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INDIA: Internet Security / Intelligence gathering , P I L

The following PIL is worth mentioning here 1 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY ORDINARY ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION AND EXTRAORDINARY JURISDICTION UNDER ARTICLE 226 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA PUBLIC INTEREST PETITION NO. OF 2008 In the matter of Articles 21 and 355 of the Constitution of India; And In the matter of Article 226 of the Constitution of India; And In the matter of the terror attacks in the City of Mumbai on November 26 to 28, 2008 and other terror attacks and security threats faced by the City of Mumbai and other places in India from time to time; And In the matter of e-security measures to anticipate, prevent and mitigate the occurrence in future of such terror attacks and security threats in the City of Mumbai and other places in India. 1. Sarla S. Parekh ] of Mumbai Indian Inhabitant ] residing at 5th Floor ] Bharatiya Bhavan ] 72, Marine Drive, Mumbai ] 2. Vijay Mukhi, ] C/o. DSK Legal, 4th Floor, ] Express Towers, Nariman Point, ]

Kayani readying for military coup in Pakistan

, by Ravi Visvesvaraya Prasad Published in Hindustan Times, Wed 11 March 2009 “All The General’s Men” Published in Hindustan Times, Edit Page, issue of Wednesday, 11 March 2009 All The General’s Men by Ravi Visvesvaraya Prasad Copyright: Ravi Visvesvaraya Prasad, 2009 International Publishing Rights in all media with Hindustan Times Reproduction or forwarding in any format, in any jurisdiction, strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of Ravi Visvesvaraya Prasad Ravi Visvesvaraya Prasad Tel: {91} 9990 265 822, 98 118 36 331, 987 12 45678, 98 10 91 12 34 Published in Hindustan Times, Edit Page, issue of Wednesday, 11 March 2009 All The General’s Men by Ravi Visvesvaraya Prasad The warnings issued by Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari to clear up the political mess by March 16 has led to speculation that the Army may again seize power. Even though Kayani has long been percei

South American Nations Form Regional Defense Council

March 12th 2009, by James Suggett - Defense ministers from Venezuela and eleven other South American nations formed the South American Defense Council Tuesday at a summit in Chile. The council will be a diplomatic forum to diffuse regional conflicts, increase transparency in military expenditures, and to promote military cooperation for the fulfillment of regional security needs. Chilean Defense Minister José Goñi said the new council will “give life to an alliance that strengthens mutual confidence through integration, dialogue, and cooperation in defense matters.” A declaration signed by the ministers at the summit said the council aims to construct a “zone of peace” on the South American continent, and “a South American identity in defense matters that contributes to the strengthening of Latin American and Caribbean unity.” The declaration also establishes a commitment by each member nation to respect the territorial sovereignty of other member nations,

Is talibanised South the Swat Valley of India?

Source: VijayaVani B R Haran 14 Mar 2009 After Islamabad’s peace deal which allowed Taliban to takeover Swat Valley, the latter took out a massive two-day rally, openly denigrating democracy and establishing Sharia. As a mark of things to come, a Geo TV journalist was murdered in the immediate aftermath of the takeover. While the connection between Al Qaida and Taliban is no secret, India’s most wanted criminal, Dawood Ibrahim, has also reportedly struck a deal with the Taliban. The spread of Taliban into the interiors of Pakistan and its nexus with extant terror outfits is confirmed by the latest ambush on Sri Lankan cricketers. The attack exposed the failure of intelligence and security, the complacency of the Army, and the incapacity of the security forces to meet surprise challenges by terrorists. The rogue state of Pakistan, the most potent breeding ground for terrorists, is now experiencing terror attacks on its own soil. The present government, which came to powe

WebLab : A platform aiming at providing intelligence (business, strategic, military...)

EADS in Major Intelligence Play According to "French military intelligence and European security agencies appear keen to acquire WebLab, a platform designed by EADS to extract and disseminate all types of information" WebLab : The WebLab is a platform aiming at providing intelligence (business, strategic, military...) solutions and any other applications that need to process multimedia data (text, image, audio and video). It is composed of several layers: WebLab Core: An open source technical baseline (and free to use in any commercial application) acting as a runtime environment for unstructured information processing services. It has been developed by the Information Processing Competence Center of EADS Defence and Security and its partners in the following projects: WebContent : The Semantic Web Platform, French ANR Project 2005, VITALAS : Video & image Indexing and Retrieval in the Large Sc

Russian mathematician 'calculated' crisis, prepared for it

16:32 | 12/ 03/ 2009 MOSCOW, March 12 (RIA Novosti) - A prominent mathematician, known for his accurate predictions on Russia's 1998 financial crisis and the breakup of the U.S.S.R., 'calculated' the current credit crunch and prepared for it, Russia's government daily said on Thursday. Viktor Maslov, a member of Russia's Academy of Sciences, who helped make calculations for a protective shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant reactor after the 1986 disaster, said the processes now taking place in economics are similar to certain phenomena in physics, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported. "I am referring to what is known as phase shifts, when a situation worsens abruptly, not gradually, and transforms into a different state, like an avalanche," Maslov told the daily. "Such processes are well known in physics, and are laid out in formulas of mathematical physics. They can also be applied to economics." "Whether a crisis will break ou