The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday approved the promulgation of an Ordinance to allow voluntary submission of Aadhaar as identity proof for use by private entities such as banks, telcos and fintech firms. The Ordinance also gives a child an option to exit from Aadhaar on attaining 18 years of […]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revisited Harvard University Wednesday to address some key issues that the company is embroiled in, having data privacy as the bottom-line. Zuckerberg was speaking to Jonathan Zittrain, who heads the Harvard Law’s Berkman Klein Center for internet and society. He said that Facebook is not the “arbiter of truth” and is […]
British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the UK, and called for greater oversight of social media companies. The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed an 18-month investigation. The parliamentary committee that prepared the report says social media sites […]
Social networking site Facebook on Monday told the Bombay High Court that it was voluntarily launching tools to enhance transparency in political advertising policies that will be in place from February 21, ahead of the Lok Sabha election. Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice N M Jamdar were hearing a petition filed by Pune-based lawyer […]
The Supreme Court Friday directed all state governments to sensitise their police personnel about its March 24, 2015 verdict which had scrapped Section 66A of Information Technology Act, so that people are not unnecessarily arrested under the struck down provision. It also asked all the high courts to send the copy of the verdict to […]
The use of fake news stories for political disinformation has become a major concern for governments around the world in the wake of the 2016 US presidential election. The Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded Russia used false news reports, spread through social media, to try to sway voters. Writing these stories still needed someone to […]
Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18836 for the users registered under its Windows Insiders programme and opted into Skip Ahead. This build is a release by the company’s 20H1 development branch, which means it is meant for 2020, first half. The company warns people that this build is in its very early […]
New Delhi: Social media platform Facebook India on Monday said that it has added five new partners and three new languages to its fact-checking program in a bid to curb fake news. News media and fact-checking firms, including India Today Group, Vishvas.news, Factly, Newsmobile and Fact Crescendo, will review news stories on Facebook for facts […]
A collection of nearly 2.2 billion unique usernames, passwords and other data has now been shared online, named Collection #2-5. This comes after Collection #1 was shared online which had leaked over 773 million unique users names and passwords in what was called as record breach.
Snopes Media Group Inc, one of Facebook Inc’s first fact-checking partners, said it’s ending the relationship after two years, even though the decision may cause financial distress.
E-commerce rules that went into effect in India on Friday caused widespread disruption for Amazon.com, forcing it to take down an array of items from its India website, including Echo speakers, batteries and floor cleaners.
Fake News on social media, across the globe, is going to be the next big challenge for cyber security companies as it is “complicated” believes Udi Mokady, chairman and CEO of CyberArk, the second biggest cyber security solutions company in Israel