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WhatsApp users received a notification this month that it was preparing a new privacy policy and terms, and it reserved the right to share some user data with the Facebook app.(REUTERS)

'Can't read your personal conversation: WhatsApp shares status amid backlash

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:38 PM IST
Whatsapp said it can't see users' shared location and it doesn't share contacts with Facebook.
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After WhatsApp updates its policy, people are discussing Signal app, which was created by Signal Foundation, set up by former WhatsApp co-founder Brien Acton who left WhatsApp in 2017.(Reuters representative image)
After WhatsApp updates its policy, people are discussing Signal app, which was created by Signal Foundation, set up by former WhatsApp co-founder Brien Acton who left WhatsApp in 2017.(Reuters representative image)

What is Signal and why is it trending?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 02:06 PM IST
The Signal app on Saturday tweeted and clarified that Signal Advance and Signal app are two different companies.
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Trinamool Congress leader Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar at a press conference at Trinamool Bhavan in Kolkata on Tuesday. The TMC has been holding special press conferences every day for the past two weeks.(PTI)
Trinamool Congress leader Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar at a press conference at Trinamool Bhavan in Kolkata on Tuesday. The TMC has been holding special press conferences every day for the past two weeks.(PTI)

In battleground Bengal, data becomes key weapon for BJP, TMC

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:33 PM IST
The TMC and the BJP in their social media campaigns are dishing out statistics, videos and photographs to counter each other’s claims on sector-wise development and social welfare measures.
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Considering the present requirements of storing data and extrapolating it with a growth rate of 50%, Dr Vopson said that the energy requirement will reach 18.5 terawatt (TW).(REUTERS)
Considering the present requirements of storing data and extrapolating it with a growth rate of 50%, Dr Vopson said that the energy requirement will reach 18.5 terawatt (TW).(REUTERS)

In 200 years, data generation to take up as much power as the world produces today: Study

By Harikrishnan Nair | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Scientists are, however, divided upon this claim saying that newer tech will help.
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According to a cyber security firm Sophos, 82% of Indian organisations were reportedly hit by ransomware over the last year.
According to a cyber security firm Sophos, 82% of Indian organisations were reportedly hit by ransomware over the last year.

NHAI server attacked by malware, govt says no data loss

By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Ransomware is a type of cyberattack where the hacker tries to infect a server with a type of malware that renders users of the server unable to access key files.
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Data which is unrepresentative of reality doesn’t just fool the public, but also misguides policy-makers(Indranil Bhoumik/Mint)
Data which is unrepresentative of reality doesn’t just fool the public, but also misguides policy-makers(Indranil Bhoumik/Mint)

Whose data is it anyway?

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 06:30 PM IST
We need strongly independent bodies such as the National Statistical Commission which can bravely present data and context without worrying about what this says about which government
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