Zotac ZBOX OI520 Plus
AMD Kabini 5350 APU
Intel Core i7 - 4790K
D-Link DIR-803 Wireless Router
Chris Solarski on the art of game design
DSKIC students bag BAFTA nomination
Video games in India: The journey so far
Analysis: Sony Xperia Z3 battery life and comparison
HTC One M8 Eye vs Sony Xperia Z3 vs iPhone 6: Camera comparison
How tech is taking football to the next level
Classic FPS games are a dying breed
Slowly gathering steam...
The obsession within
Carmick Shift: Can John Carmack and Oculus Rift change the world?
LG challenges Sharp Aquos Crystal with Full-HD bezel-less smartphone
Andy Rubin, Android co-founder, leaves Google
Samsung unveils all metal, ultra-slim Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3
New 9.2 inch Xiaomi tablet hinted at by benchmarks
Motorola now officially a Lenovo company
Celkon Colt A401
iBall Slide 3G 6095-Q700
Lava QPAD R704
Case Study: Developing an augmented reality app for Intel based devices
Use Spotify, Netflix in India on your PC, Android smartphone
Overview: Implementing fast real-time GPU-based image blur algorithms
How to use Intel Perceptual Computing SDK for human-robot interface
How to use touch gestures to Influence Physics Parameters using TouchScript
Digit News Update [28 OCT 2014]
Digit News Update [27 Oct 2014]
Digit News Update [21 Oct 2014]
Digit News Update [20 OCT 2014]
Pentax K-500 Camera Review
Hands On: OnePlus One
Motorola Droid Turbo: The new Moto flagship
Microsoft Band: The best smartband right now?
Top 5 flagship smartphone choices around Rs. 35,000
Five signs that your phone is about to die or needs major repair
Intel Developer Zone
Intel Windows Developer Zone
Dsk International Campus Zone
According to the latest transparency report released by Google, India ranks second in the world for accessing private details of its citizens, only after the U.S. The Google report lists out requests it received from governments across the world to access details of users of its various services.
Google's data reveals India had made 2,319 requests involving 3,467 users in the first six months. The U.S. made 7,969 requests, while Brazil, which ranks third, made 1,566 requests during the same period. Worldwide 20,938 requests were made during the January-June period. The report says the information shared included complete Gmail account, chat logs, Orkut profile and search terms among others.
The requests for accessing user data from India had grown two-fold from 1,061 in July-December 2009 to 2,207 in July-December 2011, the report points out.
According to the report, India has been consistently sending requests to remove content which it brands as defamatory and against national security. The court orders, however, to take down content has remained almost stagnant over the years; though requests from the executive and police have grown.
In the first six months this year, there were 20 court orders and 64 requests from executive/police that resulted in 596 items being taken down from the web. During the January-June 2010 period, there were only eight court orders and 22 executive/police requests, resulting in 125 items being taken down. Read about Google's previous transparency report here.
"Though India is a large country with a significant number of internet users, this data is nonetheless an indicator of growing surveillance," Times of India quotes Pranesh Prakash, policy director at Centre for Internet and Society ( CIS), a Bangalore-based organization looking at issues of public accountability, internet freedom and openness, as saying.
"India lacks a general privacy law that helps set guidelines for such user requests, despite privacy being a constitutional right as part of the right to life," added Prakash.