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Over 75 accounts of various social media websites blocked for fake, inciting content


The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has identified 73 Twitter handles, four YouTube channels and one game on Instagram for fake and inciting content, and asked the respective social media intermediaries to suspend them, a senior government official said. As per instructions, these accounts have been suspended.

These handles had been identified after Twitter users tagged Ministry of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar, asking him to look into their content.

One such Twitter handle, sources said, was a fake video of a Cabinet briefing, in which audio from another source was overlapped on the video, the official said. Apart from these, an animated video showing violence against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other derogatory pages and posts targeting Hindu women were also taken down.

Earlier in the day, Chandrasekhar, after being made aware of one such post, tweeted, “Taskforce on Safe & Trusted Internet at @GoI_MeitY at work. Handles that tried to push fake/inciting content on twitter, youtube, fb, insta have been blocked.”

The owners of these accounts were being identified for appropriate action under relevant sections of the law, and the platforms would also be held accountable for their due diligence, he said.

Earlier last week, the MeitY asked the Indian Computer Emergency Response System (CERT-In), the nodal agency for monitoring cyber security incidents and related threats, to form a “a high-level committee” to investigate complaints that a website had hosted doctored, “lewd” pictures and objectionable comments “aimed at insulting Muslim women”.

Following instructions of IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, and other ministries, the Delhi Police has over the last week arrested four people, including a 21-year old who they claim to be the “mastermind” behind the creation of the website objectionable pictures of women were uploaded.

Doctored photos of at least 100 Muslim women, along with lewd remarks and comments, were posted online this week. GitHub subsequently removed the content, but many Twitter users tagged the women and posted screenshots of the…

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Social Security Institutions Launch Digitalisation Programme to Rev Up Delivery Of Frontline Services in the Philippines – OpenGov Asia



Social Security Institutions Launch Digitalisation Programme to Rev Up Delivery Of Frontline Services in the Philippines  OpenGov Asia

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Porter County school records hacked; Social Security and other employee data targeted, officials say | Crime and Courts




Duneland School Corp.

Chesterton High School is shown. Employees of the Duneland School Corp. have been notified that their Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other personal information may have been accessed during a recent computer hacking.




CHESTERTON — Employees of the Duneland School Corp. have been notified that their Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other personal information may have been accessed during a recent computer hacking.

“We recommend that all current and former employees, and the beneficiaries and dependents of those employees, remain vigilant for signs of unauthorized activity by reviewing any statements that they receive relating to their health insurance,” the school system said. “If they identify any charges or activity that they did not authorize, please contact the insured or provider immediately.”

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School officials said they were tipped off to the hacking when on Oct. 27, they discovered that certain systems within their computer network were unavailable.

“We immediately began to investigate, contacted law enforcement, a cybersecurity firm was engaged and steps were taken to address the incident and restore operations,” the school corporation said. “We also implemented additional safeguards and technical security measures, including multi-factor authentication for all…

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Defining democracy down. Preemptive blame for a prospective invasion. The Corpse Bride Diet and other temptations of social media.


At a glance.

  • Defining democracy down.
  • Preemptive blame for a prospective invasion.
  • The Corpse Bride Diet and other temptations of social media.

Pushing a “positive” message (as opposed to merely sowing confusion).

As we saw last week, China has been working to push an alternative picture of democracy, the “whole-process people’s democracy” outlined by the State Council of the People’s Republic white paper, “China: Democracy That Works.” The overarching goal is to contrast China’s mode of social organization with America’s process-bound cynicism, all, of course, to the advantage of China and the disadvantage of America.

Beijing’s news outlet CGTN has been running a multi-part series, “America: War by another name,” which it describes as “a special eight-part series that explores the sinister motivations for [America’s] warmongering.” Part six came out this week, and it’s devoted to “American Cyber Hegemony: Science fiction turned into reality.” The upshot of the article is that US institutional paranoia has led the Americans to become the leading proponents of both cyberespionage and cybersabotage. The US strategy, CGTN explains, has these four phases, roughly strategy, organization, operations, and intelligence:

  • “First, the U.S. has formulated and promoted an increasingly offensive cyber security strategy, rendering cyberspace in perpetuated instability. With strategic competition as the focal point, the four U.S. governments since the 20th century [those would be the Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump, and Biden Administrations, and CGTN says elsewhere that Washington’s hegemonic ambitions in cyberspace go back to President Clinton] have embarked on a three-phase process of establishing, managing and controlling the cyber network – all in an attempt to write the rules and gain absolute strategic advantages in cyberspace…. From a passive defensive strategy that protected key infrastructure and beefed up the management system, the U.S. has gradually turned to an active defensive strategy that systematically built cyberspace deterrence to fend off threats, and then to a forward defensive strategy that pre-emptively attacks potential targets of threat actors. America’s increasingly expansive…

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