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Caught in the Net: Mumbai’s Cybercafes

India is known for its creative software engineers. Now, it is tapping that expertise to fight terrorism. The Indian government is requiring Mumbai’s cybercafes to install software that tracks keystrokes and sends the information to state computers for analysis and archiving. By some estimates, nearly half of Indians use cybercafes to go online. The government ...

India is known for its creative software engineers. Now, it is tapping that expertise to fight terrorism. The Indian government is requiring Mumbai’s cybercafes to install software that tracks keystrokes and sends the information to state computers for analysis and archiving. By some estimates, nearly half of Indians use cybercafes to go online. The government insists the measure is necessary. And Vijay Mukhi, president of the Foundation of Information Security and Technology, a local industry association, agrees: "This is how the police informer is going to look in the e-age." Maybe. It also means that people’s privacy will end with the press of a button.

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