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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Subimal Bhattacharjee

The writer, a defence and cyber security analyst, is former country head of General Dynamics

Why Sushmita Dev is crucial to Trinamool’s game in the Northeast
Sun, Aug 22, 2021

A wider opportunity exists for the Trinamool to make its mark not only in Assam, but also the Northeastern states, where Bengalis become the target of anti-Bangladeshi politics

The Assam-Mizoram border dispute is older and more complicated than it appears
Wed, Jul 28, 2021

Subimal Bhattacharjee writes: The Union government must help both states in resolving the issue and the border demarcation in place must be reinforced to remove any confusion.

Why India must bargain hard on G7 tax reforms
Wed, Jun 16, 2021

With the largest user base for Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube, which is monetised handsomely by these platforms, India must be adequately compensated.

Governing global platforms
Tue, May 25, 2021

Actions of social media platforms indicate they believe they can flout the law with impunity. Government must ensure compliance with law.

Covid-19 took my wife
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Battling a sneaky virus in a healthcare system under stress where the only consolation is humanity

Mobikwik episode shows how not to secure the digital wallet
Fri, Apr 02, 2021

Shooting the messenger, the one who raises doubts over data protection, does more harm than good. Cyber security has to be a transparent, cooperative exercise.

How not to secure the digital wallet
Fri, Apr 02, 2021

As Mobikwik episode shows, shooting the messenger, the one who raises doubts over data protection, does more harm than good. Cyber security has to be a transparent, cooperative exercise

Can we keep hackers from shorting the grid?
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

As devices get more interconnected and dependent on the internet, plugging the security leaks in our critical infrastructure has become an urgent task.

Twitter’s free speech dilemma
Mon, Feb 08, 2021

Blocking Twitter handles should be the last resort for a government. But the fact remains that it is within its legal rights to demand such action

A data protection law would have made WhatsApp privacy update illegal
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

As Digital India expands and brings in more users from the current base of 70 crore, and more take to social media for communications and business, they must be ensured a safer digital space, given that most wouldn’t be aware of the reach of the data being generated

The National Security Directive on Telecommunication Sector is a welcome step
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

While the whole move around NSDTS is country agnostic and is purportedly meant to tone up the security of digital networks in the country, the reference to China is definitely doing the rounds.

For Assam To Rise
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

State cannot fulfill its economic potential unless fraught political issues are resolved

Assam’s identity brew
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

While all regions welcomed the move, opposition grew in Assam — on the premise that Hindus from Bangladesh who came thus would obliterate the culture of local indigenous communities.

Vulnerability of nations
Thu, Oct 20, 2005

In June this year, the popular search engine Google launched Google Earth, a feature that allowed Internet users to download maps and pictur...

BPO scandal is a freak case
Tue, Jun 28, 2005

The recent case involving an employee of a Gurgaon-based marketing agency, who allegedly sold privacy data pertaining to 2 lakh British citi...

On telecom, don’t look Left
Sat, Feb 05, 2005

The Union cabinet has finally cleared the much debated Foreign Direct Investment hike upto 74 per cent in the telecom sector. While presenti...

Sex and the cellphone camera
Mon, Dec 20, 2004

For the last few days, the incident of the MMS pornographic images involving students of a prestigious Delhi school has captured public atte...

Weapons of mass disruption
Sat, Oct 16, 2004

The first India-US summit on information security just got underway this month in Delhi and the gathering, for the first time, addressed joi...

IT minister, here’s connectivity
Tue, Jun 22, 2004

The UPA government is replete with technocrats including, of course, Dayanidhi Maran, the communications and information technology minister...

New government, new connectivity
Thu, May 06, 2004

The BJP has highlighted its achievements in the Indian telecom sector in the India Shining ads, and has claimed that a revolution had been a...

Push button democracy
Wed, Mar 03, 2004

The schedule for elections for constituting the 14th Lok Sabha has just been announced. According to the Election Commission, the massive ex...

Cyber links and SAARConnections
Tue, Jan 20, 2004

One of the important aspects of the recently concluded SAARC Summit in Islamabad has been the call made by all the seven leaders for more ec...

Now, a war on e-terror
Tue, Dec 23, 2003

With January 2004 just days away, predictions are being made for the new year — particularly for the dynamic world of information commu...

No escape from fear in cyberspace
Fri, Nov 28, 2003

Microsoft recently announced cash awards of US$ 250,000 each for information leading to the arrest of the Sobig worm and Blaster virus write...

Policing the net? Not possible
Sat, Oct 11, 2003

Come October 14 and you will be unable to chat in MSN messenger, Microsoft’s chat services. Many in India and in some 30 odd countries ...