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14 Heroes & 14 Villains

In Internet, Politics, World on செப்ரெம்பர் 27, 2015 at 1:06 முப

Source: Blog | Access

Heroes

  1. David Kaye, Special Rapporteur to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
  2. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, introduced and was a crucial advocate for the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.
  3. Malkia Amal Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network, Malkia Amal Cyril’s work
  4. MPs David Davis and Tom Watson
  5. Maricarmen Sequera is the director of TEDIC, a Paraguayan digital rights organization
  6. Journalists Scahill and Begley revealed that American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the world’s largest producer of SIM cards and stole vast quantities of encryption keys
  7. As director of the digital liberties organization Bolo Bhi, Farieha Aziz has been at the forefront of the campaign to modify the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015, currently under consideration in Pakistan.
  8. Netzpolitik released confidential documents to the public exposing Germany’s plans to launch bulk surveillance programs
  9. a District Court struck down an 11-year-old gag order imposed by the FBI on Nicholas Merrill, the owner of Calyx, an internet service provider.
  10. Kakao (formerly Daum Kakao), owns a South Korean internet company with a popular messaging service
  11. The U.N. Human Rights Council
  12. Moxie Marlinspike (& team), founder of Open Whisper Systems, an open source software group that freely offers the programs Signal, TextSecure, and Redphone
  13. Kate Westmoreland is a cybercrime and human rights expert with Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society. Her January paper, Foreign Law Enforcement Access to User Data: A Survival Guide and Call for Action,
  14. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO has vocally resisted government demands to weaken the company’s data security practices

Villains

  1. Hacking Team, covertly sold advanced communications surveillance services and resources to multiple governments and entities with poor records on human rights.
  2. Prime Minister Manuel Valls, pushed through dangerous new legislation that lacks clarity and precision, and authorizes French intelligence services to exercise broad surveillance powers without prior judicial approval or oversight.
  3. Pablo Romero Quezada is the former director of Ecuador’s intelligence agency, the Secretaría Nacional de Inteligencia (SENAIN)
  4. Attorney General Githu Muigai fought to preserve Kenya’s Security Laws despite a High Court judgment overturning the legislation.
  5. Canadian MP Steven Blaney was the sponsor of Bill C-51
  6. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron
  7. Anthony Batts, former Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department in the U.S. Acting under a nondisclosure agreement with the FBI that was signed by a previous commissioner, the Baltimore Police Department used the “Stingray” surveillance device 4,300 times

  8. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued before India’s Supreme Court that privacy is not a fundamental right
  9. Spanish Judge Javier Gómez Bermúdez jailed seven people without specifying the individualized charges or facts attributed to each suspect, forcing the defendants to make statements without knowing what they were accused of.
  10. Telefonica
  11. Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha approved legislation to create a National Cybersecurity Committee
  12. Washington Post Editorial Board suggested that the U.S. Congress could compel Apple and Google to use their “wizardry” to create a “Secure Golden Key” for the government to access otherwise secure user data
  13. Gerhard Schindler is president of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND)
  14. U.S. Senator Richard Burr, As chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Burr has been a driving force behind the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) legislation
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Best and Worst 10 countries: The Web Index

In Business, Technology, World on செப்ரெம்பர் 6, 2012 at 9:39 பிப

Thanks : http://thewebindex.org/data/all/webindex/

WEB INDEX TOP 10

  1. Sweden
  2. United States
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Canada
  5. Finland
  6. Switzerland
  7. New Zealand
  8. Australia
  9. Norway
  10. Ireland

WEB INDEX BOTTOM 10

  1. Nepal
  2. Cameroon
  3. Mali
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Namibia
  6. Ethiopia
  7. Benin
  8. Burkino Faso
  9. Zimbabwe
  10. Yemen

Till India

 

