Computing

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National

What is this address we are supposed to report black money to?

This post has been updated to take out some points that were misunderstood by me and have been clarified and another issue which appears to be resolved. Okay, I’m spooked. I don’t understand this enough to even claim something is wrong. This is the most bizarre “email situation” I have ever seen. It began with […]

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National

5 things that tell you “Legion” hackers are yet another BJP front

So a few days ago,anonymous hackers calling themselves “Legion” hacked Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account and made profane tweets from it. Anonymous legion hackers then compromised the official Congress handle and other accounts, all of them with official inc.in email IDs. Yesterday, the anonymous hackers calling themselves “Legion” hacked Barkha Dutt’s Twitter account followed by Ravish Kumar’s. The […]

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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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Travellers surprised by sudden rain
General

An overdue conversation with rain

Was drizzling when I woke up. Rain had arrived like a wayward teenager slinking home in the early hours of morning, greeting the day with “What? I was right here!” “What? I wasn’t up to anything!” ~ rain. “Exactly.” ~ @Vidyut “If you’re going to be snarky, I’m going.” “Where?” “Out” “You’re already out” “Anywhere […]

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Net Neutrality for India
Democracy
Digital Rights

Net Neutrality is important. Pay attention here #NetNeutrality

This post explains Net neutrality and the challenge facing it in India for all of you who can’t exactly figure out what is going on. This is not intended to be comprehensive, but it gives you the bare bones of the issue and ideas on how to find out more to form your own opinion. Net […]

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