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…

Who Rules the Internet? A New Website Tells Us Why Women Should Think about Surveillance

Who Rules the Internet? A New Website Tells Us Why Women Should Think about Surveillance: A new website called ‘Gendering Surveillance’ brings you research, case studies, and articles on gendered aspects of internet surveillance. It has been put together by the Internet Democracy Project (an offshoot of the organisation Point of View) examines how the advent of…

INTERNET PRIVACY IN 2017: PREDICTIONS AND SECURITY ADVICE

INTERNET PRIVACY IN 2017: PREDICTIONS AND SECURITY ADVICE: It’s clear that 2016 was probably the worst year ever in online privacy, considering increasingly restrictive surveillance laws of governments around the world, major online hacks—such as compromised accounts of over a million Yahoo users—and authoritarian regimes blocking Internet to restrict the freedom of speech. So, what…

India gets first train with full surveillance

Shan-e-Punjab Express today became India’s first train to have CCTV cameras installed in all coaches, as part of Railways’ efforts to strengthen security of passengers particularly women travellers. “We have promised it in the budget and today we have fulfilled our promise,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said after flagging off the CCTV-equipped train from Amritsar…