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#India- Supreme Court agrees to hear PIL on US surveillance of Internet data

PTI : New Delhi | Wed Jun 19 2013, Supreme Court. (IE Photo) The Supreme Court today agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL on the issue of US National Security Agency snooping on Internet data from India and… Continue Reading →

America’s private prison system is a national disgrace

Jill Filipovic An ACLU lawsuit against a prison in Mississippi is the latest to detail flagrant abuses at a private correctional facility Jill Filipovic Thursday 13 June 2013 guardian.co.uk The privatization of traditional government functions – and big government payments… Continue Reading →

#India – Who Is Qualified To Be A Whistleblower ?

In a recent judgement, the Supreme Court has argued about the basic qualifications required to expose wrongdoings by organisations. Reports Ankit Agrawal BY  ANKIT AGRAWAL  , Tehelka Last month a two member bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice Surinder… Continue Reading →

How to shield your calls and internet activity from government surveillance #privacy

June 11, 2013 Protect yourself: Mobile and internet activity. Photo: Michel O’Sullivan If you have followed the startling revelations about the scope of the US government’s surveillance efforts, you may have thought you were reading about the end of privacy. But even… Continue Reading →

India should not delay enacting a Privacy Act #mustshare

It is time the government stopped twiddling its thumbs and took action Livemint First Published: Mon, Jun 10 2013. Illustration: Shyamal Banerjee/Mint By modern standards of civility governments snooping on citizens is considered abhorrent behaviour. The admission by the US government… Continue Reading →

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows • Q&A with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I do not expect to see… Continue Reading →

On whistleblowers and government threats of investigation

No healthy democracy can endure when the most consequential acts of those in power remain secret and unaccountable   Glenn Greenwald guardian.co.uk, Friday 7 June 2013 James Clapper, the US director of national intelligence, who called the Guardian’s revelations ‘reprehensible’. Photograph:… Continue Reading →

Google chief Larry Page calls Internet spying threat to freedoms #FOE #Censorship

AFP: SAN FRANCISCO, JUN 08 2013, 10:13 IST Tags: Google Inc | Internet Spying | Larry Page | Mark Zuckerberg | Barack Obama | Government Surveillance Program | World News Google chief Larry Page branded Internet spying a threat to freedom and called for governments to be more revealing about what they try to… Continue Reading →

#India- Government eavesdropping ‘chilling’, says rights group #CMS #Monitoring

Agence France Presse | Updated: June 07, 2013 17:03 IST   New Delhi: The Indian government‘s move to implement blanket eavesdropping of online activities, telephone calls and text messages is “chilling”, Human Rights Watch said today as controversy raged in the US… Continue Reading →

Activists allege illegal detention of workers by Noida Police

  By Newzfirst Correspondent2/28/13 New Delhi – Activists of labour organizations Thursday accused Noida police of illegally detaining seven persons and harassing them on the directions of factory-owners. Police picked Naveen Prakash and his employee Raju Wednesday evening without stating any… Continue Reading →

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