Tech policy think tanks write to govt urging stronger encryption to strengthen cyber security in India
Technology policy think tanks and digital freedom advocates have written to the National Security Council Secretariat urging stronger encryption requirements, improved breach disclosure norms and use of open-source software while encouraging free flow of data across borders, as part of suggestions to strengthen cyber security in India.
Experts write to government on cyber fixes
Last year, the government said it planned to release a new Cybersecurity Strategy to keep up with ...
No need for fresh Elgaar case probe: Cops to Maharashtra government
Letters, travel details, a secure communication tool for people working o...
Face recognition app to be used in Telangana Municipal polls on pilot basis
In a first-of-its-kind in India, the Telangana State Election Commission will be using facial recognition app in a bid to counter impersonation by voters on a pilot basis in 10 selected polling stations.
Saudi involved in hacking of Amazon boss Bezos' phone, UN report will say
The encrypted message from the number used by the crown prince is believed to have included a malicious file that infiltrated the phone Bezos had used and extracted large amounts of data within hours, the Guardian reported.
Agencies may need court order to trace social media messages
Social media intermediaries — with more than 5 million registered users — have to trace the original sender of a message when asked by a government agency armed with an order from a judicial magistrate court or a higher court.
Terrorists are using this new technology to infiltrate in India
Sustained efforts are being made by terrorists to infiltrate from across the border, reactivate their cadre and scale up anti-national activities not only in the Kashmir division but also in some areas of the Jammu division through mediums," a government spokesperson said.
For the love of Sichaun: Sachin Tendulkar and wife Anjali enjoy a lazy lunch in Mumbai
The couple sampled spicy fried rice, edamame truffle dumplings and a radish cake at By The Mekong.
‘Chhapaak’ credit row: Delhi court rules in favour of Laxmi Agarwal’s lawyer, asks producers to give due credit
The acid attack survivor’s lawyer had called out the makers on Facebook for not giving due credit.
Data localisation is fine, but build encryption standards: Werner Vogels, VP & CTO Amazon
Data-driven analytics and datadriven decision-making are “around the corner”, Werner Vogels, VP and chief technology officer at Amazon ET on the sidelines of Amazon Web Services’ annual developer conference — re:Invent. Vogels said voice as an interface, autonomous mobility in trucks and machine learning on the Cloud will dominate technology in the next few years.
Uber to roll out PIN verification, RideCheck for enhanced user safety
Under the PIN verification feature, Uber users will receive a four-digit code when they book a ride that is to be shared with the driver partner to start the ride. Users will have to activate the feature in the app's setting.
Rajya Sabha Panel submits report on tackling child porn, recommendations could include changes in POCSO Act
The panel may want the POSCO Act to consider as an offence the act of “advocating or counselling sexual activity” to a minor, and may want an international cyber crime reporting portal to facilitate the reporting of sexual crimes against children from all over the world. The panel is learnt to have submitted its report to RS chairman Venkaiah Naidu.
E-love galore: 100 bn WhatsApp messages sent on New Year's Eve
Of the total messages sent, more than 12 billion were picture wishes.
Thane Municipal Corporation turns to blockchain for property tax assessments
Thane Municipal Corporation is developing a blockchain-based solution for property tax assessment in partnership with Hyderabad-based Veridoc Global India in order to create a digital portal to engage with citizens. Integrating blockchain technology is expected to help in faster approvals and provide a single point for data availability.
Tanushree Dutta's lawyer booked for sexual harassment for allegedly using abusive language against a woman
The victim alleged that the advocate used abusive language with intention of outraging her modesty.
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