DEVICE PROTECTION AND SAFETY
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.
Personal Data Protection Bill: India’s digital safety kit
PDPB will serve as a model for ensuring that Indian citizens have autonomy in the d...
Personal Data Protection Bill: Exemptions for government agencies worry experts
The new Bill was cleared by the Union Cabinet last week and s...
Google takes a step towards safety-first, will warn users if credentials are compromised in data breach
With the new features, Chrome will also be able to inform users when they are about to access a phishing website.
Sweeping powers to government under data protection Bill a step backwards, say experts
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, and the government proposed sending the Bill to a joint select committee of both Houses of Parliament amid protests by the opposition.
Data Bill should be sent to house panel: Justice BN Srikrishna
The Bill will determine how global tech giants process, store and transfer consumers’ data.
Demonic attacks on women have shaken conscience of country: President
He added that those convicted under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act should not be allowed to file mercy petition. "Women's safety is a very serious issue. A lot of work has been done on this subject but much remains to be done. Incidents of demonic attack on girls shake the conscience of the country.
Law & Order still a concern in Uttar Pradesh
Before the horrific incident in Unnao on Thursday, a similar case was reported from UP’s Sambhal a fortnight ago when a 15-year-old girl was raped and burnt as she succumbed to her injuries in Delhi last week. Opposition leaders Akhilesh Yadav and Priyanka Gandhi have raised over half a dozen more shocking incidents of sexual crimes in UP over the past month.
Niti Aayog has not rejected proposal to bring medical devices under CDSCO: Govt
Responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey also said that no proposal has been approved regarding establishment of a separate statutory body on the lines of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for the regulation of medical devices.
Maharashtra only state with law to protect scribes
The Bill, passed by the Devendra Fadnavis government, has been pending for two years with the Centre and recommends punishment up to three years or a fine of up to Rs 50,000 or both in case of attack on mediapersons on duty.
Automatic train protection system on the anvil, says official
As a pilot project, the system would be implemented on 650 route km of the golden quadrilateral corridor connecting the four metros - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, he said in his address during the 62nd annual day of Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunication (IRISET).
Volty IoT plans Rs 50 crore GPS devices plant in Andhra Pradesh
The company said the proposed manufacturing facility will cater to the growing need for GPS trackers in sand and mineral mining. Its chief executive officer Konark Chukkapally said the Andhra government has made it mandatory for all the vehicles involved in the transportation of sand to have GPS trackers.
The most common device in a hospital is getting a smart makeover
There is a wide gap between patient- nurse ratio in our country. Each nurse cannot practically monitor the Intravenous (IV) drip rate every patient. A Kerala-based health-tech startup - Evelabs came up with a smart IV therapy system to make life easier and safer for everyone.
Ministry, Niti Aayog at odds over regulation of medical devices
Niti Aayog proposed a legislation for medical devices and an independent regulator for the industry. While the health ministry has concerns over such a move. Both drugs and medical devices are at present regulated by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation under the health ministry.
Are you being spied on? These DIY counter-surveillance tools can help protect privacy
One of the simplest ways is to turn off the lights and scan the room with a flashlight.
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