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US moves underscore how the concept of internet decoupling is becoming a reality. If the administration decides data is the key factor, some popular games may also get ensnared.
Considering India doesn’t have a dedicated law on data protection, regulators should either ban these pre-installed apps or make them more accountable.
Zoom said previously it would reserve this feature for large corporate clients who paid for the service, leading to about 70,000 internet users signing two petitions against it.
India now has nearly 40 Covid-19 apps, including Aarogya Setu. The purpose of these apps range from contact tracing to providing health information and issuing e-passes.
The tech companies' privacy features lock authorities out of gathering data used to track the spread of virus, spot larger patterns and plan reopenings.
The app will assess if a user has coronavirus symptoms, but WHO is undecided about contact-tracing due to privacy concerns.
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Underdog apps Zoom and Houseparty spoilt the homework that tech giants Google, Facebook and Microsoft had done for the coronavirus lockdown.
The companies said the system’s tracking keys will be generated in more random ways and Bluetooth data will now be encrypted.
Zoom is launching a feature called Security that sets all privacy settings to highest level, including putting passwords and filtering conference attendees.