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Aadhaar law likely to pass test of constitutionality: FM Jaitley

Aadhaar law likely to pass test of constitutionality: FM Jaitley

Jaitley's comments at a conclave on financial inclusion organised by United Nations here come amid a legal challenge mounted in the Supreme Court against making the biometric identification number, Aadhaar, mandatory for government schemes, including its linking to income tax PAN.

Sep 13, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
Supreme Court verdict will have far-reaching consequences: CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury

Supreme Court verdict will have far-reaching consequences: CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury

"Congratulations to all lawyers, activists, others who fought this government`s sinister designs to deny Indians their fundamental right to privacy," Yechury tweeted.

Aug 24, 2017, 13:22 PM IST
Right to Privacy: Kamal Haasan welcomes Supreme Court ruling

Right to Privacy: Kamal Haasan welcomes Supreme Court ruling

In a tweet, he said there was "nothing vague or amorphous about" the apex court's verdict on the matter.

 

Aug 24, 2017, 13:18 PM IST

Right to Privacy verdict: As it happened

A nine-judge Supreme Court (SC) bench, headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar on Thursday declared Right to Privacy as a fundamental right under
the Constitution.

Aug 24, 2017, 13:12 PM IST
Facebook launches tool to help users spot false news

Facebook launches tool to help users spot false news

Clicking on it takes you to tips and other information on how to spot false news and what to do about it.

Apr 06, 2017, 22:25 PM IST
Does age of smartphone also mean loss of privacy?

Does age of smartphone also mean loss of privacy?

The researchers developed an Android application called Smart-Spaces to collect information for the study.

Apr 19, 2016, 09:10 AM IST
Good news! Now, your private communication on WhatsApp is fully protected

Good news! Now, your private communication on WhatsApp is fully protected

The Facebook-owned mobile application with one billion users worldwide made the announcement following weeks of intense debate over efforts by US authorities to compel Apple to help break into an encrypted iPhone.

Apr 06, 2016, 09:20 AM IST
Apple, US govt to face off in court over iPhone privacy

Apple, US govt to face off in court over iPhone privacy

The US government and Apple will face off in court on Tuesday in a closely-watched case that could have wide-reaching implications on digital security and privacy.

Mar 21, 2016, 09:36 AM IST
'Aadhaar enabled e-KYC can save Rs 10,000 cr over next 5 yrs'

'Aadhaar enabled e-KYC can save Rs 10,000 cr over next 5 yrs'

Aadhaar enabled e-KYC process could save over Rs 10,000 crore for banks and telecom operators over the next five years, says a survey. According to a recent study by MicroSave, a development consulting firm, using Aadhaar enabled e-KYC process for customer acquisition, could be highly beneficial for banks and telecom operators in India.

Mar 19, 2016, 12:42 PM IST

When it comes to privacy, people are info-egoists!

Do you value your friends' private information on social media as much as your own? Most likely not, says a new study, suggesting that when it comes to their privacy, people are info-egoists.

Dec 16, 2015, 20:07 PM IST

When it comes to privacy, people are info-egoists!

Do you value your friends' private information on social media as much as your own? Most likely not, says a new study, suggesting that when it comes to their privacy, people are info-egoists.

Dec 16, 2015, 20:07 PM IST
Apps that you download can leak personal information

Apps that you download can leak personal information

Popular apps downloaded from Google Play could compromise your security and privacy, says a study.

Dec 05, 2015, 00:21 AM IST

High-tech Barbie stokes privacy fears

The new Barbie doll is "intelligent" and connected. Too connected for some privacy activists.

Dec 01, 2015, 02:44 AM IST

Encryption policy: Govt trying to restrict internet freedom?

The department of electronics and information technology (DeitY) recently released the draft of the National Encryption Policy seeking methods of data encryption of data and communications used by

Sep 22, 2015, 19:36 PM IST

Encryption policy: Govt trying to restrict internet freedom?- Part II

The department of electronics and information technology (DeitY) recently released the draft of the National Encryption Policy seeking methods of data encryption of data and communications used by

Sep 22, 2015, 19:35 PM IST
The Draft National Encryption Policy: The good, the bad and the downright ugly

The Draft National Encryption Policy: The good, the bad and the downright ugly

The department of electronics and information technology (DeitY) recently released the draft of the National Encryption Policy seeking methods of data encryption of data and communications used by the government, businesses, and even citizens.

Sep 22, 2015, 19:10 PM IST
Deleting WhatsApp messages could become illegal under India’s new encryption policy!

Deleting WhatsApp messages could become illegal under India’s new encryption policy!

Indian government has formulated a new policy to ensure that its law enforcement agencies have easy access to encrypted information. But with this, your sense of privacy and security will remain at stake.

Sep 21, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

Google increases user privacy controls

Google increased privacy controls for users and rolled out a website on Monday that answers frequently asked questions in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data.

Jun 01, 2015, 18:57 PM IST
'Social butterfly' RiRi goes topless for V magazine

'Social butterfly' RiRi goes topless for V magazine

Rihanna went topless for a neon-themed spread in V magazine and admitted that she doesn't give a dick about privacy .

Apr 22, 2015, 14:34 PM IST
Twitter expands privacy on direct messages

Twitter expands privacy on direct messages

Twitter said Monday it was making it easier to take direct messages private, carving out a bigger space for targeted exchanges on the popular microblogging service.

Apr 21, 2015, 09:04 AM IST