Tuesday, 4 October, 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.

On Camera


Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.