Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website’s Twitter account was hacked, and tweets posted asking for people to donate cryptocurrency. Earlier, the official accounts of former US President Barack Obama, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and media tycoon Mike Bloomberg, along with brands such as Apple and Uber, were ..
Internet privacy: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs
The Indian Army has launched its new software OASIS (Officers Automated & Structured Information System) that has started digitizing the records of the Army officers. The new software is hosted on Army’s intranet and can be accessed by the Army officers to check their details. The OASIS will facilitate officers to view service records & ..
Kerala high court rules that right to access Internet is part of fundamental Right to Education (RTE) & Right to Privacy
The Kerala High Court has recently ruled that the right to have access to the Internet is part of the fundamental Right to Education (RTE) & also the Right to Privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution. The verdict came on a petition filed by a Kozhikode college student challenging her expulsion for not adhering ..
A single bench of the Kerala high court headed by Justice PV Asha has ruled that access to the Internet is a fundamental right which cannot be taken away arbitrarily. Case before Kerala High Court The court was hearing a petition filed by Faheema Shirin, an 18-year-old BA student which questioned the hostel rules which ..
Zonel Sougaijam, a 22-year-old civil engineer from Manipur, has been honoured by Facebook for discovering a WhatsApp bug that violated the privacy of a user. The social media giant awarded $5000 to him and also included him in the ‘Facebook Hall of Fame 2019’ for detecting the WhatsApp bug. Mr. Sougaijam detected that during a ..