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WhatsApp now allows you to secure your chats from prying eyes

A new feature that’s been recently rolled out allows you to opt for biometric authentication to view your chats.

05 Feb 2019 11:18 AM

On social media, your privacy is at risk even if you don't have an account

Some believe that once they are off these platforms, their privacy is safe, the new study points toward the contrary.

29 Jan 2019 12:25 PM

Huawei backlash: France tightens 5G network controls

Huawei is facing scrutiny in many countries over its ties with the Chinese government.

26 Jan 2019 12:12 PM

Twitter under investigation for privacy rules breach

The DPC has this week opened a new statutory inquiry into the latest data breach it received from Twitter on 8 January, 2019.

26 Jan 2019 12:09 PM

US universities unplug from Huawei

The University of California at Berkeley has removed a Huawei video-conferencing system.

25 Jan 2019 10:14 AM


New Biometric Privacy Platform to safeguard AADHAAR data

Biometric Privacy Platform adds a privacy and consumer-choice layer on top of Aadhaar online and offline authentication modes.

22 Jan 2019 11:33 AM

Google fined $57 million for privacy breach

Google lacked transparency and clarity in the way it informs users about its handling of personal data.

22 Jan 2019 10:05 AM

US regulators discuss fining Facebook for privacy violations

It is unclear if the company would settle with the FTC by accepting a significant financial penalty.

19 Jan 2019 10:27 AM

Canada dismisses China's warning of repercussions over Huawei ban

Canadian officials are studying the security implications of 5G networks.

19 Jan 2019 10:23 AM

Google to be strict on SMS/Call log policy

Google takes access to sensitive data and permissions very seriously.

16 Jan 2019 9:57 AM


Threat Brief: 12 cybersecurity tips for the holidays

Most people all over the world get new devices, and need to stay safe online.

15 Dec 2018 11:48 AM

Here’s a list of ‘creepy’ smart gifts that could spy on you

Gifting that smart gadget could be the worst gift you ever thought of.

03 Dec 2018 11:06 AM

Does Google harm local search rivals? EU antitrust regulators ask

Introduced in 2014, this algorithm determines what appears in Google search results.

01 Dec 2018 9:49 AM

European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

Sites like Britain's Mojeek, France's Qwant, Unbubble in Germany and Swisscows don't track user data, filter results or show behavioral ads.

22 Nov 2018 9:57 AM

Intel-drafted US data privacy bill would protect firms from fines

Federal and state officials could still force companies to change their data practices and even pay restitution under the proposal.

08 Nov 2018 8:43 AM


US Supreme Court divided over how Google settled privacy case

The USD 8.5 million Google settlement was challenged by an official at a Washington-based conservative think tank.

01 Nov 2018 7:48 AM

Focussed on security, privacy to help users communicate in everyday life: WhatsApp

WhatsApp, however, had rejected India's demand for a solution to track the origin of messages on its platform.

31 Oct 2018 2:26 PM

Mass action against Google over iPhone data blocked by London court

The claimants had said Google had illegally accessed details of iPhone users’ internet browsing data.

09 Oct 2018 8:24 AM

New Zealand fines travelers who won’t unlock secure devices

Visitors to New Zealand can be fined 5,000 New Zealand dollars ($3,243) for refusing to provide passwords to unlock electronic devices.

05 Oct 2018 7:43 AM

Facial recognition tech at schools fuels privacy debate

The benefits of facial recognition are largely unknown, and the damage to privacy could be “exceedingly high,” Adam Schwartz said.

01 Oct 2018 8:11 AM