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Facebook to Pull Onavo Protect VPN App From Apple’s App Store Over Data Worry

Facebook will pull Onavo Protect virtual private network application from the App Store after getting word that it violates Apple’s data collection rules, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The free application creates an encrypted VPN connection that routes internet activity through computer servers managed and secured by Facebook. The app also alerts users when sites they visit might be malicious. Facebook is able to gather ... Read More »

Facebook Suspends Over 400 Apps Over User Data Misuse Concerns

Facebook on Wednesday said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people’s personal information was being improperly shared. Applications were suspended “due to concerns around the developers who built them or how the information people chose to share with the app may have been used,” vice president of product partnerships Ime Archibong ... Read More »

Locke & Key Horror Comic Is Finally Headed to Series at Netflix

Just how long has Locke & Key’s winding road to Hollywood been? Consider: It was seven summers ago that a scotched Fox pilot adapting the acclaimed IDW horror/fantasy comic first screened at Comic-Con. Now, thanks to the wide embrace of Netflix, Locke & Key has officially been picked up to series – a first season of 10 one-hour episodes, reports Variety. Launched a decade ago, ... Read More »

Personal Critical Data Should Be Processed Only in India: Government Panel

All critical personal data on people in India should be processed within the country, a government panel said on Friday. The recommendation comes at a time when data breaches are becoming common globally and there is heightened scrutiny by governments on how companies handle user data. The panel, headed by former Supreme Court judge B.N. Srikrishna, also presented a draft ... Read More »

YouTube Plans Original Programming in India, Japan and Other Markets

YouTube is set to promote its paid subscription service by offering original programming Alphabet’s YouTube is creating scripted series and other original programming for international markets including France, Germany, Japan, Mexico and India to try to draw new customers to its paid subscription service, a senior executive said on Friday. The programming will come in the form of multiple genres such as ... Read More »

Singapore Health Database Hit by Cyber-Attack, Leaking Details of 1.5 Million Including PM

A major cyber-attack on Singapore’s government health database stole the personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the government said on Friday. The attack, which the government called “the most serious breach of personal data” that the country has experienced, comes as the highly wired and digitalised state has made cyber-security a top priority ... Read More »

Amazon Prime Day 2018 Shopping Topped $4 Billion, Analyst Estimates

Shoppers spent $4.2 billion (roughly Rs. 28,900 crores) during Amazon.com’s Prime Day sale, up 33 percent from a year ago, according to estimates from Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. The online retailer doesn’t disclose revenue from the 36-hour event that began Monday. Pachter based his estimate on information the company did release, including that it shipped more than 100 million products and ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter Join Data Transfer Project

To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants – Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter – on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP). In the early stages at the moment, the Data Transfer Project will help users of one service to use ... Read More »

Snapchat Outage, Said to Affect Android Users, Has Now Been Resolved

Messaging app Snapchat has reportedly been crashing down on some Android devices for the past couple of days, the media reported. The issue has since been fixed, the company revealed late on Wednesday night. “We’re aware many Snapchatters are experiencing crashing on the app. We’re looking into it and working on a fix!” Snapchat Support said in a tweet, first acknowledging the issue ... Read More »

Parents Can Inherit Dead Daughter’s Facebook Account: German Court

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook should grant mother access to her dead daughter’s account: court Daughter’s contract with Facebook was part of her legacy, judges found Contents of Facebook account identical to a private diary, mother argued Germany’s top court ruled Thursday that Facebook should grant a grieving mother access to her dead daughter’s account, in a landmark judgement for how social network data is ... Read More »