Rank Country Web Index Impact Economic Political Social Readiness Communications Institutional The Web Use Content
Rank Country Web Index Impact Economic Political Social Readiness Communications Institutional The Web Use Content
1 Sweden 100 100 89.36 100 98.5 96.76 97.11 93.61 82.02 78.67 73.66
2 United States of America 97.31 91.07 81.14 92.54 89.13 94.98 82.57 100 100 87.01 100
3 United Kingdom 93.83 87.86 88.28 78.85 86.42 94.07 92.33 92.51 94.69 80.25 97.24
4 Canada 93.42 90.64 84.56 75.94 100 84.17 81.03 84.57 92.22 83.39 88.61
5 Finland 91.88 86.44 79.3 87.29 83.26 95.78 90.65 96.17 88.53 89.27 74.32
6 Switzerland 90.49 83.55 98.36 70.84 72.82 94.85 96.94 90.83 92.18 97.3 72.26
7 New Zealand 89.15 83.66 68.16 82.0 91.05 90.66 78.74 95.85 89.07 77.1 89.64
8 Australia 88.44 83.91 69.6 81.77 90.61 88.12 82.35 89.75 87.08 75.39 87.65
9 Norway 87.76 83.59 77.79 72.14 90.95 93.43 94.83 89.99 80.26 80.28 68.25
10 Ireland 87.42 84.45 100 65.82 78.29 84.48 76.82 87.68 83.61 75.98 80.0
11 Singapore 86.14 77.92 69.69 95.33 62.06 93.55 99.42 87.3 90.99 77.87 92.6
12 Iceland 86.1 76.67 67.1 65.93 88.08 100 100 96.72 89.3 100 63.31
13 Korea, Republic of 81.06 82.38 71.94 85.82 80.61 78.06 85.44 72.55 65.56 59.29 63.29
14 France 78.93 78.82 78.88 75.13 74.4 73.95 80.35 69.49 70.67 62.93 69.29
15 Israel 78.53 77.15 77.24 80.17 66.85 77.34 76.53 77.03 71.27 65.31 67.72
16 Germany 74.87 67.23 72.36 54.3 68.58 81.01 85.63 76.9 83.09 81.05 73.03
17 Portugal 72.33 66.68 52.58 73.67 67.79 73.66 74.25 72.88 79.2 73.27 74.31
18 Spain 72.12 66.97 63.4 72.62 59.45 79.18 73.85 81.49 72.4 63.62 71.96
19 Chile 69.55 71.82 63.59 76.91 68.31 65.86 61.23 69.18 55.81 43.58 62.1
20 Japan 68.56 64.5 69.15 42.62 74.99 71.24 80.19 65.48 70.4 58.46 73.98
21 Qatar 60.75 62.43 69.15 41.27 70.67 64.16 70.66 60.7 46.06 52.37 32.24
22 Mexico 57.68 58.57 47.13 70.25 54.32 48.95 50.04 50.53 57.25 40.87 68.17
23 Italy 56.45 48.6 42.39 47.33 53.08 67.22 70.76 65.29 68.19 66.52 60.11
24 Brazil 56.3 57.96 56.23 48.21 64.41 56.62 58.01 57.18 46.01 36.37 50.86
25 Poland 54.84 46.01 50.99 37.55 47.1 66.04 65.74 66.64 70.02 63.22 67.64
26 Colombia 53.86 55.75 41.23 66.34 55.86 50.24 49.55 52.79 47.15 38.46 50.71
27 Turkey 53.7 54.46 45.98 51.05 62.01 55.23 57.54 55.36 46.25 39.12 48.14
28 Kazakhstan 53.46 51.36 45.23 51.7 53.82 44.99 54.88 41.5 64.16 54.83 65.7
29 China 51.72 55.04 53.27 32.27 73.98 45.55 58.0 40.39 43.34 33.67 48.67
30 Tunisia 50.68 54.06 46.62 49.31 61.92 45.5 56.75 41.1 41.61 31.44 47.8
31 Russian Federation 47.29 43.79 38.49 56.86 35.1 47.71 61.2 41.67 57.16 45.1 63.05
32 Philippines 46.81 48.37 48.98 33.56 58.95 48.26 47.41 51.12 39.39 34.64 39.61
33 India 46.58 51.08 62.19 41.06 46.99 44.14 44.58 46.64 33.0 19.88 44.05

இலக்கிய நிகழ்வுகளுக்கு செல்லாமல் இருக்க ஏழு காரணங்கள்

In Blogs, Books, Life, Literature, Tamilnadu on ஜூன் 15, 2012 at 5:45 பிப

அயல்நாடுகளில் எழுத்தாளர்களுடன் உரையாட நிறைய வாய்ப்புகள் கிடைக்கின்றன. சமீபத்தில் கட்டுரையாளரும் நாவலாசிரியருமான பி ஏ கிருஷ்ணன் லண்டனுக்கும் பே ஏரியாவிலும் வாசகர்களை சந்தித்தார். நாஞ்சில் நாடனும் அமெரிக்கா முழுக்க உலாவி வருகிறார். வெகு விரைவில் எஸ் ராமகிருஷ்ணனும் வட அமெரிக்காவை வலம் வரப் போகிறார்.

இந்த மாதிரி சந்திப்புகளுக்கும் இலக்கிய கூட்டங்களுக்கும் செல்லாமல் இருப்பதற்கான காரணங்களைப் பட்டியலிட்டு பார்க்கிறேன்.

