Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicFacebook privacy

Topic: Facebook privacy

WhatsApp suffering ‘Facebook moment’. After capture by uncle-aunties, time for trendier apps

From loud and proud ‘Good Morning’ messages that clogged the web to endless memes, WhatApp’s ‘free’ service was a game-changer for Indians.

Facebook’s Portal is an impressive video conferencing tool, but with big privacy gaps

Portal's many new hardware security features doesn't change the fact that it belongs to Facebook, and will collect user data based on their calls.

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe user audio files

The transcription work has rattled contract employees as they listen to conversations of Facebook users, sometimes with vulgar content.

Roll back internet surveillance. Start with Facebook

People should be given the power to make Facebook collect less data on them. But this action should only be a beginning to deal with internet economy.

Facebook doesn’t know if you’re psychotic

The news that researchers can use our feeds to predict if we suffer from a medical condition is impressive but the less you share, the less they figure out.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.