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  • India asks Facebook to respond to data breach allegations by April 7 Mar 28, 2018 07:48 PM IST

    India asks Facebook to respond to data breach allegations by April 7

    On Wednesday, the Ministry sent a letter to Facebook to explain the data breach and furnish a response by April 7, it said in a statement

  • Snowden posts old interview of Zuckerberg saying he won't sell people's content Mar 28, 2018 03:19 PM IST

    Snowden posts old interview of Zuckerberg saying he won't sell people's content

    The statement by Zuckerberg sounds ironical given the Cambridge Analytica fiasco and the allegations levelled against it in the ongoing US Presidential Election 2016 probe

  • Facebook data scandal: Mark Zuckerberg won't come before UK committee to give evidence Mar 27, 2018 06:41 PM IST

    Facebook data scandal: Mark Zuckerberg won't come before UK committee to give evidence

    The social media website faces allegations of user data misuse

  • Facebook and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: Trump election made me speak out Mar 27, 2018 03:49 PM IST

    Facebook and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: Trump election made me speak out

    It comes after explosive reports last week that a quiz app harvested 50 million Facebook profiles for data.

  • Former CEC Nasim Zaidi says internet companies approached EC for its database Mar 26, 2018 11:13 PM IST

    Former CEC Nasim Zaidi says internet companies approached EC for its database

    On the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica controversy, Zaidi defended the EC’s position, saying the organization has always stood for and will always stand for free, fair and transparent elections.

  • FTC confirms non public investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices Mar 26, 2018 11:04 PM IST

    FTC confirms non public investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices

    The American consumer protection agency said it is conducting "an open non-public investigation" into Facebook’s acts against consumers’ privacy, as reported by the media.

  • Facebook questioned about pulling Android call, text data Mar 26, 2018 08:02 AM IST

    Facebook questioned about pulling Android call, text data

    On the same day Facebook bought ads in US and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices.

  • Tech weekly: What India can learn from Facebook fiasco, Uber accident Mar 25, 2018 09:12 PM IST

    Tech weekly: What India can learn from Facebook fiasco, Uber accident

    Facebook and Uber’s cases are classic examples of how people got carried away with their ambition and forgot that some of the solutions they build can have an adverse impact on lives and identities.

  • Rahul Gandhi targets Ravi Shankar Prasad for pendency of cases Mar 24, 2018 02:59 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi targets Ravi Shankar Prasad for pendency of cases

    His attack came after Prasad accused the Congress of hiring the services of controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, accused of harvesting data stolen from Facebook, in previous elections.

  • SpaceX, Tesla, other businesses delete their Facebook pages Mar 24, 2018 12:04 PM IST

    SpaceX, Tesla, other businesses delete their Facebook pages

    While the actions are likely temporary, they're one more piece of the growing headache for Facebook since news of the leak broke a week ago

  • Govt issues notice to Cambridge Analytica in Facebook data breach case Mar 23, 2018 08:25 PM IST

    Govt issues notice to Cambridge Analytica in Facebook data breach case

    The notice also sought the company's response on the entities which engaged Cambridge Analytica, the method used by it for possession of data and whether consent was taken from users.

  • PODCAST | All you need to know about the Facebook data breach and Zuckerberg’s views Mar 23, 2018 10:17 AM IST

    PODCAST | All you need to know about the Facebook data breach and Zuckerberg’s views

    Facebook prohibits data to be passed on, transferred or sold to any advertising network, data network or any monetisation-related services. Listen in to the podcast.

  • Citizen rights: Little to no legal recourse if your online data is misused Mar 22, 2018 02:56 PM IST

    Citizen rights: Little to no legal recourse if your online data is misused

    The Cambridge Analytica-Facebook controversy brings back the limelight on individual privacy

  • Facebook data breach: After Germany, Brazil, what stops India from summoning social media giant? Mar 22, 2018 02:31 PM IST

    Facebook data breach: After Germany, Brazil, what stops India from summoning social media giant?

    Meanwhile, Brazilian prosecutors have said that they had opened an investigation into whether London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica acted illegally in Brazil.

  • Rahul Gandhi's Gujarat campaign handled by Cambridge Analytica, says Ravi Shankar Prasad; Tharoor counters claim Mar 22, 2018 02:26 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi's Gujarat campaign handled by Cambridge Analytica, says Ravi Shankar Prasad; Tharoor counters claim

    Earlier in the day, Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the government of inventing data theft story and blaming it on his party to divert attention from the deaths of 39 Indians in Iraq.

  • Factbox: What is Cambridge Analytica and what did it do? Mar 22, 2018 11:19 AM IST

    Factbox: What is Cambridge Analytica and what did it do?

    British data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica is at the center of controversy in the United States and Britain after two newspapers reported on Sunday that the company harvested personal data about Facebook users beginning in 2014.

  • Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg opens up on Cambridge Analytica data leak, says ‘we made mistakes’ Mar 22, 2018 10:19 AM IST

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg opens up on Cambridge Analytica data leak, says ‘we made mistakes’

    In a long Facebook post, Zuckerberg also outlined the future steps the platform would take to prevent more situations like Cambridge Analytica.

  • Facebook loses nearly 60% of TCS' entire market cap in 2 days on data breach fallout Mar 21, 2018 04:43 PM IST

    Facebook loses nearly 60% of TCS' entire market cap in 2 days on data breach fallout

    Nearly USD 50 billion of market capitalization, or value, has been wiped off Facebook's stock since Monday.

  • Zuckerberg’s silence on data scandal stumps Facebook employees Mar 21, 2018 04:24 PM IST

    Zuckerberg’s silence on data scandal stumps Facebook employees

    Facebook employees are surprised at their boss's silence on the data misuse by a political consultancy firm. Top executives, too, disapprove Mark Zuckerberg's lack of response.

  • Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix suspended over Facebook data scandal Mar 21, 2018 07:50 AM IST

    Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix suspended over Facebook data scandal

    The suspension comes after the firm came under fire for obtaining over 50 million Facebook profiles and allegedly using them to help President Donald Trump win elections.

  • Facebook rap for Cambridge Analytica is a lesson in data before 2019 elections Mar 19, 2018 04:39 PM IST

    Facebook rap for Cambridge Analytica is a lesson in data before 2019 elections

    India is no stranger to using data analytics to target voters that may be undecided about their preference.

  • Data analytics firm suspended by Facebook for data breach in talks with BJP, Congress for 2019 polls? Mar 19, 2018 10:08 AM IST

    Data analytics firm suspended by Facebook for data breach in talks with BJP, Congress for 2019 polls?

    Cambridge Analytica has been accused of storing Facebook user information without consent to help them design software to predict and influence voters' choices while polling.

  • Facebook suspends Trump campaign data firm Cambridge Analytica Mar 18, 2018 10:50 AM IST

    Facebook suspends Trump campaign data firm Cambridge Analytica

    According to reports, the company stole information from 50 million users' profiles in Facebook's biggest-ever data breach, to help them design software to predict and influence voters' choices at the ballot box.

  • Big data firm Cambridge Analytica in talks with Indian opposition party for 2019 polls: Sources Sep 27, 2017 01:13 PM IST

    Big data firm Cambridge Analytica in talks with Indian opposition party for 2019 polls: Sources

    Cambridge Analytica, the international data mining and analysis company helped United States President Donald Trump win the elections through a targeted communication campaign.

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