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Metrolife: Brutality porn has sadly many takers in India

by Admin last modified Apr 19, 2018 01:15 PM

The name of the eight-year old Kathua rape victim is trending not just on social media but also on a porn site.

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Facebook’s fake news clean-up hits language barrier

by Admin last modified Apr 17, 2018 04:15 PM

The sheer diversity of India’s ethnic languages could defeat Facebook’s move to get content moderators and use artificial intelligence (AI) to counter the spread of misinformation on its platform ahead of the general elections next year, experts said.

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Is This The Beginning Of The End For Facebook?

by Admin last modified Apr 17, 2018 02:44 PM

After two days of congressional hearings that collectively lasted over ten hours, there are many questions about Facebook, its policies and its future that experts are debating.

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Pension won’t be denied for want of Aadhaar, says EPFO

by Admin last modified Apr 10, 2018 10:33 PM

The move is aimed at ensuring that no retired government employee is deprived of pension for want of Aadhaar or failure of fingerprint authentication.

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It feeds on you!

by Admin last modified Apr 10, 2018 04:16 PM

A robust data protection law can prevent Facebook from manipulating users

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Cambridge Analytica row: Facebook data breach hit 560K Indian users

by Admin last modified Apr 07, 2018 04:01 PM

Facebook said that data and information of 87 million users globally were compromised.

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It Took Just 355 Indians to Mine the Data of 5.6 Lakh Facebook Users. Here's How

by Admin last modified Apr 07, 2018 03:33 PM

Data privacy in India is still a nascent subject. Experts say cheap data has led to unprecedented Facebook penetration. Often, it is seen that those who open an account are not aware of the privacy concerns.

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After data leak row, Facebook imposes restrictions on user data access

by Admin last modified Apr 07, 2018 03:30 PM

MEIT issues notice to Facebook even as experts debate absolute impact on the second largest developer community.

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Your mobile apps have the permission to spy on you

by Admin last modified Apr 03, 2018 03:48 PM

The top applications on the Android Play store in India seek permission like access to your camera, microphone, modify contacts and download files without notifications depending on the use of the app.

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If data is the new oil, how much does an Indian citizen lose?

by Admin last modified Apr 03, 2018 03:42 PM

Surveillance capitalism is the business model of the Internet, so what exactly are we talking about here?

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Parties seek social media influencers to go viral

by Admin last modified Apr 03, 2018 03:30 PM

It was 2015. Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice president then, met Mount Carmel College students in Bengaluru. Soon after the interaction, there were media reports on how Gandhi was stumped by the questions.

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Narendra Modi’s personal app sparks India data privacy row

by Admin last modified Mar 28, 2018 04:17 PM

PM’s NaMo app sends user data to third party in US, says researcher.

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UIDAI servers or third parties, Aadhaar leaks are dangerous: Experts

by Admin last modified Mar 27, 2018 02:16 AM

Even though the UIDAI has denied these reports, its arguments rest on shaky grounds, according to experts.

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PM’s app also susceptible

by Admin last modified Mar 27, 2018 01:23 AM

Even the Narendra Modi app of PM Modi is susceptible to data theft as a 22-year old Indian hacker established, claiming that privacy of more than 70 lakh users on it is at stake.

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Data politics: BJP, Congress in spat over sharing app data without users’ consent

by Admin last modified Apr 18, 2018 12:51 AM

Congress took down its WithINC app after facing allegations of sharing user data, a day after it accused BJP of doing the same with the NaMo app.

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Security experts say need to secure Aadhaar ecosystem, warn about third party leaks

by Admin last modified Mar 26, 2018 10:37 PM

The public reckoning of data leaks in India’s national ID database, Aadhaar is still on hold while reports of data leakage through third-parties keep coming.

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Indian IT firms not ready for European Union's proposed privacy laws, only a few compliant with GDPR

by Admin last modified Apr 18, 2018 12:56 AM

Only a third of Indian IT firms are compliant with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on 25 May, according to a media report.

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