India  /  Published 23.06.21

Privacy: No relief for Facebook, WhatsApp

The Delhi High Court has refused to stay the Competition Commission of India (CCI) notice asking Facebook and WhatsApp to furnish certain information in relation to a probe ordered by it into the inst...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.06.21

Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna contests IT rules

Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna has moved Madras High Court challenging the new information technology rules of the central government. He urged the court to declare the new rules ultra vires of the C...
By PTI in Chennai

India  /  Published 03.06.21

WhatsApp: Will send reminders

  WhatsApp on Thursday said it will not limit the functionality of the messaging app for users not agreeing to its new privacy policy, but will continue to send reminders about the update. What...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.06.21

Centre accuses WhatsApp of ‘forcing’ users

The Centre has told the Delhi High Court that social messaging platform WhatsApp was trying to "force" its users to consent to the new privacy policy before the Personal Data Protection Bill...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 30.05.21

Twada privacy privacy, sadda privacy?

When Rushdie created Reverend Mother Naseem, the all-knowing mother in Midnight’s Children who could enter her daughters’ dreams at will, he wasn’t thinking of end-to-end encryption....
By Upala Sen


Opinion  /  Published 30.05.21

Unfriendly facts: Friends reunion

Sir — If there is one lesson this last week has taught me it is that there is nothing certain about life. One minute you are sitting with your family, laughing over an old joke, and the very nex...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 27.05.21

Cong hits out at ‘Big Daddy of control’

By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.05.21

WhatsApp: govt explains IT rules

The government on Wednesday said it respects the right to privacy and the requirement of tracing the origin of flagged messages under the new IT rules is for prevention and investigation of "very...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.05.21

Govt interest in Facebook user data

Facebook has said it received 40,300 requests from the Indian government for user data in the second half of 2020. This was 13.3 per cent higher from the January-June 2020 period when India had made ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 20.05.21

Govt ultimatum to WhatsApp

The government has ordered WhatsApp to withdraw its controversial new privacy policy, saying the changes undermine the sacrosanct values of privacy, data security and harm rights and interests of Indi...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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