Tag Archives: Privacy

Japan Privacy Watchdog Warns ChatGPT Maker Over Sensitive Data Collection

By | 06/02/2023

Japan is third-largest source of traffic to OpenAI’s website, according to Similarweb. (representational) Tokyo: Japan’s privacy watchdog said on Friday it has warned OpenAI, the Microsoft-backed startup behind the ChatGPT chatbot, not to collect sensitive data without people’s permission. OpenAI should minimise the sensitive data it collects for machine learning, the Personal Information Protection Commission… Read More »

Amazon’s Ring doorbell was used to spy on customers, FTC says in privacy case

By | 06/01/2023

A former employee of Amazon’s Ring doorbell camera unit spied on female customers for months in 2017 with cameras placed in bedrooms and bathrooms, the Federal Trade Commission said in a court filing on Wednesday when it announced a $5.8m settlement with the company over privacy violations. Amazon also agreed to pay $25m to settle… Read More »

Tech Talk | How Dominant are Privacy, Misinformation & Mental Health Issues in Facebook and Instagram?

By | 06/01/2023

Meta, the parent company of two major social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, finds itself hitting the headlines almost every year for wrong reasons such as privacy, misinformation and mental health. Recently, in a judgment against the social media network for breaking European Union’s data privacy standards, Meta was fined a record $1.3 billion and… Read More »

Stop subscription creep in its tracks while saving money and protecting your privacy

By | 05/28/2023

We’ve all experienced it before – you end up subscribing to a service that you think you’re going to use regularly, and a couple of months later, you forget all about it. Why should you keep paying for something that you don’t even use? The answer is that you shouldn’t.  And I’ve got tips for… Read More »

Mind your business. Stop invading his privacy – Clergywoman, Becky Enenche warns married women against checking their husband?s phones (video)

By | 05/27/2023

Clergywoman, Becky Paul-Enenche, has warned married women against checking their husband’s phones.    While preaching in church recently, Becky who has been married to Pastor Paul Enechie for 29 years, asked women to mind their business and stop invading their husband’s privacy.   Watch a video of her speaking below…         Follow… Read More »

Prime Minister Of France Sues Biography Publisher For Violating Privacy

By | 05/25/2023

Borne’s lawyer said her client had always refused the “tyranny of transparency”. Paris: The French prime minister was accused of “censorship” at a court hearing on Wednesday reviewing her decision to sue the publisher of a new biography mentioning intimate details of her private life. Elisabeth Borne, the 62-year-old former technocrat President Emmanuel Macron named… Read More »

Apple Announces Health Data Privacy Campaign In India: What It Means

By | 05/25/2023

Apple on Wednesday launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of health data privacy globally, including in India, as millions of people now monitor their health data online via plethora of smart devices. The campaign will run across broadcast, social media and billboards in 24 regions around the world this summer. In India, there… Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg-Led Meta Slashes Business Teams in Final Round of Layoffs

By | 05/25/2023

Last Updated: May 25, 2023, 06:38 IST Meta’s layoffs followed months of waning revenue growth amid high inflation and a digital ad pullback from the pandemic e-commerce boom. Dozens of employees working in marketing, program management, content strategy and corporate communications were sacked by Meta Meta Platforms Inc, owner of Facebook, slashed jobs across its… Read More »

Aamir Khan, Fatima Play Pickleball In Viral Video; Fans SLAM Paps for ‘Invasion of Privacy’

By | 05/24/2023

Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh get clicked playing pickleball together. (Photo: Instagram) Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh worked together in Dangal and Thugs of Hindostan. Fatima shares a close bond with Aamir’s daughter Ira Khan. Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has sent the internet into a frenzy as a video of him playing pickleball… Read More »

No kings in America! Backgrid USA sarcastically refuses to surrender car chase footage to Harry and Meghan

By | 05/19/2023

In a transatlantic clash, a renowned US photo agency, Backgrid USA, has refused to comply with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s lawyers’ demands to hand over all footage and pictures from the alleged car chase that took place on Tuesday night. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex,(REUTERS) Prince Harry, 38, and Meghan… Read More »

WhatsApp Rolls Out ‘Chat Lock’ for Private Conversations; All About the New Feature to Hide Messages

By | 05/15/2023

Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s CEO, confirmed the new feature in a Facebook post. (Image: Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg) Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp, has introduced Chat Lock as an additional security feature, aiming to provide users with an extra layer of protection for their private conversations WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Meta, unveiled on Monday its… Read More »

Meta Fixes Bug That Sent Automatic Friend Requests to Facebook Users

By | 05/15/2023

Facebook was reportedly affected by a bug that automatically sent a friend request to other users, an issue that the company says it has resolved. Users recently took to Twitter to complain that the social networking service was sending requests to users immediately upon visiting their profile. The issue was spotted by several users, weeks… Read More »

Shrink-bots! Can AI be your new therapist?

