India  /  Published 03.05.20

Privacy worries in Aarogya app

The “National Directives for Covid-19 Management” issued by the Union home ministry on Friday have made the use of the Aarogya Setu mobile app “mandatory for all employees, both private and publ...
By Pheroze L. Vincent

India  /  Published 02.05.20

Unhealthy tag on Aarogya diktat

The Centre has mandated that all public and private-sector employees use the contact-tracing app Aarogya Setu as part of the efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, brushing away concerns related to d...
By Reuters and Our Bureau in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.18

Thy neighbour’s phone

The world is getting smaller. So are the devices that make the world a small place. Conversely, the world inside these machines is expanding as is their presence — in a public space, a hand-held gad...
By The Editorial Board

Technology  /  Published 21.04.20

Scientists bat for contact tracing using smartphone apps

Scientists across the world believe that contact tracing using smartphone apps, such as India's Aarogya Setu, may help control the Covid-19 pandemic and ease the world out of the lockdown, while also ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.18

Reloading the matrix

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the world wide web has turned out to be something of a Frankenstein’s monster. Its creator, though, is no Victor Frankenstein. The father of the web, Tim ...
By The Editorial Board


Technology  /  Published 17.04.20

Zoom must tackle privacy-related issues

Getting to see the people you care most about — even if it’s on a screen — matters a lot during the coronavirus lockdown. In the last few weeks, most mailboxes have been flooded with invitations...
By Mathures Paul

India  /  Published 26.03.20

Coronavirus outbreak: Karnataka violates patient privacy with list

Karnataka’s health department has published online the full addresses of the people under quarantine and those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, raising privacy concerns.Easily dow...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 14.01.19

SC notice to Centre on snoop order petitions

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Union government on a batch of pleas challenging its recent gazette notification authorising some central agencies to “intercept, monitor and decrypt...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.19

We hate data collection but we can't stop it

We’re being watched. We know we’re being watched, and we don’t think the watchers have our best interests at heart. They try to mollify us, arguing that we’re being watched for our own good an...
By Farhad Manjoo / New York Times News Service

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.19

People air privacy worry: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday said “many important people here” had told him “their privacy was being compromised with” while asserting he was “unaware of the information” chief mini...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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