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How political campaigns use your personal information

How political campaigns use your personal information

Social Media observers question the legal framework for online election campaigns Marketing agencies which provided support to candidates had obtained personal data from a particular database and circulated messages during the silent period Similar incidents of gathering personal information took place during the last Presidential election People have to understand that privacy policies on social …

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The rising need for data privacy

The global spread of COVID-19 has generated numerous privacy, data protection, and security issues governments have to specify the reason of the collection of personal data, adding that data collected could not be used for any other purposes, beyond the actual purpose Since the discovery of several employees infected with the coronavirus at Brandix Apparel Limited, …

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Rajeev Yasiru Mathew, Yasiru Kuruwitage

What you should know before using an App (Sinhala Article)

ඇප් එකක්  එසෙත් නැත්නම් යෙදුමක් නිර්මාණය වන්නේ අප ජංගම දුරකථනයෙන්, පරිගනකයෙන් සිදුකරනු ලබන කාර්යයන් වලට පහසුවක් වීමේ මෘදුකාංගයක් ලෙසය. මේ නිසා ජංගම දුරකථනයෙන් පරිගනකයෙන් සිදුකරනා කාර්යයන් පහසුවෙන් අපට කරන්නට හැකියාව ඇත.නමුත් මෙලෙස භාවිතයට යොදා ගන්නා යෙදුම් නිසා ගැටලු ඇති වන බවටද කතාබහක් ඇතිව තිබෙයි. Face app සහ android/los යෙදුමත් සමගින් මේ ගැන වැඩි කතාබහක් ඇති …

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Lotus Tower, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Rajeev Yasiru,

Lotus Tower: TRC goes silent on President’s claims

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) has been compelled to remain mum on claims made by President Maithripala Sirisena with regard to a Chinese company linked to the Colombo Lotus Tower project. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku was forced to do some damage control as the President’s unverified claims …

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Encryption Barrier against war on terror

‘Threema’ app used by 21/4 terrorists Encryption, a barrier against war on terror?

We are always lost in debate when it comes to the question of technology either helping or hindering the fight against terror. Encryption which hide user identities are increasingly used by terrorist outfits to communicate in secrecy online, enabling them to go off-the-grid when planning and coordinating attacks.  In the past, authorities could easily gain …

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right to privacy in sri lanka

Do We Have the Right to Privacy?

Recorded phone conversations – Sri Lanka’s most-discussed topic in the past few weeks! Even though the authenticity and source of these recordings remain uncorroborated, a number of these recordings are being circulated through social media platforms like wildfire without being subjected to any form of control whatsoever, and everyone is waiting eagerly for the next …

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A digital wake-up call

Presidential Poll: A digital wake-up call

Ahead of the US presidential election, internet giants such as Facebook and Alphabet Inc. owned Google are facing growing pressure to suspend political advertisements carrying misleading and false information. Across the world, democracies are grappling with social media platforms which have become increasingly popular as a conduit for electoral manipulation and mass surveillance. Freedom on …

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