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Looking For A Loan? Here's How To Find A Trusted Lending App

Nov 22, 2021 Meghna Maiti

A plethora of lending apps have flooded the market. Most of these apps, used to cheat innocent people, are available on several app stores for Android users in the country. Check the credentials of the app before borrowing from them. Here’s a guide.

Fact Check: Is Your Phone Listening To Your Conversations? Know It Here

Jun 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

It's no coincidence the item you’d been interested in was the same one you were targeted with.


Standards And Internet – The Cornerstones For Digital Sovereignty

As Information Technology is playing an increasingly important role in India's economy, it becomes imperative to identify the issues of Digital Sovereignty and to formulate appropriate policies to ensure our Digital Sovereignty.

Facial Recognition Systems: More Hype Than Reality

Feb 25, 2021 Vappala Balachandran

The technology behind facial recognition systems is still work in progress. Yet Delhi police used it extensively to "identify" and arrest people said to be behind the 2020 riots.


Building A Credible Data Framework Would Require More Than New Laws

With the country on the verge of introducing a Data Protection Bill in Parliament in the upcoming budget session, the debate will only sharpen in coming months over what kind of data will need to be localised, data transfer and which security norms body will protect rights under the laws.

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29 January, 2021

Is Truecaller Really Being True?

Astha Savyasachi

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


28 January, 2021

WhatsApp To Rollout New Biometric Security Layer For Users Linking App To Desktop

Outlook Web Bureau

With the addition of the new feature, users who link their desktops to WhatsApp will now be asked for verification through fingerprint or face ID.


30 December, 2020

How 2020 Took Away Childhood From The Nation’s Poorest And Most Vulnerable Children

Saikat Majumdar

For children from India’s poorest families, a lost year of learning has been the least of their losses. School closure has meant the loss of safe spaces, daily nourishment, and the very experience of childhood.


09 November, 2020

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

PTI

A cyber intelligence firm had warned BigBasket of leak


21 October, 2018

Hackers Breach Govt Healthcare Website In US

Outlook Web Bureau

Hackers get access to personal data of 75,000 people through government health insurance system in the US.


21 October, 2018

Social Media As A Virtual Space Should Have Civil Conduct: Swara Bhaskar

Outlook Web Bureau

Swara Bhaskar, who has faced online trolling and bullying said that the virtual space should have a civil conduct.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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