Surveillance

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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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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Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

Six questions for Dr. Harshavardhan re @Cobrapost #saheb expose and BJP endorsement

Dear Dr. Harshavardhan, Congratulations on becoming the candidate for Chief Minister for Delhi. I am not very aware of your career, but am assured by several people that you were chosen because of your spotless record with regard to corruption. This, in itself is quite remarkable in India, and you should be justifiably proud. I […]

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General

Attack on RTI Activist Sulaiman Bhimani’s office

Sunday, 13th Jan, Mumbai: Yesterday afternoon, at 3 pm, eight unknown men entered RTI Activist Sulaiman Bhimani’s office with sticks and swords, and smashed a laptop, printer-scanner and computer keyboard. The attack ended within 10 seconds as Bhimani’s neighbours raised an alarm. While retreating hastily, they slashed wildly at the nameplate with the swords, and […]

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