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After praising India’s TikTok ban, Mike Pompeo says the USA may also ban Chinese social media apps

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stated that his country is also exploring options to ban Chinese apps, including TikTok that threat data security.

TikTok is secretly accessing your iPhone’s clipboard: Report raises massive security concern about Chinese app snooping on users

Forbes noted that while TikTok had vowed to put an end to this 'invasive practice,' but it continued unabated as late as April.

Centre formulates protocols for Aarogya Setu App’s data management, uses will be able to request deletion of their data

The protocol ensures that it will not share the Aarogya Setu data with any third party until it is extremely necessary to formulate or implement health responses.

Online learning platform Unacademy hacked, details of 22 million users available for sale: Reports

Reportedly, the records include usernames, hashed passwords (SHA-256), date joined, last login date, email addresses, first and last names, account profile (staff member/a superuser), account status etc.

Aarogya Setu replies to French ethical hacker who flagged privacy issues, clarifies no personal data compromised

Aarogya Setu determines the location of the person and informs whether he is in proximity to a Coronavirus positive patient.

Modi govt and the Aarogya Setu app: Why the outrage over ‘Data Privacy’ in the times of Covid-19 does not make sense

Some are selective in their interpretation of privacy depending on where such data is posted and this is the mindset that led to outrage against the Aarogya Setu app.

Kerala government in dock over breaching the privacy of people under quarantine: Read details about Sprinklr data scam

The data of more than 1.75 lakh symptomatic patients were collected and transferred to a private company named Sprinklr by Kerala govt.

Database with 267 million Facebook user profiles sold on the dark web: Reports

The leaked user records comprised of unique Facebook IDs, email addresses, age, and even phone numbers.

SBI data breach: Bank forgets to password secure its server, ends up compromising customer details

State Bank of India (SBI) forgot to secure its server hosting sensitive information which resulted in a severe data breach

Notorious serial petitioner ML Sharma files another petition, this time against 10 agencies authorised for surveillance

M L Sharma has been fined and reprimanded by courts several times in the past for his petitions

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‘His legs were shivering, head was sweating fearing attack by India’: Pakistani opposition leader reveals why Imran Khan govt had released Abhinandan Varthaman

PML(N) leader Ayaz Sadiq said that Pakistani Foreign Minister had feared that India would attack Pakistan if Abhinandan is not returned

While appealing Muslim counties to counter Islamophobia, Imran Khan says ‘criticism or questioning of Holocaust’ is criminalised in many counties

Pakistan PM confuses between Holocaust denial and Holocaust criticism, says the criticism is criminalised many countries

Republic TV issues statement condemning Mumbai Police summons to their investors in relation to the TRP scam

Republic TV said that crime branch has asked all investors of the channel to produce all financial transactions relating to last five years

Param Bir Singh tortured me with belt, Saffron Terror allegation was Congress conspiracy to paint India as a terrorist state: Pragya Singh Thakur

Pragya Singh Thakur said that Param Bir Singh and Hemant Karkare had tortured her the most when she was in the custody of ATS

Delhi government begins crackdown on Diwali, 11 anti-firecracker squads to be formed to prevent use of crackers other than ‘Green Crackers’

Delhi govt announced that an anti-firecracker campaign will be launched on November 3 ahead of the Diwali festival

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Chinese state-run channel shows the portrait of Prophet Muhammad, netizens ask if Muslim nations will boycott China

Arslan Hidayat, an Uyghur Rights Activist, took to Twitter shared a video of a Chinese TV series on Twitter in which it was depicted that an Arab ambassador visiting China during the rule of Tang dynasty gifts a portrait of the Prophet Muhammad to the Chinese emperor.

Charlie Hebdo mocks Turkish President Recep Erdogan in its latest cartoons, shows him lifting a skirt of woman wearing ‘hijab’

The front-page caricature of Wednesday's edition of Charlie Hebdo that was released online on Tuesday night depicts Erdogan in a white T-shirt and underpants, drinking a can of beer and lifting up the skirt of a woman wearing a hijab to reveal her naked bottom.

Watch: Pro-India accounts disrupt Pakistan’s anti-India online meeting on Zoom, play pro-Hindu and Indian nationalistic songs

Indic social media users caused embarrassment to Pakistani authorities and diplomats after they raided their online event on zoom

Nikita Tomar murder: Taufeeq was pressurising her to embrace Islam family alleges

On Monday, 21-year-old Nikita Tomar was shot to death in broad daylight outside the Aggarwal college in Ballabgarh, Faridabad

Nikita Tomar murder: Main accused Tauseef belongs to a family of influential Congress politicians from Nuh in Haryana

The prime accused Tauseef's grandfather, uncles and cousin brothers are all infuential Congress politicians from Haryana's Nuh

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