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More power & data access to govt — all about personal data protection bill

Modi government’s contentious data protection bill has drawn criticism over a free reign to govt agencies. ThePrint explains its main provisions.
Supreme Court of India

‘What is happening to this country’: SC pulls up Chhattisgarh govt for tapping cop’s phone

The top court took strong exception to the Chhattisgarh govt tapping the phones of an IPS officer and his family, stating that such actions meant "no privacy is left for anybody".
Free speech

In India, it’s save-the-internet time once again

Internet freedom is threatened once again as the Modi government is high on power and the opposition dead. We must speak up before it's too late.
A furnished bedroom

Your bed was not always the private space it now is

Before the 19th century, regular families crammed into beds, and sometimes kings used beds for official work.
Inside A Sonos Inc. Store Ahead Of Earnings Figures

Sonos’ new speaker won’t record your conversations

The US-based company's new privacy-friendly speaker doesn't have an internal microphone. It's priced at $179.
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Want to track your child’s every move? It can put them more at risk & harm your bond

A 2019 study shows monitoring a child can become counterproductive to the point of pushing the child further towards rebellion.
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Indian policies must enable new technology, not impede it

When regulating unfamiliar territory like technology, tendency to entirely ban an activity or create restrictive licensing models is high.

Linking Aadhaar & voter ID will end voting fraud, ex-SC judge tells Election Commission

The Election Commission is said to be pushing for a mandatory link between Aadhaar and voter ID to check attempts to manipulate polls.
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Google to give users ‘real choice, useful control’ over who tracks their Chrome activity

Google said it’s tightening rules to give users an either-or control over how much a website’s cookies can track them.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg preaches privacy, but evidence is elusive

In a bid to to boost privacy Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a 'clear history' feature last year, but it's yet to be unveiled.

On Camera

Hospital staff is seen outside the Special Isolation Ward at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai

Your coronavirus nightmares are good for you. They’ll help prepare for scary times

If your dreams are dark, it’s just the mind’s way of coping. Dreaming about the precise problem you’re trying to solve may be especially helpful.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.