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Sunday, January 24, 2021



WhatsApp privacy update: Signal to Telegram, a detailed look at the best alternatives

January 11, 2021 10:29 am

We take a look at the three messaging apps that you can try to bid farewell to WhatsApp. The list includes Signal, Telegram and Viber.

Done with sharing your mobile number everywhere? ‘Doosra’ wants to help

November 16, 2020 2:55 pm

Doosra is simply a virtual mobile number, which can help protect the user’s privacy. It wants to be secondary number that users share, without worrying about spam calls and messages.

What is the confidentiality clause between a patient and doctor? Experts answer

August 08, 2020 6:00 pm

Here's what experts say on the importance of the confidentiality clause.

This secretive company might just end privacy as we know it

January 19, 2020 11:13 am

Until now, technology that readily identifies everyone based on their faces has been taboo because of its radical erosion of privacy.

TikTok's major security flaw would have given anyone access to your account

January 09, 2020 2:44 pm

TikTok had serious security vulnerabilities in its app, which could have exposed users' personal information and let attackers manipulate users accounts as well,

Twitter says it mistakenly used users' phone numbers to show advertisements

October 09, 2019 2:55 pm

Twitter says it mistakenly used the phone numbers and email addresses people provided for security purposes to show advertisements to its users.

FaceApp: Is it safe? Just consider how much more Google knows

July 20, 2019 2:10 pm

The fact that it’s Russian isn’t enough to discredit it. But Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has called for an FBI investigation. And if we were living in a movie, the all-powerful facial recognition machine that brings humanity to its knees would certainly be built on the back of viral human vanity.

A privacy-focussed browser's struggles highlight the challenges of taking on Google

July 16, 2019 1:44 pm

The challenges faced by DuckDuckGo reflect just how difficult it is to take on the giants and build an internet business that is focused on the privacy of its users.

A digital helper that puts user privacy first

June 21, 2019 7:44 pm

A group of computer scientists at Stanford University received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation last month. The grant is for an internet service they hope will serve as a Switzerland of sorts for systems that use human language to control computers, smartphones and internet devices in homes and offices.

Google faces privacy complaints in European countries

June 05, 2019 11:29 am

Google's privacy woes are set to increase after campaigners on Tuesday filed complaints to data protection regulators in France, Germany, and seven other EU countries over the way it deals with data in online advertising.


What the Supreme Court did not address in its Aadhaar verdict

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

There are still many unanswered questions about aadhaar despite the Supreme Court's verdict of more than 1,400 pages. Usha Ramanathan tells us the concerns that the poor of India still have, what making aadhaar voluntary means and whether the linking

What Justice Chandrachud said during the aadhaar verdict

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

What Justice DY Chandrachud said during the aadhaar verdict, many agree, will have implications in the future. He was the judge who did not agree with the majority opinion of the bench on many key issues. Here's what he said.