Workers are rebelling against intrusive surveillance technology implemented with minimal oversight by private companies
The app was rolled out by the Indian government during the coronavirus pandemic to track the real-time movements of citizens to determine if they have been in the proximity of COVID-19 patients.
What exactly are privacy advocates worried about with Aarogya Setu?
State-owned BECIL put out an Expression of Interest to build a wristband to snoop on every single aspect of a quarantined coronavirus patient. More than a hundred companies said they could do it.
Mandatory instalment of the Aarogya Setu app violated delivery partners' constitutional right to privacy, say legal experts.
The Opposition in Kerala has accused the state government of compromising privacy of citizens by using a tool provided by Sprinklr to collate Covid-19 data.
Digital technologies for tracking people and monitoring outbreaks may be the only way out of the crisis — but misuse could aid a slide into authoritarianism.
Digital technologies for tracking people and monitoring outbreaks may be the only way out of the crisis — but misuse could aid a slide into authoritarianism.
App meant to track suspected coronavirus cases lets the government track citizen movements, store information in perpetuity, and share the information with any other agency for any other purpose.
After the Supreme Court restricted the use of Aadhaar, documents show the Telangana government offered to help the Union govt build an intrusive citizen database modelled on the state's Samagram system.
Manoranjan Kumar, once a staunch supporter of the controversial National Social Registry, now fears its misuse by the government.
Documents obtained under RTI show the govt is planning to use Aadhaar to automatically track every single Indian – from who they marry, address changes, financial status – through the National Social Registry.
Several workers said they were too scared to sit and catch their breath as they feared their wrist trackers would alert their supervisors snooping on them from the comfort of their climate-controlled offices.
Municipal Corporations around India are forcing predominantly Dalit street sweepers to wear GPS-enabled efficiency trackers with no regard for ethics, privacy or data security.
Facebook allegedly accomplished this through its “Tag Suggestions” feature.
Facial recognition software and simple crowdsourcing for information can be used to identify people at protests.
You’re being tracked in your home and in your office, by the government, your employers, and countless others. How did we get here?
Some members of the housekeeping staff at IIT Ropar were put under round the clock surveillance during working hours for many days in February this year without their consent. IIT Ropar Director Prof S K Das has ordered a probe into the incident.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh really tried to get an answer to this one.
Activists targeted using the spyware have asked the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology to carry out a detailed probe into the matter.