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Abraham C Mathews

The author is an Advocate, practicing in Delhi, and a Chartered Accountant

Latest Articles By Abraham Mathews

Gruesome Tales Of Murder

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The book serves as a useful reminder that many of the cases that shocked our conscious could have been avoided by better vigilance

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Banking On Fear

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The book asks the artificial intelligence industry whether it really knows whether humans are really safe from the intelligent machines it has created

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Book Review: Punishing The Powerful

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The book is an indictment of what the US Justice Department has become. But it also offers a picturesque portrayal of the challenges of law enforcement that could be just about any department anywhere

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When Telegraph Triumphed

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In Wiring the Nation, Mann tells the story of India’s war for Independence through the newspapers that covered it

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Book Review: The Offshore Scandal

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The book starts slow, but evolves into a gripping portrayal of the inner workings of the corrupt, and the work that investigative journalists do to nail them, often risking their own lives

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That Thing We Called Privacy

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The new Aadhaar Act will make unprecedented intrusions into your privacy. But Internet companies already know more about you than the government ever will

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Watch Out For Jobs Jaitley Will Generate

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Today's budget is being seen as the last chance to bring the economy back on track. But is it really a make or break year?

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When Judges Collide

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The High Court and National Green Tribunal tussle over who has the final say in Environmental matters

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WWW: The Hackers’ Haven

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"Last year, Whatsapp changed its encryption algorithm several times and, every time, it was breached,” says Saket Modi, hacker, entrepreneur and CEO of Lucideus Technologies, which just created an app that monitors wayward activity on your smartphone. That’s geekspeak for: “Your WhatsApp chats, including deleted ones, would have been accessible to any hacker worth his salt”. And we are talking about a company that was valued at $19 billion at some point during the year. Only in November 2014 did WhatsApp finally embrace end-to-end encryption, which will ostensibly address the issue.

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Closing The Tap On Dissent

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On 20 january, the Delhi High Court handed a decisive victory to Greenpeace — enfant terrible in a world that swears by development and growth — and, perhaps, to the very freedom of speech and expression in India. The international non-governmental organisation (NGO) had been fighting the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on multiple fronts. In June 2014, the MHA froze the bank account of Greenpeace India for receipts of foreign funds. More recently, on 12 January this year, one of its activists, Priya Pillai, was offloaded from a London-bound flight, where she was scheduled to speak with British parliamentarians on environmental violations by London-listed Essar Energy, under provisions that are usually applied to suspected terrorists.

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