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WhatsApp says users not accepting the new privacy policy will start to lose access from May 15: Report

In case users do not comply with Whatsapp's new policies, for a short duration they would be able to receive calls and notification, but they won't be able to read or send messages from the app from May 15 onwards.

Exclusive: Congress puts personal data of thousands of its supporters at risk, massive security loophole found on its website

A website launched by Congress to solicit applications to become its ‘social media warrior’ is leaking their data.

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.

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