Personal Data Protection Bill can turn India into ‘Orwellian State’: Justice BN Srikrishna

Personal Data Protection Bill can turn India into ‘Orwellian State’: Justice BN Srikrishna

BENGALURU: Justice BN Srikrishna, who led the committee that drafted the Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP), said the bill placed in Parliament on Wednesday, which allows the Centre to exempt its agencies from some or all provisions, is “dangerous” and can turn India into an “Orwellian State”.

Trump Mulls Orwellian Proposal to Stop Mass Shootings by Monitoring 'Mentally Ill People' for Signs of Imminent Violence

Trump Mulls Orwellian Proposal to Stop Mass Shootings by Monitoring 'Mentally Ill People' for Signs of Imminent Violence

The Trump administration is reportedly considering a pitch from former NBC Chairman Robert Wright, a presidential pal, for a research program aimed at preventing mass shootings by electronically monitoring people who have received psychiatric diagnoses.

How can we prevent the Orwellian 1984 digital world? — GNU MediaGoblin

How can we prevent the Orwellian 1984 digital world? — GNU MediaGoblin

LibrePlanet is the Free Software Foundation's annual conference. In 1992, Torvalds freed the kernel Linux, which filled the last gap in GNU. The views of the speaker do not represent the Free Software Foundation.

Amazon Goes Full Orwellian

Amazon Goes Full Orwellian

As critics fear Amazon is pushing for a world policed and governed through automation, Bezos software continues to rack up sales, potentially removing human judgment from the law enforcement tool kit.

Beijing pioneering citizens' 'points' system critics brand 'Orwellian'

Beijing pioneering citizens' 'points' system critics brand 'Orwellian'

BEIJING: Beijing's municipal government will assign citizens and firms "personal trustworthiness points" by 2021, state media reported on Tuesday, pioneering China's controversial plan for a "social credit" system to monitor citizens and businesses.