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Groups seek privacy review of Facebook-WhatsApp tie-up

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 13:57

Two privacy activist groups asked US regulators Thursday to put on hold the Facebook acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp to ensure against misuse of user data.

Security experts raise flags over WhatsApp

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 18:52

The Facebook deal for WhatsApp drew attention for its whopping price tag, but has also brought out fresh criticism over security for the billions of messages delivered on the platform.

NSA using mobile apps like Angry Birds, Flickr, Google Maps to pull out user data

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:58

The NSA and its UK counterpart, the GCHQ, allegedly used apps like Angry Birds, Google Maps, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook etc, to pull out user data.

India made an average 15 user data requests a day to Google

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 15:35

In signs of growing Internet snooping by the enforcement authorities, India made an average about 15 requests per day to Google to access personal web details of users during January-June this year.

Google shuts down iGoogle service

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 15:39

Google has reportedly shut down its personalized homepage iGoogle service.

Facebook proposes changes in user data policy

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 23:32

Facebook has proposed "updates" to its privacy policies that explain how the social networking giant would use personal data of about 1.2 billion users to deliver advertising and other personalised services.

Government requests for Twitter users' data on the rise

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 11:54

The United States made three-quarters of the 1,157 data requests during the six-month period, according to the San Francisco-based company's report.

Facebook reveals details of US data requests

Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 09:20

Facebook revealed Friday it received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from US authorities in the second half of last year, as it seeks to shield itself from a growing scandal.

Microsoft discloses law enforcement requests for user data

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 16:36

US tech giant Microsoft has disclosed that it and its main video chat service Skype received more than 75,000 requests last year from government law enforcement agencies in the US.

India makes 13 requests a day for web user data: Google

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 12:46

In signs of growing Internet snooping by the enforcement authorities, India made an average of 13 requests a day to Google for access to personal web details of web users during 2012.

India makes 13 requests a day for web user data: Google

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 11:26

In signs of growing Internet snooping by the enforcement authorities, India made an average of 13 requests a day to Google for access to personal web details of web users during 2012.

`Facebook changes leading users to reveal more`

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 16:58

If you suddenly feel the urge to share more on Facebook, it may have something to do with the latest policy changes on the social networking site.