India has blocked Thirty two websites for security reasons.arising out of ISIS terror threat.
Indian government has asked internet service providers and mobile operators to block access to 32 sites in the name of its censorship laws
GitHub, Archive.org, Imgur, Vimeo, Daily Motion and Pastebin are some of the more familiar names included on the list, a key excerpt of which was made public by Pranesh Pakesh, a director at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore…
. The head of the Bharatiya Janata political party has claimed that the sites were listed because they content from ISIS.
The websites that have been blocked were based on an advisory by Anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying Anti India content from ISIS. 1/2
Gupta added that those sites which cooperate and remove the suspected ISIS content will be unblocked. Nonetheless, looking in from the outside, it certainly seems like the issue could have been handled in a clearer way that didn’t involved issuing blanket censorship blocks.
Already it seems that some service providers have taken action and cut access to a number of the websites.
Times Of India reports that its correspondents were not able to access Pastebin, DailyMotion or GitHub using Vodafone’s 3G service, although they were able to get on the three sites via rival operator Airtel’s service.
India’s government has long tried to censor entertainment sites which contain media that it deems ‘unsuitable’ for consumption in the country — just ask Google, which was tried over censorship requests — so it is not surprising to see the likes of Daily Motion and Vimeo on its hit list. The addition of GitHub, which has over 8 million registered users worldwide, however, is one of the more head-scratching decisions — it may be that the contents of a single page from the site which triggered a full blockage request, but clearly that’s a nonsensical decision.
Recently I came across two instances where Google search becomes dangerous.
In one instance, a Girl of about, settled in the US, was eating Dumpling in a Restaurant with her colleagues.
The dish was quite hot.
While engaged in conversation with her friends, shed did not notice it was hot and popped it her mouth.
It was so hot that as a reflex action swallowed it instead of spitting it out.
The piece got stuck in her throat, she could not speak,swallow, her face turned bluish and she could not breathe.
People around her did not notice it, but some one near by noticed it and gave her a slap in her back and she swallowed it.
Otherwise she would have choked herself to death.
Air Marshall Mukherjee of Indian Air force died this way aboard an aircraft this way.
But this post is not about the dangers of eating with out some basic precautions, while engaged in conversation.
( Hinduism forbids speech/conversion while eating).
The girl being educated a web addict searched Google for her condition, symptoms.
She found a lot of cases where the writers have expressed their problems of not being able to touch food for months because of Fear.
The girl got scared and abstained from eating for a week, when some one told her harshly to eat and ate normally.
In another instance, a girl searched Google for pain in the cheek, Jaws and got landed with people writing about symptoms of TMJ, where some one has written that she has the condition for twenty years, in incurable pain and had been under Streiod(?) medication , which has complicated the issues by adding Insomnia to the list.
And this girl has started doing the rounds with the doctors , starting from Dentist,ENT specialist, Neurologist,Neurosurgeon and took FBC ( Full Blood Count) Test,urine Culture, Sputum and Stools.
All the parameters were normal.
The girl started imagining she has some disease hat would stay with her for Life and she would lose her sanity!
She did not sleep for two days, not more than 5 Hours a day.
She now imagines she has Insomnia and wanted to meet with a Psychiatric Counselor.
Having studied Psychology and known what this is about I forbid her.
I scolded her very rudely , counseled her and she is alright now.
1.Medicine is an evolving Science, if not exact.
Doctors proceed from Symptoms to disease and not the other way around.
One symptom may be indicative of any disease, some of them serious, some worth ignoring.
By trial and error or experience or both, Doctors diagnose.
It is foolish to replace a Doctor with Internet search.
Still worse is to reading fro among the first twenty or so results in Google search.
I find people normally taking the first two or three results of Google search as Gospel.
Nothing can be more wrong.
Authentic information need not appear in the first results.
The first page search results are determined not by so much by the correctness of the information but by keywords, the search term used, and then the number of times the article has been read.
If the initial query has been incorrect, the site has used the correct key words though wrong information, the results will appear in the first twenty results.
