Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Topic: Cambridge analytica

Twitter trolling, making the quality of online debate questionable| Alex Flynn/Bloomberg

There are weird things happening with Twitter and Facebook stocks

Since Twitter went public, its stock price relative to earnings generally has been lower than Facebook's. Now it's not.
cybersecurity in India

India needs a robust policy on data protection, not empty promises

An Indian armed with a cellphone leaves an enormous digital print. Concerns regarding data privacy and mining of personal information are legitimate.
Cambridge Analytica | Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Plugged-In: A ‘split’ collegium, bankrupt Cambridge Analytica & big-buyer Indian military

The collegium has now deferred its decision to reiterate Justice Joseph’s elevation to the apex court due to lack of internal unanimity
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg | Win McNamee/Getty Images

In India, it took just 335 Facebook users to compromise the privacy of another 5 lakh

Facebook India Thursday informed the government of this breach in its response to a notice issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
Amrish Tyagi | Facebook

Did Amrish Tyagi actually work as a consultant for Donald Trump, Nitish Kumar – or anyone?

The man in the eye of the Cambridge Analytica storm in India does not seem to have proof for any his earlier claims. And he is now contradicting himself.
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Claims that Cambridge Analytica did any political work in India are ‘absolutely false’

The former Indian partner of CA’s parent firm Strategic Communication Lab, Avneesh Rai, alleges that the British firm has appropriated his work from 2003 to 2012. 
Data analytics

Did you pay your phone bill online? Such data can be used to build your credit history

The question is one of identifying what datasets are being used to arrive at credit scores and if there is a need to set boundaries beyond which the law must step in.

Create an independent Privacy Commission to probe data breaches, says Shashi Tharoor

The law must prescribe fines or even imprisonment for the handling or collection of data, in contravention to the standards prescribed under the data protection framework.
CEO of Cambridge Analytica Alexander Nix speaks at a summit in New York in 2016

Exclusive: The inside story of what Cambridge Analytica actually did in India

Alexander Nix and others of SCL Laboratories tried working in India on a project in 2011, but it collapsed in 2012 as Nix’s secret plan was accidentally outed. 
MP Baijayant Jay Panda

Aadhaar desperately needed, but shouldn’t be wantonly used: Lok Sabha MP Jay Panda

Despite being a vehement supporter of stricter privacy laws, the MP also openly supported Aadhaar. 
Narendra Modi

Modi cannot be blamed for failing to revamp India’s manufacturing sector

Vajpayee, in 2001, withdrew his promise to amend the draconian labour laws of the country when he saw that his own party was against it.

Devastating Kerala floods: National indifference or political partisanship?

Heavy rain hit Kerala on 8 August leading to floods that have affected 443 villages. By Friday, the death toll rose to 177. The Centre announced a relatively...