Tagged: InfoActivism

Julian Assange – Whats wrong with Gaurdian 1

Julian Assange – Whats wrong with Gaurdian

I do follow Guardian very closely. Today I read this so-called interview based profile of Julian Assange. Its wrong at so many levels. It doesn’t talk anything about his work or whats the effect of it. It’s completely focused on his personal life to bring him down at any cost1. Gaurdian which thinks...

You could be committing crime by Scraping or Stumbling 1

You could be committing crime by Scraping or Stumbling

For most of us who work with data, Scraping is the default way to get the data out of public internet. To give you an example what it means. Lets say you have a published URL like http://openbangalore.org/postbox/pb/pincode/571120 which gives you the postboxes in the pincode area 571120. If you are smart enough...

Then they came for whistleblowers 3

Then they came for whistleblowers

Today’s Salman Kurshid incident reminds me First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the socialists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t...