Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Privacy

How dating apps exploit India’s loosely formed definition of ‘personal information’

In 'What Privacy Means', Siddharth Sonkar explains how an Indian citizen’s privacy is hardly ‘private’.

For children using Internet, content matters more than time. Here’s how to keep them safe

Rather than hindering children’s internet use, adults should learn how to effectively facilitate their online experience.

Facebook doesn’t need to change its name, it should change its algorithms

The metaverse is still very much an idea for the future, and Facebook is trying to use it to put out a forest fire in the present.

Facebook changes the way it measures accounts for advertisers

Facebook will stop using data to link users' accounts, including Instagram, for advertising purposes unless explicitly asked, or unless people use features that tie the accounts together.

Twitter plans new privacy tools to get more people tweeting

Twitter considers features such as ability to edit follower lists, and a tool to archive tweets so they’re no longer visible after a specific amount of time designated by user.

Pegasus scandal shows we are living in George Orwell’s 1984

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Delhi HC refuses to stay CCI notice to Facebook, WhatsApp in probe into privacy policy

The case relates to Facebook and WhatsApp's appeals against an order dismissing their pleas against the probe CCI ordered into the instant messaging app's new privacy policy.

Twitter must comply with new IT rules for digital media, says Delhi HC

While Twitter claimed before the court that it has complied with the rules and appointed a resident grievance officer, the central government disputed the claim.

These 7 AI-powered ‘smart toys’ are designed to protect your child’s data and privacy

As children get more connected to the internet, parents and guardians need to understand the capabilities of their devices and how they should be secured.

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.

On Camera


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.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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.