Prajeet Nair

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IT ministry probes into WhatsApp Payments for compliance, security and data privacy

The ministry of electronics and IT has written to NPCI asking further details about the digital payment service being tested by the global messaging app owned by Facebook.

Policies should ensure free flow of data across borders: BSA Country Head

“We support the aim of giving individuals the choice and control over their data," says Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy, Country Head, BSA.

Government websites down; suspects Chinese hackers, and finally denies any hack

About a dozen government websites including that of the defence ministry went down for more than eight hours last Friday, with rumors that they have been hacked by the Chinese. However, the government ruled-out any hacking.

Facebook breach: 87 million global, 5.6 million Indian profiles compromised

Making certain policy changes, Facebook announced how users can now control, and delete data from the app and also control several other features which were vulnerable.

Google bans cryptomining extensions from its Chrome Web Store

After banning cryptocurrency ads last month, the tech giant announced on Monday that it is also banning cryptomining extensions from its Chrome Web Store.

Facebook fiasco: Apple CEO Calls for rigorous regulation; Musk deletes Tesla, SpaceX pages

“Just don’t like Facebook. Gives me the willies. Sorry.”, said Elon musk after deleting Tesla and SpaceX pages; Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for a proper regulation on data privacy. Facebook loses $100 billion in 10 days.

Expedia-owned Orbitz says 880,000 payment cards were breached

The breach has accessed information such as name, phone number, date of birth and address.

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica fiasco: The complete timeline and Zuckerberg, Sandberg apologies

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook on Wednesday wrote an apology stating about the whole fiasco. Here is also the timeline of the events unfolded from Data Analytica's time in Facebook to the complete ban of it.  

Cybersecurity is a team sport: Deborah Housen-Couriel

Israeli cybersecurity expert Deborah Housen-Couriel, was speaking to students at Christ University, Bangalore where she said, “It is the time when young students like you should come forward and start working to make our web space safer.”

Deception technology and AI will rule this year: Pankaj Thakkar, Birlasoft

With the dynamics of cyber space, professionals like us will have to continue follow a risk-based approach with cost-benefit-analysis, says Pankaj Thakkar, CISO, Birlasoft.

Google to ban cryptocurrency ads: No ICOs, wallets and trading advice

Google will ban advertisements on cryptocurrencies starting from June. Post announcement, Bitcoin fell to its lowest price since February.


SC: No need link Aadhaar to mobile, bank account until final judgement

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of India said that the linking of Aadhaar to bank, mobile and welfare schemes is not mandatory.