This bill would give Attorney General William Barr the power to write the rules for how Internet companies must operate. It doesn't take a political genius to predict how he'll use it: to break encryption. act.eff.org/action/protect-our

Here's a primer on digital safety in India to understand and minimise threats to your digital life by securing your key digital tools.

medium.com/karana/practicing-d

BJP IT Cell at the forefront as usual.

We've Just Seen the First Use of Deepfakes in an Indian Election Campaign

vice.com/en_in/article/jgedjb/

@tinytoydragon @lyskar
1998: IRC? lol anon, why don't you use ICQ instead, it's much better.
2002: IRC? lol anon, just install MSN, stop being such a nerd.
2006: IRC? lol anon, with Skype you can make phone calls for free.
2010: IRC? lol anon, Chat is all you need, everybody is there already.
2014: IRC? lol anon, you should try WhatsApp, you can even send voice messages.
2018: IRC? lol anon, that's prehistoric! you should checkout Discord and Slack, so much better.

RT @digitaldutta
The rise of Big Data and death of statistics happening simultaneously in India. Why is it a problem? becuase Big Data is not open while statistics are.
wap.business-standard.com/arti

While the IT cells of both the BJP and Congress engage in coordinated activity on Twitter, the former has a much larger and more complex structure than the latter.
Like accounts that appear to be affiliated to the BJP, the Congress' social media war room also appears to have a core group from where its content originates.
This core group is much smaller that that of the BJP, only 0.1% of the total network, as against 7% for the saffron party.

firstpost.com/india/massive-tw

RT @thewire_in@twitter.activitypub.actor
There is startling difference in 2020 as compared to ten years ago when audio, or rather radio drama, was in decline across much of the English-speaking world.

thewire.in/culture/the-speedy-

internet 

I hate how many websites force an unclosable audio player into my notifications that require force stopping the app to get rid of

every website that does this is shit

Steam sale starts. Steam store goes offline. Every. Single. Year.

It’s a five minute walk from my house to the pub. It’s a 35 minute walk from the pub to my house.

The difference is staggering.

My column in @livemint@twitter.com today: to succeed in the second Space Age India must allow private enterprise to participate. Separate ISRO’s regulatory, commercial & research functions; and level the playing field for all players. livemint.com/opinion/columns/i

There is no public draft of the data protection bill 2019, the cabinet seems to have approved it. A bill made without any transparency cannot protect our #privacy

The Srikrisha Committee and MEITY have been opaque and ineffective, the Committee has refused to make the comments submitted to the bill public, and refused to disclose the information under RTI Act as well, stating that the submissions were “confidential” and “not available for public dissemination” without the consent of the submitting entity.

medianama.com/2019/12/223-pers

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