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India Launching Massive Surveillance Operations: NETRA and NATGRID

Exclusive details of India’s surveillance system ‘NETRA’   Two news developments in last few days have been significant with regard to India’s cyber warfare capabilities. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde…

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Israeli company to win Indian mass electronic surveillance contract

The Israeli surveillance firm Verint Systems is set to get a contract from the Indian Department of Telecommunications to facilitate government interception of encrypted electronic communications. This is just the latest of several contracts…

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Snooping states: NSA not alone in spying on citizens

From Canada to India, democracies worldwide employ new technology to monitor their citizens. Confidential documents leaked to the press by Edward Snowden revealing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) PRISM – a program which scoops…

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$70 Drone Shield wants to protect you from flying spies

There are quite a lot of people who are seriously concerned about maintaining their privacy in an age where aerial drones – like the Parrot AR – are increasingly easy to build…

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Aadhar, A Few Basic Issues

A year ago, Nandan Nilekani operated out of a small, makeshift office with just the bare essentials. Today, the plush, wood-panelled office of the Unique Identification Authority of India chairman…