Privacy & Data Security

IN Resources | 12/10/2012
Introduction

In today's digital age, there is an abundance of technology that journalists can use to help them with news gathering and reporting. But how often do you, as a journalist, think about how secure your technological tools are?

The section provides easy to follow instructions on how to secure your data on hard drives, how to ensure your social networking activity and profiles are secure and private, and more.

MIR UBAID provides detailed walk-throughs to help you with your privacy and data security.
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Journalists following up on a story on a secret diary that indicated the bribing and corruption of members of the Tamil Nadu cabinet by industrialist and mining baron Sekhar Reddy found that another diary was quickly doing the rounds, this time with the names of  journalists and alleged payouts to them in what is seen as a clumsy attempt to discredit their work. The News Minute editor-in-chief Dhanya Rajendran who quickly put out a screenshot of the offending page with the watermark 'Made by idiots' tweeted that journalists can make a lot of money if they want to but are here to do a job, with integrity!                    

Ravi Belagere, editor of Kannada tabloid Hi Bangalore, was arrested on Dec 8 on allegations  of hiring a contract killer to murder a fellow journalist, his former employee  Sunil Heggaravanahalli. Police found guns and ammunition in his home.  In June this year he was one of two editors to attract a jail sentence ordered by the Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly for breach of privilege following  allegedly defamatory articles against legislators. ( The News Minute)                              

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