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The internet should hide your data, not share it

People who go to the effort of protecting their privacy inherently seems suspicious. But imagine if we regarded privacy protection as akin to a form of vaccination.

Sorry Zuckerberg, but China is finally standing up to giants for data privacy & protection

When Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress, he warned that regulating Facebook’s use of personal data would cause US to fall behind Chinese companies.

BJP promised Northeast development, but citizenship bill could push Assam towards insurgency

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‘Data nationalism’ needed to combat misuse by tech firms, hostile countries: Mohandas Pai

Manipal Education chief T.V. Mohandas Pai was speaking at a panel discussion at Global Technology Summit where experts exchanged views on ‘Future of Data’.
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Data protection is part of national security, it’s the new influence, says Jaishankar

To be a global power, India has to be a leading force in harnessing data, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar says at Global Technology Summit.
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India in bottom three as study assesses privacy laws in 47 countries

A study of 47 countries and their regulations to ensure citizens' data is protected has shown that most countries don't do enough.
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‘Digital colonialism’: Why countries like India want to take control of data from Big Tech

India has been the most vocal supporter for data localisation, promoting its own regulation as 'a template for the developing world'.
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Amazon finally addresses concerns about data privacy, but it’s a ‘dodge’

Among other nods to privacy protection, Amazon Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that people could set their Alexa devices to automatically delete voice recordings every three months.

Google blocks privacy push at the group that sets web standards

Google's move shows how it is pushing its own version of what digital privacy should look like, given that such changes could be a major threat to their business.

Apple apologises for privacy mishaps with Siri, won’t retain audio recordings now

Apple’s move comes after criticism for employing hundreds of contractors to listen to Siri in a process called 'grading'.

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Coronavirus-hit China must look at helpful India, not pick on Amit Shah’s Arunachal visit

The India-China border dispute is a complicated issue and it is futile to expect it to be resolved in the ‘early harvest’ manner suggested by China.

Do Shaheen Bagh protesters run risk of waning interest or should stay put for CAA endgame?

The Shaheen Bagh protest against CAA has entered its third month. SC-appointed mediators met protesters this week and may meet them again at a different location.


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Indian Navy will push ahead with plan for 3rd aircraft carrier despite CDS’ reservations

The Navy believes it should have two aircraft carriers available for deployment at all times, even if one is undergoing re-fits.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.