Google’s transparency report for July-Dec 2012
ICMS, or Indian Central Monitoring System, has been implemented by the Government of India from April this year in a very hush-hush manner. Although most of us would be glad that the government actually managed to implement something, a whole bunch of cyber activists, freedom of speech crusaders (and emo teens who fill online private journals with their inner most feelings), have gotten their knickers in a mighty big twist.
ICMS, an ‘intelligence’ (yeah, right) initiative, is designed to make your dreams of entering the Big Boss house come true. While you may not get to be on national TV or rub shoulders with a movie star, you certainly will be watched 24×7. With the help of ICMS the Government of India has the means to tap your phone, read your text messages, go through your emails, your chat logs and even monitor your video calls; and you thought your parents were snoopy? [..]