Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: cybersecurity

Zoom addresses data privacy concerns, offers paying clients new call control facilities

Zoom chief technology officer Brendan Ittelson Monday said the ability to select preferred data center locations will be available from 18 April.

Why the Apple and Google partnership to fight Covid is huge

Apple & Google seem to have figured out a way to use their power for good of society while protecting public’s privacy through smart engineering.

Zoom boosts privacy and security, says it’s as safe as its peers

Zoom is launching a feature called Security that sets all privacy settings to highest level, including putting passwords and filtering conference attendees.

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.

Yes, Zoom messed up, but it’s really not the villain

While it’s true Zoom has made mistakes, its problems stem from unintended consequences of demand explosion in unexpected ways than from nefarious behaviour.

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.

Hackers cite Muslim victims of Delhi riots, deface Maharashtra and Haryana govt websites

The hackers are allegedly from two groups — one identifies itself as ‘One Hat Cyber Team’, the other as ‘Legion’. A group named Legion had also reportedly hacked Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account.

This is how US’ Facebook and China’s TikTok differ in threats they pose in cyber space

India still hasn’t woken up to its incompetence in cyber sphere, despite the ‘excellence’ claim being humiliatingly dispelled in last two months.

Space conflict will be a bigger challenge in future than nukes, says ex-NSA Narayanan 

Former NSA M.K. Narayanan said at a conclave that 21st century had failed to throw up a new ideology to fill void created by end of communism and liberalism.

Military & cyber threats are now intertwined, it’s time for a digital Geneva Convention

Dozens of countries and firms are fed up with digital violence, and are working toward greater cybersecurity for all — or cyber peace.

On Camera


Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.