Therefore the first results in Google search need not be correct.
Again unless you know the fundamentals of medicine do not read internet, whatever the site says it is.
And remember our Body is the best system in the world to rectify itself.
Do not brood over illnesses, consult a Doctor , have faith in him and follow his advice.
Take tie in finding out a general physician who does not prescribe you medicine at the drop of a hat, or who sends you for a lot of tests even for a small thing.
And stick with him.
Such a doctor need not be expensive.
I go to a doctor who is at least 50 years old, who checks me up physically, allows my body to heal without resorting to heavy dosage and one who is cal and not in a hurry.
Petition praying that in the circumstances stated therein and in the affidavit filed therewith the High Court will be pleased to direct the 2nd respondent to register a case on the complaint on 07.09.2013 and take action against all the accused.
ORDER : – This petition coming on for orders upon perusing the petition and the affidavit filed in support thereof and the order of this court dated 20.03.2014 and made in Crl. O.P. No. 27389 / 2013 and upo hearing the arguments of Mr.P.Wilson, Additional Solicitor General for Mrs.P.Mahalakshmi, Advocate for petitioner and Mr.C.Emalias, Additional Public Prosecutor appearing on behalf of the respondents, this Court made the following order :-
Today the matter is listed under the caption “for being spoken to”.
2. Learned Counsel for petitioner submits that offending material is still being displayed on the site answering to the name http://www.savukku.net.
3. Mr.P.Wilson, learned Additional Solicitor General of India, submits that viewing the site http://www.savukku.net in India stands blocked. To this end, learned Additional Solicitor General of India has placed the communication dated 20.03.2014. However learned Additional Solicitor General of India, states that even so, the offending material is being displayed through URLs which even accessed link on thereto.
4. Under orders dated 20.03.2014, the second respondent was put upon duty in the following words:
“4. The second respondent is directed to ensure that the contents of the offending website (www.savukku.net) are not displayed in any form. Towards this end, there shall be a direction to the second respondent to intimate each and every instance of display of the offending site to the Group Coordinator (Joint Secretary), Cyber Law Division, Department of Information Technology, Government of India, Electronic Niketan No.6, Central Govt. Offices Complex, New Delhi 110 003. Upon receipt of such intimation of the second respondent, the authority aforementioned shall block the sites displaying the contents of http://www.savukku.net”
5. On instructions and stating that the second respondent is action in obedience of the order, learned Public Prosecutor places before this Court the communication dated 11.04.2014 addressed to the Emergency Response Team, (CERT-In), Department of Information Technology, Government of India, Electronic Niketan No.6, Central Govt. Offices Complex, New Delhi 110 003. This makes one thing clear. The second respondent has not abided with the order of this Court. As against the requirement placed upon him under paragraph No.4 of the order dated 20.03.2014, the communication dated 03.12.2013 and a further communication dated 11.03.2014 addressed to Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Technology, Government of India, is placed to inform obedience of the order. Rather than hold the second respondent guilty of disobedience of our order and proceed against him, this Court would put his action in the realm of incompetence. It becomes necessary to pass the following order:
(i) By way of clarification, the Group Co-ordinator (Joint Secretary), Cyber Law Division, Department of Information Technology, , Ministry of Communications and Technology, Government of India, Electronic Niketan No.6, Central Govt. Offices Complex, New Delhi 110 003, is informed that the offending material displayed through the use of any URL from anywhere in the globe shall be blocked.
(ii) The second respondent shall be divested of his duty to act under order reproduced above. The duty informed in paragraph No.4 of the order dated 20.03.2014 regards intimation of instance of display of offending material shall now be performed by the Additional Commissioner of Police, Central Crime Branch, Chennai. It is hoped that the seriousness of the public and social issue involved will be realised and due action taken. This Court makes clear that in the event of any disobedience of this order, the petitioner informing that such is still the case, shall be viewed seriously and persons responsible will be called upon to answer before this Court.
