India  /  Published 06.05.20

Aarogy Setu app is safe: Govt

The coronavirus tracking app Aarogya Setu was 'secure' and there was no privacy breach in it, Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday, rejecting charges that it was a 'sophisticated su...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.05.20

No security beach in Aarogya Setu app: govt

The government on Wednesday said no data or security breach has been identified in Aarogya Setu after an ethical hacker raised concerns about a potential security issue in the app.The app is the gover...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.03.20

HC to Yogi: No banners

Allahabad High Court has asked the Yogi Adityanath government to immediately remove roadside banners containing photographs and addresses of citizens it has branded “rioters”, noting that the righ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 07.03.19

Fight for right to privacy must be ceaseless

Snooping is quite noble. Something to this effect seemed to be the underlying message of the Narendra Modi government’s affidavit to the Supreme Court last week. In January, the Supreme Court had gi...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

Aadhaar ordinance undermines democracy

Vrinda Bhandari is a lawyer in Delhi. She appeared for some of the petitioners in the Aadhaar case before the Supreme Court....
By Vrinda Bhandari


Education  /  Published 05.03.19

Rampant use of CCTV in public invades privacy

NOTo catch a thiefCCTVs in public places act as security devices. They might help trace shop lifters or thieves in disguise. Crimes such as harassment of women may also reduce because of CCTV cameras ...
By The Telegraph

Technology  /  Published 21.01.19

Not on social media but privacy at risk

Friends or contacts might be unwittingly giving away information about the likes or dislikes of people who have shunned or abandoned digital social media networks, a team of scientists said on Monday....
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.19

When ‘Big Brother’ isn’t scary enough

Seven decades after the publication of George Orwell’s 1984, “Big Brother” remains the go-to metaphor for surveillance, big and small. “Fried onion meets 1984,” read the header of a Wired ar...
By Lora Kelley / New York Times News Service

World  /  Published 30.01.20

FB to pay $550m to settle lawsuit

Facebook said on Wednesday that it had agreed to pay $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology in Illinois, giving privacy groups a major victory that...
By New York Times News Service in New York

India  /  Published 06.01.19

Experts oppose govt attempt to control Internet data

Legal activists and Internet privacy experts on Saturday expressed concern about what they said were attempts by the government to intercept and control Internet data.“Today, each application on our...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


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