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US bans use of WeChat from Sunday; similar prohibition on TikTok from November
World

US bans use of WeChat from Sunday; similar prohibition on TikTok from November

The US government said its order, previously announced by Donald Trump in August, will combat China's malicious collection of American citizens' personal data

Twitter is now notifying users that it will be sharing more data with advertisers
News & Analysis

Twitter is now notifying users that it will be sharing more data with advertisers

For all users, except the ones in Europe, the data is shared by default and there is no option to turn it off.

Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 is out; law raises questions on govt provisions which hint at unfettered access to data
India

Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 is out; law raises questions on govt provisions which hint at unfettered access to data

The bill is listed for introduction in the Parliament’s Winter Session, which is set to conclude on 13 December.

Personal Data Protection Bill: Government to protect your private data, but not from itself
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Personal Data Protection Bill: Government to protect your private data, but not from itself

The bill will apparently allow the governments to analyse personal data when required and if necessary.

E-retailers cannot influence prices of goods on platform; must adhere to fair trade practices: Draft guidelines
Business

E-retailers cannot influence prices of goods on platform; must adhere to fair trade practices: Draft guidelines

The Consumer Affairs Ministry has issued draft 'The Consumer Protection (e-Commerce) Rules, 2019 and sought comments on the same by 2 December

Microsoft says its contractors listen to Skype conversations only with permission
News & Analysis

Microsoft says its contractors listen to Skype conversations only with permission

This comes after Apple revealed it had a Siri grading program, in which people listen to snippets of conversations.

Hundreds of Android apps are collecting user data even after being denied permission
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Hundreds of Android apps are collecting user data even after being denied permission

These apps take personal data from sources like Wi-Fi connections and metadata stored in photos.

Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google over handling of personal data
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Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google over handling of personal data

The probe comes after complaints that Google is playing fast and loose with people's data.

Millions of people are still using passwords like '123456' or 'qwerty': Study
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Millions of people are still using passwords like '123456' or 'qwerty': Study

Top of the list was 123456, appearing in more than 23 million passwords.

Russia opens civil proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over local data laws
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Russia opens civil proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over local data laws

Facebook and Twitter have apparently failed to explain how they plan to comply with local data laws.

Weather Channel app operators sued for allegedly selling users’ personal data
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Weather Channel app operators sued for allegedly selling users’ personal data

Marketed as the "most downloaded weather app,” The app claims of having about 45 million users a month.

Your digital life can be sold for as low as Rs 3,500 on the Dark web: Kaspersky Lab
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Your digital life can be sold for as low as Rs 3,500 on the Dark web: Kaspersky Lab

This can include data from social media accounts, banking details, even services like Uber, Netflix.

China behind Marriott hack that collected personal details of 500 mn guests
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China behind Marriott hack that collected personal details of 500 mn guests

The compromised Marriott database contains not only credit card information but passport data.

Inventor of Web, Tim Berners-Lee says Facebook, Google may need to be broken up
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Inventor of Web, Tim Berners-Lee says Facebook, Google may need to be broken up

Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Facebook have a combined market capitalization of $3.7 trillion.

Cathay Pacific has confirmed that data on over 9 mn customers was stolen in hack
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Cathay Pacific has confirmed that data on over 9 mn customers was stolen in hack

A wide range of data, including passengers' names, dates of birth and more was exposed in the hack.

Three Paytm employees held for stealing data, blackmailing founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Business

Three Paytm employees held for stealing data, blackmailing founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma

The arrested woman, who allegedly masterminded the extortion bid, is the secretary of Sharma and the trio had threatened to leak the data and misuse the information to cause the firm loss and dent its public image, officials said.

Data protection bill detrimental to economy, writes advocacy group to RS Prasad
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Data protection bill detrimental to economy, writes advocacy group to RS Prasad

The group wrote to R S Prasad saying that the bill "harm the overall globalization of the economy."

US data privacy regulations could be good for Google, bad for you: Here's why
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US data privacy regulations could be good for Google, bad for you: Here's why

Congress' goals might be to prevent states from enacting stronger privacy protections of their own.

Tech companies support US data privacy law provided it preempts California's
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Tech companies support US data privacy law provided it preempts California's

Amazon, Google, Apple, AT&T, Charter Communications, Twitter told that they back privacy regulations.

Data market: China sees increase in illegal sale of user's personal information
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Data market: China sees increase in illegal sale of user's personal information

Information sellers post ads in online groups and negotiate with buyers through private messages.