The government argues that the surveillance it proposes is required to fight the use of social media for terrorism, anti-national activities, pornography, spreading of fake news and other negative tendencies. However, should this be at the cost of individual privacy of every Indian?
The debate over data security and privacy has continued unabated even a year after Justice Srikrishna Committee’s report on draft regulations
Facebook, other social media companies and some technology firms have been against the Data Privacy Bill
The company is yet to fix all the flaws after Check Point alerted them to it late 2018. This raised concerns about the spread of misinformation and privacy of their 1.5 billion strong user base
Not often you see Apple going that extra mile to tom-tom its track record on data security. So, is there more to it than meets the eye?
As of now, TRAI doesn’t have the power to impose penalties or the geographical spread for the bill.
As more and more Indians enter the digital payments space, it is becoming increasingly important to have more awareness on issues related to online bank fraud.
With nil to negligent data privacy norms in place, India is among the top countries where rampant government surveillance has caused increased data privacy concerns.
The trial of full-body scanners at UK's Manchester airport, revealed naked images of passengers, including their genitalia and breast enlargements.
Apps would also need to acquire permission from users to access location data every time they use the service.
The tool would enable users of Google's Chrome browser to delete cookies.
Given the recent instances of privacy breaches, it is hardly a wonder why it is so important. In December 2018, reports that Amazon’s Alexa eavesdropped on a conversation, recorded it and sent it to a friend came to light. Tech giant Google has been fined $5.1 billion by the European Union for abusing its power in the mobile phone market.
A user may now find suggestions of sponsored locations and paid listings while searching for his desired destination.
According to a report, the data created by the Internet of Things devices is a huge source of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data we create every day.
The new feature comes after many concerns and questions asked by the Indian government on the spread of false and incorrect information on WhatsApp.
M Saraswathy gets in a conversation with Moneycontrol’s Vaibhavi Khanwalkar to find out more about the privacy blunder from Facebook.
Should TRAI, and the Department of Telecom, seek to regulate WhatsApp and other messaging platforms like SMS, Mark Zuckerberg may have no option but to pull out of India.
In a recent blog post, Zuckerberg said the aims to build Facebook into a private service which is more secure, like WhatsApp, which has end-to-end encryption
Facebook has been pushing users to activate two-factor authentication for security of their accounts. There is no tool or option available to disable the feature and by default is set to 'everyone'.
Google's Nest Secure hub, an online home security system, was criticised because the tech giant did not reveal in any official communication that the device has a microphone.
The companies apparently took advantage of Apple's Developer Enterprise Program, which helps partner companies to test and distribute apps, but only to test new features
A new update would allow WhatsApp to use your fingerprint credentials stored in the phone with your consent if the app cannot detect your fingerprint
TRAI and Apple have been at loggerheads about the access required by the DND app since about a year and a half, with the regulator even contemplating taking Apple to court over the issue.
Hinting at data breach instances at Facebook, Cook said the kind of data breach would not happen at Apple because the personal data it collects stays locked on iPhones, where even Apple cannot access it
Legal and industry experts are divided on what could happen to the personal data that was shred with telcos, banks and insurance companies.