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Facebook details how it uses your personal information

Facebook details how it uses your personal information

Facebook published a psychological study involving 700,000 persons in 2014 that sparked controversy about the company's ethics. 

Jun 15, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

Government Caught Unawares, Yet Again!

Indian government’s ignorance and lackadaisical attitude is in focus once again with February 9, 2016 approaching near.

Feb 04, 2016, 21:33 PM IST

I Agree!

In spite of being an ardent admirer of companies like Google, I have critiqued Google’s privacy policy and terms of service in the past.

Aug 10, 2015, 14:19 PM IST
Facebook must turn over user data in sex video case: Dutch court

Facebook must turn over user data in sex video case: Dutch court

Facebook must turn over any information it possesses that could help a young woman find out who published a sex video of her without her consent, a Dutch court ruled on Thursday.

Jun 26, 2015, 00:30 AM IST
User data retrievable from second-hand smartphones

User data retrievable from second-hand smartphones

Are you planning to junk your smartphone in the second-hand device market for the sake of a new one? Beware as your data can be retrieved from your old phone.

May 24, 2015, 15:47 PM IST

Twitter says government data queries rising

Twitter said it saw a 40 percent jump in government request for user data in late 2014, with sharp rises coming from both Turkey and Russia.

Feb 09, 2015, 23:56 PM IST

Google must face US privacy lawsuit over commingled user data

A federal judge rejected Google Inc`s bid to dismiss a privacy lawsuit claiming it commingled user data across different products and disclosed that data to advertisers without permission.

Jul 22, 2014, 22:42 PM IST

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

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.

Jan 28, 2014, 11:58 AM IST

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

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.

Nov 17, 2013, 15:35 PM IST

Facebook reveals details of US data requests

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.

Jun 15, 2013, 09:20 AM IST

Microsoft discloses law enforcement requests for user data

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.

Mar 22, 2013, 16:36 PM IST

`Facebook changes leading users to reveal more`

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.

Mar 06, 2013, 16:58 PM IST

Surge in user info requests from govts: Google

Data from Google has revealed that the number of requests for user information from law enforcement agencies are at an all time high.

Jan 24, 2013, 21:01 PM IST

Belarus orders Internet providers to collect personal user data

Belarus` authoritarian government Monday ordered even tighter online controls, ordering internet providers to collect personal data and profiles of their users, according to the independent Belarusian news agency Belapan.

Feb 02, 2010, 11:15 AM IST