Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021

Data Theft

‘This Is Not So Urgent’: HC On Pleas Against WhatsApp Privacy Policy

Jul 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

A Bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said that in view of the firm's stand it would hear the pleas on August 27.

China Issues Notices To 129 Mobile Apps For Illegally Collecting Personal Info

Jun 12, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

China’s internet watchdog has asked apps to rectify their data practices within 15 days.

Hackers Leak Data Of 9.9 Cr Indians Allegedly From Mobikwik Database, Company Rejects Claim

Jordandaven shared that data of Mobikwik founder Bipin Preet Singh and Mobikwik CEO Upasana Taku from the database.

Cybersecurity In Quad-Ratic Equation

Mar 30, 2021 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

India, Australia, the US & Japan continue to face cyberattacks from China. Can the Quad grouping provide an effective platform for cybersecurity alliance?

Is Truecaller Really Being True?

The #ItsNotOk campaign launched by the caller ID app is in stark contrast to its own history of data and privacy breaches

22 January, 2021

CBI Books Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research For Illegal Data Harvesting Of Facebook Users

Outlook Web Bureau

The CBI filed the case against the company for illegally harvesting data of Facebook users in India for commercial purposes, officials said on Friday.

21 January, 2021

‘Why Is My Data Important? How Much Is It Worth?’

Astha Savyasachi

Dr Abhay Chawla explains why the recent controversy over WhatsApp should serve as a wake-up call for those who believe in data privacy.

09 November, 2020

Grocery Delivery App Faces Potential Data Breach; Details Of 2 Crore Users On Dark Web


A cyber intelligence firm had warned BigBasket of leak

03 November, 2020

WhatsApp 'Disappearing Messages' Feature Out Now; Here's How It Works

Outlook Web Bureau

The support page suggests that enabling the setting will not affect the messages previously sent or received in chat.

03 October, 2019

Piyush Goyal's Domestic Help Arrested For Alleged Theft At His Mumbai House


The alleged theft came to light on September 19 when Goyal's wife, who was travelling outside Mumbai, returned and found valuables missing

14 March, 2019

Facebook Data Deals Under Criminal Investigation: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

The report says a grand jury in New York has subpoenaed information from at least two companies known for making smartphones and other devices, citing two unnamed people familiar with the request.


04 February, 2019

Google Removes 29 Apps That Steal Users' Information

Outlook Web Bureau

Some of these apps redirected to phishing websites that asked the user for personal information.

12 January, 2019

Facebook Planned To Sell Users' Data In 2012: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Facebook, however, defended itself, saying that Six4Three's "claims have no merit, and we will continue to defend ourselves vigorously".

20 December, 2018

Facebook Sued By Top US Lawyer Over Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

Outlook Web Bureau

The lawsuit from Karl Racine on Wednesday targeted Facebook mainly for its entanglement with Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that harvested names, "likes" and other data from the social site without users' permission.

19 December, 2018

Facebook Gave Netflix, Spotify Access To Private Messages Of Users: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Facebook also allowed Microsoft's search engine Bing to see the names of Facebook users' friends without permission, and they let Amazon find users' names and contact information through their friends on the platform, according to the report.

15 December, 2018

Facebook Bug Exposed Up To 6.8M Users’ Unposted Photos To Third-Party Apps

Outlook Web Bureau

The bug allowed roughly 1,500 apps that had been given permission to access users' photos to also see pictures they never shared on their timeline.

05 December, 2018

Quora Data Breach: CEO Adam Apologises For Hack Affecting 100 Mn Users

Outlook Web Bureau

The company said that questions and answers that were written anonymously were not affected by this breach as the platform does not store the identities of people who post anonymous content.


13 October, 2018

Facebook Says Attackers Stole Details Of 29 Million Users

Outlook Web Bureau

The hackers -- whose identities are still a mystery -- accessed the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 15 million users.

Photo Gallery

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

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A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

PTI Photo

Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

PTI Photo

Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta