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Google, Facebook, and the likes must protect user privacy, prevent abuse: IT Minister
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Google, Facebook, and the likes must protect user privacy, prevent abuse: IT Minister

RS Prasad said he wanted Indians to have access to more technology platforms but said this should not undermine user privacy.

WhatsApp appoints Komal Lahiri as Grievance Officer for India to fight fake news
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WhatsApp appoints Komal Lahiri as Grievance Officer for India to fight fake news

WhatsApp users can reach out to the company's support team directly from the app.

Leverage Artificial Intelligence to create healthcare, education solutions: Ravi Shankar Prasad to start-ups
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Leverage Artificial Intelligence to create healthcare, education solutions: Ravi Shankar Prasad to start-ups

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday asked Indian start-ups to leverage new-age technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine-to-Machine communication to create innovative solutions in healthcare and education, particularly for rural areas

Govt will wait for Facebook and Cambridge Analytica's responses before taking any action: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Govt will wait for Facebook and Cambridge Analytica's responses before taking any action: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad further said that a UK parliamentary committee is conducting an investigation and added that he did not wish to comment on the views of one of its members.

Over 53,000 cybersecurity incidents were reported in 2017, says IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Over 53,000 cybersecurity incidents were reported in 2017, says IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government has taken a number of legal, technical, and administrative measures to prevent incidents of cybercrimes.

Aadhaar: 71.24 cr mobile connections, 82 cr bank accounts linked, claims IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Aadhaar: 71.24 cr mobile connections, 82 cr bank accounts linked, claims IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Aadhaar based re-verification of existing mobile subscribers is expected to be carried out by telcos by 31 March, 2018, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said

India keen to address misuse of cyberspace, stop terrorists from abusing social media, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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India keen to address misuse of cyberspace, stop terrorists from abusing social media, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Radical elements and terrorists are abusing social media platforms for perpetuating hate and terror but India is determined to address the misuse of cyber space and thwart them, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.

Government set to release guidelines for smartphone makers to protect user data from data theft and abuse
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Government set to release guidelines for smartphone makers to protect user data from data theft and abuse

Standards and guidelines may be announced in a few weeks aiming at data and information protection to avoid data theft through smartphones

Will act against social media firms on Blue Whale game: IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Will act against social media firms on Blue Whale game: IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Govt on 11 August had directed Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to immediately remove the links to dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge, which has led to suicide of children in India and other countries

First phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre made operational, says PP Chaudhary
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First phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre made operational, says PP Chaudhary

National Cyber CoordinationCentre will be implemented by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team at Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Paytm to launch messaging service to rival Facebook's WhatsApp by month-end
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Paytm to launch messaging service to rival Facebook's WhatsApp by month-end

Interestingly, the development comes at a time when WhatsApp itself is working on foraying into the digital payments space.

Transactions of Rs 1,500 cr on BHIM app so far, says IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Transactions of Rs 1,500 cr on BHIM app so far, says IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is an app that allows transactions using Unified Payments Interface (UPI).

Prime Minister to inaugurate 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space; will focus on digital inclusion
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Prime Minister to inaugurate 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space; will focus on digital inclusion

First held in London in 2011, then Budapest , Seoul, and Netherland, India is the second Asian country to host the event.

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asks PSUs to be vigilant while securing India's digital infrastructure
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IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asks PSUs to be vigilant while securing India's digital infrastructure

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today exhorted state-owned firms to be "vigilant" while securing digital infrastructure even as he emphasised that cyber attacks should not be a deterrent to building information superhighways in India.

The Aadhaar data breaches are the result of an irresponsible govt., but we pay the price for them
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The Aadhaar data breaches are the result of an irresponsible govt., but we pay the price for them

How many times is IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad going to reiterate that Aadhaar is safe?

IT Min plan to rope in pvt firms for cloud services faces flak
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IT Min plan to rope in pvt firms for cloud services faces flak

IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted a news report that suggested that private companies such as Microsoft, IBM and others may be roped in by the IT ministry to provide cloud services to government departments.

Advisory issued for matrimonial websites by the government
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Advisory issued for matrimonial websites by the government

Aiming to put an end to the fraudulence on the matrimonial sites, the government on Thursday approved an advisory on functioning of such websites and also made identity proof mandatory to create accounts.

IT Minister Prasad to meet Google chief Pichai, Premji next week to discuss Digital India
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IT Minister Prasad to meet Google chief Pichai, Premji next week to discuss Digital India

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is expected to hold meetings with the Google CEO, Sundar Pichai to further discuss the PM's Digital India initiatives.

Govt releases commemorative stamp on Dr Ambedkar, plans to release coin in honour too
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Govt releases commemorative stamp on Dr Ambedkar, plans to release coin in honour too

Government on Wednesday released a commemorative postal stamp on Dr BR Ambedkar and said it will come out with a coin in his honour.

Govt launches public contest on suggestions for PMO mobile app
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Govt launches public contest on suggestions for PMO mobile app

The government today launched a contest for taking suggestions from the public to develop a mobile application for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). The application, which will be developed in association with Google, is likely to be out in two months.