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Data harvesting: CBI books Cambridge Analytica, another firm

The agency registered the case on January 19 against Cambridge Analytica represented by Alexander Nix and Global Science Research Limited represented by Aleksandr Kogen under the Information Technology Act

Regulating social media

There is a strong case for subjecting social media giants to scrutiny in view of their growing influence on society

CA scandal: Australia sues Facebook for alleged privacy breach

The Australian Information Commissioner alleged that the personal information of Australian Facebook users was disclosed to the personality quiz app "This is Your Digital Life"

WhatsApp snooping: Questions on how India tackling data breach

"In earlier such matter of Cambridge Analytica, public data was compromised and the government on its own directed for an investigation by the CBI. However, in the present case, no such action has been taken."

Glimpse of the Orwellian world

WhatsApp snooping raises disturbing questions over illegal hacking by unknown government agencies in flagrant disregard for the rule of law

Facebook expands bug bounty programme for third-party apps

"To be eligible, we ask that researchers comply with the third-party's vulnerability disclosure or bug bounty programme before submitting their findings to Facebook,"

Centre to soon table data protection Bill

Draft Personal Data Protection Bill ready; Union govt expedites process

Social media platforms now weaponised, reveals ‘The Great Hack’

You are constantly being watched.

Facebook to pay $5bn fine over privacy violations: Report

The Facebook case is being looked at as a measure of the Donald Trump administration's willingness to regulate US tech companies.

Hand over data privacy records: US judge tells Facebook

According to the judge in Delaware Chancery Court, the shareholders have a "credible basis" to suspect that Facebook board members may have committed wrongdoing.

Privacy fine set-aside dents Facebook’s profit

The FTC announced last year it was reopening its investigation into Facebook for potential violations of a 2011 settlement over privacy practices.

Facebook under lens for ‘covering up’ data scandal

According to a report in The Guardian on Sunday, federal prosecutors' investigation claims that the social media giant has "covered up" the extent of its relationship with Cambridge Analytica.

Data protection Bill likely after LS polls

Recognizing the importance of data protection and keeping personal data of citizens secure, the Ministry has constituted a 10-member expert committee under the chairmanship of former SC Judge Justice B N Srikrishna.

Pirates of personal data

It is deplorable that Chandrababu Naidu has chosen to hurl accusations of vengeance against the Telangana government instead of coming clean

Data theft case: YSR Congress demands high level probe

Hyderabad: The YSR Congress Party has demanded a high-level probe into the alleged data theft and data harvesting case involving IT Grid company. Speaking to...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg says he is not considering resigning

Defends chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, says she is an important part of Facebook

2.2 bn Facebook users must log out, re-login across devices, say experts

Facebook has reset the access tokens of almost 50 million accounts it knew were affected.

Facebook bans myPersonality

The social media platform has already suspended over 400 apps that misused users’ personal data

Data protection law on anvil

There is a strong case for putting in place a robust law that protects citizens’ personal data and prevents its misuse while simultaneously providing...

Facebook faces Australia data breach compensation claim

The social networking giant admitted in April the data of up to 87 million people worldwide -- including more than 300,000 in Australia -- was harvested by Cambridge Analytica.

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