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Documents emerge of a Centralized Monitoring System run by the Indian government

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The Hindu reported on June 21, 2013 that the Indian government plans on implementing a Centralized Monitoring System (CMS) that will “enhance the government’s surveillance and interception capabilities far beyond ‘meta-data,’ data mining, and the original expectation of “instant” and secure interception of phone conversations” [1].

The government will have the ability to access in real time to “any mobile and fixed line phone conversation, SMS, fax, web-site visit, social media usage, Internet search and email” [1]. They’ll have access to over a billion mobile, fixed lines, and internet users. The system has only been testing in two states – Delhi and Haryana, but the goal is to monitor twelve states by the end of 2014.

via thehindu

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