Social media giants gear up to fight Indian govt's proposal on regulating content


Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight sweeping new rules proposed by the Indian government that would ....

11 January, 2019

Jio, Paytm support lawful interception of messages on OTT platforms

Payal Ganguly

Telecom company Reliance Jio and Alibaba-backed digital wallet firm Paytm are in favour of lawful interception of messages sent ....

10 January, 2019

Flashback 2018: Cloud's popularity soars but policy challenges are on the horizon

Anirban Ghoshal

Cloud computing has been among the biggest talking points in technology this year, as large Indian enterprises embarked on digital ....

26 December, 2018

Flashback 2018: Policy moves that shook the startup ecosystem

Payal Ganguly

The year saw the powers that be take proactive measures to regulate and create a framework for emerging technologies, which took ....

24 December, 2018

Facebook says user permission was a condition for preferential data access


Facebook Inc said it did not give some companies access to people's data without their permission, after the New York Times ....

19 December, 2018

Latest Facebook bug may have affected nearly 7 mn users


Facebook Inc said on Friday it has discovered a bug that may have affected up to 6.8 million people who used Facebook login ....

14 December, 2018

Google+ shutdown fast-tracked as new privacy bug affects 52.5 mn users


Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it would shut down its Google+ social media service in April, four months ahead of ....

11 December, 2018

How Facebook gave Netflix, others 'special access' to user data


Facebook Inc let some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, access users’ lists of friends after it cut off ....

6 December, 2018

Knowledge-sharing site Quora says 100 million users hit by security breach


About 100 million users of Quora were affected by unauthorized access to one of its systems by a “malicious third party,” ....

4 December, 2018

Luxury hotel chain Marriott says 500 million guests at risk after database hack


Marriott International said on Friday that hackers illegally accessed its Starwood Hotels brand's reservation database ....

30 November, 2018

International regulators probe Facebook over fake news and data violation

Shweta Sharma

On Tuesday, lawmakers from nine countries took Mark Zuckerberg, founder of social networking giant Facebook, to task over fake ....

28 November, 2018

Scamsters use Google Maps flaw to dupe people: Report

Anirban Ghoshal

Scamsters have identified a loophole in the Google Maps interface that allows them to con users to give up sensitive personal ....

20 November, 2018

Google to roll out Safety Center in India in nine local languages

Anirban Ghoshal

Internet giant Google said it is expanding its Safety Center, an online platform for protecting users' privacy, to India with ....

14 November, 2018

Telecom regulator mulls framework for WhatsApp, other OTT services

Payal Ganguly

The country’s telecom regulator has issued a consultation paper to explore a regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) ....

13 November, 2018

Mastercard says it's now storing all Indian payments transaction data locally


Global card payments giant Mastercard is storing its new Indian transaction data locally, the company said on Tuesday, as ....

30 October, 2018

Paytm says consumer data safe as 3 arrested over theft of founder's data


Police have detained three people, including the spokeswoman of the country's biggest digital payments company Paytm, over ....

23 October, 2018

Not surprised by Indian govt’s data localisation directives: Michael Dell

Anand J

The Indian government's attempts to ensure that companies adhere to data localisation norms will spawn similar requests from ....

17 October, 2018

WhatsApp builds system to store payments-related data locally


Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp said on Tuesday it has built a system that stores payments-related data locally in India, in a bid ....

9 October, 2018

Facebook says hackers didn't use stolen logins on third-party sites


Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that investigators have determined that hackers did not access other sites that use the social networking ....

3 October, 2018

Google tweaks privacy policy for payment app after Paytm complaint


Google has tweaked the privacy policy of its Indian digital payments mobile application, days after local rival Paytm complained ....

22 September, 2018

Google defends Gmail data sharing with third-party app developers


Alphabet Inc’s Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing ....

21 September, 2018