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Facebook Deploys Task Force For 2019 Lok Sabha Elections To Check Fake News, Hate Speech

Social media giant Facebook, who have only begun to step out of the shadow of their data breach scandal unearthed in March 2018, has now taken a preemptive step to tackle election-related interference for Lok Sabha 2019. Richard Allan, vice…

Why TRAI’s Recommendations On Data Privacy Have Come At An Opportune Time

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) this week issued its recommendations on “Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in the Telecom Sector”, much to the glee of a large section of users who are being haunted by the threat of…

Rahul Gandhi Banking On Big Data Analytics To Counter BJP In 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

The Indian National Congress seems to be ready to make full use of big data and data analytics to prepared for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019. After facing a gigantic defeat in the last Lok Sabha election in 2014,…

Congress Party Appoints Office-Bearers For Their Data Analytics Department

The Indian National Congress on Monday announced the appointment of the new heads for their AICC Data Analytics Department. In a press statement, the INC appointed Swapna Patronis as the national coordinator, and Ashok Varadrajan and Aditeshwar Singh Deo as the…

Cambridge Analytica Controversy: IT Ministry Issues Notice To Facebook

Adding a new facet to the ongoing Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEIT), India, has reportedly issued a letter to Facebook seeking information regarding the data leak of any Indian citizens. This comes hot on…

Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie Says Congress Was A Client

It looks like the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data leak controversy will not die down soon. In a fresh twist to the controversy, CA whistleblower Christopher Wylie has claimed that the data analytics firm worked extensively in India and “believed”…

Using Big Data For Profiling Is The Norm – So Why The Ruckus Over Cambridge Analytica Now?

A revelation that had far-reaching consequences for Facebook and London-headquartered Cambridge Analytica – the political data analytics firm – has once again shone a spotlight on user data privacy and more importantly ethics and alleged misuse of social media data…

Latest Update On Cambridge Analytica Scandal: Mark Zuckerberg Vows To ‘Step Up’ Security

The controversy around Cambridge Analytica — the political data firm which has been accused of ‘harvesting’ personal data taken illegally from social media sites and used to influence elections — took another turn on Thursday, when Facebook CEO took responsibility…

Latest Update On Cambridge Analytica Controversy: CEO Alexander Nix Suspended

Cambridge Analytica, the political data firm which has been accused of “harvesting” personal data taken illegally from Facebook and used to influence elections, suspended their chief executive officer Alexander Nix on Tuesday. The decision to sack Nix comes hot on…

Facebook Playing Holier Than Thou By Banning Cambridge Analytica. Is It The Real Culprit?

The Cambridge Analytica scandal has raised a big question on Facebook’s privacy policy. The questions now arise can the social media giant be trusted with my personal information? How is it safeguarding my personal data? Is my personal information vulnerable…

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