Internet privacy

Madhu Kishwar asks about reporting rapes if the rapist has a right to privacy
Democracy
Human rights

Confusing right to privacy with right to rape – addressing comment by Madhu Kishwar

In a rather bewildering tweet today, Madhu Kishwar asked, “Do champions of #RightToPrivacy realise that if 2 women hadn’t complained, #babaRamRahim doings in his “Gufa”covered under right to privacy?” The tweet was so absurd that she was met with a barrage of retorts and taunts by people she was taunting. I guess if we are […]

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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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Allegations of foreign intelligence affiliations
Aadhaar
Digital India

Co-founder and director of iSPIRIT, Sharad Sharma accused of anonymous trolling of dissenters

Since the last few weeks, there has been a sudden uptick of anonymous accounts supporting Aadhaar and dismissing concerns and news of information leaks, security and privacy issues. These accounts were all either created in may or scrubbed of all content and began tweeting afresh in May. Some of them are propaganda accounts that tweet only […]

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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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Digital Rights

The Diaspora Yatra

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard Just ask. I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS† Friend: What? How’d you manage that one? Zuck: People just submitted it. I don’t know why. They “trust me” Dumb *ucks. The Zuck in the above conversation is Mark Zuckerberg. And they are […]

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