Neha Alawadhi

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Why Shah wanted Twitter takedown

Why Shah wanted Twitter takedown

Rediff.com26 Apr 2021

Home ministry asks IT ministry to order social media platforms to remove around 100 posts or URLs.

Credit card data of 1 million Domino's Pizza customers leaked

Credit card data of 1 million Domino's Pizza customers leaked

Rediff.com20 Apr 2021

Domino's India data that included sensitive customer information such as their names, phone numbers, and credit card details has allegedly been breached and put on sale on the dark web. According to tweets by Israel-based Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock, Alon Gal, the data is worth 13 terabytes (TB). He tweeted on Sunday that the data includes as many as 180 million order details, including 1 million credit card details. The data, said Gal, was up for sale on the dark web. The threat actor, he said, was asking for $550,000 for the data.

Now users can get harmful content removed from FB, Instagram

Now users can get harmful content removed from FB, Instagram

Rediff.com15 Apr 2021

The content eligible for review includes posts, status updates, photos, videos, comments, and shares.

3.5 million MobiKwik users' data up for sale, company denies claim

3.5 million MobiKwik users' data up for sale, company denies claim

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

Many people posted screenshots of the alleged MobiKwik user data, which, according to sources, was up for sale for 1.5 bitcoin or about $86,000.

Haryana's local hire law may impact 150,000 IT jobs in the state

Haryana's local hire law may impact 150,000 IT jobs in the state

Rediff.com17 Mar 2021

A majority of the companies said the law, aimed at jobs with a monthly salary cap of Rs 50,000, will result in them leaving Haryana or growing their operations in other states and abroad.

Haryana's 75% job quota for locals challenged in HC

Haryana's 75% job quota for locals challenged in HC

Rediff.com13 Mar 2021

Experts have said the reservation provision will set unrealistic goals for organisational hiring, but will also reduce productivity by reducing the available talent pool to a few people within the state.

India had highest number of Internet shutdowns at 109 in 2020

India had highest number of Internet shutdowns at 109 in 2020

Rediff.com4 Mar 2021

From Belarus to Bangladesh, authorities in 29 countries shut down or interfered with the internet at least 155 times in 2020.

Do you use Koo app? Please be careful!

Do you use Koo app? Please be careful!

Rediff.com12 Feb 2021

French security researcher Robert Baptiste posted a screenshot suggesting the micro-blogging platform that offers a Twitter-like experience in Indian languages had Chinese connections.

Twitter invokes freedom of expression, weighs legal options

Twitter invokes freedom of expression, weighs legal options

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

The networking giant said it has taken steps to reduce the visibility of hashtags containing harmful content, which included prohibiting them from trending and appearing as recommended search terms.

Amid Twitter standoff, Union ministers shifting to Koo

Amid Twitter standoff, Union ministers shifting to Koo

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

Koo, which works on similar lines as Twitter, was born with a focus on regional language, unlike Twitter and Facebook, which are very popular but primarily cater to an English-speaking audience, reports Neha Alawadhi.

MPs watching Facebook Trump ban

MPs watching Facebook Trump ban

Rediff.com8 Feb 2021

MPs asked if the platforms have the right to take down or suspend accounts.

Will data protection Bill finally see daylight?

Will data protection Bill finally see daylight?

Rediff.com15 Jun 2020

After the first draft of the Bill was submitted under a committee chaired by Justice B N Srikrishna in 2018, there were objections raised by businesses, especially on the broad restrictions on cross-border data flow.

India saw 2nd highest phishing hosting attacks in Q1 2019

India saw 2nd highest phishing hosting attacks in Q1 2019

Rediff.com15 Jun 2020

Phishing attacks could either be in the form of an email from a trusted source asking for personal information such as passwords, bank details and personal details, or it could mimic an existing website or webpage and trick a user into entering confidential information on the page.

Yatra ends merger pact, sues Ebix in US for breach of terms

Yatra ends merger pact, sues Ebix in US for breach of terms

Rediff.com7 Jun 2020

Ebix had signed the agreement last year to acquire Gurugram-based Yatra Online for an enterprise value of $338 million (about Rs 2,327 crore) in an all-stock deal. The deal was supposed to conclude in the October-December quarter after regulatory approvals but went through several extensions, according to regulatory filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Why Google took down TikTok clone Mitron

Why Google took down TikTok clone Mitron

Rediff.com3 Jun 2020

Mitron probably would have continued with the free run for quite some time, had it not come to light that the source code of the app was actually developed by a Pakistani developer, reports Neha Alawadhi.

Govt makes Aarogya Setu a must for all office workers

Govt makes Aarogya Setu a must for all office workers

Rediff.com2 May 2020

The ministry of home affairs has made the use of Aarogya Setu app mandatory for all employees, both private and public, and pinned the responsibility for compliance on the head of respective organisations.

COVID-19: How WhatsApp is tackling spread of fake messages

COVID-19: How WhatsApp is tackling spread of fake messages

Rediff.com27 Apr 2020

WhatsApp limited the number of times a frequently forwarded message can be sent further to only one chat at a time. This resulted in 70% plunge in viral forwarded messages globally, WhatsApp told GoI.

Aarogya Setu tops charts with 75 million downloads

Aarogya Setu tops charts with 75 million downloads

Rediff.com25 Apr 2020

The exponential number of downloads can be attributed to a call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking people to have the app on their mobiles, combined with the government's push for downloading of the app through other channels, reports Neha Alawadhi.

Zomato may buy Grofers in all-stock deal

Zomato may buy Grofers in all-stock deal

Rediff.com15 Apr 2020

Sources said a merger could benefit both as Grofers' private labels business would be a draw for Zomato, as well as its experience in the online grocery delivery space.

Post COVID-19: 'IT industry will emerge stronger'

Post COVID-19: 'IT industry will emerge stronger'

Rediff.com10 Apr 2020

'We have to plan for whatever the new normal is.'

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