Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicPrivacy rights

Topic: Privacy rights

Apple to detect, report sexually explicit child photos on iPhone

As part of new safeguards involving children, Apple is also adding features in its Siri digital voice assistant to intervene when users search for related abusive material.

Drone policing during Covid exposes India’s need for data protection law

Modi govt's Draft Drone Rules 2021 do not have any of the incremental provisions of the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules 2021 or any mention of safeguards to privacy.

Not just Modi govt’s tug-of-war with social media, balance of power shifting from users anyway

Whether it's Modi govt's new IT Rules or Twitter-Facebook-Whatsapp championing user privacy, both sides have sidelined users and claimed the ability to represent their rights.

IT Ministry says WhatsApp privacy policy violates Indians’ rights, gives 7 days to respond

The IT Ministry directed Whatsapp to withdraw its new privacy policy because it discriminates against Indian users by putting unfair terms and conditions, government sources said.

Privacy is dead. So, it’s time to turn data into a bargaining chip

Tech firms offer services in exchange, but the government will argue it needs your data for national security. Why not trade it then.

How Jamaican Supreme Court has killed India’s hope of selling Aadhaar to the world, for now

Jamaican Supreme Court sided with Justice D.Y. Chandrachud’s minority opinion in Aadhaar verdict while striking down its government's biometric project.

Only the government seems to have won the Aadhaar battle in the Supreme Court

There’s a lesson for all techno -- utopians- anything that creates centralised power might be eventually taken over by bureaucrats.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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