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Singapore's World-First Facial Verification Plan Sparks Privacy Fears 18.10.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Singapore will become the world's first country to use facial verification in its national ID scheme, but privacy advocates are alarmed by what they say is an intrusive system vulnerable to abuse.
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Facebook accused of spying on users on Instagram, lawsuit filed: Report 18.9.2020 Scroll.in
The case pertains to media reports published in July that said the photo-sharing app was using iPhone cameras for surveillance.
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Congress raises 'Chinese surveillance' issue in RS 16.9.2020 Rediff: News
The Chinese company has also collected the data base of bureaucrats in key positions, judges, scientists, academicians, journalists, actors, sportspersons, religious figures and activists, he added.
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New health data policy may be misused for surveillance: Chhattisgarh minister writes to Vardhan 6.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
In a letter to the Union health minister, TS Singh Deo said that the period of seven days granted for public feedback was ‘insufficient and undemocratic’.
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Facial recognition technology is biased with higher error rates against people of colour 27.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The technology reflects and further entrenches long-standing social divisions.
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Kerala government’s move to collect call details of Covid patients violates privacy rights: Congress 14.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said the government was making Kerela a ‘surveillance state’.
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Privacy vs effectiveness: The challenges of developing coronavirus contact-tracing apps 12.8.2020 Scroll.in
Across the world, governments and health agencies want to control or centralise data.
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Microsoft Tries To Salvage TikTok Deal, Says Satya Nadella Spoke To Trump 3.8.2020 NDTV News - Latest
In a bid to salvage a deal for the U.S. operations of TikTok, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella spoke with President Donald Trump by phone about how to secure the administration's...
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Most Covid-tracking apps don't protect privacy: Study 9.6.2020 Rediff: News
Professor Masooda Bashir and doctoral student Tanusree Sharma from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign analysed 50 COVID-19-related apps available in the Google Play store for their access to users' personal data and their privacy protections. The researchers noted that it is disconcerting that these apps are continuously collecting and processing highly sensitive and personally identifiable information, about health, location and direct identifiers like name, age, email address and voter or national identification of a user.
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India’s surveillance technology is policing the data and bodies of its most vulnerable citizens 6.6.2020 Scroll.in
Sex workers and gender minorities, among others, fear loss of anonymity and stigma.
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Government surveillance bill withdrawn in U.S. House 28.5.2020 Reuters: World News
The House of Representatives is dropping consideration of legislation that would have extended U.S. surveillance tools, the chamber's number two Democrat said on Thursday, after President Donald Trump threatened a veto and his fellow Republicans withdrew their ...
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Bid to extend U.S. surveillance tools stalls after Trump threatens veto 28.5.2020 Reuters: World News
An effort to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) stalled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump promised to veto it and Republicans withdrew their support.
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Covid-19: Aarogya Setu app is now open source, says NITI Aayog CEO 26.5.2020 Scroll.in
Amitabh Kant claimed that making the app open source ‘further highlights’ the government’s commitment to transparency.
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German court limits power of spy agency's overseas bugging 19.5.2020 Reuters: World News
Germany's Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the surveillance of telephones and internet traffic of foreign nationals abroad by the BND intelligence agency violates parts of the constitution.
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U.S. Senate votes to extend government surveillance tools 15.5.2020 Reuters: World News
The U.S. Senate comfortably approved a 2-1/2-year extension of parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) on Thursday, two months after the divisive provisions allowing government data collection expired.
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India’s Aarogya Setu app is another chapter in its chequered history of data protection 14.5.2020 Scroll.in
From lapses in Aadhaar to SBI’s data servers, India’s cyber security practices have not been promising.
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India follows China's lead to widen use of coronavirus tracing app 14.5.2020 Reuters: Top News
India is aggressively pushing a state-backed contact tracing app to fight the spread of COVID-19, raising fears that the world's second-most populous nation is on its way to Chinese-style methods of high tech social control.
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Covid-19: Order on mandatory use of Aarogya Setu app is ‘utterly illegal’, says former SC judge 12.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
On May 1, the Centre had ordered that downloading the app was mandatory for employees of private and public sector organisations.
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Aarogya Setu data will be used only for health purposes, stored for up to 180 days, says Centre 12.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Experts have raised concerns about privacy and surveillance risks posed by the app, which has over nine crore users.
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No Covid-19 silver bullet: Aarogya Setu endangers India’s privacy – and its usefulness is uncertain 12.5.2020 Scroll.in
Health experts warn that contact tracing works best in situations where infection rates are low and there is widespread testing.
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