RSF urges Indian authorities to protect woman journalist

first_img News April 27, 2018 RSF urges Indian authorities to protect woman journalist Follow the news on India IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists WomenPredatorsViolenceInternet RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Help by sharing this information to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists WomenPredatorsViolenceInternet India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media March 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en center_img News Rana Ayyub has been exposed to a living hell ever since 20 April, when a tweet purporting to have been posted by a TV channel falsely quoted her as having defended the perpetrators of the gang-rape of a child and as having accused the Hindu nationalist government of using the case to persecute Muslims.A torrent of sexist insults ensued. Porn videos have been posted online with her head digitally imposed over the heads of the actresses. There have even been calls for her to be gang-raped and murdered.“I couldn’t sleep for three nights, I couldn’t talk,” she told RSF. “The trolls posted my phone number, the address of my house online. If this is the depth of their hatred, what will stop them from coming into my house as a mob and kill me?”Ayyub has filed a complaint with the police in New Delhi, which she was visiting when she began receiving the threatening messages. A Facebook post left little doubt about the source of the campaign. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it said: “Look, Rana Ayyub, what they’ve spread about you. Don’t ever dare to speak about Hindus and Modi again.”“The authorities must take proper measures at once to guarantee Rana Ayyub’s physical safety,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This hate campaign alarmingly recalls the one that preceded fellow journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder last September, probably by members of the Hindu nationalist right. The government and ruling party, which are known to use troll armies, are responsible for her security. The New Delhi police must do everything possible to end this harassment.” Ayyub, who was nominated last October for the RSF Press Freedom Prize, is famous for a book she wrote describing how Modi exploited the anti-Muslim riots in the state of Gujarat in 2002, which marked the start of his rise to the position of prime minister.Ever since Modi’s party won the 2014 general elections, Indian journalists have often reported being harassed when they criticize him or his government, and this harassment has resulted in a significant increase in self-censorship.India has fallen two places in the latest World Press Freedom Index that RSF has just published, and is now ranked 138th out of 180 countries. June 10, 2021 Find out more Rana Ayyub was in New Delhi this week to receive the “youth icon of the year” award (photo: Chandan Khanna / AFP). Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns an unprecedented week-old hate campaign on social networks against Indian freelance journalist Rana Ayyub and calls on the government and the New Delhi police to do whatever is necessary to protect her. News News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survivallast_img read more

Apple Could Owe Caltech $837 Million

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Here’s one you may have missed.Just as coverage of the Coronavirus was kicking into high gear, Caltech secured a major court victory in March.Apple failed to invalidate one of the patents at the heart of a $1.1 billion lawsuit.As a result, Apple and Broadcom were ordered to pay damages to Caltech for patent infringement after the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit dismissed Apple’s plea to ignore and invalidate a patent in the case on the grounds of its “obviousness.”The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) sued Apple and Broadcom in 2016, alleging that both technology vendors were infringing on patents belonging to the institute. Caltech claimed that Broadcom chips, used in Apple devices, including the iPhone, used technology that had not been licensed.Apple and Broadcom denied any wrongdoing, but a Californian court did not agree and has ordered Apple to pay $837.8 million, while Broadcom has a bill of $270.2 million.The iPad and iPhone maker claimed in court that the firm should not be involved in the lawsuit whatsoever as an “indirect downstream party.”Caltech says the institution is “committed to protecting its intellectual property.”“We are pleased the jury found that Apple and Broadcom infringed Caltech patents,” Caltech said in a statement. “As a non-profit institution of higher education, Caltech is committed to protecting its intellectual property in furtherance of its mission to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education.”Bloomberg reported that this was the 6th largest patent-related verdict ever. Naturally, both Apple and Broadcom have voiced that they plan to appeal the ruling.This is not the only lawsuit Apple is involved in worldwide. Another case of note is that against Corellium, a company which offers virtualized copies of popular operating systems including iOS and Android.Corellium says that its products can be used by researchers to find and flag security vulnerabilities without damaging their devices, thereby benefiting the cybersecurity industry as a whole. The software is also only available to established researchers and vendors, rather than the general public.However, Apple does not take this view and filed a lawsuit against the company in August 2019, alleging that Corellium is infringing on the tech giant’s intellectual property.Corellium has recently released a tool that allows users to install Android on older iPhone models, a move that may further increase Apple’s ire. Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Apple Could Owe Caltech $837 Million iPhone maker lost appeal in lawsuit case last month STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 2:06 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 55 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more