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What CIA seeks to achieve through Ford Foundation

http://www.niticentral.com/2014/04/29/what-cia-seeks-to-achieve-through-ford-foundation-217973.html J ames Petras, retired Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, and adjunct professor at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, wrote a damning article on September 18, 2002, exposing the Ford Foundation’s sinister choice of beneficiaries of its donations. He accused the CIA of using “philanthropic foundations as the most effective conduit to channel large sums of money to Agency projects without alerting the recipients to their source”. Beginning the 1950s, “50 per cent of the 700 grants in the field of international activities by the principal foundations were funded by the CIA,” he wrote, citing a US Congressional investigation in 1976 that said the CIA considered foundations such as Ford “the best and most plausible kind of funding cover”. This article will go beyond the professor’s findings that showed that the

BJP wants all online companies to set up servers in India

BJP IT cell co-Convener wants all online companies to set up servers in India By NT Balanarayan on Apr 16th, 2014  |   3 Comments Email Email  anonymous tip off   http://www.medianama.com/2014/04/223-bjp-servers-india/ The national co-convenor of BJP’s IT cell Vinit Goenka believes that online companies need to store data of Indians in servers within the country for security and data sovereignty. In a blog post, Goenka notes that many countries have changed their IT laws keeping developments such as cloud computing in mind and made it mandatory for companies to store customer data within the country the customer resides in. He says that India also needs to consider such a legislation. The main points he raises are: - He claims that the police in India cannot track people who send “illegal data” unless they receive a complaint, but this could change if companies set up their server in India. - He also raises questions about all the data that e-commerce companies collects

Diplomatic Assertion: India Wants Equinet To End US Hegemony On Internet

PREETAM KAUSHIK1APR 22, 2014, 12.47 PM   http://www.businessinsider.in/Diplomatic-Assertion-India-Wants-Equinet-To-End-USHegemony-On-Internet/articleshow/34073197.cms The revelations made by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who had been granted Russian asylum and is currently living in that country, surely dented the US image for the long term. Although the world has long suspected that the US is the brain behind all the 'paranormal' activities on the Internet, such as spying, data gathering and breaching the trust of several world leaders by screening their communication in the e-world, Snowden managed to provide the perfect setting for the livid reactions that followed. In fact, Snowden has single-handedly caused more damage to the country's reputation than the years of Cold War could ever accomplish. The reactions were candid and sometimes explicit to the extent of shedding the suave language of diplomacy to get the point across in no uncertain terms. Amo