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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

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

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

Twitter says user data meant for security purposes may have been used for advertising

Email addresses & phone numbers uploaded by users to meet its security requirements may have been ‘inadvertently’ used for advertising.

09 Oct 2019 1:29 PM

Google resumes human reviews of Assistant recordings with tweaked guidelines

Google Assistant will delete audio data which is older than a few months associated with an account.

24 Sep 2019 9:17 AM

Facebook global exec meets IT minister, discusses cross-border data flows

Facebook's Nick Clegg said data-sharing across jurisdictions is more important than where that info is located physically.

13 Sep 2019 2:59 PM


5 Best Practices for Data Breach Prevention in 2019

Sensitive data includes personally identifiable information (PII) such as names, credit card numbers, email addresses or phone numbers.

10 Sep 2019 3:38 PM

iPhone bug lets attackers view WhatsApp messages and more

Google Project Zero team has disclosed information about the discovery of a bug that is able to intercept sensitive information on iPhones.

05 Sep 2019 2:36 PM

Bluetooth on your devices can expose you to attackers, say researchers

Over the years, researchers have found out about many red flags with privacy bluetooth provides.

01 Sep 2019 6:40 PM

Instagram privacy hoax fools US Secretary of Energy

An image raising privacy concerns over Instagram's policies went viral.

22 Aug 2019 3:19 PM

Linking conundrums

With the Supreme Court mulling over the decision to link social media accounts with the Aadhaar card, we ask Delhiites to comment on the eventuality.

22 Aug 2019 1:25 AM