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Cyber bullies wreak havoc even in rural government schools

HYDERABAD: As cyber bullying is becoming the biggest form of harassment on all popular social platforms, Internet companies are increasingly paying attention to the issue.  Many young people experience cyber bullying on a regular basis. Some face extreme forms of online abuse. Some have taken their own lives as a result. IT companies have a …

Why India lags in tackling online child sex abuse

CHENNAI: The content on the dark web, the part of the internet not indexed by search engines and accessed through specific software, is truly a dark world — offensive, degrading and downright horrific. Navigating through it to access child pornography in anonymity is easy. But, so too is accessing such material on the open internet. …

Future of Work 2020: Here are the speakers who will define tomorrow’s product, technology, design

Vineet Kumar’s Cyber Peace Foundation is an award-winning NGO and global think tank for cybersecurity and policy experts. Incubated out of Jharkhand, the NGO began in collaboration with senior police and defence officers to establish a peaceful and harmonious cyberspace. Previously the CTO of Jharkhand Police, Vineet is also a member of several committees set …

Rachakonda police Commissionerate observes safer Internet Day

Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Police Commissionerate observed ‘Safer Internet Day-2020’ here on Tuesday. The initiative aims to educate children about online safety and spark a conversation about the responsible use of technology. The concept was introduced in 2009 in European countries and is now observed across the nations. This year’s theme was “together for a better …

Life behind the firewall: What it’s like to be an ethical hacker today

Vineet Kumar runs the Cyber Peace Foundation, which works with governments to spread awareness about cyber crime and cyber safety, starting at the grassroot level. ( Diwakar Prasad / HT Photo ) Government agencies are slowly warming up to the work done by ethical hackers. Kothapalli’s Hackrew, set up in 2018, organised its first live …

Facebook launches ‘We Think Digital’ literacy programme for women in UP

In a bid to provide digital literacy training to 1,00,000 women across seven states, Facebook on Tuesday launched its ‘We Think Digital’ programme here in partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation on the occasion of Safer Internet Day. “We are focusing on trying to create digital leadership amongst women …

WhatsApp Vulnerability in Website

Whatsapp urges users to update to the latest version of WhatsApp as they discovered a vulnerability that allows spyware to be injected into a user’s phone through the WhatsApp's calling feature. According to a Financial Times Report, this spyware was developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group. By calling the user on WhatsApp …

Cyber criminals spewing links on WhatsApp to dupe users

Clicking on unknown links shared over WhatsApp may leak personal information from your phone and make you susceptible to cyber fraud, Ranchi police warned on Monday. They issued a circular asking people to be careful about which URL they follow on the smartphone messaging app as cyber frauds were now sharing links and unfinished texts …

Child Safety Hackathon organised by Facebook in partnership With CyberPeaceFoundation and IIT Delhi.

In a bid to train 3 lakh Indians in digital safety, Facebook on Monday announced the launch of the Digital Literacy Library — a collection of lessons in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. The announcement was made at Facebook’s South Asia Safety Summit here in the presence of Union Women and Child Development …

Start-Ups Step In To Plug Gaps In India’s Cyber Security Shield

At a special meeting at the DRDO that assessed India’s cyber vulnerability, experts said security agencies are now using face-recognition techniques developed by Indian start-ups. he risk of data leak and hacking by cyber criminals is increasing as smartphones become more and more complex and internet penetration widens. India saw 53,000 incidents of cyber attacks …

The dark web has become a major source of all illicit drugs now, cocaine, LSD, and MDMA, which is a growing challenge for Narco Cops.

I am sitting with a senior police officer in his office to discuss drug abuse, and he pulls out his smartphone to show me a video. The video shows a teenager sitting in front of a desktop at a government office. He is seen waiting for the person behind the smartphone to give him a …

Nitish Chandan from CyberPeace Foundation talks about the rising crisis of video sharing app

young girl, not more than 12 years old is dressed in a bright pink lehenga and a royal blue velvet blouse. She is standing in the middle of a field and swaying her body, shaking her hips, her chest heaving as she dances to a popular Hariyanvi number that goes Meri jalti jawani maange paani paani. It’s a 15-second clip on a …

Fighting fake news

Jayalakshmi from CyberPeaceFoundation interview Live on BBC News with Matthew Amroliwala

WHATSAPP HAS HIRED 20 RESEARCH TEAMS WORLDWIDE TO CURB MISINFORMATION SPREAD

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced that it has selected 20 research teams worldwide – including experts from India and those of Indian origin — who will work towards how misinformation spreads and what additional steps the mobile messaging platform could take to curb fake news. Shakuntala Banaji from London School of Economics and Political Science …

First Digital Literacy and Online Safety Programme for young girls and women is launched in Imphal

“The women of the North East, particularly women of Manipur are highly talented and they deserve to be sufficiently empowered with the digital technology for a space in this highly competitive world,”said Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla while launching the first Digital Literacy and Online Safety Programme for young girls and women in Imphal on Wednesday. State social ...