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Several tech brands besides Facebook and Google are tracking us

Facebook and Google would be able to buy data from other ad market players even if they were banned from gathering information about users’ browsing.
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Only compulsive contrarians won’t believe these numbers of economic growth, says Arun Jaitley

The finance minister has given a report card of the economic growth under Modi govt as compared to its predecessors.
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Mastercard concerned India’s strict data rules may hinder fraud detection

The RBI had asked payment firms to ensure their data is stored exclusively on local servers, making it one of the few countries with the strictest data localisation rules.

A NATO study successfully tricked soldiers into sharing sensitive data

The NATO project showed that even the most secure organisations are far from safe.

India proposes regulating cross-border data flow in draft policy

The draft policy recommends data on Indians not be used by companies to store abroad, or shared with foreign governments.
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It’s only a draft, says Modi govt on data showing unemployment at historic high

Govt says NSSO report doesn’t present accurate comparative picture, insists Indian economy is still creating jobs under NDA.
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‘Why is India so dirty?’ and nine other trending questions in Russia about us

The most searched queries on Yandex show that Russians increasingly see India for what it is rather than as the land of exoticism.
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India’s data localisation may not protect privacy but could damage businesses

Those interested in India’s economic future need to be careful about tying it down with yesterday’s restrictions.

No, Azim Premji jobs report does not use erroneous data to study employment in India

Soumya Kanti Ghosh and Pulak Ghosh recently picked on the State of Working India report, but they misunderstood the study.

How do Indians fight against data breaches when companies like FreshMenu choose to hide it

Over a lakh usernames, phone numbers, emails, addresses and order histories were exposed. And FreshMenu chose not to tell its customers.

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File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

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On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
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Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.