Saturday, January 30, 2016

A birthday card that gave me the creeps

Here's something I wrote about my great discomfort with the state having absolute access to my data with zero accountability or guarantees about how it would be used and by whom:

The year before, nobody called on my birthday. This year was better. Friends remembered. I even got a birthday card. But it turned out to be from neither friends nor family. It was from Mr Representative. Mr Ex-Representative, actually, since he had lost the previous election. I was baffled. How did he know it was my birthday? Then it hit me. He had been dipping into my data.

Read full article here: http://www.outlookindia.com/article/an-uneasy-state/296410

4 comments:

Swetabh R. Singh said...

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Swetabh

Swetabh R. Singh said...

M a great fan of urs.... I also messaged u on fb... Second year secretary, dypatil college.... I want a personal interview with u fr my college magazine.... Plz mail at swetabhrsingh@gmail.com .... Plzzzzz

Swetabh

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