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New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship

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Glenn Greenwald, Courtesy: The Intercept, May 02, 2016
A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this phenomenon: “If we think that authorities are watching our online actions, we might stop visiting certain websites or not say certain things...

One Hundred Scholars and Academics Condemn Attack on Bipan Chandra's Book

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SAHMAT, May 02, 2016
SAHMAT statement against the attack on Bipan Chandra's book. In recent days it seems to have become a habit of some latter-day “nationalists” to raise divisive or non-substantial issues to parade their patriotism. The most recent example of this is the attack on a major history of our National Movement authored by the distinguished historian Professor Bipan Chandra and his colleagues, titled India’s Struggle for Independence, published...

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