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Facebook shields 'elite users' from some of its rules under the 'XCheck' program: Report
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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
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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.

Apple announces new 'App Tracking Transparency' feature to keep the users informed about data sharing
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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.

WhatsApp row: How messaging app's new privacy policy impacts legal rights of Indian citizens
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WhatsApp row: How messaging app's new privacy policy impacts legal rights of Indian citizens

With the data collected from WhatsApp, Facebook Inc may establish a monopoly in digital marketing leading to justified concerns from anti-trust activists

BigBasket data breach exposes data of 2 crore users in dark web, cybersecurity firm Cyble reveals
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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
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'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
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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
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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
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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'
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Zoom app on iOS stops sharing analytics data with Facebook, says it never shared 'sensitive information'

Zoom does mention in its privacy policy that it shares data with third-party apps but it does not name Facebook.

Facebook's facial recognition lawsuit settlement stirs conversation about 'biometric privacy'
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Facebook's end-to-end encryption will enhance user privacy but its not good news for law enforcement
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Facebook's end-to-end encryption will enhance user privacy but its not good news for law enforcement

Facebook’s plan to enact this change is paradoxical, considering the company has a history of harvesting user data.

Personal Data Protection Bill 2019: Impact on private companies is hard to tell yet, given the exemptions for State intervention
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Personal Data Protection Bill 2019: Impact on private companies is hard to tell yet, given the exemptions for State intervention

The private sector is closely watching the new Personal Data Protection Bill as data has become the most crucial asset of a company.

Uber video recording rides in Texas thereby raising privacy concerns among activists
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Uber video recording rides in Texas thereby raising privacy concerns among activists

Uber began the video recording program in Texas in July, and is conducting smaller tests of the program in Florida and Tennessee.

Amazon, Google smart speakers can be hacked by laser 'light commands': Report
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Amazon, Google smart speakers can be hacked by laser 'light commands': Report

Amazon and Google spokespersons reportedly said that they are reviewing this research paper.