privacy

Big Brother is phishing you

WhatsApp Pegasus controversy has stoked new fears about government surveillance. As terrorists use encryption to hide their plots, civil society groups cry violation of rights. 

published on : 10th November 2019

A wake-up call

The existing legal frameworks tend to provide adequate checks and balances to prevent illegal interception and monitoring.

published on : 10th November 2019

Any software to snoop on development data?

Though China, which aims to install one public CCTV camera per two citizens by 2022, is the world’s most surveilled state, citizens in most democracies are being watched by their governments.

published on : 10th November 2019

No privacy left for anybody, says SC; takes serious note of Chattisgarh government tapping IPS officer's phone

The top court also took exception to a separate FIR lodged against an advocate who is representing the IPS officer before the apex court.

published on : 4th November 2019

Set up SIT to probe WhatsApp snooping issue, NCP tells Centre

Jayant said Centre should come forward and release the names of those targeted in this manner, adding that the current list was 'limited and actual snooping may have taken place on more people'. 

published on : 4th November 2019

Mamata asks Centre to probe WhatsApp snooping case

Banerjee described the issue as 'very serious' and said she will request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get the matter probed.

published on : 2nd November 2019

Agree with Indian government on need to safeguard citizens' privacy, taken strong action: WhatsApp 

On Thursday, the Facebook-owned company had said Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using an Israeli spyware Pegasus.

published on : 1st November 2019

Is your WhatsApp safe from 'Pegasus' spyware? Here's all you need to know

Without disclosing the names of the compromised accounts, the Facebook-owned platform said around 1,400 users across four continents were hit, including Indian journalists and human right activists.

published on : 1st November 2019

Indian government asks Twitter for information about 474 accounts

According to Twitter's latest transparency report, it helped the Indian government in 5 per cent of the information request cases and complied in 6 per cent of cases for account removal requests.

published on : 1st November 2019

Congress accuses Modi government of 'snooping', urges SC to hold Centre accountable

A government that spies on journalists/activists/Opposition leaders and treats its own citizens like criminals has lost the right to lead in our democracy, Congress leader Surjewala said in a tweet.

published on : 31st October 2019

Google hit by Australian lawsuit for misleading users about collecting 'personal information'

The tech giant is accused of making misleading on-screen representations about the location data it was collecting and when certain Google Account settings were enabled or disabled.

published on : 29th October 2019

Terrorists can't claim privileges of privacy: Centre tells Supreme Court

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stressed a balance between national interest, sovereignty of the country and privacy, adding the government is not invading privacy of citizens.

published on : 22nd October 2019

Twitter admits privacy breach, users hit by targeted ads

The company, however, claimed no personal data was ever shared externally with its partners or any other third parties.

published on : 9th October 2019

Landmark verdict: Google need not apply EU 'right to be forgotten' rule worldwide

The European Court of Justice handed victory to Google in the case, seen as crucial in determining whether EU online regulation should apply beyond Europe's borders or not.

published on : 24th September 2019

'Right to access Internet part of RTE': Kerala HC permits students to use mobiles in college hostel

The court said that college authorities, as well as parents, should be conscious of the fact that students in a hostel are adults who are capable of taking decisions as to how and when to study.

published on : 20th September 2019
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