View: Trigger 'appy', but what about data protection?
While ‘josh’ from ‘digital strike’ runs high, the need for data protection law should now come under spotlight.
Fear of data leaks puts large companies and banks on high alert
Concerned over the theft of critical data, some of the top cos are plugging potential gaps.
Google tweaks privacy settings to keep less user data
The change comes after Google added new controls last year that allow users to effectively put an expiry date on their data, by providing the option to auto-delete location history, search, voice and YouTube activity data after three or 18 months.
All apps must adhere to India's data integrity, privacy: Niti Aayog CEO
The 59 apps, most of which have Chinese links, were banned by the government citing that they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.
Apps ban: TikTok denies sharing Indian user data with Chinese govt
TikTok on Tuesday said it is in the process of complying with the government's order on blocking of the app, and asserted that it has not sh...
TikTok distances from Beijing in response to India app ban
TikTok, which is not available in China, is owned by China's ByteDance but has sought to distance itself from its Chinese roots to appeal to a global audience. Along with 58 other Chinese apps, including Tencent Holdings Ltd's WeChat and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's UC Browser, it was banned in India this week following a border clash with China.
TikTok CEO writes to govt to share India expansion plans
Kevin Mayer, TikTok’s US-based CEO, who wrote to electronics and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad soon after the app along with 58 other Chinese apps was banned by India on Monday over concerns of national security, has also sought a personal meeting to explain the data-sharing practices of the ByteDance-owned platform, the people cited above told ET.
IBM rolls out free digital learning platform to reach more job seekers, provide new resources to business owners
In November 2019, IBM India, in partnership with Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, and its implementation partners, made the SkillsBuild online learning platform available to Indian students.
Pakistan develops fake Aarogya Setu app to access Indian users' data
Rouge Pakistan targets India's 'Aarogya', Pakistan ISI developers fake Aarogya Setu app. Agency sounds alarm and alerts people. Listen in to...
Tech Mahindra, Lucideus to partner on cyber risk assessment
Post the assessment, all the participating companies will receive a personalised report that will rate and score them on their present cyber risk posture and the probability of a breach occurring in the next 12 months, the statement added.
India's data consumption may touch 25 GB/month per user by 2025: Ericsson
"Total traffic is projected to triple, reaching 21 EB (exabytes) per month in 2025. This comes from two factors: high growth in the number of smartphone users, including growth in rural areas, and an increase in average usage per smartphone...," Patrik Cerwall, Head of Strategic Marketing Insights and Executive Editor of the Ericsson Mobility Report, said.
Researchers record world's fastest internet data speed
The researchers, including Bill Corcoran from Monash University in Australia, recorded a data speed of 44.2 Terabits per second (Tbps) from a single light sourc
Millions are on contact-tracing apps with poor privacy safeguards
India continues to make second most user data requests from Facebook
India made 26,698 requests for data of 39,664 users and accounts. Facebook said it complied with 57% of these requests. The government’s requests touched an all-time high from a mere 3,245 requests during the first six months of 2013.
Internet India Foundation moves IT panel on data privacy in Aarogya Setu app
IIF urged that the hearing should specially involve medical health professionals, academics from IITs and digital rights and public policy experts to provide inputs.
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