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CBI analysing ‘additional details’ from Cambridge Analytica, Facebook

The CBI is conducting a preliminary enquiry against Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research in 2018 over alleged data mining of voters from Facebook platforms.
The Facebook Inc. application | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Mark Zuckerberg’s calls for regulation could possibly backfire on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg’s proposal for government regulation is likely to inflame the debate in Washington over how to rein in Facebook and other social media companies
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.
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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.
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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.

On Camera

A house marked in Delhi during coronavirus pandemic | Twitter

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

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Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.