Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicSurveillance

Topic: surveillance

US whistleblower Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship

Snowden fled the US and was given asylum in Russia after leaking secret files in 2013 that revealed vast domestic and international surveillance operations carried out by the NSA.

Chinese company ‘sneaking’ voice samples of Indians in border states, US think tank claims

Report alleges that AI company with links to China’s security apparatus is collecting voice data to enable ‘mass surveillance’. Indian security agencies 'looking into it'.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image | Pixabay

Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representative image | Reuters

GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.