Hafta 457: Electoral bonds, Apple notification on ‘state-sponsored’ cyber attacks

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This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri and Manisha Pande are joined by lawyer Apar Gupta and activist Anjali Bhardwaj.

On the Supreme Court hearing of the pleas challenging the electoral bonds scheme, Anjali looks at the rationale behind its introduction, and how it falls flat. She says the failed reasoning was that the scheme would prevent the state from finding out the donors’ identity, and also halt the inflow of black money. Manisha says there is a big conflict of interest.

The conversation then moves on to Apple Inc’s notifications to prominent politicians and journalists about “state-sponsored” cyber attacks. Apar delves into why the government investigation in the matter is unlikely to find any wrongdoing.  

The panel also discusses Infosys founder Narayan Murthy’s statement on “70-hour work week”. Abhinandan calls it a “very unhealthy expectation”.

This and a lot more.

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