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[Cross-posted from the WITNESS Hub Blog.]

UPDATE:
– Technorati tracking blog updates on Mumbai
– Mumbai Twitter users sending updates to the Mumbai group
+ Global Voices link changed below

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There have been coordinated attacks on an unprecedented scale by gunmen, as well as bomb blasts, in several locations in the Indian city of Mumbai. There are also reports of a serious hostage situation inside the Oberoi Hotel. CNN-IBN has live video, BBC has footage, and there are updates coming from bloggers throughGlobal Voices.

As you’d expect, there’s a lot of information emerging as to who might be responsible, how many have been wounded or killed, and what’s happening right now, but in addition to the sources above certain places are emerging as nodes of information:

If you are in Mumbai and want to let people know you are OK, Dina suggests you click here, or use your Facebook or IM status message to let people know.

Vinu’s posting updates via Twitter and photos via Flickr. If you’re using Twitter, you can add #mumbai to your tweet to add to the stream of conversation and information.

Xeni Jardin and the Boing Boing community are pulling together news/other sources here.

More as we get it – please email hub@witness.org with relevant video links.

 

[Originally published here on the WITNESS Hub Blog.]

While we’re on the subject of Demos, they’ve also released reports on privacy in a society filled with technology and surveillance, and on the new politics of personal information. Peter Bradwell, who wrote the latter, “is starting a new project looking at how the public can drive personal information policy and shape how identity technologies work. You can read a proposal here.” As for their other reports, Demos have produced a video unpacking some of the key issues:

Coincidentally, Fast Company Magazine carries a piece on how users need to take steps to protect their own privacy when using social networking platforms here, and 7 Tips for Protecting Your Identity Online.