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Facebook says ‘configuration change’ logged out some users

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A so-called configuration change at the back-end forced some Facebook users to log out of their accounts unexpectedly, according to the social network. The problem started on Friday and went on till Saturday for Facebook...

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...

WhatsApp investment tips’ land two in trouble with SEBI

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Securities market regulator SEBI on Wednesday imposed a penalty of Rs 25 lakh on Mansoor Rafiq Khanda and Firoz Rafiq Khanda for offering trading tips through WhatsApp messages and internet websites including www.fullonoption.com without...

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...

Parliamentary panel summons FB, Twitter officials on Jan 21

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has issued summons to officials of Facebook and Twitter for January 21, to question them over misuse of the social media/online news platforms. The schedule of meeting on the...

CAIT moves SC against WhatsApp, Facebook

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Saturday filed a petition in the Supreme Court with the prayer to direct WhatsApp to withdraw its new privacy policy which is encroaching upon various fundamental...

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...

CAIT seeks technical audit of WhatsApp, Facebookn Instagram

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In continuation of its tirade against WhatsApp for its new privacy policy, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Friday sent another communication to Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stating that the Facebook-owned...

Facebook to offer hardware security keys to users in 2021

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Facing various probes over data privacy and security, Facebook will provide new options in 2021 to users to safeguard their information, like hardware security tokens along with expanding its Protect programme to more accounts. Facebook's...

FB, Twitter stir up hornet’s nest in India in 2020

By Nishant Arora, (IANS) As we gloat over reports how the US and European countries have started to tame the social media platforms in regard to anti-trust market practices, users privacy and the spread of fake news, Big Tech...

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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...