Internet privacy Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ..
Category: India Nation & States 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 ..
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 ..
The Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg called for the governments to play a greater role in protecting internet privacy. He cited 4 areas namely New regulations to protect society from harmful content Election integrity People’s privacy Data portability He said that Facebook is creating an independent body for the people to appeal its decisions. Currently the ..
In the digital era of 21st century access to information is quick and procuring personal information of an individual is easier. This can give rise to various challenges which can compromise the privacy, security and dignity of an Individual. As a result the concept of Right to be forgotten has become more relevant. Right to ..