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India gets the Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi services w.e.f 04 May 2017

Facebook 'Express Wi-Fi' in operation in India.
The pomp and show that was depicted when Facebook came out with the full-page  advertisement in the National papers: "The internet.org is now here in India". Facebook has now officially launched the “Express Wi-Fi” in India, from, today, 04 May 2017. The first of the partners being ‘Airtel’; the company will launch about 20,000 hotspots partnering with Airtel. Facebook has already carried out th...
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Public Availability of Aadhar Numbers and related Personal Information: A Serious Security Concern

Aadhaar Details of Citizens is a serious security concern.
Aadhaar is a unique 12-digit Identification Number issued to Indian citizens. The data collected for the generation of unique ID includes name, biometric details and demographic details of an individual. Also, it has become compulsory for all the citizens to get an Aadhaar number to avail certain government services. Further, as per recent court approval, in Budget 2017, Aadhaar number can be ma...
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The new South Asia Satellite: A Technology Marvel for SAARC Countries

ISROs gift to SAARC countries at Cyber Secure India
The Rs 450 Crore gift to South Asia by India is referred to as the 'Heavyweight bird in the sky'. On May 5, the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), also called the 'Naughty boy of ISRO' in its 11th mission will carry the message of peace over the skies of the Sriharikota island. The 'South Asia Satellite' as it is referred to, which India has built for use by countries of the South ...
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Facebook has reported a spurt in demand for information from government agencies across the globe

Facebook- Transparency Report at Cyber Secure India
The demand for chat logs, location data, profile, friends list, and much such information on Facebook and WhatsApp by government agencies, has been on the increase. Facebook is duty bound to provide such information to the authorized cyber agencies and LEA of the governments. Facebook also releases the ‘Transparency Report’ periodically, to inform the consumers the data asked-for and provided. F...
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National Cyber Authority of Israel reports beating back massive attack on the country

Cyber Attack on Israel thawed by agencies at Cyber Secure India
The National Cyber Authority (NCA) was established in Israel in the year 2012. Subsequently in the year 2015, the agency was provided a comprehensive plan for national readiness in cyberspace. On 26 Apr 2017, the Israeli Government announced that the country was under a massive Cyber Attack on over 200 entities including, government ministries, public bodies, and private individuals. "We are po...
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