Published in The Daily Star | September 21, 2018 Private university student Sumon (not his real name) had already gone to bed when the police came to his bachelor pad, last month. The cops were on a “block raid”—a security exercise that Dhaka Metropolitan Police executed over several areas in the city in the aftermath … Continue reading When Digital Rights Become Human Rights
This paper analyses the challenges of reconciling the need for strong data privacy technologies with the US Federal Government’s demand for access to encrypted data to combat national security threats — a concept known as ‘exceptional access’. Using the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack as a jumping-off point, this research combines public statements and arguments … Continue reading Civil Liberty vs. National Security in Encryption Debates: Exceptional Access and Trust Deficit
In a recent Forbes survey, it was found nearly 40% of the U.S. tech industry has females, while in San Francisco, only 22.9% of the workforce is female. This is a gaping disparity -- but more importantly and in my opinion, an definition problem. Technology is largely seen limited to hardware and software, so if … Continue reading Why Tech Demands a Gender Balance
September 16, 2012 / The Daily Star Mark Zuckerberg really messed things up for us. As one of the world’s youngest CEOs running the third largest ‘country’, he has given the rest of the world an impression that sitting in front of a computer can be the most profitable business one can fathom, and anyone … Continue reading Brave New World
August 23, 2013 / Istanbul, Turkey. Global Power Shift @ 350.0rg
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