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Facebook warns of costly privacy changes, reveals another US probe

Facebook has expanded programs and promises in response to political pressure on several issues, including policing objectionable content. 

Jul 25, 2019, 07:09 AM IST

Will take action on those listening to your conversations: Google

The reaction came after reports surfaced that third-party contractors working for Google are recording and secretly listening to users' bedroom conversations via Google Assistant on smartphones, home speakers and security cameras.

Jul 12, 2019, 11:39 AM IST

Irrfan Khan's right to privacy must be respected

Sometimes mediapersons do not respect the basic boundaries of the privacy of actors.

May 13, 2019, 15:07 PM IST

Arjun Kapoor unfazed by intrusion of privacy

The actor is excited to have been roped in as the brand evangelist for the second edition of Belvedere Studio B, a property that celebrates the spirit of creative collaboration.

Mar 14, 2019, 15:08 PM IST

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's future is privacy focussed

Zuckerberg cautioned that details of the plan could change as the company consults experts throughout 2019.

Mar 07, 2019, 07:27 AM IST

Proposed rules for social media, online platforms detrimental to privacy and free speech, feel experts

One of the amendments being mulled in the IT intermediary rules will require social media and other online platforms to enable tracing out of originators of information as needed by government agencies that are legally authorised.

Dec 24, 2018, 21:29 PM IST

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to meet European Parliament over privacy

Facebook has come under scrutiny for the way it handles personal data.

May 17, 2018, 00:42 AM IST

Distinction between data collection, utilisation, need to protect privacy: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that in a digital world, the state can collect biometric data of its citizens but what could be the bone of contention is the extent of its use or misuse by the government and invasion of privacy of the citizens.

Jan 25, 2018, 00:57 AM IST

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

"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

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

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?

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

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

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 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

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

Dec 05, 2015, 00:21 AM IST