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.
Season Two Ventures looks to raise $100 million
Season Two Ventures will make about 30 investments from this fund, starting with an initial c...
Fake ‘likes’ remain just a few dollars away
The group, an independent organisation that advises the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, tested the tech companies’ ability to stop paid influence campaigns by turning to 11 Russian and five European comp...
Educating racists is a waste of time
If racism is your platform for point-scoring, bringing up incidents from rival clubs as though this is all a game of Top Trumps, you’re – and I’m going to phrase this as nicely as possible – quite pathetic. You can’t fix stupid and it’s scary to think just how much of the population are sat fist-pumping in the knowledge there are no cameras ready to record their discrimination.
Facebook sues Chinese company over ad fraud
Facebook blamed ILikeAd Media International Company and two individuals associated with the company — Chen Xiao Cong and Huang Tao — for the fraud. The defendants deceived people into installing malware available on the Internet. This malware then enabled the defendants to compromise people’s Facebook accounts and run deceptive ads promoting items.
Uber’s assault report erodes the power of trust
When Uber and Airbnb were getting off the ground earlier this decade, people were apprehensive about taking a ride with strangers, or staying in the home of a random person. Our parents literally cautioned us against this, and it seemed incredibly stupid to defy a lifetime of warnings.
Policy muddle ruins year 2019 for crypto, blockchain industry
While the government and RBI had shown concern against the proliferation of private digital currencies, their interest on the subject has been lukewarm, said Sathvik Vishwanathan, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Unocoin.
Facebook to allow transfer of photos, videos to Google Photos
The world will see in the first half of year 2020, an option to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos, said Facebook. The option will be available to users in Ireland. Data transfers will be encrypted with a password prompt before any transaction.
Front running case: Sebi scans matrimonial website to catch manipulators
The matrimonial website has mentioned Vaibhav as the son of Alka Dhadda.
Make real identities must, house panel tells Twitter
According to those present in the meeting, the company was specifically asked to consider making the entry of only persons over the age of 15 on twitter and also take reports of abuse on the platform very seriously. Twitter told panel about the measures the company has taken to empower people, & women particularly with tools like mute, block and report.
Founders leave as Google gets caught up in antitrust lens
Big tech baiter Elizabeth Warren tweeted at Larry Page “changing your title while staying on the board... will not exempt you from accountability”.
Twitter representatives appear before parliamentary panel examining cyber security of women
The Twitter India representatives are expected to make a presentation on the issue before the parliamentary panel on women empowerment.
Age ain't just a number: Instagram wants its users to verify if they're 13 & above or not
Instagram said the age information would not be visible to others.
TCS becomes first Tata company to extend medical cover benefits to LGBT employees
Up to 50% of the cost of sex/gender reassignment surgery will be covered by insurance.
India may force social media platforms to offer user verification
Social media platforms may have to offer an identify-verification option if the Data bill becomes a law.
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