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19 years since 9/11, examining historical linkages between national crises and pathologising of sexuality
Arts & Culture

19 years since 9/11, examining historical linkages between national crises and pathologising of sexuality

The queer-immigrant-terrorist type is here to stay. It gives the US a ready justification to invest in surveillance technologies targeting Muslims and people of colour, to detain and deport, to live out its unruly visions anchored in homonationalism.

Coronavirus outbreak a trailer of what anti-microbial resistance can do tomorrow; it's time to limit intake of antibiotics before it's too late
India

Coronavirus outbreak a trailer of what anti-microbial resistance can do tomorrow; it's time to limit intake of antibiotics before it's too late

Experts dealing with anti-microbial resistance (AMR) have feared uncontrollable pathogens — bacteria as well as viruses — much before COVID-19 spread across the globe

'Indian govt should convince public on Aarogya Setu's efficacy rather than forcing it on them': Cybersecurity expert Elliot Alderson tells Firstpost
India

'Indian govt should convince public on Aarogya Setu's efficacy rather than forcing it on them': Cybersecurity expert Elliot Alderson tells Firstpost

In an interview with Firstpost, Elliot Alderson replied to several assertions made by the Union government about Aarogya Setu, which is being widely being promoted as a contact-tracing app that help to combat COVID-19.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Aarogya Setu team says 'no user data at risk' after French hacker raises concerns over 'security of 90 million Indians'
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Aarogya Setu team says 'no user data at risk' after French hacker raises concerns over 'security of 90 million Indians'

The official handle of Aarogya Setu contact-tracing app, developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, asserted late on Tuesday that "no personal information of any user has been proven to be at risk".

Sensitive nature of data validates privacy concerns over Centre's Aarogya Setu app; legislation with 'sunset clause' can curb potential misuse
Tech

Sensitive nature of data validates privacy concerns over Centre's Aarogya Setu app; legislation with 'sunset clause' can curb potential misuse

The Aarogya Setu app generates a unique ID for each user and it keeps a track of all other IDs coming in contact with it and the GPS location and time of said contact.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Rahul Gandhi terms Aarogya Setu app 'a sophisticated surveillance system', says fear must not be used to 'track citizens'
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Rahul Gandhi terms Aarogya Setu app 'a sophisticated surveillance system', says fear must not be used to 'track citizens'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said Aarogya Setu mobile application is a "sophisticated surveillance system" outsourced to a private operator, raising serious data security and privacy concerns

Data Societies: Can the State be trusted with information in times of ubiquitous surveillance systems?
Life

Data Societies: Can the State be trusted with information in times of ubiquitous surveillance systems?

Amid the rise in global surveillance systems, the common man needs to be involved in conversations on data through politics.

Rise of CCTV in Digital India isn't making us more secure; policing and surveillance reforms are need of the hour
India

Rise of CCTV in Digital India isn't making us more secure; policing and surveillance reforms are need of the hour

The CCTV footage from the Jamia Millia Islamia library is slowly helping us piece together just what happened on the night of 15 December last year

Sundar Pichai supports temporary ban on facial-recognition, Microsoft believes otherwise
News & Analysis

Sundar Pichai supports temporary ban on facial-recognition, Microsoft believes otherwise

Alphabet's CEO Pichai urged regulators to take a 'proportionate approach' when drafting rules.

CES 2020 is all in on surveillance tech from consumer gadgets to sensors, whether you like it or not
News & Analysis

CES 2020 is all in on surveillance tech from consumer gadgets to sensors, whether you like it or not

Nestled in the “smart home” and “smart city” showrooms at the sprawling Las Vegas consumer tech conference are devices that see, hear and track the people they encounter.

Tight security for Narendra Modi's rally at Ramlila Maidan: CCTVs on all routes leading to venue, snipers atop buildings
India

Tight security for Narendra Modi's rally at Ramlila Maidan: CCTVs on all routes leading to venue, snipers atop buildings

Elaborate security arrangements have been made for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally on Sunday at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, which is a little over a kilometre away from Old Delhi's Daryaganj that was hit by violence on Friday during the protest against the amended Citizenship Act

WhatsApp hacking case brings to the fore insecurity among human rights activists, lawyers and journalists
News & Analysis

WhatsApp hacking case brings to the fore insecurity among human rights activists, lawyers and journalists

In India, 121 WhatsApp users were targeted with NSO spyware, the messaging service said in a recent letter to the government

WhatsApp hack by NSO Group has brought lack of any legal protection against govt surveillance to the forefront
News & Analysis

WhatsApp hack by NSO Group has brought lack of any legal protection against govt surveillance to the forefront

We need to be wary of all those who sell us the technology for efficiency and rob us of our individuality and rights.

Pegasus scandal is latest confirmation that you are being spied on and always have been
India

Pegasus scandal is latest confirmation that you are being spied on and always have been

Faced with the Pegasus cellphone-interception scandal, and a long list of governments mired in allegations that they used it to illegally surveil political opponents, fears have risen across the world for the future of our privacy

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Politics

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware

Congress leaders slammed the government over WhatsApp spying incident with party president Sonia Gandhi dubbing the 'snooping' on activists, journalists and political persons as illegal, unconstitutional and shameful

Sonia Gandhi slams Modi govt over RCEP, says trade pact will deal 'body blow' to Indian economy, cause hardship for farmers
India

Sonia Gandhi slams Modi govt over RCEP, says trade pact will deal 'body blow' to Indian economy, cause hardship for farmers

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday launched a blistering attack on the government on the state of the economy, saying signing the RCEP agreement will result in "untold hardship" for farmers, shopkeepers and small enterprises

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'
India

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'

WhatsApp claims it informed the Government of India about hacking in May 2019, however, government sources claim it was 'pure technical jargon' and didn't mention Pegasus spyware

WhatsApp hack: Congress should wait for facts to emerge rather than float conspiracy theories about Modi govt snooping
India

WhatsApp hack: Congress should wait for facts to emerge rather than float conspiracy theories about Modi govt snooping

There are a lot of unanswered questions and loopholes in the narrative, but that hasn’t stopped the Congress from accusing the BJP-led NDA government of snooping and calling on the Supreme Court to take suo motu cognisance of these “illegal activities” and “hold the government to account”.

WhatsApp hack: Pegasus scandal highlights India's self-destructive lack of oversight over its intelligence services
India

WhatsApp hack: Pegasus scandal highlights India's self-destructive lack of oversight over its intelligence services

In 2018, Citizen Lab first published findings demonstrating that an Israeli company, NSO Group, had exploited vulnerabilities in operating systems to create Pegasus, a system capable of hijacking targeted phones