Digital Rights

Democracy
Digital Rights

Supreme Court of India upholds Right To Privacy as an Intrinsic Part Of Right To Life And Personal Liberty

In a landmark challenge to Aadhaar on the grounds of privacy being an inalienable fundamental right, a 9 judge bench of the Supreme Court of India upholds Right To Privacy as an Intrinsic Part Of Right To Life And Personal Liberty Supreme Court of India has once again come to rescue the citizens of India […]

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Citizens don't have absolute right over their bodies - Union Government of India
Aadhaar
Democracy
Digital India
Digital Rights

R S Prasad tries to cover up government defeat in landmark judgment on Privacy

After false Aadhaar benefits claims perjury to deny citizens right to privacy in case, R S Prasad claims govt always saw privacy as a fundamental right after landmark defeat in judgment by 9 judge bench.

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exploit
Digital Rights
General

What the security flaw in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s app tells us

Bhavyanshu Parasher, a young computer science engineer took a look at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Android application (among popular apps he studied for his own research purposes). The Narendra Modi app had 500,000+ downloads at that time. He found a major security flaw in how the app accesses the “api.narendramodi.in/api” API. At the time of disclosure, API was being served […]

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Ankit Fadia - Brand Ambassador for Digital India
Corruption
Democracy
Digital Rights
Hindutva
National
Politics & Political Commentary

A stupidified India in the hall of mirrors

As I write this post, Indian Digital rights activists are watching in horror as “ethical hacker” Ankit Fadia has been declared the brand ambassador of Digital India. As Twitter goes nuts trying to show how big a “blunder” this is, perhaps it is time to realize that it is not a blunder. It is a deliberate […]

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Illustration of how a file or document is sent using Public key encryption by Johannes Landin
Democracy
Digital Rights
National
Politics & Political Commentary

DEITY National Encryption Policy is as good as forbidding encryption

First of all, what is National Encryption Policy? “Under Section 84A of Information Technology Act, 2000 Rules are to be framed to prescribe modes or methods for encryption”. So DeitY has framed a draft of such rules which will decide the future of how encrypted services are to be used or provided to users in […]

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