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Facebook announces new steps to protect users’ privacy

Washington, Mar 28 (AFP) Facebook said today it will overhaul its privacy settings tools to put users “more in control” of their information on the social media website. The updates include improved access to Facebook’s user settings and tools to easily search for, download and delete personal data stored by Facebook. Meanwhile, a new privacy […]

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UK whistleblower tweets details of CA links with India

UK whistleblower tweets details of CA links with India

London, Mar 28: A UK-based whistleblower, who is at the centre of a storm over alleged data breaches by Cambridge Analytica (CA), today posted information on social media that claims to expose the British consultancy’s work in India dating back to 2003. Christopher Wylie, a former employee of CA, had told MPs during his evidence […]

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Staunch Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

Staunch Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

Naypyidaw, Mar 28 : Myanmar’s parliament today elected a staunch ally of Aung San Suu Kyi as the country’s new president, allowing her to maintain a tight grip on top-level decision-making. Win Myint, 66, had been tipped for the role after former president Htin Kyaw suddenly stepped down last week, citing the need for rest. […]

 Press Trust of india

Kim Jong-un makes unprecedented trip to China

Kim Jong-un makes unprecedented trip to China

Beijing, Mar 27 :Mercurial North Korean leader Kim Jong-un today made an unprecedented whirlwind trip to Beijing – his first foreign trip since he took over power in 2011 – and reported to have held talks with the top Chinese leadership ahead of his planned summit with US President Donald Trump. While the Foreign Ministry […]

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Saudi-led coalition threatens retaliation against Iran over missiles

Riyadh, Mar 27 : A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has threatened retaliation against arch-foe Iran, accusing the Shiite power of being behind a barrage of Yemeni rebel missile attacks on the kingdom. Saudi forces said they intercepted seven missiles on Sunday, including over the capital Riyadh, in a deadly escalation that coincided with […]

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Russia blames US pressure on allies for expulsions

Tashkent, Mar 27 : Moscow today charged  Washington had put “colossal pressure” on allies to expel scores of Russian diplomats, and vowed to retaliate. “This is the result of colossal pressure, colossal blackmail which is the main instrument of Washington on the international arena,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Uzbekistan. “We’ll respond, have […]

 Press Trust of india

NaMo app controversy: US-based analytics firm says it doesn’t ‘sell, rent’ data

Washington, Mar 27 :A US-based analytics company facing allegations that it received personal data from the official mobile app of Prime Minister Narendra Modi without the consent of app users, has said that it does not sell, rent or re-market data. “CleverTap employees don’t have access to any of the data stored with it by […]

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NaMo app controversy: US-based analytics firm says it doesn’t ‘sell, rent’ data

Washington, Mar 27: A US-based analytics company facing allegations that it received personal data from the official mobile app of Prime Minister Narendra Modi without the consent of app users, has said that it does not sell, rent or re-market data. “CleverTap employees don’t have access to any of the data stored with it by […]

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FB data breach: Cyber agency cautions internet users against data thieves

New Delhi, Mar 27 :India’s national cyber security agency has cautioned internet users about lurking data thieves and advised them against sharing details such as their vote preferences and Aadhaar details over social media platforms and mobile applications. As the debate over Facebook data breach disclosure intensifies, the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) […]

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Sri Lanka sinks bullet proof vehicles, LTTE ship

Colombo, Mar 27 : Sri Lankan Navy today dumped in sea several bullet proof vehicles, including an LTTE ship, used by former presidents during the three-decade long civil war to prevent them from falling into “wrong hands”. The vehicles, including one used by Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan, the former LTTE deputy leader who later became a politician, […]