(iii) The Additional Commissioner of Police, Central Crime Branch, Chennai is directed to coordinate his activities towards obedience of this order with Director (DS.II), Department of Information Technology, , Ministry of Communications and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi and Group Co-ordinator and Director General (CERT) Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. In the event of the purpose not being achieved despite such co-ordination, the Additional Commissioner of Police, Central Crime Branch, Chennai may address and take up the issue with the Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.
But it may be added that if you need personalized recommendations from the Service provider, I do not think there is any other option but to agree to what Google says.
Google is right.
One can not have the cake and eat it too
Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads.
The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users’ emails, both when messages are stored on Google’s servers and when they are in transit, a controversial practice that has been at the heart of litigation.
Last month, a U.S. judge decided not to combine several lawsuits that accused Google of violating the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of email users into a single class action.
Users of Google’s Gmail email service have accused the company of violating federal and state privacy and wiretapping laws by scanning their messages so it could compile secret profiles and target advertising. Google has argued that users implicitly consented to its activity, recognizing it as part of the email delivery process.
Google’s updated terms of service added a paragraph stating that “our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.”
The total number of human skeletal remains unearthed from a mass grave behind the Matale Hospital has risen to 142 since the excavation started in early November last year.
The skeletal remains have been sent for carbon dating in a bid to establish the era the grave came into existence, officials said.
Some argue that the grave contains the victims of the aborted 1971 armed insurrection of the Janatha Vimukthi Perumana (JVP) in 1971 while there are others who say it could go back to the 18th century during the colonial era.
[TamilNet, Monday, 01 October 2012, 22:21 GMT] An official who recently visited the outskirts of Mu’l’livaaykkaal with the soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army told TamilNet this week that he had personally witnessed skeletal remains of hundreds of slain people surfacing along the few kilometers long, L-shaped bunker, running from Vadduvaakal to northwards along the land of the genocidal onslaught. A vast area is still not cleared and is strictly prohibited from access to anyone except SL military officials. “There are booby traps and UXOs. Rotten automatic rifles and RPG ammunitions are lying around in the area. When I walked across a bunker, I was able to sense that it was a bunker of mass slaughter. As the bodies buried underneath have rotten, the soil was going under as we walked across,” he said. Meanwhile, some other mass graves show the use of chemicals that have burnt even the bones to become ashes, journalists report.
The end of war in Sri Lanka, captured for posterity by Google Earth published last week by Groundviews was the first look at the end of the war in Sri Lanka through historical satellite imagery freely accessible via Google Earth. The article was an open invitation for those using Google Earth to scan for and alert others over areas and artefacts of interest, that in turn could strengthen discussions around the hellish final weeks of war in Sri Lanka. Given the nature of imagery from around this period and centred on Nandikadal, the article explicitly noted,
What Google Maps and Earth does NOT enable one to do, given (1) the quality of some of the historical imagery (which sometimes features extensive cloud cover of vast regions) and (2) the large gaps between the available historical imagery (mid March, late May, after the official end of the war and killing of the LTTE’s leader, then mid-June and early August) is any robust analysis on when shelling in a specific region took place, and importantly, by whom.
Shared widely on Facebook, Twitter and via email, the article clearly indicated that one of the best references today for the research and study of the end of war in Sri Lanka is Google Earth. Imagery accessible via Google’s servers simply isn’t available through other sources or archived elsewhere in the public domain.
Whereas the previous article studied the sheer scale and extent of the destruction and human displacement in Sri Lanka during the final phase of the war, between March and May 2009, the focus here is on mass graves in and around the so-called Civilian Safe Zones (CSZs). Our first article was anchored to two key UNOSAT reports. The present study is anchored to the High-Resolution Satellite Imagery and the Conflict in Sri Lanka report by the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Programme of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), published in August 2009. As with the UNOSAT reports, the AAAS study – commissioned by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International – was met with official condemnation and Ministry of Defence counter-analysis after its public release, largely anchored to the sections dealing with the removal of IDP structures within the CSZ between 6 and 10 May 2009,..