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How a ban on TikTok could weaken personal cybersecurity
Enforcing a ban on TikTok could motivate users to disable important security controls, which would weaken the security of their devices
‘ByteDance is not an agent of China’: Key moments from TikTok CEO Chew Zi Shou’s US Congress hearing
It was a tough day for TikTok CEO who was grilled by US lawmakers for more than four hours. Chew Zi Shou stood his ground, defending the social media app over its relationship with China, its data collection practices and its impact on young users in a hearing that was hostile
TikTok Troubles: Why security concerns about the platform keep causing worry
China's foreign ministry has accused the United States itself of spreading disinformation about TikTok's potential security risks
On the wrong track: Google violates US location tracking laws, pays…
The investigation found Google guilty of misleading consumers by violating US location tracking rules. Michigan's Attorney General said on Monday that 40 US states have settled with the tech company for nearly USD 391 million
Facebook shields 'elite users' from some of its rules under the 'XCheck' program: Report
Facebook spokesman Andy Stone in a series of tweets defended the program, but noted the social media giant is aware its enforcement of rules is "not perfect".
Apple to scan iPhones and iPads in the US for images of child sexual abuse
Apple will report such images to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which works with police.
After Apple, Google will now allow Android users to opt out of tracking: All you need to know
Google has officially announced the new tracking change on its support page.
Apple announces new 'App Tracking Transparency' feature to keep the users informed about data sharing
The feature will be available under the device settings option, where users will be able to see the list of apps requested for permission to track the data.
With the data collected from WhatsApp, Facebook Inc may establish a monopoly in digital marketing leading to justified concerns from anti-trust activists
Personal data of 7 million Indian debit and credit card users leaked on dark web, claims cybersecurity researcher
The report also reveals that PAN numbers of 5 lakh cardholders are also available online.
BigBasket data breach exposes data of 2 crore users in dark web, cybersecurity firm Cyble reveals
The data put on includes names, email IDs, password hashes, contact numbers, addresses, date of birth, location, and IP addresses of login among many others.
'Zoom users vulnerable to cyber threats': Plea in SC seeks ban on video calling app till a legislation is put in place
A petition in the Supreme Court has raised privacy concerns over communications app ''Zoom'' and sought a direction to the Centre to ban its use for official as well as personal purposes until an appropriate legislation is put in place.
Aarogya Setu: Lack of data privacy laws, transparent policies make app worrisome, say MIT researchers
The most worrisome part about Aarogya Setu is that we don't know who has access to the database and it is not an open-source app.
Zoom adds security, privacy measures to prevent Zoombombing: How it works
Zoombombing is a technique where the hacker logs into the video call hijacking all the screens by inappropriate images or audio.
How to use the Houseparty app privately
Houseparty app lets you video call up to eight people at a time. Here is how you can make sure your chats remain private.
Zoom app on iOS stops sharing analytics data with Facebook, says it never shared 'sensitive information'
Facebook's facial recognition lawsuit settlement stirs conversation about 'biometric privacy'
Facebook agreed to pay $550 million to settle a case alleging it illegally collected biometric information for 'face tagging'.
Google points out flaws in Apple's Safari that allows tracking of users' browsing behaviour
As per a report, Google had already disclosed these flaws to Apple last August.
Apple, other tech firms should cooperate with US law enforcement agencies: US' Mnuchin
The FBI is seeking to unlock two iPhones involved in the fatal shooting at a US naval base case.
Tipping the scale: Weighing Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 against EU's GDPR
The present PDP Bill reflects that it embodies the principles of GDPR for liberalisation of cross-border flow of data and data protection.