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Cybersecurity | Representational image | Commons

We have adapted to cloud and remote working tech. Now it’s time for a ‘zero-trust’ model

Several organizations such as Google or Microsoft established methodologies to implement and operationalise it, but it is yet to be widely adopted.

Leaked photo reveals Meta planned competitor to Apple Watch

Meta (earlier Facebook) has been planning to launch its first watch in 2022, but a final decision on timing hasn’t been made yet.

Goodbye, Facebook; Hello, Meta — Why name change reflects poor judgement by Zuckerberg

Whether Meta can separate itself from the problems brought to light by whistleblower Frances Haugen needs to be seen. There is no guarantee the final result won’t be a car crash.

Facebook changes name to Meta as it shifts focus to virtual reality

The new name won’t affect how the company uses or shares data, and the corporate structure isn’t changing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said 'the metaverse is the next frontier'.
The CDSL, a government-registered share depository, manages all investor accounts trading on the Bombay Stock Exchange | Representational image: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

‘Data breach at India’s biggest demat depository exposed 4.39 cr investors’: E-security firm

CyberX9 claims a vulnerability in CDSL, which manages trading accounts on BSE, NSE & other exchanges, exposed sensitive data. CDSL denies breach, says it was fixed quickly.
A Facebook pop-up-office at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

Facebook knew hate-speech problem was bigger than it disclosed publicly

Documents submitted by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to US Securities and Exchange Commission suggest that the platform was only removing 5% of hate speech or less.
The WSJ report quotes internal Facebook research as saying that 'rumors and calls to violence spread particularly on Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service in late February 2020, when communal violence in Delhi left 53 dead' | Representational Image | Photo: Ananya Bhardwaj | ThePrint

Facebook research flagged ‘inflammatory content’ against Muslims in India, says WSJ probe

Facebook, the WSJ report says, has been so ‘concerned’ about how their services were linked to communal rifts in India that it sent researchers to interview ‘dozens of users’.
A Facebook pop-up office in Davos, Switzerland | Photographer: Jason Alden | Bloomberg File Photo

How Facebook led a new India user to gore, fake news in just 21 days

While whistleblower Frances Haugen's disclosures have painted a worrying picture of Facebook, the India experiment suggests that its influence globally could be even worse.
WhatsApp and Facebook logo | Bloomberg

‘Tech difficulties can’t be an excuse to refuse compliance’: Modi govt defends IT rules in HC

In an affidavit filed in reply to WhatsApp’s plea, the Centre said platforms monetise users’ data for commercial purposes & are not legally entitled to claim that it protects privacy.

Facebook plans to rebrand the company with a new name, Verge says

The original app and service may remain unchanged in their branding. The name change would come at a time when Facebook is under fire from regulators, lawmakers & activists.

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Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal | PTI/ANI

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24x7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off an impossible feat.

Billionaire backed FabIndia seeks Rs 3,770 crore in IPO

FabIndia aims to submit its draft red herring prospectus as soon as early next year. Its IPO will largely consist of investors selling existing shares.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.