Government to launch 'Netra' for watching close of internet
The defence ministry's internet spy system revealed that they will launch 'Netra' very soon that will be capable of detecting words like 'attack', 'bomb', 'blast' or 'kill' in seconds from reams of status updates, emails, instant messaging transcripts, tweets, e-calls, blogs and forums. This tracking system is made to promote efficient IT security practices across the country.
The 'Netra' internet surveillance system has been developed by “Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR)” that is a lab under Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).
The note reveal that if anyone send a suspicious voice message through softwares like Skype or Google Talk,this system is proficient enough to detain any doubtful voice traffic. Cabinet Secretariat and Intelligence Bureau and are currently testing 'Netra' , deployed by NSA(National Security Agencies).The home ministry will shortly approach DRDO for allocating additional manpower resources to Bangalore-based CAIR which is working with the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) dept. to formalise a strategy for tracking internet use.
The 'Netra' deployment strategy included top officials of the Cabinet Secretariat, home ministry, DRDO, CAIR, Intelligence Bureau, C-DoT and Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). The panel also deliberated on ways to react to computer security incidents.
In the meeting, it was also decided that 300 GB of storage space for intercepted internet traffic would be given to a maximum three security agencies, including the IB and Cabinet Secretariat, while an extra 100 GB would be assigned to the remaining law enforcement agencies.