India follows China's lead to widen use of coronavirus tracing app 14.5.2020 Reuters: Top News
India is aggressively pushing a state-backed contact tracing app to fight the spread of COVID-19, raising fears that the world's second-most populous nation is on its way to Chinese-style methods of high tech social control.
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Covid-19: Order on mandatory use of Aarogya Setu app is ‘utterly illegal’, says former SC judge 12.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
On May 1, the Centre had ordered that downloading the app was mandatory for employees of private and public sector organisations.
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Aarogya Setu data will be used only for health purposes, stored for up to 180 days, says Centre 12.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Experts have raised concerns about privacy and surveillance risks posed by the app, which has over nine crore users.
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No Covid-19 silver bullet: Aarogya Setu endangers India’s privacy – and its usefulness is uncertain 12.5.2020 Scroll.in
Health experts warn that contact tracing works best in situations where infection rates are low and there is widespread testing.
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Covid-19: Aarogya Setu app likely to be mandatory for air travel, says report citing Centre’s draft 11.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
If this proposal is formally declared, India will become the second country after China to make a mobile app compulsory for travel.
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Podcast: How Covid-19 contact-tracing apps could redefine relations between citizens and the state 8.5.2020 Scroll.in
A conversation with data experts Ananth Padmanabhan and Sahil Deo.
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Aarogya Setu "Absolutely Robust, Safe": Minister Amid Privacy Concerns 6.5.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asserted that the Aarogya Setu app is "absolutely robust, safe and secure" in terms of privacy protection and data security, rejecting charges by the opposition...
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No data or security breach in Aarogya Setu app, says Centre after hacker raises concern 6.5.2020 Scroll.in
Ethical hacker Elliot Alderson has warned the ‘privacy of 90 million Indians is at stake’ due to the mobile application launched by Narendra Modi’s government.
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"No Data Breach In Aarogya Setu App": Government On Hacker's Red Flag 6.5.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
There is no security breach in coronavirus tracking app Aarogya Setu, the government said today in response to claims by a French "white hat", or ethical hacker, that the "privacy of 90 million...
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Covid-19: Noida Police to punish residents who do not have Aarogya Setu app 5.5.2020 Scroll.in
Repeat offenders could be imprisoned up to 6 months or fined up to Rs 1,000.
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Israel extends coronavirus cell phone surveillance by three weeks 5.5.2020 Reuters: World News
A parliamentary panel on Tuesday authorised Israel's Shin Bet security service to continue using mobile phone data to track people infected by the coronavirus until May 26, prolonging an initiative described by critics as a threat to privacy.
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"Excuse For Surveillance State...": Shashi Tharoor On Aarogya Setu 4.5.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday expressed concerns over the central government's decision to make the Aarogya Setu mobile application mandatory for public and private employees, who are...
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"Malware": Digvijaya Singh Raises Doubts Over Aarogya Setu App 3.5.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh today raised privacy and data issues over the usage of "Aarogya Setu App", a COVID-19 tracking mobile application launched by...
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Aarogya app 'sophisticated surveillance', says Rahul 3.5.2020 Rediff: News
Technology can help keep us safe, but fear must not be used to track citizens without their consent, he said. The mobile application helps users identify whether they are at risk of the COVID-19 infection.
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