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  • Tesla's in-car cameras raise privacy concerns: Consumer Reports Mar 24, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    Tesla's in-car cameras raise privacy concerns: Consumer Reports

    Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said last week his company would be shut down if its cars were used to spy.

  • What are alpha numeric hashes and why does the Indian Government want WhatsApp to implement them? Mar 23, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    What are alpha numeric hashes and why does the Indian Government want WhatsApp to implement them?

    The Indian Government and WhatsApp have been at a stalemate over traceability

  • WhatsApp must be restrained from implementing new privacy policy: Centre tells Delhi HC Mar 19, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    WhatsApp must be restrained from implementing new privacy policy: Centre tells Delhi HC

    The Facebook-owned WhatsApp had drawn backlash after it unveiled the fresh terms on privacy on January 4, 2021.

  • Google Pay to give users more control over transaction data Mar 11, 2021 06:29 PM IST

    Google Pay to give users more control over transaction data

    The feature for controlling what data the platform can use for personalisation is a part of the app upgrade that will be released next week.

  • WhatsApp to offer more information on privacy policy update via banner Feb 19, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    WhatsApp to offer more information on privacy policy update via banner

    WhatsApp, in an e-mailed response, said the new in-app notification looks different from the one users saw in January and that has been redesigned based on feedback from users

  • YouTube iOS app gets its first update since December post Apple's new privacy policies Feb 15, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    YouTube iOS app gets its first update since December post Apple's new privacy policies

    The list of updated apps from Google's ecosystem on iOS includes Stadia, Authenticator, Translate, Classroom and now YouTube. The apps now comply with Apple's new privacy policies.

  • WhatsApp Privacy Policy update ‘optional’ for businesses: Mark Zuckerberg Jan 28, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    WhatsApp Privacy Policy update ‘optional’ for businesses: Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has clarified that the update does not change the privacy of anyone’s messages with friends and family.

  • Privacy is not a fad and, for people who value it, Signal represents a viable alternative: Brian Acton Jan 19, 2021 12:19 PM IST

    Privacy is not a fad and, for people who value it, Signal represents a viable alternative: Brian Acton

    People want to choose who owns their data instead of being told their only option is to comply, says Brian Acton, co-founder of the Signal Foundation, which runs the messaging platform. Signal, he said, has no ads, no trackers, no data. It is a non-profit whose motivation is to protect people and help maintain their privacy. And, he emphasises, it will never be acquired by a major tech company

  • Twitter, Facebook asked to explain ‘misuse of platform’ before Parliament's IT panel Jan 18, 2021 02:59 AM IST

    Twitter, Facebook asked to explain ‘misuse of platform’ before Parliament's IT panel

    The move comes amid data concerns after Facebook-owned WhatsApp notified users it would update it's data sharing policy (which it has now delayed due to intense backlash) and Twitter blocked accounts.

  • New WhatsApp Messenger Policy | Corporates issue advisories on use for official business: Report Jan 11, 2021 02:35 AM IST

    New WhatsApp Messenger Policy | Corporates issue advisories on use for official business: Report

    The messaging app last week said it is updating its privacy policy by January-end to allow sharing of user data with parent company Facebook

  • Google, Paytm summoned by Joint Parliament Committee on data security on October 29: Report Oct 23, 2020 03:19 PM IST

    Google, Paytm summoned by Joint Parliament Committee on data security on October 29: Report

    Facebook representatives were summoned on October 23, while Twitter officials have been asked to appear on October 28, sources said

  • New 'unpatchable vulnerability' found on Apple's Secure Enclave chip Aug 03, 2020 08:46 AM IST

    New 'unpatchable vulnerability' found on Apple's Secure Enclave chip

    Secure Enclave chip stores all sensitive data on the device to provide an extra layer of security.

  • Fake TikTok links injected with malware being spread via SMS and WhatsApp, warns Maharashtra Cyber Police Jul 08, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    Fake TikTok links injected with malware being spread via SMS and WhatsApp, warns Maharashtra Cyber Police

    The police found online fraudsters were sending links through WhatsApp and text messages to trap gullible netizens.