1. எனக்கு அங்கே யாரையும் தெரியாது; அதனால் கூச்சமாகவோ அச்சமாகவோ இருக்கிறது.

2. கார் ஓட்டத் தெரியாது; அவ்வளவு தூரம் ஓட்ட முடியாது.

3. அதுதான் அவரோட எழுத்தைப் படிச்சிருக்கோமே… அப்புறம் எதற்கு சந்திக்கணும்?

4. மகளுடைய பியானோ ஒப்பித்தல்; மகனுடைய கராத்தே பயிற்சி.

5. ஏற்கனவே சென்ற கூட்டங்கள் சிலாகிக்கவில்லை; வந்தவர் பேசாமல் வேறு ஒருவர் ஆக்கிரமிப்பார்; நெறியாக ஒருங்கிணைக்கப்படவில்லை என்பதால், இதுவும் ஒழுங்கற்று இருக்கலாம்.

6. சோம்பேறித்தனம் + போரடிக்கும்.

7. நான் அவரை முன்பே சில முறை சந்தித்து உரையாடிருக்கிறேன்.

கொசுறு: நான் அவரை வாசித்ததில்லை; என் கவிதைத் தொகுப்பை தரட்டுமா?

S Ramakrishnan picks his Favorite Foreign Authors from Current Generation Book Writers

In Books, Literature, World on மார்ச் 8, 2011 at 8:41 பிப

வாசிப்போம் வாருங்கள்

1) யான் மார்டில் ( Yann Martel)
2) ரானா தாஸ் குப்தா (Rana Dasgupta)
3) கார்லோஸ் ருஸ் ஜபான் (Carlos Ruiz Zafón)
4) காலித் ஹொசைனி (Khaled Hosseini)
5) ஹருகி முராகமி (Haruki Murakami)
6) ராபர்ட்டோ போலனோ (Roberto Bolaño)
7) ஹாசு இஷிகாரோ (Kazuo Ishiguro)
8) ஜீன் சினோஷ் (Jean Echenoz)
9) எட்கர் கரிட் (Etgar Keret)
10) ஷியாம் செல்லதுரை (Shyam Selvadurai)

இவர்களுடன்

  • நோபல் பரிசு பெற்ற எழுத்தாளரான ஒரான் பாமுக்(Orhan Pamuk)
  • கனடாவின் புகழ்பெற்ற எழுத்தாளரான மார்க்ரெட் அட்வுட் (Margaret Atwood)
  • இத்தாலியின் ராபர்ட்டோ கலாசோ (Roberto Calasso)
  • பிரான்சின் மார்க்ரெட் யூரிசனார் (Marguerite Yourcenar)
  • அமெரிக்காவின் பிலிப் ராத் (Philip Roth)

போன்றவர்களையும் விரும்பி வாசிப்பதுண்டு

Top 20 Richest Ladies on Earth

In Lists, World on ஜூன் 17, 2009 at 2:27 பிப

Source: World's Richest Women – Forbes.com

1. Christy Walton & family
$20 billion
Wal-Mart. Jackson, Wyo. 54.
Widowed, 2 child

The widow of Wal-Mart scion John Walton, who died in plane crash in 2005

2. Alice Walton
$19.5 billion
Wal-Mart. Fort Worth, Texas. 59.
Divorced

Father Sam and Uncle James started general-store chain in Bentonville, Ark., in 1962

3. Liliane Bettencourt
$15 billion
L’Oreal. Paris. 86.
Widowed, one child.

Daughter of L’Oreal founder Eugene Schueller

4. Susanne Klatten
$12 billion
BMW, drugs. Germany. 46.
Married, three children

Klatten inherited her stake in BMW from her late father, Herbert Quandt. Recently increased her stake in pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturer Altana to 88%; trained economist sits on Altana’s board of supervisors.

5. Birgit Rausing
Packaging. Switzerland. 85.
Widowed, three children
$11 billion

Inherited packaging giant Tetra Laval in 2000 after the death of her husband, Gad Rausing. Father-in-law founded the company in 1944

6. Jacqueline Mars
$9.5 billion
Candy, pet food. Bedminster, N.J. 69.
Divorced, three children

Chocolate maker Mars completed purchase of gum giant Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. last October for $23 billion. Merger created world’s largest confectionery company. Also owns pet food operation (Whiskas, Pedigree), Uncle Ben’s Rice.

7. Anne Cox Chambers
$9 billion
Cox Enterprises. Atlanta. 90.
Divorced, three children.

Surviving daughter of Cox Enterprises founder James M. Cox (d. 1957); sister Barbara Cox Anthony passed away in 2007.

