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Concerns over central snoop

News June 27, 2013

India, June 28 — Eyebrows have been raised at the Centre’s single-window system to intercept phone calls and internet exchanges – the desi version of the US’s surveillance programme, PRISM – that is expected to roll out this year-end.The Rs. 400-crore project – tentatively called the Central Monitoring System (CMS) – will not only allow the government to listen to a target’s phone conversation but also track down a caller’s precise location, match his voice against known suspects’ before the call is completed and see what people have been up to on the internet. …

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