Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicSurveillance

Topic: surveillance

CSIR-NAL’s new solar-powered UAV can help border surveillance, improve communications

At Wings India 2022 civil aviation event last month, organisation demonstrated functional, sub-scale model that runs on solar power during day & high-density lithium ion batteries at night.

India’s law enforcement framework needs to strike a balance between legal and illegal

India needs a mechanism that enables the law enforcement and security agencies to intervene legally, without having to adopt grey tactics.

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.

Jubilation over number of CCTVs is bizarre. India needs to make privacy laws, not become China

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Pegasus snooping a form of cyber-terrorism, says ex-RSS ideologue Govindacharya, moves SC

In 2019, too, Govindacharya filed a petition in Supreme Court seeking an inquiry into alleged use of Pegasus spyware to tap phones of Indians through WhatsApp.

Modi govt lists 17 new bills in Monsoon session, Opposition to raise issue of Covid management

The Opposition parties are also planning to give an adjournment notice over 'phone tapping' of their leaders and corner the govt over fuel prices.

How corruption cuts both ways in Russia’s surveillance state

The Russian state is both strong and corrupt, and it both hogs and leaks the data on which its strength increasingly rests.

Army shoots down surveillance drone after it crosses the LoC in north Kashmir

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone, fitted with cameras, was spotted by the alert troops in the Keran sector. The drone was seized and further investigation is on.

Privacy violation risk higher in Pakistan, China after Covid-related surveillance

Right to Privacy Index report also notes compulsory requirements for employees in India to download a govt virus tracking app before returning to work as a warning for businesses elsewhere in Asia.

Delhi Police’s Gandhi ‘moment’, & the Rhea-Kangana-Sushant ‘media circus’ in times of Covid

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

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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