Did Facebook give Airtel, Saavn special access to user data?

Shweta Sharma

Telecom giant Airtel and music streaming platform Saavn were among the partner firms that were granted access to Facebook's ....

4 July, 2018

Facebook admits to sharing user data with 61 tech companies, including Chinese firms

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has admitted that it had entered into a data-sharing partnership with 61 technology companies, ....

2 July, 2018

Why cybercriminals are getting a kick out of World Cup streaming sites

Parvinder Walia

With the FIFA World Cup currently underway in Russia, scores of football fans are trawling the internet to find streaming websites ....

26 June, 2018

Draft Bill on information privacy may ask MNCs to store Indians’ data locally

Shweta Sharma

A committee, which is likely to send a draft Bill on new data privacy laws to the government by the end of this month, may recommend ....

18 June, 2018

Facebook installs new privacy safeguards after pressure from advertisers


Facebook is installing new controls it says will better inform its members about the way companies are targeting them with ....

14 June, 2018

Facebook to let users review businesses in crackdown on misleading ads


Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would allow users to review businesses that advertise on the social network and possibly ban those ....

12 June, 2018

Amid govt concerns, WhatsApp says it shares limited payments data with Facebook

Anirban Ghoshal

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp, which has been forced to defer the rollout of its payments feature in India following privacy ....

11 June, 2018

Indian govt seeks Facebook's response on reports of data sharing without consent


India has asked social media company Facebook Inc to respond by June 20 to media reports of sharing users data without their ....

7 June, 2018

WhatsApp payments service delayed as Facebook data scandal fallout lingers

Anirban Ghoshal

Privacy and storage concerns triggered by the massive data scandal at Facebook have pushed back the India launch of the social ....

6 June, 2018

Facebook confirms data sharing pacts with Oppo, other Chinese smartphone makers


Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the ....

6 June, 2018

IT ministry wants to know how WhatsApp plans to store its payments data

Anirban Ghoshal

The Union IT ministry has sent a letter to the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) — the umbrella body for digital ....

1 June, 2018

News portal Cobrapost alleges Paytm shared user data with political group

Anirban Ghoshal

Digital payments firm Paytm is at the centre of a controversy over data privacy after a sting operation appeared to suggest that ....

25 May, 2018

Microsoft plans to extend EU data privacy rights to global customers

Anirban Ghoshal

Tech giant Microsoft Corporation said it plans to extend the rights accorded by the European Union's new data privacy law ....

24 May, 2018

Is India fast becoming a digital colony?

Mohandas Pai

The acquisition of Flipkart by Walmart means that now Indian online retail will be dominated by American companies. This is a ....

17 May, 2018

Facebook says targeted ads will remain pre-condition for using service


Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, ....

18 April, 2018

Fix Facebook but don't kill it, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

Anirban Ghoshal

Jack Ma, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has called on Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg to ....

10 April, 2018

This startup is trying to thwart trackers on your data trail

Anirban Ghoshal

Have ads of motorbike parts popped up on your phone, YouTube account or app just after a Google search for motorbike? If yes, ....

5 April, 2018

Why is Apple at loggerheads with India's telecom regulator?


US technology giant Apple Inc and India's telecoms regulator are at loggerheads over the development of a government ....

27 March, 2018

Data protection and privacy challenges escalate for corporate India: EY survey

Anirban Ghoshal

Data protection and data privacy challenges are on the rise for corporate India, a new survey from Ernst Young (EY) has showed. Nearly ....

31 January, 2018