Saturday, February 4, 2023


Zoom sued for privacy and security flaws by shareholder

The video conferencing app was accused of unauthorised disclosure of private information to third parties & hiding the truth about flaws in the software encryption.

WhatsApp puts new cap on forwarded messages to counter Covid-19 rumours

New WhatsApp feature will prevent users from sending a message to more than one chat if it has already been forwarded more than 5 times.

WhatsApp limits sharing of forwarded messages to one chat to curb spread of fake news

The latest move comes at a time when WhatsApp is being actively used by millions to stay connected amid lockdowns globally.

Pandemic data-sharing is putting new pressure on privacy protections

Consumer advocates fear that an emphasis on health over privacy could undermine the protection of civil liberties, similar to what happened after 9/11.

Zoom CEO promises to fix security and privacy after trolls invade coronavirus haven

Zoom has been hit by trolls interjecting porn or hijacking meetings and drawn regulators’ scrutiny about privacy.

Delhi teens invent robot to help medical workers & Covid-19 patients reduce contact

Called ‘Prithvi’, the prototype built by the students can deliver food and medicines to patients. Doctors say such technology is the need of the hour.

How Google is working with researchers to trace coronavirus cases in Europe

Location data Google collects has been shared with researchers. It can’t be used to track individuals but shows broad patterns of movement across countries.

Google to release data on how movement in cities has changed due to Covid-19

Google said the mobility reports don’t impinge on privacy as only data from people who have agreed to share their location with the company is used.

Demand for health and fitness gadgets goes through the roof, likely to stay there

Users, insurers and healthcare providers are all seeing the benefit of health gadgets, in a shift expected to persist long after the outbreak subsides.

Zoom struggles with security flaw as trolls disrupt meetings with abuse and porn

Cybersecurity researchers fear Zoom disruptions could be precursor to more harmful attacks allowing hackers to access secure files or other corporate software.

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By January 31 this year, wheat prices averaged about Rs 38 per kilogram | Representative picture | Photo: PTI

With tightening wheat supplies globally, prices of atta soar Rs 7...

Experts believe prices are likely to go down as harvest season approaches & assert that government must release strategic reserve in open market to enhance supply. 


India is modernising its armed forces and trying to reduce defence imports | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget 2023: Defence gets 13% more than last yr. Pensions &...

Capital budget increased to Rs 1.62 lakh crore from 1.52 lakh crore. Navy, Army see substantial increase but allocation for procuring aircraft, aero engines goes down.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.