TrueCaller hacked, 1 million Indians’ data at risk

Syrian Electronic Army broke the news via a tweet saying, “Sorry @TrueCaller, we needed your database, thank you for it.” The hackers openly released TrueCaller’sdatabase host ID, username and password via another tweet.  TrueCaller app is available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry andSymbian platforms. The app’s databases have access codes to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…

Facebook’s Free Basics now open for Reliance subscribers all over India

Mark Zuckerberg today through a Facebook post announced that all Reliance subscribers across India can now access free Internet, for limited basic services, via Facebook’s Free Basics. In October last year, Facebook had launched Internet.org to provide basic Internet services for free of cost to Reliance customers in six Indian states- Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra…

UN Internet Governance Forum closes, highlights linkages with sustainable development

Consensus at the closing 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Brazil today underscored the contribution of Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) and the Internet to the achievement of the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations announced. Goal 9 of the agenda sets an ambitious target to “significantly increase access to information and…

Digimessage from João Pessoa

MISA’s Advocacy Officer in Zambia, Kamufisa Manchishi, recently attended the 10th annual Global Internet Governance Forum in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November, 2015. He shared notes on his experience … The 10th annual meeting of the global Internet Governance Forum took place from the 10th to the 13th of November, 2015 in…

Your online behaviour is proving dear!

113 million Indians losing upto Rs 17, 000 due to cybercrime Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) released its India findings from the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, which sheds light on the truths of online crime and the personal effect it has on consumers. The report reveals that 60 per cent of people worry about experiencing cybercrime. Interestingly,…