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Data Privacy

Data harvesting: CBI books Cambridge Analytica, another firm

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS): The CBI has registered a case against UK-based Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research Limited in a case of alleged illegal harvest of personal data of 5.62 lakh Indian Facebook users. A Central Bureau of Investigation...

India-WhatsApp letter game on amid data security concerns

By Nishant Arora (IANS) Another data privacy concern, another "strongly-worded" letter to Facebook-owned WhatsApp. At a time when countries are taking social media firms to task with heavy fines asking them for real-time actions, India is busy playing the...

IT Ministry tells WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Raising concerns over the recently announced changes to WhatsApp's privacy policy, the Union Ministry of Electronics and IT has asked the messaging platform to withdraw the recent change. In its strongly worded letter to WhatsApp...

Facing scrutiny, WhatsApp defers new data privacy policy

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Facing intense criticism worldwide and now a court case in India, WhatsApp has deferred its new data privacy policy and no one will lose his or her account from February 8 for not accepting...

Over 22 bn records exposed in data breaches in 2020: Report

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS): Over 22 billion records were exposed worldwide amid 730 publicly disclosed data breaches in 2020, a new report revealed on Friday. Thirty five percent of breaches were linked to ransomware attacks, resulting in tremendous financial cost,...

Mobile numbers of WhatsApp on Web users found on Google Search

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS): As WhatsApp faces intense scrutiny over its upcoming data and privacy policy in India and elsewhere, another user data violation has been reported, this time on the WhatsApp on Desktop (Web) application, allegedly exposing personal...

Data of 70 lakh Indian cardholders leaked on dark web

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Personal details, including phone numbers and email addresses of 70 lakh Indian debit and credit card holders, have been circulating on the dark web, an Internet security researcher alerted on Tuesday. Other leaked details include...

Hacker selling CEO, CFO email accounts for as less as Rs 7,400

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A hacker is selling passwords for the Microsoft email accounts of hundreds of top-level executives including CEOs, CFOs and CMOs on the Dark Web for nearly $100-$1,500 (nearly Rs 7,400-Rs 1.1 lakh) per account. According to...

Facebook fined $6mn for sharing users’ info without consent

Seoul, Nov 25 (IANS) South Korea’s information watchdog on Wednesday fined Facebook Inc. 6.7 billion won (US$6 million) for passing information of at least 3.3 million South Koreans to other companies in its first crackdown on the U.S. tech...

Airtel’s privacy policy updated after furore

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Airtels privacy policy statement has been updated after a controversy over sexual orientation being part of the personal information that can be accessed. The privacy policy of Airtel mentioned that it can collect users’ personal information...

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Bond yields unleash bears, equity indices trade in red

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) India's key equity indices traded in the red during Friday's mid-afternoon session on the back...