Facebook India head appears before parliamentary panel on WhatsApp snooping issue
The parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology called the cyber security experts to hear their views on the issue of citizens data security and privacy. As per the notice of the meeting, the panel had also called non-official witnesses of the WhatsApp snooping row, including BJP's former organisational secretary Govindacharya.
How to recharge FASTag using the BHIM UPI app
FASTag (RFID Tag) is affixed on the windscreen of the vehicle which enables a customer to make the toll payments directly from the account linked to FASTag. These FASTags can be recharged using the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) UPI app.
Somany Ceramics plans to create a distinct identity, strengthen roots of the brand
The brand custodian Minal Somany is involved with strategic decisions across ATL, BTL and digital platforms.
House panel to submit report on online safety of kids in a month
14-member committee mulls over legislative provisions to address online exploitation. The government has revealed in the ongoing Parliament session that 377 websites hosting child pornography have been taken down while 50 first information reports (FIRs) have been filed in cases of online sexual exploitation of children.
TikTok owner has a new music app for India - Resso
ByteDance Inc is testing a new music app in India and Indonesia as it tries to pull off another global sensation.
Kindle, iPad make DocsApp CEO's life simpler; Tamil Nadu town Rameswaram quenches his thirst for peace
Will Smith's character in 'The Pursuit Of Happyness' keeps Satish Kannan going.
Telcos to gain from more data use as callers may shift to OTT apps
“In a plan with voice tariff hiked and data price being same, calling will shift to OTT,” International Data Corporation’s India research director Navkendar Singh said, adding that voice-over-OTT apps using WiFi for connectivity could also rise, as WiFi connectivity at home and public places expands.
Anti-CAB protests: Mobile Internet, messaging services withdrawn in Meghalaya
"Messaging platforms like SMS, WhatsApp and social media platforms like facebook, twitter and You Tube are likely to be used for transmission of information through pictures, videos and text that have the potential to cause civil unrest and exacerbate the law and order situation," Additional Home Secretary C V D Diengdoh said in the order.
Government introduces data protection bill in Lok Sabha, to send it to joint select committee
As opposition parties such as the Congress and the TMC attacked the government in the Lok Sabha for a growing "snooping industry" under its watch and alleged that the bill violated the Constitution, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad refuted the charge and said a parliamentary panel could examine it in the most detailed manner.
Security flaw in Airtel app exposes customers data, fixed now
"It revealed information like first and last name, gender, email, date of birth, address, subscription information, device capability information for 4G, 3G & GPRS, network information, activation date, user type (prepaid or postpaid) And current IMEI number," cyber security researcher Ehraz Ahmed said in his blog.
Personal Data Protection Bill seeks access to users' data from companies
The bill introduces a provision empowering the govt to ask a firm to provide anonymized personal data.
Internet services suspended, paramilitary forces deployed in Tripura
The notification issued under provisions of Section 5 (2) of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 prohibits the following types of media for the next 48 hours beginning 1400 hours on 10th December 2019 in the entire state of Tripura (i) SMS messages of all mobile service providers (ii) Mobile Internet/Data Service of all mobile service providers, the order said.
WhatsApp ‘exits’ accounts of J&K users
As per WhatsApp’s global policy, accounts that remain unused for 120 days are automatically deactivated. As J&K completed exactly 120 days of internet blackout, residents woke up to find themselves checked out of their accounts and groups.
HC declines to order linking of FB, Twitter, WhatsApp accounts with Aadhaar, PAN
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said linking of accounts with social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, with Aadhaar, PAN or any other identity document requires framing of policies or amendment in existing laws by the central government and this exercise cannot be done by the court.
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