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WhatsApp defends its privacy policy; assures users that only sender and recipient can read private chats
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WhatsApp defends its privacy policy; assures users that only sender and recipient can read private chats

Experts can reportedly create a 'clone' of any phone and get access to backed up WhatsApp chats.

Regulatory cobwebs threaten to scupper India's data economy: A closer look at threats, opportunities
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Regulatory cobwebs threaten to scupper India's data economy: A closer look at threats, opportunities

In its attempt to extract the maximum value from the data economy, the government must resist the temptation to be overzealous in regulation.

India bans 59 Chinese apps under section 69A; what does the law mean, why the order lacks transparency
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India bans 59 Chinese apps under section 69A; what does the law mean, why the order lacks transparency

S.69A is basically a law in exercise of the State’s power, to restrict free speech which violates the sovereignty, integrity, etc., of the country.

Cybersecurity researcher claims WhatsApp privacy issue made users' phone numbers searchable in plain text on Google
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Cybersecurity researcher claims WhatsApp privacy issue made users' phone numbers searchable in plain text on Google

Anyone including fraudsters, marketing executives, cybercriminals can get hold of your phone number with a simple Google Search.

Truecaller denies reports that data of 4.75 cr Indians was put up for sale on the dark web for Rs 75,000
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Truecaller denies reports that data of 4.75 cr Indians was put up for sale on the dark web for Rs 75,000

The data on sale includes phone numbers, gender, city, mobile network, Facebook id and so on.

'Indian govt should convince public on Aarogya Setu's efficacy rather than forcing it on them': Cybersecurity expert Elliot Alderson tells Firstpost
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'Indian govt should convince public on Aarogya Setu's efficacy rather than forcing it on them': Cybersecurity expert Elliot Alderson tells Firstpost

In an interview with Firstpost, Elliot Alderson replied to several assertions made by the Union government about Aarogya Setu, which is being widely being promoted as a contact-tracing app that help to combat COVID-19.

Aarogya Setu app guidelines for data processing issued by centre as privacy concerns pile up
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Aarogya Setu app guidelines for data processing issued by centre as privacy concerns pile up

The guidelines lay down procedure on handling of data by various agencies involved in controlling spread of the pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Aarogya Setu team says 'no user data at risk' after French hacker raises concerns over 'security of 90 million Indians'
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Aarogya Setu team says 'no user data at risk' after French hacker raises concerns over 'security of 90 million Indians'

The official handle of Aarogya Setu contact-tracing app, developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, asserted late on Tuesday that "no personal information of any user has been proven to be at risk".

Sensitive nature of data validates privacy concerns over Centre's Aarogya Setu app; legislation with 'sunset clause' can curb potential misuse
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Sensitive nature of data validates privacy concerns over Centre's Aarogya Setu app; legislation with 'sunset clause' can curb potential misuse

The Aarogya Setu app generates a unique ID for each user and it keeps a track of all other IDs coming in contact with it and the GPS location and time of said contact.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Rahul Gandhi terms Aarogya Setu app 'a sophisticated surveillance system', says fear must not be used to 'track citizens'
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Rahul Gandhi terms Aarogya Setu app 'a sophisticated surveillance system', says fear must not be used to 'track citizens'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said Aarogya Setu mobile application is a "sophisticated surveillance system" outsourced to a private operator, raising serious data security and privacy concerns

Data Societies: How information gives corporate giants power to threaten liberal democracies
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Data Societies: How information gives corporate giants power to threaten liberal democracies

The story of the Indian democracy is being shaped by the data economy in the urban milieu, with concerns for privacy of citizens and dignity of Indian labour.

Data Societies: Can the State be trusted with information in times of ubiquitous surveillance systems?
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Data Societies: Can the State be trusted with information in times of ubiquitous surveillance systems?

Amid the rise in global surveillance systems, the common man needs to be involved in conversations on data through politics.

Data Societies: How digital desires, online performance cultures, and privacy concerns impact the social self
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Data Societies: How digital desires, online performance cultures, and privacy concerns impact the social self

Data privacy concerns are caught in the interplay of strong capitalist forces, human desire and the ever-evolving predatory technologies.

Get your Net guard up: Tools and services that can protect your online data from hackers
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Get your Net guard up: Tools and services that can protect your online data from hackers

Tools like Google Password Checkup and HTTPS everywhere and more can help you guard your data online.

YouTube's new children privacy practices: Four things you should know
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YouTube's new children privacy practices: Four things you should know

On Monday, YouTube said it was beginning to introduce changes to address regulators’ concerns and better protect children.

Facebook EU user data transfer contracts are legal, but risks ahead-EU court adviser
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Facebook EU user data transfer contracts are legal, but risks ahead-EU court adviser

Activist Max Schrems argued that Facebook's contracts do not protect data to European levels.

Surveillance Capitalism: Meet author Shoshana Zuboff whose book highlights Big Tech's evil plans
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Surveillance Capitalism: Meet author Shoshana Zuboff whose book highlights Big Tech's evil plans

In a 700-page book, the Harvard scholar skewered tech giants like Facebook and Google with a damning phrase: “surveillance capitalism.”

Personal Data Protection Bill 2019: Lawyers claim bill could move India closer to China in terms of control over internet
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Personal Data Protection Bill 2019: Lawyers claim bill could move India closer to China in terms of control over internet

India is also proposing a new entity, the Data Protection Authority, to write specific rules, monitor how corporations are applying them and settle disputes.

Google Chrome will now let you know if your password was compromised in a data breach
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Google Chrome will now let you know if your password was compromised in a data breach

In a report by Google, the company revealed that 1.5 percent of the user passwords are compromised.

Aadhaar linking case: HC says no to order of linking social media accounts with Aadhaar, PAN
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Aadhaar linking case: HC says no to order of linking social media accounts with Aadhaar, PAN

HC says it would lead to data of genuine account holders going 'unnecessarily' to foreign countries.