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Voters show their voting ID as they cast their vote for Karnataka Assembly elections in Hubballi on Saturday

Millennial voters will be the face of India & Indonesia in 2019

400 million millennials in India & 79 million in Indonesia will vote in national elections in 2019, many for the first time.

Facebook just can’t seem to learn from its mistakes

Facebook has missed repeated opportunities to come clean about the scope and breadth of its sharing of user information with outside companies.
The Twitter Inc. logo displayed outside the company's headquarters in San Francisco | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Twitter is making it difficult for academics to access data after Cambridge Analytica

Twitter’s policies make it increasingly challenging and costly for researchers to access historical tweets.
Google logo

No Google, we did not agree to share this information

More than a decade into era of prevalent social networks & smartphones, people still can’t make informed choices about how to safely conduct their lives online.

Facebook security breach exposes a crisis of faith

It will be difficult for Facebook to regain the trust of its customers after it reported a security flaw that affected almost 50 million accounts. 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Instagram founders quitting makes a terrible picture for Facebook

Instagram founders leaving is terrible optics for Facebook just when it was trying to present a picture of confidence after 2 years in crises. 
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CBI seeks details of alleged data theft from Facebook & Cambridge Analytica

The investigative agency initiated a preliminary enquiry last month against Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research after Centre's request.
OP Rawat

Current laws inadequate to check abuse of money in polls, says Chief Election Commissioner

OP Rawat noted that "machinations" of data theft, data harvesting and fake news pose a potent threat to the electoral process in the country.
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Facebook has suspended 400 dodgy apps

After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook is enhancing privacy standards, especially with regard to developer relationships.
LinkedIn

LinkedIn, like Facebook, is allowing researchers to use its data, but with one big caveat

Restrictions on data mining will stop researchers from using data beyond the requirements of their projects.

OnCamera

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Total Dhamaal review: An exercise in mediocrity that would make mediocre look better

The third instalment in the Dhamaal series has all the animals and actors in the zoo but not one funny bone.
indus

Can India hurt Pakistan with new Indus dams or Modi govt hyping old project after Pulwama?

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, union minister for water resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday that India will “stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan”.

Defence

Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Pakistan govt takes control of Jaish-e-Mohammed headquarters in Bahawalpur

The move came a day after the powerful UN Security Council put pressure on Pakistan to rein in militant groups operating from its soil.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.