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.
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...
Internet services suspended, paramilitary forces deployed in Tripura
The notification issued under provisions of Section 5 (2) of the Indian ...
Xiaomi launching disrupting IoT products in India in 2020: Manu Jain
Xiaomi's arch rival, Madhav Sheth-led Realme, has revealed plans to become a tech-lifestyle company in India next year, with introducing a bouquet of IoT products. Others are following suit too. Xiaomi has already shared how its AIoT (AI+IoT) dual strategy is going to shape its product vision.
Government amending IT Act to trace rogue messages on WhatsApp
The government has proposed to amend the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 of the IT Act, 2000.
By invitation only: WhatsApp introduces new privacy setting for groups
Users will have three days to accept the invite before it expires.
Airtel to roll out VoWiFi this month
The VoWiFi technology allows users to connect to a public WiFi hotspot or any standard private home WiFi network and make outgoing calls to any mobile phone number and landline, across operators, using handsets which support the technology. It is designed to plug indoor network gaps as operators continue to find it challenging to get site approvals in residential areas.
Ease of Doing Business: Karnataka to pick lessons from New Zealand
Karnataka aims to see an increase in economic growth and job opportunities with an improvement in ease of doing business. Officials must work towards bringing Bengaluru to the forefront in ease of doing business index.
Schneider Electric launches 'Easy Homes' bringing IoT to power homes
Easy Homes empowers customers to manage power in their homes through a single app. With four interfaces, it can be operated through Alexa or Google Home, smart phone, remote and switches to control power usage in the house, the company said.
iOS users rejoice as WhatsApp's new bug fix sends no notification for muted chats
Your notification screen will now become less cluttered.
Data of 20 out of 121 WhatsApp users targeted using Pegasus may have been accessed: Ravi Shankar Prasad
On May 20, WhatsApp reported an incident to country's cyber security watchdog Cert-In, stating that it had identified and promptly fixed a vulnerability that could enable an attacker to insert and execute code on mobile devices. WhatsApp also told CERT-In that the vulnerability could no longer be exploited to carry out attacks.
Snoop fears: Army asks staff to avoid WhatsApp and FB
The Indian armed forces, has asked officers holding “sensitive appointments” to delete their Facebook accounts. There have been several cases over the last couple of years where Pakistani women spies have virtually honey-trapped Indian military personnel, using social media like WhatsApp and Facebook.
WhatsApp users can now decide who can add them to groups
To enable the new update, WhatsApp users have to go to settings in their app, then tap account, followed by privacy and groups and then select one of three options: ‘everyone’, ‘my contacts’ or ‘my contacts except’. ‘My contacts’ means only the contacts that a user has in his address book can add him to groups.
WhatsApp admits it could've handled data breach better
WhatsApp told the govt that it could have communicated the issue better, deprting from its earlier stance.
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