Cyber crime is on the rise and its high time governments should take some steps to curb it. According to the Amendments of the Information Technology Act(2009), due to increasing rise in cyber crime, Indian Government has finally granted complete access to the POLICE to everyone’s Email and Social Networking profiles for Security purposes.
The Government has allowed the POLICE to hack into the account of suspicious Users and take proper steps. Indian Hacking Expert Ankit Fadia said in an interview that there has been increased rise in the Terrorist activities on the Internet. Terrorists now use intellectual methods to communicate to their counterparts.
Ankit Fadia says, He decoded a terrorist message which was encrypted inside an Image post 9/11. As all the emails send can be tracked, Terrorist now don’t send Emails, they just type the message and save it inside the Drafts of the Emailing service and give the password of the Account to their counterpart, So the Email is not tracked and message is communicated appropriately.
The Cyber Police are also keeping a track on Social Networking profiles. Recently 3 Rave parties were raided after tracking them on the Social Networks. Police are keeping a watch on Profiles which use the keywords “rave”, “cool”, “weed”, “party”, etc regularly. Don’t be shocked if you are asked to visit the Police Station for clearing any doubts.
All this has created a lot of chaos in the minds of the Cyber Generation. There are various issues coming up! Recently, a German Boy aged 21 was trying to sue the security for keeping a watch on his online activity (he called it spying) without his prior legal permission and without his notice.
Also, people are calling it as Invasion of privacy. They say that POLICE don’t have any right to peep in their personal matters.
Do you regard this step by the Government as Invasion of Privacy or you believe it will be helpful in curbing the cyber crime? Your views please..