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Government to launch internet spy system

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The Government is expected to soon launch 'Netra', the defence ministry's internet spy system inorder to provide internet surveillance.

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The 'Netra', developed by Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR), a lab under Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is reported to be capable of detecting words like 'attack', 'bomb', 'blast' or 'kill' in a matter of seconds from various sources like tweets, status updates, emails, instant messaging transcripts, internet calls, blogs and alike forums.

According to a report in ET, the surveillance system which is also capable to capture any dubious voice traffic passing through software such as Skype or Google Talk is currently tested by Intelligence Bureau and Cabinet Secretariat, and will be soon installed by all national security agencies.

Moreover, on its specification, the home ministry will approach DRDO to allocate additional manpower resources to Bangalore-based CAIR, which is presently working with the government's telecom technology arm, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) to formalise a strategy for tracking internet use.

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