Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicMass surveillance

Topic: Mass surveillance

Pegasus scandal shows how lawless India’s ‘lawful interception’ has become

Many democracies understand the need for lawful surveillance against serious crimes. Few provide the executive such sweeping powers like India does.

Amnesty flags CCTV surveillance ‘risk’ in Hyderabad but police say 1 camera equals 100 cops

Surveillance has been a focus area for CM K. Chandrashekar Rao since Telangana was created in 2014. There are an estimated 3.7 lakh cameras in Hyderabad, and 8.3 lakh in the state.

Covid created another loss — of trust between people and with organisations like WHO, UN

China’s pernicious surveillance practices now inform the national containment strategy of many democratic nations in Covid-19 fight. It is destroying public trust.

On Camera

YourTurn

Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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