8. Abigail Johnson
$8.5 billion
Fidelity Investments. Boston. 47.
Married, two children

Harvard MBA moving up the ranks in family’s Fidelity Investments. This June “Abby” took charge of the company’s board governing the investment company’s fixed-income and asset-allocation funds.

9. Savitri Jindal
$6 billion
Steel. India. 58.
Widowed, nine children

Late husband died in a helicopter crash in 2005. Today she serves as the non-executive chairperson of steel and power conglomerate O.P. Jindal group.

10. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
$5.5 billion
Heineken. London. 54.
Married, five children

Inherited 25% stake in Dutch brewer Heineken seven years ago from her late father, Freddy Heineken. Company is one of the world’s great brewers, with more than 170 premium brands in more than 65 countries.

11. Pauline MacMillan Keinath
$5.5 billion
Cargill. St. Louis. 75.
Married, four children.

Family’s massive commodities outfit, Cargill, controls food from stable to table: manufactures animal feed, meat, crops.

12. Marion MacMillan Pictet
$5.5 billion
Cargill. Bermuda. 77.
Divorced, one child.

13. Antonia Johnson
$5 billion
Trading. Stockholm. 66.
Married, four children

Since 1982 has headed Axel Johnson Group, a diversified trading company founded by her great-grandfather in 1873.

14. Johanna Quant
$5 billion
BMW. Germany. 82.
Widowed, two children

Former secretary and third wife of the late Herbert Quandt, the German executive who rescued automaker BMW from bankruptcy.

15. Yang Huiyan
$4.8 billion
Real estate. China. 27.
Married

China’s richest woman graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in marketing and logistics. Joined family property developer, Country Garden, in 2005 as the manager of the procurement department.

16. Dorothea Steinbruch
$4.8 billion
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional. Brazil.
Widowed, three children

With children, controls one of Brazil’s largest steelmakers.

17. Blair Parry-Okeden
$4.5 billion
Cox Enterprises. Australia. 58.
Married, two children.

Granddaughter of James M. Cox (d. 1957) inherited 25% stake in company after mother, Barbara Anthony Cox, died in 2007

18. Shari Arison
$3.2 billion
Carnival Cruise lines, banking. Tel Aviv. 51.
Married, four children.

Inherited two of the country’s largest companies for her father: $75 billion (assets) Bank Hapoalim and infrastructure behemoth Housing & Construction. Also owns large chunk of cruise operator Carnival

19. Heidi Horten
$3 billion
Department stores. Vienna. 68.
Widowed

Apparently met Helmut Horten, founder of eponymous German department store chain, in a hotel bar in 1959 when she was 19 years old.

20. Rosalia Mera
$2.9 billion
Inditex. La Coruna, Spain. 64.
Divorced, two children.

Self-made billionaire helped then-husband Amancio Ortega make dressing gowns and lingerie in their home. Home business became Inditex, one of world’s most successful apparel manufacturers.

10 Odd Degree Programs

In Finance, Lists, World on மார்ச் 25, 2009 at 1:34 முப

10 Odd Education Guide: Study well for Recession

10 Odd Education Guide: Study well for Recession

1. Golf Management, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

2. Psychology of Exceptional Human Experiences (exploring the paranormal), Coventry, UK

3. BA in Puppet Making, University of Staffordshire

4. Retail Management Foundation degree in Bed-selling, Buckinghamshire New University, UK

5. Agricultural Marketing, Newcastle & Harper Adams University, UK

6. World Agriculture, Bangor University, UK

7. Foundation Degree in Retailing (Tesco Partnership), Manchester Metropolitan University

8. Surf Science, Plymouth University, UK

9. Foundation Degree in Funeral Service, University of Bath, UK

10. Masters in Death and Society, University of Bath, UK

Extra: Master of Science in Museum Studies in BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan

Top 25 silly but real Names given to Kids

In Life, Lists, World on பிப்ரவரி 28, 2009 at 4:56 முப

நன்றி: தி பேபி வெப் சைட்

  1. Barb Dwyer
  2. Pearl Button
  3. Ray Gunn
  4. Helen Back
  5. Stan Still
  6. Jo King
  7. Lee King
  8. Terry Bull
  9. Mary Christmas
  10. Max Power
  11. Paige Turner
  12. Sonny Day
  13. Tim Burr
  14. Teresa Green
  15. Will Power
  16. Anna Sasin
  17. Chris Cross
  18. Doug Hole
  19. Justin Case
  20. Barry Cade
  21. Anna Prentice
  22. Annette Curtain
  23. Bill Board
  24. Carrie Oakey
  25. Dr Payne