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Finance panel to reconcile data for its report

Amid a cloud over the credibility of India’s key economic statistics, the 15th Finance Commission  has said that it will reconcile data from various public sources to come up with its own conclusion of a reliable economic data. This was stated by N K Singh, Chairman of the Commission, during a two-day meeting with the Governor of Reserve Bank of India  ... Read More »

India offers the world’s cheapest mobile data: report

India offers some of the world’s cheapest mobile data packs, with the US and UK logging among the highest prices, new research in the UK revealed on Tuesday. Price comparison site Cable.co.uk found that 1 gigabyte (GB) of data cost USD 0.26 in India, compared to USD 6.66 in the UK. The US had one of the most expensive rates, ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Data Sharing Probe Said to Now Include FBI, SEC, FTC

A federal investigation into Facebook’s sharing of data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has broadened to focus on the actions and statements of the tech giant and now involves three agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to people familiar with the official inquiries. Representatives for the FBI, the SEC and the Federal Trade Commission have joined the Department of Justice in its inquiries about the two ... Read More »

Google Datally App Gets New Features to Help Save Data, Including Daily Limits

Google is updating its Datally app to give users more ways to control data usage on their smartphones. In November 2017, the company had introduced the Datally appdesigned to help Android smartphone users stay under the limits of pricey mobile data packages in developing countries, including India. The service lists data consumption by the app and enables users to shut off data ... Read More »

Facebook Bids to Keep Data Privacy Case From EU’s Top Court

Facebook bid on Monday to block referral of a landmark privacy case to Europe’s top court by requesting a last-ditch appeal, seeking to avoid a potential ban on the legal instrument it uses to transfer users’ data to the United States. The case, taken in Ireland by privacy activist Max Schrems, is the latest to question whether methods used by technology ... Read More »

Aadhaar Data Leak: UIDAI Denies Reported Security Lapse

HIGHLIGHTS ZDNet stands by report disclosing vulnerability in government site Vulnerability could allow access to private info of Aadhaar card holders UIDAI said, “there is no truth in this story” Tech news site ZDNet said on Sunday it stood by its report that identified a security vulnerability in data-linked to Aadhaar – India’s national identity card project, after a semi-government agency that manages the ... Read More »