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Sundar Pichai warns of AI's misuse, calls for regulation

21 Jan 2020

Sundar Pichai warns of AI's misuse, calls for regulation

Sundar Pichai wants Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be regulated for the betterment of humanity.

Facebook data breach could cost it a whopping $1.63 billion

01 Oct 2018

Facebook data breach could cost it a whopping $1.63 billion

After failing to protect data of as many as 50 million users, Facebook could face a huge fine from an EU privacy watchdog.

You can now download the data WhatsApp collects on you

14 Sep 2018

You can now download the data WhatsApp collects on you

WhatsApp has rolled out its data portability tool in the form of a "Request Account Info" feature using which you can download a copy of all your data that the chat app has.

You can now download the data WhatsApp collects on you

26 Aug 2018

You can now download the data WhatsApp collects on you

WhatsApp has rolled out its data portability tool in the form of a "Request Account Info" feature using which you can download a copy of all your data that the chat app has.

You can now download the data WhatsApp collects on you

15 Jul 2018

You can now download the data WhatsApp collects on you

WhatsApp has rolled out its data portability tool in the form of a "Request Account Info" feature using which you can download a copy of all your data that the chat app has.

Facebook, Google face $8.8bn in lawsuits on GDPR's first day

26 May 2018

Facebook, Google face $8.8bn in lawsuits on GDPR's first day

A new European data privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, and Facebook and Google are already facing collective lawsuits of $8.8 billion for failing to comply with it.

WhatsApp to launch 'Chat Filter': Here's how it will work

10 May 2018

WhatsApp to launch 'Chat Filter': Here's how it will work

Following a slew of updates ranging from in-app video support for Facebook and Instagram to new stickers and group calling features, WhatsApp is now working to introduce another handy feature.

WhatsApp for iPhone lets you watch Facebook, Instagram videos in-app

08 May 2018

WhatsApp for iPhone lets you watch Facebook, Instagram videos in-app

Days after getting a slew of features like group video calling and third-party stickers, WhatsApp has released an update for its iOS users.

You can now download the data WhatsApp collects on you

28 Apr 2018

You can now download the data WhatsApp collects on you

WhatsApp has rolled out its data portability tool in the form of a "Request Account Info" feature using which you can download a copy of all your data that the chat app has.

You should be 16+ to access WhatsApp in Europe now

26 Apr 2018

You should be 16+ to access WhatsApp in Europe now

WhatsApp is increasing its minimum user age from 13 to 16 in Europe.

Instagram now allows you to download your content

25 Apr 2018

Instagram now allows you to download your content

Instagram has started rolling out its data portability tool using which you can download a copy of everything you've shared on the photo-sharing app.

Instagram may now let you download your content

12 Apr 2018

Instagram may now let you download your content

Instagram is developing a data portability tool which will allow users to monitor, download and back up all the data that the platform has on them.

Facebook's new privacy and data tools put 'You' in command

29 Mar 2018

Facebook's new privacy and data tools put 'You' in command

Days after the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook scandal, the social networking giant has announced a new set of changes which allows you to easily find and manage privacy settings, while giving you more control over your saved data.

WhatsApp to not share user data with Facebook following probe

15 Mar 2018

WhatsApp to not share user data with Facebook following probe

UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has ordered WhatsApp to not share user data with Facebook since according to the former, doing so would be illegal.

Who owns your health data? Is Aadhaar jeopardizing personal information?

06 Apr 2017

Who owns your health data? Is Aadhaar jeopardizing personal information?

"Electronic Health Data Privacy, Confidentiality and Privacy in India" that will permit collecting Aadhaar numbers associated with medical records has opened the debate of who will own this data.