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Lithuanian cybersecurity agency warns against use of Chinese-made Xiaomi and Huawei phones over data privacy concerns
World

Lithuanian cybersecurity agency warns against use of Chinese-made Xiaomi and Huawei phones over data privacy concerns

Xiaomi phones also carry the risk of possible restrictions on freedom of expression because apps receive updated lists of censored words and phrases and are capable of blocking them, according to investigations

US collated biometric data on Afghans may turn into death warrants in Afghanistan, here's why
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US collated biometric data on Afghans may turn into death warrants in Afghanistan, here's why

Reports of potential misuse of massive biometric database collected by the US to track Afghans raise questions about data protection in conflict zones

Your phone's not listening to your conversations, you are likely giving it the information it needs
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Your phone's not listening to your conversations, you are likely giving it the information it needs

A tech worker recently explained in a viral Twitter thread why your phone isn't listening to you, even though it sometimes feels like it is.

WhatsApp will not limit functionality for users till data protection law comes into effect
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WhatsApp will not limit functionality for users till data protection law comes into effect

The WhatsApp spokesperson reiterated that the recent update does not change the privacy of people's personal messages.

WhatsApp row: How messaging app's new privacy policy impacts legal rights of Indian citizens
India

WhatsApp row: How messaging app's new privacy policy impacts legal rights of Indian citizens

With the data collected from WhatsApp, Facebook Inc may establish a monopoly in digital marketing leading to justified concerns from anti-trust activists

Jobs in 2021: With tech taking centrestage, ‘gap year’ 2020 is likely to force professionals to reinvent themselves
India

Jobs in 2021: With tech taking centrestage, ‘gap year’ 2020 is likely to force professionals to reinvent themselves

Jobs in 2021 will be different from jobs in 2019. Some features will be very new. Some may vanish altogether. But some will remain for the next 10 or 20 years, particularly the use of digital technology and the internet for remote working and projectisation

France's data privacy watchdog fines Google, Amazon 135 million euros for advertising cookies
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France's data privacy watchdog fines Google, Amazon 135 million euros for advertising cookies

The CNIL said these cookies, which allow websites to identify users and remember their previous activity and thus provide targeted advertising, were placed on their computers without their expressed consent

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
Tech

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
India

'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'
India

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.