Indian Libertarians

Clandestinism in India

iljaimine Thursday February 6, 2014

To expect that your government respects your privacy, morphological freedom, methodological individualism and liberty is like expecting the fire to create wood. It is a disgruntling fact to learn that many people exchange their liberty for more security at voting booths. And, it is a lot more disconcerting fact to realise that many obstructionists/Indians simply welcome-d the year 2014 as a ‘new year’ than as a year of orwellianism. I am unsure whether the educated class of India is even aware about Centralised Monitory System (CMS) or not, but however it is very disappointing to still learn that many just watch TV reality shows like Big Boss without noticing that this show is also a sociopolitical reality.


The apoplithorismosphobic system of India executes the principles of imposed order, and is purely antithetical to the catallaxy of free marketism. It also abhors spontaneous orderWith this constituted hobbesianism, the#0000ff: road to serfdom//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_surveillance|#000000:mass//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_surveillance|#000000:electronic surveillance//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_mining|#000000:data mining//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-DOT|#000000:Centre for Development of Telematics//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_India|#000000:Indian Government//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications|#000000:telecommunications//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecom_Enforcement_Resource_and_Monitoring|#000000:Telecom Enforcement Resource and Monitoring//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clandestine_cell_system|#000000:Cells//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_enforcement_in_India|#000000:India's security agencies//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_India|#000000:income tax officials//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_in_India|#000000:India's telecommunications network//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_network|#000000:mobile//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landline|#000000:landline//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite|#000000:satellite//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_over_IP|#000000:voice over Internet Protocol//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email|#000000:emails//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS|#000000:SMS//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multimedia_Messaging_Service|#000000:MMS//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone_tracking|#000000:track the geographical location//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media|#000000:social media//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook|#000000:Facebook//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LinkedIn|#000000:LinkedIn//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter|#000000:Twitter//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Web_History|#000000:search histories//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Search|#000000:Google//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judiciary_of_India|#000000:courts//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament_of_India|#000000:Parliament//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_service_provider|telecom services provider] (TSP), at which point the process is automated, and the provider simply sends the data to a server which forwards the requested information". Telecom operators in India are obligated by law to give access to their networks to every legal enforcement agency.

From 2014 onwards, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_network_operators_of_India|#000000:all mobile telephony operators//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_detail_record" rel="">Call Data Records (CDR) will now also contain details of the caller's location. The system aims to attain a tracking accuracy of 80% in the first year of operation, followed by 95% accuracy in the second year, in urban areas.


CMS is nonetheless a single window from where government arms such as the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Investigation_Agency|#000000:National Investigation Agency//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte|#000000:byte//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_service_provider|#000000:Internet service provider//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Home_Affairs_(India)|#000000:Ministry of Home Affairs//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crore" rel="">crores (US$64 million). However, on 21 June 2013, a newspaper reported that it had obtained project documents relating to CMS, which showed that the project's budget was "nearly double" that amount. There has been no public debate about the system, and the democratic government has said little about how it will work or how it will ensure that the system is not abused. The anti-austrianist government has not stated how the data it collects is stored, secured, accessed or deleted.


In January 2012, the government had admitted to intercepting over 1 lakh phones and communication devices over a year, at a rate of 7,500–9,000 per month. In clear signs of the Indian government increasing its online surveillance, not all of it necessarily tenable, Apple's first transparency report, released globally on November 5, suggests India made 27 "law enforcement device requests" regarding 65 Apple devices between January 1 and June 30, 2013.

In contrast, the global transparency report released by Facebook shows that the Indian government sent over 3,200 requests for "some" information related to 4,144 user accounts. Microsoft and Skype, during the same period, received account-specific details for 413 Microsoft accounts and 102 Skype accounts by the Indian government. While Apple supplied data in 41% cases, Facebook says it complied with the requests in nearly 50% cases and supplied user data to the Indian government. Microsoft and Skype, in the transparency reports, have said 80.6% and 79.1% data was released, respectively. Already, India ranks second in the world - after United States - for seeking account specific details from Facebook between January 1 and June 30, 2013. In contrast, US generated between 11,000 and 12,000 such requests. While Facebook supplied information for 50% of the total accounts in India, Facebook released 79% data for US-based user accounts. Twitter, in the meantime, has also released its transparency report saying the Indian government requested for the removal of one tweet through a court order and another removal request though a government or police order. Between January 1 and June 30, 2013, Twitter was asked to withhold three tweets.


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Last but not least,

Deficit of the anatomisation of statism, in India, makes the Indian government very mordacious. To tell you benevolently, I find no difference between Modi, Gandhi, Kejriwal and other politicians (netas) because they seem to be the direct or indirect supporters of CMS. Only an ignoramus can find the difference.