Huawei and 5G. The tools and means of global surveillance for China. That dream has come crashing down as the pandemic crashed economies around the world. The antics of Chinese diplomats crashed the goodwill it enjoyed and now ban on Chinese products is in the pipeline. The dream of controlling the world through data control is just a pipedream. Image Source: Washington Post
Twitter is shadow banning accounts. It is not something new. It is an issue many Twitter users are familiar with. But circumstances make the practice more sinister. It is time to stand up to the selective censorship. Image Source: NCAC
Scrolling through my Twitter feed, I stumbled upon the information Twitter has the authority to change user settings to regulate data. Digging a bit more into it, I found that Twitter changes privacy and safety settings of users for content control. Twitter needs to come clean on the safety of our user data. Image Source: Forbes
Sometimes life surprises you with wonderful things. Today, my fellow bloggers surprised me by nominating me to a Bloggers Award. This is my first Blogger Award. Thank you guys! 😀
This bit of wisdom too is learnt by people on their own. That is the irony of it. Weekly Wisdom 4 June — MiddleMe
A change of guard is taking place at the WHO Executive Board. India is the next Chairman of the body. India has an opportunity to show its credentials as a global power by taking charge of the WHO response. Will India take up the opportunity offered? Cover Pic: Business Standard
The way the Shiva Trilogy ended with the Oath of the Vayuputras was way out of league with the people's imagination. But I felt it was a perfect end. Spoiler Alert! If you have not read the books, read it at your peril.
There is a sense of dismay at the information of demolition of historical buildings. But our historical learnings, texts, art and knowledge is being torn down bit by bit over centuries, yet we stand mute spectators. Programmed by the education system to have a sense of aversion to our history, we have let it happen. Now, it is time we say enough is enough! Cover Pic: Scienceteen
This amazing piece of work by my fellow blogger Anant Chetan on his blog Infinite Sea of Opportunities is a must read. It is an article on how corruption in a way has been legalized in India. Do read to know more.
The United Nations is supposed to maintain peace and resolve conflict across the world. In recent times, it has been failing on all accounts. Will the UN become the second League of Nations?