UN Human Rights to Scrutinize Treatment of Ethnic Minorities in Sweden

Sweden’s treatment of ethnic minorities will feature front and center at the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Monday.

“[The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination] expressed concern at increasing reports of racially motivated hate speech against visible minorities, including Muslims, Afro-Swedes, Roma and Jews, particularly by some far-right politicians,” the UN report said.
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Pluralism: Freedom with riders?

India has not been kind to people who have taken the path less travelled — be it MF Hussain or Salman Rushdie  and more recently Perumal Murugan. Even while we have social media that has boosted freedom of expression and creativity, there is a rider in the form of Article 66A. Given that anytime a…

Malware detection tech exposes threats using power grids

PFP Cybersecurity, a security startup, has come up with novel way to spot cyberattacks against power and manufacturing plants. By using trends in power consumption activity, rather than standard malware detection, the technology successfully spotted Stuxnetin an experimental network before the malware went into a disastrous spree. PFP Cybersecurity, which officially launches on Monday and was…

Panasonic, RCOM Partner to Launch Cloud Video Intelli-Surveillance for Enterprises in India

Panasonic India has partnered with Reliance Communications (RCOM) to launch Cloud Video Intelli-Surveillance, an end-to-end video surveillance solution with advanced analytics for the enterprise segment. Combining Panasonic’s global domain expertise in surveillance cameras and video analytics with Reliance’s countrywide network and data center infrastructure, Cloud Video Intelli-Surveillance is designed as an integrated solution to bring…

Here Is EFF's Master Plan For Ending Global Mass Surveillance

We have a problem when it comes to stopping mass surveillance. The entity that’s conducting the most extreme and far-reaching surveillance against most of the world’s communications-the National Security Agency-is bound by United States law. That’s good news for Americans. U.S. law and the Constitution protect American citizens and legal residents from warrantless surveillance. That…