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Category: Surveillance
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I mind it a little bit: Djokovic expresses concern over ‘big brother’ cameras at Australian Open 22.1.2019 Scroll.in
The cameras unveils behind the scenes footage before and after the games.
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Justice AP Shah: Why the Supreme Court’s judgement on Aadhaar is flawed 22.1.2019 Scroll.in
In the foreword of a new book on Aadhaar, the former chief justice of the Delhi High Court writes about how the identity system is ‘an instrument of exclusion’.
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Airbnb Refunds Guest Who Found Undisclosed Indoor Camera During Stay 18.1.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Some time after Jeffrey Bigham and his family checked into an Airbnb just before the new year, he spotted something that was not in the rental's online listing. Staring back at him, above the TV,...
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Maharashtra: SC modifies law imposing restrictions on dance bars 17.1.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Thursday nixed some provisions of law imposing restrictions on the licensing and functioning of dance bars in Maharashtra, paving the way for their reopening. A bench, headed by Justice A K Sikri, relaxed stringent conditions imposed by the state government for obtaining licenses for dance bars. The bench revoked certain […]
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India protests against alleged harassment of its diplomats in Pakistan: Reports 15.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
New Delhi claimed its envoys were kept under ‘aggressive watch’ during a wedding reception in Islamabad last month.
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Column: 2019 will be the year of more state control 5.1.2019 Reuters: South Asia News
A signature theme of the new year is the possibility of a malign confrontation between the world’s greatly enhanced capacity for electronic surveillance and the weakening of democratic control. The antidote to that risk is the democratic spirit and civil freedoms – both of which are suffering world-wide. These are not dead, but they are unwell, at times ...
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What a Honduran teen’s trauma says about tackling of sexual assault cases in US immigrant centres 30.12.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
A ProPublica probe reveals that police are quickly – and with little investigation – closing the cases.
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Readers’ comments: Computer surveillance order shows that the Centre wants to monitor our thoughts 30.12.2018 Scroll.in
A selection of readers’ opinions.
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Computer surveillance order violation of right to privacy: Popular Front 27.12.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Computer surveillance order violation of right to privacy: Popular Front
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Modi Government Converting India Into 'Nanny State': Congress 25.12.2018 NDTV News - India-news
The Congress on Monday accused the Modi government of "violating" the privacy of individuals and converting India into a "nanny state" in the wake of reports of the Centre's proposal to amend the...
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Govt wants to rein in social media before Lok Sabha polls 25.12.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Before the elections, fake news can create law and order hassles and that is the reason they want social media firms to follow the amended IT Act.'
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Govt drafts new IT rules to curb social media misuse; experts flag privacy concerns 25.12.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Experts warned that amendments, which would allow traceability of "unlawful content", invade personal privacy and free speech.
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Three experts on IT Act panel say they were not consulted on new rules for snooping on content 24.12.2018 Scroll.in
Proposed changes to the Intermediary Rules of 2011 allow government to censor a wide range of content it considers objectionable .
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With new rules to snoop on online content, India is moving towards the Chinese model of surveillance 24.12.2018 Scroll.in
India can only battle disinformation online once it passes a comprehensive privacy law.
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Centre’s order on computer surveillance is backed by law – but the law lacks adequate safeguards 24.12.2018 Scroll.in
The Information Technology Act’s surveillance scheme furthers a colonial hangover.
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9,000 phones, 500 emails intercepted each month under UPA: RTI 22.12.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The RTI reply also stated that the interception of communication was being carried out in accordance with the Telegraph Act of 1885 and Telegraph (Amendment) Rule of 2007, a clause that finds a mention in the clarification issued by the government over the December 20 order.
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Govt's 'snooping' order headed to SC 22.12.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'With the top court's judgment declaring the Right to Privacy a Fundamental Right, the powers under the provision need to be looked afresh.''To utilise such sweeping powers in the right manner will also be a challenge.'
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Centre’s order on computer surveillance threatens right to privacy, experts say 22.12.2018 Scroll.in
The Constitutional validity of the notification allowing ten agencies to intercept information is uncertain.
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Govt authorises 10 central agencies to monitor any computer; sets off political storm 22.12.2018 Financial Chronicle
New Delhi Ten central agencies have been authorised by the Centre to intercept information from any computer, a move that set off a political storm Friday with the opposition accusing the government of trying to create a "surveillance state" But the Centre said the rules for intercepting and monitoring computer data were framed in 2009 when the Congress-led UPA was in power and its new order only notified the designated authority which can carry out such action The opposition parties led by the Congress slammed the order as unconstitutional, undemocratic and an assault on fundamental rights and an attempt by the BJP government to convert India into a "surveillance state" by resorting to "snooping", inviting a sharp response from the ruling party In a strong defence of the government order, the BJP said it is legal with adequate safeguards and in the interest of national security, dubbing the opposition's criticism as a "text book case" of speaking without any homework. The Centre also rejected the ...
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Centre authorises 10 agencies to snoop on any computer 21.12.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The BJP said it is legal with adequate safeguards and in the interest of national security..
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