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Despite concerns, Zoom sales boom amid Covid-19 pandemic

"We have been focused on enhancing our commitment to security and privacy under our 90-day plan announced on April 1, and have made significant progress."

Indian developer earns Rs 75 lakh for finding ‘Sign in with Apple’ bug

"There are two possible ways to authenticate a user by either using a JWT (JSON Web Token) or a code generated by the Apple server. The code is then used to generate a JWT."

New 4.7-inch iPhone SE: Small is still beautiful, powerful too

iPhone SE is made to run the latest features Dark Mode, Siri Shortcuts and new Photos app.

Chrome gets more intuitive privacy, security controls

For example, the new safety check in Chrome will tell users if the passwords they had asked Chrome to remember have been compromised, and if so, how to fix them.

Zoom aims to grow as an Indian company, plans to hire more

For the unified communication platform that has clocked 300 million daily users globally, India is an important market and the company has long-term plans for the country.

Apple, Google allay privacy fears around contact tracing app

Cybersecurity researchers have questioned the contact tracing technology, saying tracing apps that allow attackers to access a user's Bluetooth also allows them to fully read all Bluetooth communications.

Hackers sold data of 267 million Facebook users for just Rs 41,500

Given the data contain sensitive details on the users, it might be used by cybercriminals for phishing and spamming.

PC fans’ vibrations can be used to siphon data

Now the sound is being used to steal data. It may sound unreal, but hackers can exfiltrate data by simply decoding sound waves generated by PC cooling fans.

Google bans Zoom for workers, makes its Meet app free till Sep 30

Reported first by BuzzFeed News, Google has apparently sent an email to employees that employees who had installed Zoom on their workstations will not be able to use it as it has been deactivated.

Is privacy always going to be the loser?

Location data, bluetooth and tracing a person's whereabouts being relied upon in the war against Covid-19

Privacy rights may become next victim of killer pandemic

Hong Kong ordered people arriving from overseas to wear tracking bracelets, and Singapore has a team of dedicated digital detectives monitoring those living under quarantine.

QNu Labs unveils 2 products for data security, privacy

"Our quantum safe security products 'Troops' and 'Armos' are deployment-ready in India and overseas for data security and privacy, which are a concern for enterprises the world over," said the city-based start-up in a statement here.

Trump campaign sues Washington Post, claims defamation

The lawsuit, filed U.S. District in Washington, came a week after the campaign sued The New York Times for defamation over an op-ed that claimed a quid pro quo between Trump and Russia.

CJI says privacy a concern, proposes one law on environment

"The two facets of globalisation that have posed the greatest challenges to the judiciaries across the world are the rise of global supply chains and the proliferation of information technology."

Ring to give more control over data shared with Google, FB

This comes after almost two weeks of a study that showed the company was sharing user data with tech giants like Facebook, Google and other parties without their consent.

Facebook to pay $550 million over its facial recognition technology

The lawsuit in the US state of Illinois claimed that Facebook's 'Tag Suggestions' tool, which scans a user's face in photos and offers suggestions about who that person might be, stored biometric data without user consent

Data privacy must be seen as a human right: Nadella

During a conversation with WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab, Nadella also favoured a debate on CEO pay and all kinds of remuneration, including return on capital

Facebook rolls out four new privacy features

You can access Privacy Checkup by clicking the question mark icon on Facebook's desktop site and selecting Privacy Checkup.

Facebook to stop using phone numbers to recommend friends in 2020

According to a BBC report, users will soon have "a code sent to their mobile phones when logging in to make access harder for hackers".

Illinois murder: Ruth’s family seeks privacy

Mother says no hatred towards perpetrator, hopes such tragedy befalls no girl

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