Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: Cyberspace

US accuses China of widespread cybercrime, security agencies issue advisory

Some of the 'malicious' threats identified by US security agencies include the acquisition of infrastructure and capabilities and exploitation of public vulnerabilities.

India among 70 nations hiring ‘cyber troops’ for propaganda, says Oxford University study

The study finds India’s cyber troops of 'medium capacity', meaning they're full-time staff members employed year-round to control 'information space'.

The WhatsApp hack was possible because cyber warfare is a lawless land

WhatsApp was hacked by a software developed by Israeli firm NSO, which is a small part of the unregulated environment of hackers, developers & sovereign govts.

.bharat fails to take off in Modi government’s India

There has been little interest from users and an expert says measure too little if content is not in local languages.

Independent security researchers should be exempted under India’s new data protection law

The data protection committee in India has a challenging task of balancing people’s rights, government surveillance and economic interests.

Padmavati was the fake news of the medieval world

The cyberspace is now essential to the political management of memory, whether it is dubious historical claims about the Armenian genocide, or Hindu claims about the Taj Mahal.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach was speaking at Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defence Studies, having come to India with warship Bayern, which made a port call Friday in Mumbai.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.