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COVID-19 has robbed Indian women of their hard-won privacy — that obscure thing society thinks they don't need
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COVID-19 has robbed Indian women of their hard-won privacy — that obscure thing society thinks they don't need

As women, we wear our confinement as our second skin. In return, what we have carved out is our own space — a necessity that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken away

India quizzing TikTok-owner ByteDance, other Chinese companies over content and practices
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India quizzing TikTok-owner ByteDance, other Chinese companies over content and practices

India's IT Ministry has given the companies three weeks to respond to the questionnaire.

Google receives a record fine of 600,000 euros from Belgium's data protection authority
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Google receives a record fine of 600,000 euros from Belgium's data protection authority

The 600,000 euro penalty is the largest ever imposed by APD, and more than 10 times bigger than the authority's previous record penalty.

Google will now automatically delete your location, web history after 18 months
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Google will now automatically delete your location, web history after 18 months

The updates to Google's privacy controls arrive as the company faces heightened scrutiny on its data collection practices.

Aarogya Setu not ‘open source’ in real sense, claim cybersecurity activists, say server code must be made public
India

Aarogya Setu not ‘open source’ in real sense, claim cybersecurity activists, say server code must be made public

Cybersecurity activists have termed the Indian government's claim of making the source code of Aarogya Setu app public as half-truth.

Aarogya Setu, India’s contact-tracing app, goes open-source
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Aarogya Setu, India’s contact-tracing app, goes open-source

Sustained pressure on authorities about legality and privacy issues bears fruit.

'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.

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

Zoom hires ex-Facebook security chief as the platform faces security and privacy concerns
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Zoom hires ex-Facebook security chief as the platform faces security and privacy concerns

On Wednesday, Google banned the desktop version of Zoom from corporate laptops.

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

New York attorney-general looks into Zoom's privacy practices; app's popularity growing during coronavirus outbreak
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New York attorney-general looks into Zoom's privacy practices; app's popularity growing during coronavirus outbreak

Zoom, the videoconferencing app whose traffic has surged during the coronavirus pandemic, is under scrutiny by the office of New York’s attorney-general, Letitia James, for its data privacy and security practices

Coronavirus Outbreak: India must take cue from EU, US on addressing data protection concerns during pandemic
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: India must take cue from EU, US on addressing data protection concerns during pandemic

India, whilst dealing with the pandemic, also faces challenges on the privacy forefront specifically because there is no law in place for data protection.

India is becoming a surveillance State, claims Congress; Anand Sharma says Centre breaching privacy by seeking citizens' call records
India

India is becoming a surveillance State, claims Congress; Anand Sharma says Centre breaching privacy by seeking citizens' call records

Congress accused the government of seeking call data records of mobile users in Delhi and nine states, saying this was a breach of citizens' privacy and an attempt to 'convert India into a surveillance state'

TikTok is launching a content moderation center in a bid to boost transparency
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TikTok is launching a content moderation center in a bid to boost transparency

TikTok is facing scrutiny from US lawmakers who have accused it of sharing user data with the Chinese government.

EU privacy rulebook creates no obstacles to curb coronavirus epidemic; mass smartphone tracking a no-no
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EU privacy rulebook creates no obstacles to curb coronavirus epidemic; mass smartphone tracking a no-no

Technophiles support the use of such data to reconstruct the movements of people exposed to the flu-like virus and identify others at risk of infection.

Australian privacy regulator files lawsuit against Facebook for sharing personal data of over 300,000 users
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Australian privacy regulator files lawsuit against Facebook for sharing personal data of over 300,000 users

The Australian Information Commissioner accused Facebook of breaching privacy law by disclosing 311,127 users’ information for political profiling.

Ravi Shankar Prasad says terrorists, corrupt have no right to privacy, warns of 'sinister trend' of populist campaigns against judgments
India

Ravi Shankar Prasad says terrorists, corrupt have no right to privacy, warns of 'sinister trend' of populist campaigns against judgments

Terrorists and corrupt people have "no right to privacy" and these people should not be allowed to abuse the internet, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Saturday

Facebook Messenger VP discusses privacy as company works on integrating all its chat tools
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Facebook Messenger VP discusses privacy as company works on integrating all its chat tools

The integration project has already gotten pushback from regulators worried about Facebook’s size and power.