  • Apple iOS 14 feature catches Chinese app TikTok snooping on iPhone's clipboard Jun 29, 2020 11:03 AM IST

    Apple iOS 14 feature catches Chinese app TikTok snooping on iPhone's clipboard

    Users of Apple iOS 14 get a banner-like notification that alerts them when an app appears to be pasting from the clipboard. This enhanced privacy feature has identified that Chinese app TikTok has been snooping on iPhone's clipboard

  • LG Electronics latest victim of Maze Ransomware attack; hackers threaten to publish details online: Report Jun 26, 2020 02:58 PM IST

    LG Electronics latest victim of Maze Ransomware attack; hackers threaten to publish details online: Report

    The hackers have not revealed the number of devices they have encrypted and stated that private information will only be shared with LG’s negotiators.

  • Government issues advisory on potential phishing attacks against public under COVID-19 pretext Jun 22, 2020 12:18 PM IST

    Government issues advisory on potential phishing attacks against public under COVID-19 pretext

    The potential phishing attacks were expected to start on June 21 where cyber attackers are likely to use the email ID “ncov2019@gov.in.”

  • Cybersecurity attack: Your questions about what it is, its various types & how to be safe answered Jun 20, 2020 02:03 PM IST

    Cybersecurity attack: Your questions about what it is, its various types & how to be safe answered

    India has the second-largest internet user base, which is expanding day-by-day, it is thus essential to ensure high-level security and fill in any loopholes present in the network to avoid any kind of data breach

  • Google accused of tracking user browsing sessions via Chrome's Incognito mode in a $5 billion lawsuit: Report Jun 11, 2020 09:37 AM IST

    Google accused of tracking user browsing sessions via Chrome's Incognito mode in a $5 billion lawsuit: Report

    The complainants are seeking $5,000 for users as a monetary compensation under the violation of the Federal Wiretap Act and California Privacy laws.

  • What is VPN, what does VPN do, why should I use one and other questions answered Jun 05, 2020 02:23 PM IST

    What is VPN, what does VPN do, why should I use one and other questions answered

    A VPN connection brings in a lot of benefits related to data security, privacy, and also accessing geo-blocked content. Here's everything you need to know about VPN

  • Personal data of 2.9 crore Indian job seekers leaked on dark web: Report May 27, 2020 11:50 AM IST

    Personal data of 2.9 crore Indian job seekers leaked on dark web: Report

    The same threat actor who leaked the Aadhaar card details later dropped details of 18 lakh residents of Madhya Pradesh for free on May 19.

  • Unacademy data breach | 22 million users’ account details up for sale May 07, 2020 01:46 PM IST

    Unacademy data breach | 22 million users’ account details up for sale

    The database includes users from companies like Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant, Google and Facebook.

  • Aarogya Setu safety issue: Govt denies privacy breach of '90 million Indians' after hacker raises concerns May 06, 2020 09:39 AM IST

    Aarogya Setu safety issue: Govt denies privacy breach of '90 million Indians' after hacker raises concerns

    French hacker Robert Baptiste, who goes by the name Elliot Alderson on Twitter, had earlier tweeted about finding security concerns on the Aarogya Setu app.

  • Xiaomi accused of recording, sending data of millions of users to remote servers May 01, 2020 10:53 AM IST

    Xiaomi accused of recording, sending data of millions of users to remote servers

    The data was being compiled and sent to remote servers in Singapore and Russia hosted by web domains registered in Beijing.

  • COVID-19 | How the State must deal with citizen’s personal data Apr 27, 2020 10:46 AM IST

    COVID-19 | How the State must deal with citizen’s personal data

    The same privacy concerns in the Kerala government’s Sprinklr deal exist with the Union government’s Aarogya Setu app too. Anonymising data or even obtaining ‘informed consent’ hardly addresses these

  • COVID-19 | A boon and boost to the surveillance state Apr 25, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    COVID-19 | A boon and boost to the surveillance state

    It is mass testing for detecting the virus that is the answer, not mass-surveillance. The collective resources of the planet should be directed towards this end

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