Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

The US is continuing its campaign to put pressure on Europe to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from its 5G networks, with an official claiming that Huawei is part of state surveillance and complicit in human rights abuses.

India ordered high-speed 4G Internet services in Kashmir to be restored more than a month ago, but the services have yet to come online, one of the many issues cited by the global human rights group Amnesty International as it announced on Wednesday that it was pulling out of the country, the BBC reported.

With the US presidential elections just 35 days away, mentions of Russia in the American mainstream media have, expectedly, reached a feverish pitch, with every Tom, Dick and Harry — not to mention every Sarah, Holly and Nicole — raising the alarm about the possibility of forces from Moscow poking their noses into the election.

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