The what, why and how of #StopICMS

Note: Take part in the Twitter storm to raise awareness for #StopICMS.
Introduction

  • Indian Central Monitoring System(ICMS) is being implemented by the Government of India(GoI) this year. GoI started implementation from April 2013.[1] #StopICMS is a campaign against the implementation

Why #StopICMS?

  1. ICMS will be connected with the Telephone Call Interception System (TCIS) which will help monitor voice calls, SMS and MMS, fax communications on landlines, CDMA, video calls, GSM and 3G networks. Agencies which will have access to the CMS include

How #StopICMS?

  1. Follow http://twitter.com/StopICMS and like http://facebook.com/StopICMS. Also, subscribe to http://stopicms.org‘s feed.
  2. Spread the word. Share, tweet, mail this paste and details about #StopCMS. Most people do not realize how important privacy is, and hence don’t care. We cannot simply ignore blatant

What is the ICMS capable of doing?

  • The system can monitor content like e-mails, chats, and transcribed call logs etc, documents, web forms, video files, audio files and internet content.
  • It supports analytics including automated text mining, sentiment analysis, link analysis, geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, social network

CMS

“The Central Monitoring System (CMS) may just be another step in the wrong direction, especially since India currently lacks privacy laws which can protect citizens from potential abuse. Yet, all telecommunications and Internet communications are to be monitored by Indian …

Netra

Netra would be used by Intelligence Bureau (IB) which is our domestic intelligence agency along with Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) which is our external intelligence agency to “intercept and analyze Internet traffic using pre-defined filters”.

DRDO has been working …