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Tapping law rejected by Netherlands voters in referendum

Voters in the Netherlands last week narrowly voted against a law that would empower spy organisations to engage in mass tapping of Internet traffic. It would permit agencies to set up wire taps that focus a single entire area or method of communication, preserve data for up to three years, and share it with other intelligence agencies.…

आधार की सेंघ: निशाने पर सैनिक आधार के सहारे दुश्मन हमारे सैनकों को निशाना बना सकते हैं, जब भी जवान अपने खाते से पैसे निकलेंगे हैकर उसको ढूंढ निकालेंगे!

आधार डेटाबेस की सुरक्षा से कोई भी समझौते या उल्लंघन का मतलब है जैसे ही सैनिक अपने वेतन बैंक के खाते से निकालेंगे, सुरक्षा में सेंघ लगाने वाले हैकर्स आधार का उपयोग करने वाले सैन्य कर्मियों के सटीक स्थान का पता लगा लेंगे. यह राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा के लिए एक बड़ा खतरा हो सकता है, और यह तो केवल…

Understanding the Aadhaar Case Some reports from the 2017 proceedings in the Supreme Court

After hearing the contentious Aadhaar case on December 14, 2017, a five member Constitution Bench has extended the hearings to January 11, 2018. The final hearings in the matter will commence then. Aadhaar-Linking Of Bank Accounts, Mobiles Phones Extended To March 31. But following the re-iteration in the Order passed yesterday, no Institutions (Centre/State/Private) can force…

China collecting DNA from all residents of its Xinjiang territory

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has revealed that Chinese authorities are collecting fingerprints, DNA samples and other biometric data from all residents aged 12 to 65 in Xinjiang, a far western region of the country, where many minorities, including over 11 million Uighurs, a Muslim minority, live. For “focus personnel”, a term used to identify those…

Righ to Privacy

The Privacy Song

In India, often when one speaks of privacy, people presume that the person has something to hide. In fact, the words ‘privacy’ and ‘secrecy’ are often interchangeable in our society. This may be because traditionally we have been a collectivist society as opposed to the more individualist culture of western nations. This is why often,…

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