Mark Zuckerberg defends WhatsApp's privacy update, takes shot at rivals
Grindr faces $11.7 million fine in Norway for breach of data privacy
Grindr describes itself as the world's largest social networking app for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.
Atmanirbhar Digital India Foundation demands greater oversight from authorities.
India parliament panel to question Facebook on WhatsApp's privacy terms: Report
In a strongly worded letter to WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said India is home to the largest user base of WhatsApp globally and is one the biggest markets for its services.
To see India make a choice that favours data privacy and a new, more privacy-oriented messenger so strongly is momentous to say the least, says Signal COO Aruna Harder.
In the communication to Prasad, CAIT has demanded that "government should immediately restrict WhatsApp from implementing the new policy or put a ban on WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook", the traders' body stated.
Apple adding privacy fact labels to App Store items
The iPhone maker announced plans for such "privacy labels" when it first unveiled the new version of its iOS mobile operating system, which it released in September.
Google, Amazon fined $163 million by French privacy watchdog
The CNIL noted that both companies made changes to their websites in September, yet said efforts were not sufficient to be in line with French rules.
Will free speech pay the price as governments across the world ask social media platforms to moderate content?
Some law- makers even wanted to strip some of the legal protection the tech companies have from the majority of content posted on their platforms.
Your data may no longer be personal as little regard given to Covid patients' information
Discrepancy was found in the Covid-19 data reported by the health ministry and that by the Indian Council of Medical Research. The Niti Ayog-backed Aarogya Setu drew criticism on data safety and its alleged use for surveillance purposes. It is uncertain (and concerning) how the health data collected through the app is going to be used after the pandemic is over.
Data protection: Parliament's joint panel summons Facebook, Twitter
The joint committee led by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi has 20 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha. The agenda of Friday's meeting read: "Oral evidence by the representatives of Facebook India Online Services Pvt Ltd on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019."
JioPages: Reliance Jio unveils 'Made-in-India' mobile browser which supports 8 Indian languages
Reliance Jio has launched new, revamped `JioPages', its Made-in-India mobile browser that is available in eight Indian languages and promise...
View: When it comes to digitisation, govt should first put its own house in order
There is much the government can do, to close the gaps in the digital ecosystem that have been shown up and, in the process, stimulate economic growth.