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CBI files case against Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research for illegal harvesting of Facebook users' data
India

CBI files case against Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research for illegal harvesting of Facebook users' data

It is alleged that GSR collected Facebook users' data for "research and academic purposes", which it allegedly sold for commercial gains to Cambridge Analytica, a company that profiled users based on their political inclination and used it to influence polls

PUBG Corporation confirms that it is now terminating its service and access for users in India
News & Analysis

PUBG Corporation confirms that it is now terminating its service and access for users in India

PUBG said that the rights to publish PUBG Mobile in India will be returned to the owner of the PUBG intellectual property.

No information about creation of Aarogya Setu app, says MeitY; CIC issues show cause notice
India

No information about creation of Aarogya Setu app, says MeitY; CIC issues show cause notice

Information Commissioner Vanaja N Sarna, in a terse order, pointed out that the website of the application mentions that the content on it is "owned, updated and maintained" by MyGov and MeitY and directed the CPIO of the ministry to explain why they didn't have the requisite information

BHIM app vulnerability reportedly exposed financial data of millions of users; NPCI denies data compromise
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BHIM app vulnerability reportedly exposed financial data of millions of users; NPCI denies data compromise

According to Vpnmentor, the 409 GB of data suspected to be breached has over 70 lakh records.

CERT-In issues advisory for Android users, says those not on latest version are at risk of being spied on
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CERT-In issues advisory for Android users, says those not on latest version are at risk of being spied on

CERT-In says successful exploitation of the vulnerability could allow attackers to gain access to a user's login credentials, SMS, photos, and phone conversations.

Govt blocks Dutch file sharing website WeTransfer; Delhi Police had requested ban due to security reasons
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Govt blocks Dutch file sharing website WeTransfer; Delhi Police had requested ban due to security reasons

The government has ordered internet service providers to block computer file sharing website WeTransfer on request of the Delhi Police due to security reasons

Govt mulling imposition of import restrictions on TV sets; move aim to cut inbound shipments of non-essential items
Business

Govt mulling imposition of import restrictions on TV sets; move aim to cut inbound shipments of non-essential items

The government is mulling imposing import restrictions on television sets with an aim to cut inbound shipments of non-essential items, sources said

Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT security audits of critical sectors for fear of sensitive data being leaked
India

Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT security audits of critical sectors for fear of sensitive data being leaked

In the wake of the cyber attack on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the government has directed the ministries and departments handling India's critical infrastructure to avoid hiring foreign firms to conduct IT security audits of its systems and networks

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Politics

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware

Congress leaders slammed the government over WhatsApp spying incident with party president Sonia Gandhi dubbing the 'snooping' on activists, journalists and political persons as illegal, unconstitutional and shameful

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'
India

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'

WhatsApp claims it informed the Government of India about hacking in May 2019, however, government sources claim it was 'pure technical jargon' and didn't mention Pegasus spyware

Home ministry plans legislative amendments to enable covert ops by law enforcement agencies in cyberspace
India

Home ministry plans legislative amendments to enable covert ops by law enforcement agencies in cyberspace

The government is planning to extend immunity to law enforcement agencies operatives to launch covert action against criminal gangs threatening the cyber landscape

All Aadhaar-social media linking cases have been transferred to SC: Report
India

All Aadhaar-social media linking cases have been transferred to SC: Report

Centre has asked Supreme Court to finalise all social media regulations by January 2020.

Stricter social media regulations in India to be finalised in three months: MeitY
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Stricter social media regulations in India to be finalised in three months: MeitY

The Information Technology Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules 2018 to be completed by Jan 2020.

NSAB devises solution for WhatsApp to enable traceability without affecting encryption
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NSAB devises solution for WhatsApp to enable traceability without affecting encryption

Security experts say that WhatsApp does not need to open or read the messages to enable this feature.

WhatsApp tells govt officials that it acted quickly to curb impact of spyware: Report
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WhatsApp tells govt officials that it acted quickly to curb impact of spyware: Report

MeitY official had sought WhatsApp's clarification on the spyware that allowed perpetrators to snoop on users.

Twitter to work on agreeable date to set up meeting between Jack Dorsey and govt panel
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Twitter to work on agreeable date to set up meeting between Jack Dorsey and govt panel

Twitter cited the unavailability of top officials as the reason for not making it to the panel meeting.

Self-regulatory online content code may not serve interests of Indian consumers, creators
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Self-regulatory online content code may not serve interests of Indian consumers, creators

Signatories of this self-regulatory code include major players like Netflix, Hotstar and Jio.

MeitY’s draft intermediary guidelines need a relook, but not at cost of fundamental rights
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MeitY’s draft intermediary guidelines need a relook, but not at cost of fundamental rights

The amended guidelines fail to actually contribute in any way towards resolving the problems at hand.

Twitter asked to remove 237 accounts by govt from Jan-June 2018 reveals data
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Twitter asked to remove 237 accounts by govt from Jan-June 2018 reveals data

When it comes to legal requests from India, 19 accounts and 498 Tweets were withheld as per the rules.

RBI seeks opinion from Indian government and NCPI on WhatsApp payment services
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RBI seeks opinion from Indian government and NCPI on WhatsApp payment services

WhatsApp wrote to RBI, seeking a formal nod to expand payments services in India.