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India's controversial national ID scheme leaks fraud-friendly data for 130,000,000 peop... - 0 views

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    "Now, in a new report published yesterday by researchers from the Bangalore-based think-tank the Centre for Internet and Society, Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali comprehensively document the many ways in which Aadhaar is leaking, tracking the #aadhaarleaks hashtag, which has revealed potentially compromising information on more than 130,000,000 people, largely material that is intentionally available through official portals."
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Hands on with India's £3 smartphone - BBC News - 0 views

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    "Ringing Bells also plans to sell other more expensive handsets - ranging in price up to about $100 (£75) - at a profit.

    But, with just over a week to go until Freedom 251's launch, critics remain unconvinced.

    "I find it difficult to believe that any sort of phone can be manufactured for 251 rupees, so it's difficult to see what kind of business model they have," says Pranav Dixit, a tech expert at the news site Factor Daily."
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India's $11 cellphone could change the world - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "The Micormax Joy phone is no iPhone. Selling at around $11, it is a candybar style device with color screen and keyboard wheel controls, and runs on the Android-based Cyanogen OS. "
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India Will Ask the U.S. Government for Help Spying on Its Citizens - 0 views

  • While governments in many countries, including India, have reacted with anger to this year’s revelations from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that the United States spied on foreign officials, several have also been increasing Internet surveillance at home
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      S+E Issue is Surveliiance - related to Gloablisation
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    "India has started using a system that allows security agencies and income tax officials to directly intercept phone calls and emails without any court or legislative oversight, Reuters reported this summer."
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