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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

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

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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

Should you download Aarogya Setu?

Yes. Its updated privacy policy is a marked improvement on the previous one. But the app needs an end date so it does not set a new normal.

17 Apr 2020 12:49 PM

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Zoom security further compromised as 500,000 Zoom accounts sold on dark web, says report

Hackers are selling users’ email addresses, passwords, personal meeting URLs and host keys, including of companies like Citibank

14 Apr 2020 4:30 PM

Overcorrection at the cost of privacy during coronavirus is problematic

Use of facial recognition and other personal data has the potential to set a new normal by resetting our expectations on personal privacy.

09 Apr 2020 9:06 PM

Aarogya Setu app downloaded on 1 crore phones, but does it serve the purpose, will it respect user privacy?

There is little clarity on who can access app data, and if it will be shared with state governments at the frontline of coronavirus response

07 Apr 2020 1:00 PM

Data privacy at stake amid governments' increasing 'surveillance' on phone users to track coronavirus spread

Most governments are accessing location data of mobile phone users in anonymised forms, but rights groups worry about privacy breaches.

04 Apr 2020 3:24 PM

The need for a data protection law becomes evident from the recent Zoom fiasco

None of the protections afforded by a privacy law are in place yet, which leaves our data open to exploitation by tech companies

03 Apr 2020 4:10 PM

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Covid-19 crisis may leave us vulnerable to surveillance

Who is to stop governments from continuing to use surveillance technologies even after the pandemic is brought under control?

27 Mar 2020 6:16 PM

Privacy concerns raised as Facebook, Google in talks with Washington to track infections

The use of personal data is highly sensitive especially after 2011 when the NSA was found collecting phone records without permission.

18 Mar 2020 8:44 PM

OkCupid, Tinder developer supports US bill to curb child abuse online

Digital rights activists argue that the bill is an indirect way to weaken online encryption in the name of better law enforcement access

11 Mar 2020 7:56 PM

Threat to data privacy as US bill targets encryption to curb child sex abuse online

Digital rights activists argue that the bill is an indirect way to weaken online encryption in the name of better law enforcement access.

08 Mar 2020 4:40 PM

Privacy, once hidden topic, gets attention at CES tech show

The message seems to be setting in: The way you use customers’ information can no longer be ignored.

12 Jan 2020 10:20 AM

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