Data Privacy News
A recent study shows that of all the big tech companies, Google collects the most data from users, beating out Meta, Twitter and Amazon, whereas Apple collects the least.
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
Reports of potential misuse of massive biometric database collected by the US to track Afghans raise questions about data protection in conflict zones
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.
The WhatsApp spokesperson reiterated that the recent update does not change the privacy of people's personal messages.
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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'
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
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'
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
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?
Amid the rise in global surveillance systems, the common man needs to be involved in conversations on data through politics.