Privacy in the digital age

Privacy in the digital age: The current focus on the right to privacy is based on some new realities of the digital age. Personal spaces and safeties that were previously granted simply by physical separation are no longer protected. The digital network enters the most proximate spaces and challenges the normally accepted notions of the private. It…

Ajit Pai’s Fight Against Net Neutrality

Ajit Pai’s Fight Against Net Neutrality: Net neutrality: The idea that internet providers should enable equal access to all (legal) content and applications, regardless of source or nature. It is a principle of open networks and open access. To evangelists it is the core tenet that preserves users’ rights to free communication without which the…

Privacy concerns in Kashmir over cellphone prying

Privacy concerns in Kashmir over cellphone prying: Security forces in Kashmir, particularly in its volatile south, are allegedly prying into cellphones of residents during roadside searches, raising privacy issues in a state where militants use social media to propagate their agenda and garner mass support. Even as officials denied it was routine policing practice, dozens…

Hacker shows cops how he got Aadhaar data

Hacker shows cops how he got Aadhaar data: Abhinav Srivastava, prime accused in the Aadhaar data theft case, stunned investigators on Saturday with a six-hour demonstration explaining the shortcuts he used to hack+ into websites. He disclosed the modus operandi he used to hack into the government website to access Aadhaar data. The cyber crime sleuths recorded…