Data Leak

Facebook says 50 million user accounts affected by security breach

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said engineers discovered the breach on Tuesday, and patched it on Thursday night.

published on : 28th September 2018

Aadhaar case Explainer: What is the Supreme Court judgement all about?

In case you have not been keeping a track of the incidents leading to today's landmark judgement, here is all you need to know about Aadhaar and the verdict

published on : 26th September 2018

UK lawmaker says fine imposed on Facebook over user privacy

Facebook has been under fire ever since allegations surfaced that London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica used data from tens of millions of Facebook accounts. 

published on : 11th July 2018

Andhra Pradesh government website leaks Aadhaar, caste, religion data of 1.3 lakh people

A security researcher Kodali Srinivas has exposed how a State government website was leaking the Aadhaar data, bank accounts complete with IFSC code, caste and religion data.

published on : 25th April 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admits sharing his personal data with Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg remarks came as he opened the second day of a congressional inquisition in the wake of the worst privacy debacle in his company's history.

published on : 11th April 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg avoids revealing own personal information in US Senate hearing

Of the hundreds of questions thrown at Zuckerberg, none appeared to flummox the Facebook founder more than Senator Dick Durbin's pointed query about where he slept the previous evening.

published on : 11th April 2018

Mark Zuckerberg takes responsibility for data leak, says Facebook in arms race with Russia

In his first formal congressional appearance, the Facebook founder and chief executive sought to quell the storm over privacy and security lapses at the social media giant.

published on : 11th April 2018

Will ensure fair elections take place in India, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in US Senate hearing

Zuckerberg said he was sorry that Facebook was being used for circulating fake news and was becoming a tool for foreign interference in elections. 

published on : 11th April 2018

Facebook data leak: Indian government to wait for Cambridge ‚ÄčAnalytica's reply before action 

Analytica has been accused of harvesting personal information of over millions of Facebook users illegally to influence polls in several countries.

published on : 5th April 2018

Massive data breach: Give me another chance, says CEO Mark Zuckerberg on leading Facebook

Zuckerberg, who co-founded Facebook in 2004, once again admitted the lapses and asked for another chance to lead the company.

published on : 5th April 2018

Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix problems: CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg defended the company's business model and shot back at criticism of the social networking giant from Apple CEO Tim Cook last week.

published on : 2nd April 2018

Facebook enables update to make data settings, tools ‘easier to find’

The update follows the recent controversy brewing over an alleged data breach of nearly 50 million Facebook users.

published on : 29th March 2018

Cambridge Analytica row: Whistleblower Wylie reveals larger footprint, says SCL gave JD(U) caste data

The controversial firm’s services include providing micro-information that will help political parties win elections.

published on : 29th March 2018

Government issues notice to Facebook over data breach

The ministry has raised five questions in all including whether the personal data of Indian voters and users has been compromised by Cambridge Analytica or any other downstream entity in any manner.

published on : 28th March 2018

Cambridge Analytica scam: Whistleblower Christopher Wylie says group worked with Indian politicians including JD(U)

Wylie said his former employer Cambridge Analytica had an Indian arm and conducted election research on behalf of some parties including the JD(U), now a BJP ally, for 'desired outcome'.

published on : 28th March 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before US Congress over data leak

The 33-year-old CEO has come to terms with the fact that he will have to testify before the Congress within a matter of weeks.

published on : 28th March 2018

Facebook to remain EC's social media partner: Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat

OP Rawat was asked if the Facebook would continue to be the EC's social media partner in the wake of reports that its user data had been harvested by a company without the users' consent.

published on : 27th March 2018

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will not appear before UK parliament committee

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg will not answer questions from British lawmakers over the data leak scandal.

published on : 27th March 2018

US authorities confirm Facebook probe for data leaks to Cambridge Analytica

The US Federal Trade commission said that it takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook.

published on : 27th March 2018

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM over data sharing from NaMo app; BJP hits back

BJP has hit back at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for alleging that PM Modi's NaMo app has been sharing user data with American companies.

published on : 25th March 2018
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