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Meta calls out spy firms for targeting 50,000 people across its platforms

The company's fight with the spy firms comes amid a wider move by American tech companies, US lawmakers, and President Joe Biden's administration against purveyors of digital espionage services, notably the Israeli spyware company NSO Group, which was blacklisted earlier this month.
A woman holds a smartphone with the Facebook logo in front of a displayed new rebrand logo Meta in this illustration. (REUTERS)
A woman holds a smartphone with the Facebook logo in front of a displayed new rebrand logo Meta in this illustration. (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 06:23 AM IST
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Covid-19: Phones may hold key to catching up with the pandemic

Technology lawyer Rahul Matthan, who advised the Indian government in the development of the Aarogya Setu app, said the features in the application need to be looked at in the context of the circumstances of the epidemic.
Tracing contacts through conventional methods, therefore, may be ineffective, require too much manpower, and take too much time for effective containment.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Tracing contacts through conventional methods, therefore, may be ineffective, require too much manpower, and take too much time for effective containment.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Apr 14, 2020 03:07 PM IST
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Analysis | Facial recognition will threaten individual liberty

The system is unreliable. Deploying it may institutionalise the discrimination of a diverse demographic of people
Being watched will become synonymous with being safe, only because of a constant, perpetual curfew on individual autonomy(Reuters file photo for representation)
Being watched will become synonymous with being safe, only because of a constant, perpetual curfew on individual autonomy(Reuters file photo for representation)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 09:11 PM IST
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ByVidushi Marda and Apar Gupta

China’s PLA plays down India setting up new monitoring base in Andaman

The base is located close to the Malacca Straits, a narrow strip vital to China — and to world sea trade — as its navy expands its maritime influence.
China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has said India is within its rights to set up a surveillance base in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands (ANI).(REUTERS)
China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has said India is within its rights to set up a surveillance base in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands (ANI).(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 05:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

In Arun Jaitley’s stinging counter on snooping order, a reference to UPA’s 2009 rule

Union minister Arun Jaitley hit back saying Congress was crying foul over powers created by it when it was in government.
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on December 21.(PTI Photo)
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on December 21.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 21, 2018 05:53 PM IST
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