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data privacy

Trump passes executive orders to ban Chinese apps TikTok, WeChat

'At this time, the order takes action to address one mobile application in particular, TikTok,' he said.

07 Aug 2020 8:40 AM

As pressure mounts on US to ban TikTok since India's move, White House decision expected in weeks

A group of 24 influential Republican congressmen have urged Trump to ban TikTok and other Chinese mobile applications over security concerns

16 Jul 2020 8:33 PM

EU-US data pact does not conform to GDPR: Top EU court junks privacy infringing deal

It will no longer be assumed that tech firms like Facebook will adequately protect European users’ privacy when it sends it to the US.

16 Jul 2020 5:21 PM

Future of communications infra should be founded on Western Ideals of private property, Pompeo says

Decrying Chinese spying, the US Secretary of State praised Google, Facebook and Twitter for not sharing user data with Hong Kong government

09 Jul 2020 4:50 PM

Zoom came into the limelight during lockdown, accelerated security fixes forced by zoombombing

When faced with a wave of lawsuits, the company said they would fix the service's weaknesses in 90 days. Now time's up and Zoom takes a bow.

01 Jul 2020 9:44 PM

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After ban, Tiktok says it never shared any Indian users' data with Chinese government

"TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law..."

30 Jun 2020 11:35 AM

Governments, companies should not use COVID apps to find out users' contacts, location: UN body official

United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat Head Chengetai Masango said privacy should be paramount.

29 Jun 2020 8:17 PM

Now, new users on Google have auto-delete already activated to wipe out their data after 18 months

Current users can already opt in to auto-delete their data every three or 18 months—a setting that has not changed.

25 Jun 2020 5:29 PM

Privacy violation not justified anymore as case count drops, Norways says, ends use of COVID app

Norway currently has between 50 and 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

15 Jun 2020 9:57 PM

In the next James Bond film, 007 should use COVID-19 app data; it works better than any spy tool

Most COVID apps access data from mobile devices such as contacts, photos, media, files, location data, camera and microphone.

09 Jun 2020 4:10 PM

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Aarogya Setu source code made public days after MIT tech review downgrades app rating

A few days ago, MIT tech review reduced the rating for the app from 2 stars to 1 star, saying it collected far more data than needed.

27 May 2020 9:01 PM

Zoom not safe, says plea in Supreme Court asking for ban on app, Centre asked to respond

The plea also seeks a direction to the Centre to carry out a technical study into the security and privacy risks of using Zoom.

22 May 2020 8:38 PM

Facing flak over lapses, Zoom acquires security firm Keybase to fix encryption issues

Keybase is Zoom’s first acquisition. The company will help Zoom implement end-to-end encryption.

08 May 2020 8:12 PM

Google abandons plan to build tech city where smart streets would melt snow and sensors manage traffic

Uncertainty in the real estate market of Toronto where it was planned has made the project unviable, Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs said.

08 May 2020 7:12 PM

Xiaomi dismisses reports that it collects user data, says it is serious about data privacy

The clarification came after reports that Mi Browser collects unnecessary info while browsing and sends the user data to other countries.

02 May 2020 7:50 PM

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Germany backs Google and Apple's covid app, after privacy concerns raised over alternative app

Backing for a pan-European app that was to keep data on a central server was stopped over criticism from a nation haunted by Nazi-era spying

26 Apr 2020 9:40 PM

28 covid apps used by Centre, States not open source, cannot be checked for vulnerabilities

Privacy concerns abound as independent developers cannot study the code

26 Apr 2020 4:40 PM

Court approves USD 5 billion fine on Facebook for data privacy violations

Facebook made a deal with US Federal Trade Commission on fine, but privacy activists say it's too little for the Cambridge Analytica scandal

25 Apr 2020 3:23 PM

Amid data privacy concerns, French lawmakers to vote on continued use of covid-tracking app

Now that the government is preparing to life the coronavirus lockdown, lawmakers will vote on allowing the app to continue tracking citizens

21 Apr 2020 7:04 PM

Aarogya Setu not a magic tool; it breaches privacy

It is universally recognised that crises like pandemics enable governments to increase surveillance.

21 Apr 2020 12:10 PM

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