TikTok Said to Reassure Lawmakers on US Data Security

Chinese-owned social media site TikTok told US senators it was working on a final agreement with the Biden Administration that would “fully safeguard user data and US national security interests,” according to a letter seen Friday by Reuters. TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew told senators in a letter dated Thursday that the short video […]

NFT Marketplace OpenSea Suffers Data Breach With Users’ Email IDs Leaked

OpenSea, the largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace by trading volume, has suffered a data breach after an employee at the platform’s email delivery partner – Customer.io – leaked user data. In a blog post on Thursday, the marketplace said that an employee of Customer.io “misused their employee access to download and share email addresses – […]

Coinbase Denies Selling Location Data of Crypto Users to US Authorities: Report

Coinbase crypto exchange has been making it to the headlines quite frequently these recent days. The analytics programme of the company, called Coinbase Tracer, is now under the public eye for its alleged plans of selling sensitive user data to the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) in the US. These details include transaction history […]

Google Faces Fresh Complaints From EU Consumer Groups Over Privacy Concern

Alphabet unit Google has been targeted by a French consumer group and its peers in complaints to privacy watchdogs over its vast trove of users’ personal data harvested via their Google accounts, European consumer organisation BEUC said on Thursday. In addition to the French consumer group, others in Greece, the Czech Republic, Norway and Slovenia […]

Government Postpones Deadline for VPN Providers to Store, Share User Data

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) appointed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has extended the implementation date of its April 28 order in which it asked virtual private network (VPN) providers to register and preserve user information for at least five years. Additionally, the compliance deadline for all government and private […]

US Tech Industry Fears Handing Over Data on Abortion to State Government

The technology industry in the United States is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn the Roe vs Wade precedent that for decades guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. As state laws […]

TikTok Migrates US Users’ Data to Oracle Servers

TikTok said it has completed migrating information on its US users to servers at Oracle, in a move that could address US regulatory concerns over data integrity on the popular short video app. The move, which was first reported by Reuters, comes nearly two years after a US national security panel ordered parent company ByteDance […]

Google Fined $260,000 by Russian Court for Breaching Data Rules

A Moscow court on Thursday said it had fined Alphabet’s Google RUB 15 million (roughly 2.07 crore) for repeatedly failing to comply with a Russian law requiring technology companies to localise user data. Russia has issued multiple fines to foreign technology companies in recent years over a range of infringements, in what critics say is […]

Aadhaar Data of Farmers Exposed by a Government Website: Researcher

Aadhaar data of a large number of farmers was leaked by a government website designed for the welfare of the agriculture sector in India, a security researcher has reported. The website, called PM Kisan, allows the government to distribute grants to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi programme. However, due to an issue, […]

WhatsApp Now Lets You Move Data From Android to iPhone: All Details

WhatsApp users are finally getting the option to switch from an Android phone to an iPhone after much anticipation. The instant messaging app on Tuesday announced the new capability in beta. The update has enabled users to transfer their WhatsApp account information, profile photo, individual and group chats, chat history, media, and settings from an […]

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