Data privacy

Stung by data leak, Facebook goes after fake accounts, axes 583 million profiles in 3 months

Stung by data leak, Facebook goes after fake accounts, axes 583 million profiles in 3 months

Responding to calls for transparency after the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.

May 16, 2018, 08:40 AM IST
India should have law on data privacy: Parliamentary panel

India should have law on data privacy: Parliamentary panel

A Parliamentary committee has suggested that the government should expeditiously bring in a legislation on data privacy.

Jan 04, 2018, 00:43 AM IST

TRAI defends data privacy paper; says consumer interest vital

Defending the move of issuing a discussion paper on data privacy and ownership, TRAI chief R S Sharma has said the regulator raised the "right questions" to protect the legitimate interest of telecom consumers, and is mandated to do so.

Aug 11, 2017, 14:53 PM IST
Data privacy in app-verse challenging: Study

Data privacy in app-verse challenging: Study

 A study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center found 235 types of permissions on more than one million apps in the Google Play Store.

Nov 11, 2015, 13:24 PM IST

France rejects Google appeal on cleaning up search results globally

French data privacy regulators took a step towards sanctioning Google by rejecting the company`s request to drop a case against it for refusing to clean up information from its search engine results. 

Sep 21, 2015, 19:07 PM IST

Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked

Tor, the prominent system for protecting Internet privacy, said on Wednesday many of its users trying to reach hidden sites might have been identified by government-funded researchers.

Jul 31, 2014, 09:30 AM IST

Facebook introduces Anonymous Login, lets users limit data shared with apps

Taking a step forward to ensure data privacy, Facebook on Wednesday introduced a new version of login system for users which allows them to filter how much information they want to share with third-party mobile apps.

May 01, 2014, 10:24 AM IST

Google to appeal French fine over data privacy

Google will appeal against a 150,000 euro fine issued by France`s data-protection watchdog over how user information is tracked and stored, the US search engine said on Wednesday.

Jan 15, 2014, 21:02 PM IST

Google appeals French fine as data privacy row continues

Google said Wednesday it had appealed a decision by France`s data protection watchdog to fine the US giant 150,000 euros ($204,000) -- the maximum possible -- for failing to comply with its privacy guidelines.

Jan 15, 2014, 19:18 PM IST

Security experts raise privacy concerns about Internet connected technology

Security experts have raised privacy concerns about Internet connected devices, which were the theme of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year.

Jan 09, 2014, 15:19 PM IST

France fines Google over data privacy

France`s data protection watchdog has fined Google 150,000 euros after the U.S. search engine ignored a three-month ultimatum to bring its practices on tracking and storing user information in line with local law.

Jan 09, 2014, 10:50 AM IST

France fines Google over data privacy

France`s data protection watchdog has fined Google 150,000 euros after the U.S. search engine ignored a three-month ultimatum to bring its practices on tracking and storing user information in line with local laws.

Jan 09, 2014, 01:18 AM IST

US judge dismisses Apple consumer lawsuit over data privacy

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, California dismissed the case.

Nov 28, 2013, 11:07 AM IST

Adobe data breach more extensive than previously disclosed

Adobe Systems Inc said on Tuesday that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts.

Oct 30, 2013, 09:36 AM IST

EU lawmakers push leaders on data privacy

European Union lawmakers Tuesday urged heads of state and government to endorse a proposal for beefed-up data privacy laws ahead of a summit in Brussels later this week.

Oct 22, 2013, 23:45 PM IST

Now, LinkedIn challenges US govt.`s ban on full disclosure of `snoop-data` requests

LinkedIn has reportedly challenged the US government`s ban on full disclosure of the alleged `snoop-data` requests made by the nation`s secret intelligence agencies.

Sep 19, 2013, 13:03 PM IST