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 India the surveillance state and the role of Aadhaar 

 India the surveillance state and the role of Aadhaar 

 India has been turned into a full-scale surveillance state with the masses under the watchful eye of the government, vulnerable and oblivious to being tracked, profiled, recorded, and registered at every point of their day and entire lifetimes. Invasive technologies like facial recognition are being cavalierly used in public spaces and universities, political and institutional opposition is being stymied through[Read More…]

by 04/09/2023 Comments are Disabled India
Guarding Privacy in a Digital Era: India’s Evolving Data Landscape

Guarding Privacy in a Digital Era: India’s Evolving Data Landscape

While driving on Nagpur’s roads, I was in the driving seat of my car, engrossed in my thoughts, delving into the latest advancements in machine learning techniques—a subject which often is disliked in a common circle. I was on the roads from my office to my residence when I abruptly had to decelerate my car as I spotted a traffic[Read More…]

by 29/08/2023 Comments are Disabled World
The Rising Surveillance State in India 

The Rising Surveillance State in India 

The Delhi, Bengaluru, and Varanasi airports have recently begun the ‘DigiYatra’ service. It is a facial recognition technology (FRT)-based passenger boarding system verified by Aadhar details. Recent news also says that the Western Railways’ use of its FRT-based surveillance system has reduced crime on its routes and stations. Earlier this week, Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that Mumbai[Read More…]

by 06/12/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Subject Surveillance to Democratic Norms and Full Transparency

Subject Surveillance to Democratic Norms and Full Transparency

by Venkatesh Narayanan and Sandeep Pandey   The issue is not privacy – it has never been. Millenials of all stripes today willingly sign-off most of their personal life fully well knowing that Big Tech is openly hoovering up their messages and posts. Mining every word and search term for valuable insights into users’ behaviour leads to targeted advertising, ergo[Read More…]

by 21/12/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Eyes Are Always on You – Life in the Post-9/11 Military

Eyes Are Always on You – Life in the Post-9/11 Military

I know what it means to be watched all too carefully, a phenomenon that’s only grown worse in the war-on-terror years. I’m a strange combination, I suspect, being both a military spouse and an anti-war-on-terror activist. As I’ve discovered, the two sit uncomfortably in what still passes for one life. In this country in these years, having eyes on you[Read More…]

by 12/10/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Surveillance, counter Russian “propaganda”, Snowden and World Press Freedom Day

Surveillance, counter Russian “propaganda”, Snowden and World Press Freedom Day

Partner with private firms to surveil domestic terrorists A May 3, 2021, Washington datelined CNN report said: The Biden administration is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online, an effort that would expand the government’s ability to gather intelligence but could draw criticism over surveillance of U.S. citizens. The Department of Homeland Security is limited in[Read More…]

by 04/05/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Surveillance Capitalism threatens public university in India  

Surveillance Capitalism threatens public university in India  

“The higher education in India is poised for colossal changes with deleterious outcomes under the ‘surveillance capitalism,’” according to G. Arunima, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Director of Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR). She was delivering the Third “Scholars of Eminence Web-Lecture” (SEW-L) organised by the Inter University Centre for Social Science Research and Extension (IUCSSRE), Mahatma Gandhi[Read More…]

by 18/04/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Pandemic, AI, and end of Democracy

Pandemic, AI, and end of Democracy

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.” ― George Orwell, 1984 The year 2020 is going to be recorded by future historians as a watershed moment in the history of mankind. The coronavirus pandemic is causing hundreds of thousands of deaths, causing unprecedented economic devastation on global proportions, forcing lockdowns across[Read More…]

by 21/07/2020 Comments are Disabled World
 When Worlds Collide: Locating Privacy in the midst of Public Health Surveillance

 When Worlds Collide: Locating Privacy in the midst of Public Health Surveillance

Co-Written by Jitamanyu Sahoo & Syed Mujtaba Hussain Surveillance has served as the eye of public health every time our world is in collision with epidemics. From the identification of the early cases of AIDs in the 1980’s; SARS, avian flu and west nile virus in the twenty-first century all were contained as a result of a well placed public[Read More…]

by 07/04/2020 Comments are Disabled World
The Pathology of Mass Surveillance: The UK, Bulk Interception and the European Court of Human Rights

The Pathology of Mass Surveillance: The UK, Bulk Interception and the European Court of Human Rights

It’s fitting that the same society that produced George Orwell with his warnings of a totalitarian dystopia stacked with all-prying monitors, surveillance and paranoia should yield up some of the most invasive surveillance regimes imaginable.  While some states have found the revelations from Edward Snowden the sort that should initiate, at the very least, modest changes, the United Kingdom preferred[Read More…]

by 20/09/2018 1 comment Human Rights
Monitoring The Miners: Rio Tinto, Drones And Surveillance

Monitoring The Miners: Rio Tinto, Drones And Surveillance

In of itself, technological development is benign.  But behind every use is a human agent, and behind that agent is a motive, an inspiration, an agenda. Monitoring one’s employees has become the great mainstay of what companies claim is a productive exercise. The watched employee will have incentives to behave, to prosper, and to fulfil the ethos of the company.[Read More…]

by 13/12/2016 1 comment World
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