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Spying On Us: “As I pointed out, four years ago . . . .”

Spying On Us: “As I pointed out, four years ago . . . .”

  Joke: Four years ago, I wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pointing out that widely availably technology called “IMSI catchers” were being used to intercept cell phone signals, locate people, spy on their calls and insert malicious software in their phones.  I asked the FCC to put an end to that.  And as the Washington Post then reported, the[Read More…]

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Why Surveillance Is A Big Deal!

Why Surveillance Is A Big Deal!

Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar headed three-judge bench asked, “Surveillance to what. Is it a big deal?” This seemingly innocent question posed on January 5, 2017 merits considered reply. The other two judges were Justice N V Ramana and Justice D Y Chandrachud. According to Concise Oxford Dictionary, surveillance means ‘close observation, especially of a suspected person’. Isn’t surveillance dehumanizing?[Read More…]