India  /  Published 03.03.21

Govt rules: Mozilla flags concerns

Mozilla and the US-based Internet Society have expressed concerns over the new IT rules for social media platforms, saying the rules could harm end-to-end encryption, substantially increase surveillan...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 20.02.21

WhatsApp sticks with changed privacy rules

WhatsApp will display a banner on the app providing users with more information on its privacy policy and terms of use update that has drawn massive criticism over concerns on data sharing with parent...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 17.02.21

Facebook fined in Italy over data protection

Italy’s competition watchdog said on Wednesday it had fined Facebook 7 million euros (USD 8.5 million) for not complying with a request by the regulator to correct improper commercial practices ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Rome

Business  /  Published 16.02.21

SC privacy rap on FB, WhatsApp

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to WhatsApp and Facebook which said they shall not apply lower privacy standards on Indian users and apply the same data protection policy applied for users ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.02.21

SC notice to Centre, WhatsApp over privacy

The Supreme Court Monday asked the Centre and WhatsApp to reply to a fresh plea alleging lower standards of privacy for Indians in comparison to European users saying it is the duty of the judiciary t...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi


Science Tech  /  Published 15.02.21

Settings: key to your chat privacy

Many of you must have registered for Signal or Telegram after WhatsApp wanted to share your data with Facebook. Then, finding none of your friends there and feeling a little lonely, you have come back...
By Surit Doss

Business  /  Published 27.01.21

CCI expresses data privacy concern

Data privacy can take the form of non-price competition and abuse of dominance can lower privacy protection, a study conducted by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has said.   The study ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.01.21

Weak privacy policies in India

Are privacy and choice rights that Indian citizens can claim? The Supreme Court, in 2017, had upheld privacy to be a fundamental right. Yet, the domain of privacy remains besieged, and this macabre th...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 21.01.21

WhatsApp reiterates privacy stand

WhatsApp on Wednesday said personal messages of users continue to be completely encrypted and the proposed privacy policy changes are only geared towards making business messaging effective. The reit...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.21

WhatsApp nation: Faustian bargains on the internet

In an era of relentless privatization, nationalization has become a bad word. It is synonymous with populism — Indira Gandhi’s bank nationalization drive — economic failure — t...
By Arghya Sengupta


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