Closed-circuit television

Democracy
Digital India

Police surveillance: Arbitrary, unchecked and growing

Automated surveillance technology using drones to spot problematic human behavior in crowds is going to be tested at Technozion and Spring Spree festivals at NIT Warangal, reports the Verge. Lead researcher Amarjot Singh of the University of Cambridge claimed that their system has 94% accuracy at identifying violent poses. However, this accuracy drops with more people […]

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Aam Aadmi Party's Delhi Dialogue promises free WiFi to the citizens of Delhi
Politics & Political Commentary

AAP promise of CCTV coverage needs more thought, WiFi more conviction

I saw Arvind Kejriwal’s easy dismissal of privacy rights when Ravish Kumar raised the question of privacy with regard to Aam Aadmi Party’s promise of installing CCTVs in public places in order to “reduce crime”. Other arguments on social media include making Delhi safer for women and so on. This appears to be a rather […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media
Women's rights

Comments for Vrinda Grover and others about the Tejpal case

This is with regard to Vrinda Grover’s facebook post as well as assorted defenders of Tejpal’s poor, helpless victim, which I cannot comment on individually to engage in debate, so I am choosing to respond here. To clarify my stand with regard to this case, I do not know Tarun Tejpal personally, have never even […]

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General

Alleged victim’s testimony in the Tarun Tejpal case at variance with CCTV footage

Four months in jail without bail, and with testimony that has visible loopholes, certainly requires a case to be examined thoroughly, not just by the courts but also democracy’s watchdog, the media. Tehelka’s editor Tarun Tejpal, facing a rape charge levelled by a young colleague, is languishing in a Goa jail with bail being repeatedly […]

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Democracy

Statement by Tarun Tejpal – Goa Police plays foul, holds back CCTV footage

Statement by Tarun Tejpal If conclusive proof was needed of the political vendetta that has been unleashed against me, under the guise of a sexual molestation investigation, it has been emphatically provided today. In a blatant attempt at twisting and concealing the facts, the Goa police while filing a 3000 page highly spurious charge sheet, […]

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