Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicOnline privacy

Topic: Online privacy

Indian children rank best in coping with online risks, finds survey

UK-based cybersecurity firm says India has 30% stronger online safety education programs than the global average.

WhatsApp challenges new IT rules in Delhi HC, terms it ‘unconstitutional’

The plea states that the 'tracing provision' in Indian govt's IT rules for social media intermediaries violates the rights to privacy and free speech of millions of WhatsApp users.

Searched for porn or stalked ex? Google now allows you to erase search history in 15 mins

The tech giant announced the 'quick delete' search history feature at its annual Google I/O conference for developers.

How did leaked Bollywood ‘drug chats’ affect WhatsApp? Its downloads saw 25,000/day jump

A similar trend emerged when WhatsApp was hit by Pegasus hacking controversy in late 2019 — it returned to the top of the numbers game after a brief hit in downloads.

Tech companies can appoint third party oversight on privacy risks in Covid-19 tracking

Privacy risks in Covid-19 tracking can be addressed if tech companies take certain measures such as appointing an independent third party for oversight.

Monopoly in the name of privacy: How Google is slowly closing its advertising ecosystem

By encrypting domain naming system data, Google would prevent third parties from tracking users while they explore the web.

Google counters Apple, Firefox with a plan for online privacy

Google is being proactive in making sure its ideas for how the web should work are the ones that win out in the future.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.