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Science Tech  /  Published 11.10.20

Lesson From TikTok? It’s all about data

Is TikTok, the Chinese-owned social network that is used mostly by teenagers to post dance videos, a national security threat? Whether or not TikTok’s code has been doing something nefarious, th...
By Brian X. Chen in

Science Tech  /  Published 07.10.20

Are you being tracked in the digital world?

After visiting a website, one can only assume to have left the website behind. But what you carry forward is at times a mess of privacy. When was the last time you complained of advertisements related...
By Mathures Paul in

Science Tech  /  Published 20.09.20

Delete it right before you recycle

Most of us get rid of our old smartphones or computers by handing it down to our children, friends, employees, or we donate or sell them. But we often forget a critical step before we dispose of them....
By Surit Doss in

World  /  Published 17.08.20

Google’s clash with Australia panel

Internet giant Google on Monday criticised proposed Australian antitrust laws, saying its free search service would be “at risk” and users’ personal data could be shared if it is mad...
By Reuters, AP in Sydney

Opinion  /  Published 28.07.20

Data haze: Towards a digital control raj?

The report on non-personal data governance framework, released recently, seeks to bring clarity to India’s uncharted data privacy space. While this is welcome, the report seems to have raised mo...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 18.07.20

German court backs data privacy

A German federal court said on Friday that several laws giving investigators access to personal Internet or phone data were unconstitutional and needed to be amended to better protect privacy. The co...
By Reuters in Karlsruhe

India  /  Published 10.07.20

Why reveal names of Covid-19 patients, asks Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Friday sought to know why should the names of persons who have tested positive for Covid-19 be disclosed and said the issue involves privacy rights of such patients. A divisi...
By PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.20

Aarogya Setu: Privacy in the time of a pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has ensured the destruction of the status quo in almost every domain of human activity. While countless lives and livelihoods have been destroyed and the crisis is pick...
By Mandira Narain and Prabhat Mishra  in

Technology  /  Published 05.07.20

iOS 14 and Android 11 promise big on security

Privacy matters. The information on your phone is yours. The biggest takeaway from Apple’s recent WWDC announcements is that privacy cannot be compromised. This means, apps that track you across...
By Mathures Paul in

India  /  Published 21.12.18

'Snoopendra' logs in

The Centre has named nine central agencies and Delhi police as those authorised to intercept, monitor and decrypt information transmitted by or stored in any computer, raising the spectre of an Orwell...
By Anita Joshua and G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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