China further tightens control over Internet

Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party. But these days she finds herself cursing the nation’s smothering cyberpolice as she tries — and fails — to browse photo-sharing websites like Flickr and struggles to stay in touch with the Facebook friends…

Poor implementation of laws helps human trafficking: NHRC chairman

Laws that lacked teeth to take stringent action against culprits have been encouraging human trafficking, Justice (retired) K.G. Balakrishnan, the chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, has said. He was speaking after inaugurating an international seminar on ‘Measures to combat Human Trafficking: International and National Perspectives’ organised by the Paralegal Training and Institutional Centre…

Tsundur case in Human Rights Watch 2015 report

An international human rights watchdog has expressed concern over a recent AP High court judgment pertaining to Dalit deaths. In its 2015 annual report released on January 29, Thursday, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has compiled various incidents that had taken place in 2014 which portray the treatment meted out to minorities in India. In…

Modi govt should act on rights pledges: HRW

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government should bring public officials, police, and military personnel who commit serious rights abuses to justice, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday in the release of its World Report 2015. The government, elected in May 2014, should act to fulfil its campaign commitments to implement laws promoting women’s rights, improve access to health…

Your Coding Style Is Like A Digital Fingerprint

If you think that good code is a plain, expressionless and elegant string of characters that is, at its best, utterly anonymous, think again. New research suggests that programmers have ways of writing code, which can be used as a digital fingerprints. Whether it’s how they space out code using spaces and tabs, naming conventions with capitals…