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When Indias national security is at stake, is it not possible for India to take some tough measures against Face book, Twitter for helping Pakistan to promote cyber war against India? Your views?

Tags: india, money, pakistan
Asked by Good Citizen, 23 Aug '12 05:08 pm
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Your post pertains to the cyber war waged by Pak on India. So I would like to limit my answer to that aspect of national security. If media reports are to be believed, FB employees are working round the clock , busy removing these objectionable posts. Twitter had also been asked by the Govt of India to purge the objectionable posts from their web sites. If FB, Twitter or anyother social medias are reluctant to comply with the directives of the Govt of India, our Govt can easily block these sites, as has been done in the case of almost 100 sites, which hosted these doctored imflammatory posts. But banning some sites in India alone will be sufficient, as these sites will be available abroad targeting the Indians living abroad. They may pass on the information, concocted though,to their friends and relatives back home.
We can not just say FB or Twitter were helping the Pak in the cyber war. These web sites may not have been aware of the doctored posts being up ...more
Answered by thampy chacko, 23 Aug '12 07:23 pm

 
  
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We have to take. But no one has guts. Only Narendra Modi has guts to take actions against all anti social elements.
Answered by Seshadri Srinivasan, 23 Aug '12 05:12 pm

 
  
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1) Do not get carried away by what the govern ment says. It has always been very selective while talking about the national security and the cyber war.
2) It wants the social media to censor what it thinks objectionable from its point of view which may not be fair and democratic in nature. It does not have the guts to accept the differing points of view. That is why the American government told Indian authorities to be tolerant and be democratic in its approach. They have already made it clear that they are not part of the investigation.
3) Now as far as the national security is concerned, what did it do till the end of the violence in N E ; Mum bai and the exodus from S. India?
4) Did it take any action on the extremist outfits in the backwaters of Kerala and U.P? Why the deafening silence?
5) Moreover, in order to secure the internal security, you must strengthen the police force. Give them good training, spend more money for the modernization and integration of all the units ...more
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 23 Aug '12 11:08 pm

 
  
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If Egypt or Bahrain can do it, I find no reason why the Govt cannot do something about it. But we must show the resolve which we don't have. I am sure, in the case of Blackberry, they dragged the issue for such a long time which wasn't the case with other Govts where they complied quickly. It is the same story of students in a school or college. If they know, they can't mess around with the teacher, they will behave themselves. Otherwise, they terrorise the ones who are supposed to control the show.
Answered by Omega, 23 Aug '12 07:38 pm

 
  
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Cyber war through FB and Twitter are just an addition to so many other major issues on which the govt has failed to administer properly. Critics say there is a policy paralysis. Yes agreed, but does that mean administrative paralysis also and allow the situations to escalate to such an extent that they become really difficult to control. And why should we blame only the politicians for this? Take the example of Assam. The Police knew that the situation was simmering for quite some time, the Collector also knew the same. And it was nothing new and has happened in the past also. Could they have not taken preventive measures like taking into custody known anti-social elements? Did they suggest the govt to bring in more forces like SRPF etc and put Police forces on duty in these sensitive areas? Why do we take measures only after the situation goes out of control and not try to prevent them in the first place?
Answered by Manoj Adwani, 23 Aug '12 05:32 pm

 
  
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Why national security alone. Which field is safe or admirable in India? Education (quantity at the expense of quality), Hygiene and sanitation (very bad), Waste disposal (Pathetic), Voltage fluctuation, dripping,black out (very common), Air and water pollution at the peak, Cruelty, violence and sex related crimes (multiplying) and in short there is no evidence of any administration and control. On the top of it corruption, Scams and black money controlling the nation.
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 23 Aug '12 05:15 pm

 
  
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Yes this measure is needed
Answered by jameel ahmed, 23 Aug '12 05:13 pm

 
  
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Is Indian govt. really bothered about India' security? There are so many border attacks and terrorist attacks every day.Kashmir is burning and now Assam is burning.But Indian govt only wants to hold'Talks" with Pakistan and never wants to take any stern action.Kasab still enjoys VVIP treatment.So the reality of the present govt. is that it only shows people that it wants to take action but for the sake of vote bank politics it never takes any action.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 23 Aug '12 05:12 pm

 
  
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Weak government thus hesitant
Answered by Rising Sun, 25 Aug '12 08:23 pm

 
  
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We must take more agressive steps as well move thro UN
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 24 Aug '12 02:34 pm

 
  
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