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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

Did anti-Aadhar brigade lose interest in Cambridge Analytica because Congress’ name came up?

We will never know if Cambridge Analytica actually stole data for the Congress Party

The Wire’s lack of editorial standards is just as apparent as their latest lie

It is apparent that The Wire's editorial standards are near absent.

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