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


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


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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