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1 in 2 Indian adults fell prey to hacking in last 12 months

While many Indian consumers (90 per cent) are taking proactive steps to safeguard their data, two in five still feel it is impossible to protect their privacy (42 per cent).

Use encrypted personal number for privacy, S Korea tells public

Last month, the government rolled out a new privacy protection measure allowing people to use encrypted private numbers for visits to such places.

Got invited to Clubhouse yet? 

Clubhouse is the buzz right now, and no, it is not another alternative to Twitter or WhatsApp after all the brouhaha over privacy and nationalism.

Are you digitally ready?

It is vital for all of us to know how to use online tools appropriately and effectively

Google Android 12 to enhance security for work devices

"Instead of granular requirements that often result in easily forgotten passwords, we're establishing pre-set complexity levels of high, medium or low that will be used to access the device," Google said in a statement on Thursday.

WhatsApp may be worth $2-3 trillion, people value privacy more: SC

The observation came as senior advocate Shyam Divan, representing petitioner Karmanya Singh Sareen, sought direction to restrain WhatsApp from implementing its new privacy policy in India.

We’ve to protect people’s privacy: SC issues notice to WhatsApp, FB

"They have come up with new differentiating privacy policy for the Europeans and different set of rules applicable to Indians," argued Divan.

WhatsApp expands Status messaging to reassure users about privacy

Earlier this month, the Facebook-owned app moved back the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms, from February 8 to May 15.

Zuckerberg defends WhatsApp privacy policy amid India backlash

The WhatsApp policy has now been put on hold till May 15. It aims to share commercial user data with parent Facebook. The Indian government has also written a letter to WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart to withdraw the policy.

WhatsApp backs privacy policy in own status, twitterati goes berserk

After publishing full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers, the latest update from the most used applications in the world, was assuring their users via their own 'Status' feature.

Anushka, Virat appeal to paparazzi not to click their daughter’s picture

Anushka and Virat said, Hi, Thank you for all the love that you have given us for all these years. We are happy to celebrate this momentous occasion with you. As parents, we have a simple request to make to you.

India suffered longest internet shutdowns in 2020 globally

The majority of these short blackouts were highly-targeted, affecting groups of villages or individual city districts and so were not included in this report, which focuses on larger region-wide shutdowns.

Why Joss Stone wanted to be shown as a toon in her music videos

I said to Steve Greenberg, who signed me when I was 14, ‘Steve, if we're gonna do music videos, can we just do a cartoon like the Gorillaz so nobody knows what I look like?'

Personalised advertising, privacy are not at odds: FB tells Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said in a tweet that Facebook can continue to track users across apps and websites as before, App Tracking Transparency in iOS 14 will just require that they ask for your permission first.

Apple releases macOS Big Sur with key design enhancements

Big Sur introduces a beautiful redesign and is packed with new enhancements for key apps including Safari, Messages, and Maps, as well as new privacy features.

Governance critical to organisational data security

With the global corporate landscape moving towards a data-driven decision making paradigm, data governance is transforming into a core business process.

Facebook details privacy work as US FTC discusses antitrust lawsuit

The announcement came after media reports claimed that a federal antitrust probe targeting Facebook appears to have entered its late stages and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) members have made a recommendation to the agency's commissioners

Singapore’s world-first face scan plan sparks privacy fears

It is part of the financial hub's drive to harness technology, from ramping up the use of electronic payments to research on driverless transport.

US panel to grill Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs on Oct 28

The CEOs will testify on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects tech companies from liability over the content posted by users on their online services, reports CNBC.

Will Facebook’s cross-app messaging protect your privacy?

The new features on Instagram and Messenger are rolling out in a few countries around the world, and will expand globally soon.

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