Monday 21 January, 2019

Facebook moderators getting wrong interpretation of Indian law: NYT

San Francisco, Dec 28 (IANS) The moderators at Facebook who carry out the critical task of removing dangerous content from its platform rely on material based on incorrect interpretation of certain Indian laws, The New York Times has reported. The [...]

Google apologizes for past handling of harassment after 20,000 employees walk out

San Francisco, Nov 9 (IANS) After a global walkout by over 20,000 employees last week, Google has apologized for the past handling of sexual harassment cases while promising to bring changes to make the company a safer workplace. “We [...]

Microsoft’s Digital Crime Unit busy catching cyber thugs in India

Redmond (Washington State), Oct 27 (IANS) In a significant operation earlier this month, the cyber cell of Delhi Police arrested 24 people who posed as Microsoft tech support staff and duped several US citizens. This could not have been possible [...]

India’s Supreme Court decision on decriminalizing homosexuality garners over 300,000 tweets

New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The landmark decision of decriminalizing homosexuality in India by the Supreme Court on Thursday has garnered over 300,000 tweets with hashtags #Section377 and #LGBTQ in past 12 hours, the micro-blogging site said in [...]

WhatsApp to restrict India service as government talks tough

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Hauled up second time by the government on its failure to check the spread of fake and provocative content on its platform amid growing lynching episodes, the Facebook-owned platform on Friday said it is launching [...]

Google allowing 3rd-party developers to scan your Gmail: Report

Washington, July 3 (IANS) Despite assuring users to “remain confident that Google will keep privacy and security paramount”, the search giant is still reportedly allowing third-party app developers scan through Gmail accounts, [...]

FBI asks people to reboot routers to counter fast-spreading malware

Washington, May 30 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has recommended businesses and individuals worldwide to reboot the routers at office or home to counter a malware known as “VPNFilter” that is spreading fast. The [...]

Google, Facebook get court notice for disclosing rape victim’s identity

File photo of the candlelight vigil held in Atlanta for the Kathua and other sexual crime victims. New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the parent company of Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Bing to file [...]

WhatsApp CEO quits Facebook over ‘data privacy’ concerns

San Francisco, May 1 (IANS) In a jolt to Facebook, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has decided to move on amid reports that he had a difference of opinion with parent company Facebook over data privacy, encryption and other issues. Koum [...]

Not just Facebook, Twitter also sold data to Cambridge Analytica researcher

London, April 30 (IANS) After the massive Facebook data scandal, it has now come to notice that Twitter had also sold users’ data to a Cambridge Analytica researcher who collected the data of nearly 87 million Facebook users without [...]