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  • KN Govindacharya, who recently filed a criminal writ petition in the SC after the WhatsApp-NSO alleged snooping scandal came to light, has argued that the cyber attack caused a violation of citizen's privacy and was a risk to national security.

    Twitter, in a blog post on Saturday night, said prior to the fix, through a complicated process involving the insertion of malicious code into restricted storage areas of the Twitter app, it may have been possible for a bad actor to access information including Direct Messages, protected Tweets, location information from the app.

    According to Prabhu Ram, head, Industry Intelligence Group at CyberMedia Research, businesses prefer Telegram because it marries capabilities of WhatsApp and Snapchat — it’s secure, private and accessible.

    These initiatives include Bigyan, an online platform with articles by scientists in Bengali; The Jigyasa Project, a series of talks on science in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi, organised by the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster in association with Mandram and Sea of Science, a podcast series with episodes in six languages.

    TikTok with 614 million downloads currently is the third-most downloaded non-gaming app of the year, behind WhatsApp at the top with 707.4 million installs and Facebook Messenger at second spot with 636.2 million. India has been a fast adoptor in 2019, driving up 277.6 million downloads so far this year, or roughly 45 per cent of all global installs.

    A two-judge bench led by Justice Deepak Gupta on Tuesday transferred a host of petitions relating to social media message traceability to itself for a hearing in January next year but allowed the govt to bring in any new rules.

    In a bizarre incident, Facebook-owned WhatsApp seemed to have disappeared from the Google Play Store, some users complained on Friday.

    In an extremely stressful year for Internet users, Twitter on Saturday admitted a malicious code was inserted into its app by a bad actor that may have compromised some users' information worldwide, including in India.

    The Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, which mandates storing of critical personal user data within the territory of India, or data localization, is likely to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament. Multinational companies have previously also opposed India’s moves on data localisation, saying it will drive up costs.

    It happens when consumers seeking a solution to a problem do a Google search and call up any helpline number that it throws up; most do not bother to look up the organisation’s website or the papers they may hold to locate the official phone numbers. Mumbai resident Ruchira Damia lost Rs 40,000 when she tried to contact an HP Gas agency.

    as hackers prying open your WhatsApp secrets, Israeli techies are the elite of the elite.

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