Tag Archives: data

Rahul Gandhi seeks enquiry into alleged NEET data leak, CBSE denies any breach

A file photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has written to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) demanding an enquiry into alleged data leak of medical college aspirants and installation of a mechanism to prevent the same. The CBSE denied any breach of data. “Congress President @RahulGandhi writes to the Chairperson CBSE to order an enquiry ... Read More »

Facebook Says Facing Multiple Inquiries From US, UK Regulators on Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it was facing multiple inquiries from US and British regulators about the major Cambridge Analytica user data scandal. The leading social network offered no details but its admission confirmed reports of a widening investigation into the misuse of private data by Facebook and its partners. “We are cooperating with officials in the US, UK and beyond,” a Facebook spokesman said ... Read More »

Facebook Said to Have Given Phone Makers, Including Apple and Samsung, Access to User Data

Raising fresh concerns about Facebook’s privacy protection policies, a New York Times report has exposed how the social network allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends. Even before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, Facebook had data-sharing partnerships with the device makers, the report said citing company officials, adding that most of ... Read More »

CERT-In warns of new viruses that steal money, user data

‘Virtual girlfriend’ and ‘panda banker’ have creeped into the Indian cyberspace.   –  Getty Images/iStockphoto Virtual girlfreind and panda banker have crept into the Indian cyberspace NEW DELHI, MAY 31 Two social media-triggered spyware viruses – ‘virtual girlfriend’ and ‘panda banker’ — have creeped into the Indian cyberspace and can steal a user’s banking details and secret data once activated unknowingly, ... Read More »

Airtel 4G VoLTE 30GB free data on Beta program: How to get it

Airtel has announced that its going to launch 4G VoLTE services pan India and it may happen by the end of first financial quarter. But the news on this front, is that Airtel has set up a Beta testing programme. Any Airtel user can join this programme, provided they have a 4G enabled device and SIM. All one needs to ... Read More »

Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro’s Jio Rs. 2,200 Cashback and Double Data Offer Detailed

Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro launch saw the entry of Xiaomi’s latest offerings in India, with a starting price of Rs. 9,999. The Redmi Note 4 successors will soon be available for purchase on Flipkart. Meanwhile, buyers of the new Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro can get an instant Rs. 2,200 as cashback, courtesy a partnership between Xiaomi and Reliance Jio. Under ... Read More »

Aadhaar Data Fully Safe, No Breach Has Occurred: UIDAI

HIGHLIGHTS UIDAI was refuting a recent report by The Tribune newspaper The report claimed access to Aadhaar details can be bought for Rs. 500 UIDAI said that there has been no Aadhaar data breach Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Thursday denied breach or leak of Aadhaar data after a newspaper reported it bought unrestricted access to the details of over one ... Read More »

Uber Paid Hackers $100,000, Concealed Hack That Exposed Data of 57 Million Users

Uber said Tuesday that hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year. “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” said a statement from chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over at the ridesharing giant in August. Two members of the Uber information security team ... Read More »

HBO Data Theft Traced to Iranian Military Hacker

Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against a hacker “mercenary” affiliated with the Iranian military, saying he broke into HBO’s computer network in the summer looking to extort millions of dollars from the pay cable channel. An indictment unsealed in New York on Tuesday said the suspect, Behzad Mesri, “had worked on behalf of the Iranian military to conduct computer network attacks that ... Read More »

‘Social gaming growing rapidly in India due to proliferation of smartphones, cheap data’

BENGALURU, NOVEMBER 22:   Much like banking, insurance and retail, among others, migrated from the brick-and-mortar model to the online model in the last few years, the gaming industry in India too has moved online. And this industry is growing big-time – by 60-70 per cent a year. But it faces certain challenges, such as those related to perception (gaming being ... Read More »