Police to Monitor Indian Cyber-Cafes
It stops terrorism, you see:
Vijay Mukhi, President of the Foundation for Information Security and Technology says, "The terrorists know that if they use machines at home, they can be caught. Cybercafes therefore give them anonymity."
"The police needs to install programs that will capture every key stroke at regular interval screen shots, which will be sent back to a server that will log all the data.
The police can then keep track of all communication between terrorists no matter, which part of the world they operate from.This is the only way to patrol the net and this is how the police informer is going to look in the e-age," added Mukhi.
Is anyone talking about the societal implications of this sort of wholesale surveillance? Not really:
"The question we need to ask ourselves is whether a breach of privacy is more important or the security of the nation. I do not think the above question needs an answer," said Mukhi.
"As long as personal computers are not being monitored. If monitoring is restricted to public computers, it is in the interest of security," said National Vice President, People Union for Civil Liberty.
EDITED TO ADD (10/24): This may be a hoax.
Posted on September 5, 2007 at 1:00 PM • 49 Comments