Internet, which initially started as a DARPA experiment is [still] under the indirect control of USA government through ICANN despite several objections from Europe as well as IBSA. This worked when most users were from the western world with the notable exception of China and few minor quirks. But in the past few decades, not only the governments around the world are putting more controls but also the internet users (as well as enterprises) are fighting back against US control. In this blog post, I will describe the main threats to the existence of (current form of) Internet.
This blog post is not about how good or bad the product technically is or how indigenous it is; it’s about a fundamental problem with tablets. It amazes me to see that even a journalist like T. Friedman missed it. Anyone who had ever used a tablet will tell you that even the best of the current-generation tablets are for consumption and not content generation.
The book is divided primarily into three parts, pre-independence era [focused on British Raj including some stories of Mughal period], post-independence pre-liberalized era and post-liberalized India.
Since the author was born in 1943 West Punjab, which is now under the occupation of Pakistan, he narrates his personal experiences of the economic conditions of India from 1947-2001.
I decided to explore the trend of the past decade to see what the data says about the career preferences of IIT graduates.
This article illustrates some examples of how the Indian government deals with (Information) Technology.
Some of these projects are unheard of while some generated unnecessary hype. Read More
CERT-In is a low-profile (Indian) government organization.
The Government of India established the Computer Emergency Response Team (“CERT-IN”) to ensure Internet security. Many institutions, including the Ministry of Home Affairs, courts, the intelligence services, the police, and the National Human Rights Commission, may call on it for specialist expertise. CERT-IN’s stated mission is “to enhance the security of India’s Communications and Information Infrastructure through proactive action and effective collaboration” [Source]
I had a chance to visit CERT-In last week. The experience was overall good, unlike the typical dirty government office with laid-back employees, I saw employees enthusiastic about their work (and a colorful office).
Indian Govt. has asked RIM (maker of the BlackBerry smartphone) to provide access to the data going through its servers for intelligence purposes and it appears that BlackBerry has accepted the demands. Due to the lack of understanding of encryption on the part of Indian media, misleading and ambiguous reports have been published on the same. This blog post is an effort to clarify the same.