As many as 4,000 company employees could access an internal function nicknamed “GodMode” that allows them to take over private accounts and tweet – or delete tweets from them, according to a whistleblower complaint filed in mid-October, two weeks before Musk took over the company. It’s not clear if the problem has been resolved since the complaint was filed.
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission imposed two fines totaling 390 million euros ($414 million) in its decision in two cases that could shake up Meta’s business model targeting users with ads based on what they do online.
The Irish privacy regulator, which will issue the final decision, has been given a month by EU privacy watchdog the European Data Protection Board to do so. Its decision is likely to include hefty fines, the person said.
In a proposed class action filed on Monday in San Francisco federal court, the women said Apple has been unable to protect people from unwanted trafficking through AirTag since launching what it called the "stalker proof" device in April 2021.
The report says that Apple collects and stores information that can be used to identify the user
Meta said that the changes were in line with making Facebook easier to navigate
A tender floated by IRCTC also talks about studying ‘behavioural data’ such as flow of passengers, class of journey, frequency of journey, tracking passengers’ travel timings, booking timings, payment mode etc in a bid to monetise it
The Indian government on Wednesday rolled back the Data Protection Bill, which was first introduced in 2019 and had been in the works since 2018. IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that after much deliberations by the Joint Committee of Parliament, there were 81 amendments and 12 recommendations.
India is considering a data protection Bill that mandates Big Tech to store a copy of sensitive personal data within the country. Google’s Chief Privacy Officer Keith Enright says such requirements could create impediments to the way the Internet operates.
The Commission has also emphasised that submission of Aadhaar by electors is "voluntary."
Experts talk about personalization of advertising and how effective it is in today's day and time.
PimEyes users are supposed to search only for their own faces or for the faces of people who have consented, owner Giorgi Gobronidze said. But added he was relying on people to act “ethically,” offering little protection against the technology’s erosion of the long-held ability to stay anonymous in a crowd
The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission announced the settlement with Twitter on Wednesday. The regulators allege Twitter violated a 2011 FTC order by deceiving users about how well it maintained and protected the privacy and security of their nonpublic contact information.
The April 28 directions had stated that VPN service providers would be required to maintain logs including names of customers, their IP addresses etc. for a period of five years.
The second beta of Android 13 will let you try out many features before official release
Earlier Balwant Singh had sent a notice to Ola Electric asking the company to take down telemetry data published on social media
With half of the country’s CCTV cameras, Telangana is the most surveilled state in India. The proliferation of CCTVs comes in the absence of laws to regulate their usage and amid privacy concerns
Experts worry the compliance requirements could be financially burdensome for companies; privacy issues too could become an issue
The couple, who live in London, took their neighbour to court for invading their privacy but lost the case.
The digital-detox pioneer who is also a futurist says that it’s time we take control of technology
Acton co-founded WhatsApp in 2009 but walked out in 2017 following differences with Mark Zuckerberg over the use of customer data. A year later, Moxie Marlinspike and he started the non-profit Signal Foundation, which oversees the messaging app
The 542-page report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, was tabled in Rajya Sabha, demanding greater accountability from social media platforms.
DuckDuckGo, in its internal tests, found that more than 96 percent of some of the most popular free Android apps have third-party trackers that most users are unaware of.
The government set up a committee headed by Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan to regulate non-personal data. The idea was to set up a framework to unlock the economic value of this data and also address concerns arising out of such data.
The changes to digital advertising can only be survived by a willingness to change, unlearn and relearn.