By | 05/15/2023

I ’m lying on a couch talking to a therapist. I am telling them about the anxious thoughts that keep me up at night, the feelings of frustration that I have at work, and the general malaise that sometimes makes it hard to motivate myself. “Oh, Kate, I imagine this must be really difficult for… Read More »

Warnings over NHS data privacy after ‘stalker’ doctor shares woman’s records

By | 05/14/2023

The confidentiality of NHS medical records has been thrown into doubt after a “stalker” hospital doctor accessed and shared highly sensitive information about a woman who had started dating her ex-boyfriend, despite not being involved in her care. The victim was left in “fear, shock and horror” when she learned that the doctor had used… Read More »

WhatsApp listening to your conversations? Just enable this privacy feature

By | 05/14/2023

Ever since the controversy broke, everyone wants to know how to ensure that their phone microphone does not eavesdrop on them. The row started when a Twitter engineer noticed that his phone microphone was in use even though he had granted it no such permission. WhatsApp said it was blameless and that this was because… Read More »

Microsoft to launch new version of ChatGPT, will solve privacy concerns

By | 05/08/2023

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new version of ChatGPT for select users and organizations who have privacy concerns around the generative artificial intelligence platform. The company has signed a $10 billion deal with ChatGPT-maker OpenAI for tweaked versions of the chatbot, allowing users or companies to use the AI platform without worrying about privacy,… Read More »

WhatsApp could disappear from UK over privacy concerns, ministers told

By | 05/08/2023

The UK government risks sleepwalking into a confrontation with WhatsApp that could lead to the messaging app disappearing from Britain, ministers have been warned, with options for an amicable resolution fast running out. At the centre of the row is the online safety bill, a vast piece of legislation that will touch on almost every… Read More »

WhatsApp Releasing New Privacy Feature To Silence Unknown Callers: Know More

By | 05/07/2023

WhatsApp new tool to offer people more control over the calls they receive The ability to silence unknown callers allows users to mute calls from unknown phone numbers. The Meta-owned instant messaging application WhatsApp is reportedly releasing a new privacy feature to silence unknown callers, and it is available to some beta testers. “Thanks to… Read More »

HNIs laud Curlla?s luxurious services on offer, exclusivity and privacy

By | 05/05/2023

CEO and Prominent Entrepreneur, Curlla Luxury Salon, Ms. Lola Adedeji.   The grand opening of Curlla, a luxury beauty salon in Lagos was attended by high net worth individuals, beauty enthusiasts, and celebrities who were treated to a tour of the state-of-the-art facility. The salon’s unique offerings were on display during the event, with guests… Read More »

Facebook Misled Parents, Failed to Guard Kids’ Privacy: US Regulators

By | 05/04/2023

Last Updated: May 03, 2023, 23:46 IST Facebook launched Messenger Kids in 2017, pitching it as a way for children to chat with family members and friends approved by their parents. Meta would also be subject to other limitations, including with its use of face-recognition technology U.S. regulators say Facebook misled parents and failed to… Read More »

TikTok’s Head of US Data Security to Leave Company Amid Calls for App Ban

By | 05/03/2023

Last Updated: May 03, 2023, 05:52 IST The US is concerned about Chinese-owned TikTok and lawmakers on both sides are mulling efforts to curtail its reach or ban the popular short video sharing app (Image: Reuters) The news comes as TikTok faces calls from U.S. lawmakers to ban the popular short-form video app Popular video-sharing… Read More »

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Have Always Been Fiercely Protective of Their Kids’ Privacy

By | 05/03/2023

Source: Getty Images Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are total relationship goals in public, but when it comes to their kids, they value privacy. How many kids do they have? The marriage of pop singer Joe Jonas and Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner was a match made in public entertainment sphere heaven — the… Read More »

Labor to appoint dedicated privacy commissioner to combat data breaches

By | 05/02/2023

The federal government will appoint a dedicated privacy commissioner to deal with the increasing threat of data breaches, the attorney general has announced. Mark Dreyfus revealed late on Tuesday evening that the Albanese government would also restore the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) to a three-commissioner structure, saying the appointments were necessary to… Read More »