Sunday, 22 May, 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.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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