BREAKING: A Booth Level Officer (‘BLO’) called an IFF Staffer today, directing them to give their Aadhaar Number or else they'll be deleted from the electoral roll. On digging deeper, the BLO provided the IFF Staffer with a letter that we're making public in this exclusive🧵1/7
Have you or someone you know faced an internet shutdown? DM or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell how it affected you. Your inputs will improve our understanding of internet shutdowns, which are rampantly rising in India. Spread the word & share your story NOW!📢
Which distressed August frog are you?🐸
1) in denial it's fall already frog 😖
2) sad resignation frog ☹️
3) vengeful productivity frog 😠
4) this gives me a tummy ache frog 😭
5) NO MORE EMAILS frog 😩
6) about to throwdown with a colleague frog 😡
2002 had GTA Vice City which was both the first that I played and also the game my buddies and I would pass the controller back and forth whenever we died just rampaging around the world, which ruled-
But Neverwinter Nights was a game I *made things* in, with their toolset!
🚨After 4 years of deliberation, the Data Protection Bill, 2021 has been withdrawn by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology @AshwiniVaishnaw@twitter.com in the Lok Sabha today. 1/3
Surveillance is not synonymous with security!
In our letter, we thus urged the Delhi CMO to recall this scheme that has been piloted in 50 govt. schools already yet fails to identify & resolve privacy concerns for children as well as teachers being surveilled. 6/6
SURVEILLANCE ALERT: We wrote to @CMODelhi@twitter.com regarding the disturbing information that parents will now be able to live stream CCTV footage of children in Delhi govt. schools.
🧵on the scheme's egregious impact on privacy & issues for all stakeholders. 1/n
The Draft Data Sharing Guidelines were published on the official website of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) on July 15, 2022, with a submission deadline of July 25, 2022, giving stakeholders only 11 days to respond to the public consultation! 1/5
IFF staffers @email@example.com & @Krishnesh96@twitter.com highlight the legal, judicial & institutional accountability gaps in the year since the #PegasusSpyware revelations.
How is the rise of the surveillance industry corrupting India's democratic ideals? 👇
Yesterday marked one year since the #PegasusProject revelations that shook India. They highlighted the extent of illegal surveillance in the country and led to calls for surveillance reform. Here is a recap of everything that has happened since⬇️1/5
Behold, her beyship—
"No matter how rare the experimental materials are, you can buy them from Dori. I don't know where she gets her goods from..." — Tighnari
◆ Treasure of Dream Garden
◆ Sumeru Merchant
◆ Magicae Lucerna
But ofc, I made a typo on the post. Naturally. Why wouldn't I.
Oh well, our lord is our lord, and repeating her name is sign of respect, I'm sure.
📢The data protection bill that may be tabled in the Monsoon Session, will decide the control you, the govt., & private entities get over your data!
Our public brief analyses Draft Data Protection Bill 2021, lists issues & suggests necessary fixes.👇
IFF’s Executive Director, @firstname.lastname@example.org writes on Twitter's case against the Government's blocking orders in the @IndianExpress@twitter.com today. https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/twitters-legal-challenge-to-centres-takedown-orders-flags-issues-of-free-speech-8013551/
In our letters to @TRAI@twitter.com and @DoT_India@twitter.com, we appreciated TRAI's efforts to uphold #netneutrality in India & also emphasised how the Dept. of Telecom (DoT) needs to do better for free & fair internet access in India.
A thread on our recommendations.👇