Category Archives: Data-Journalism

An optimistic sigh!

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There is, really, no need to get nasty with fellow people. However, when I think that most of all people feel the need of food very badly and don’t get it for a few people, it really leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
Poverty makes things too difficult for children to learn a few new things. It is. Although there is nothing new in this statement. Billions of words have been written, hundreds and thousands of doctoral thesis have been passed on this topic. Many will be written in the future; and, alas, billions of people still live in poverty.
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The Great Cyber Robberies Expose Our Sordid Underbelly!

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Does the future look too rosy for us, – the new digital India?
It’s not beyond reasonable reservation. While our government is pressing for cashless transaction, a thick mantle of fear hangs loosely around the wrong encryption policy and slack cyber security measures taken by AM-ADMI. It’s not a question-and-answer session anymore. It’s probably been answered already: we will be at a bigger loss if correct steps are not taken right away!
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Yahoo data breach hit the common people most

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“Want to buy some profile dumps. Is there any? I’m ready to pay in Bitcoins.”
After posting this message in three “TOR NETWORK” message boards, hidden in the dark web, my wait was over after nearly twenty hours when an “Anonymous” asked in a “TORCHAN” board (http://zw3crggtadila2sg.onion/): “How we know you’re not an FBI scum”?

A real scummy question indeed! I wish I had a gentle reply!

It’ll attract more slang designed only for the dark web if you can’t prove that you’re not really an “FBI scum”. Other boards bore no fruit, at least not in twenty hours deadline I had set knowing that it was too short.
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Post demonetization: the heartbeat of black money now ticks with bitcoin

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Above all things, it now appears that government has thrown all its weights around the seizure of black money. IT officials claim that the amount of unaccounted money recovered since the announcement of demonetization on 8th November has crossed three thousand crores and they’re counting for more. Before that government had also announced packages for black money disclosure that had ended on 30th September and till date the amount disclosed has been around 55 thousand crore rupees.
It’s been one side of reality.
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