This week, Delhi International Airport deployed facial recognition on a ‘trial basis’ for 3 months, landline communications were restored in Kashmir as the Government mulls over certification for online video streaming platforms like Netflix and PrimeVideo – presenting this week’s most important developments in law, tech and national security.
[Sep 3] PAN will be issued
automatically using Aadhaar for filing returns: CBDT, DD News report.
[Sep 3] BJD set to collect Aadhaar
numbers of its members in Odisha, Opposition parties slam move, News 18 report; The New Indian Express report; Financial Express report.
[Sep 5] Aadhaar is secure, says
ex-UIDAI chief, Times of India report.
[Sep 5] Passport-like Aadhaar centre
opened in Chennai: Online appointment booking starts, Livemint report.
[Sep 8] Plans to link Janani Suraksha
and Matra Vandan schemes with Aadhaar: CM Yogi Adityanath, Times of India report.
[Sep 5] Digital media bodies welcome
26% FDI cap, Times of India report.
[Sep 6] Automation ‘not threat’
to India’s IT industry, ET Tech report.
[Sep 6] Tech Mahindra to modernise
AT&T network systems, Tech Circle report.
Data Protection and Governance
[Sep 2] Health data comes under the
purview of Data Protection Bill: IAMAI, Inc42 report.
[Sep 2] Credit history should not be
viewed as sensitive data, say online lenders, Livemint report.
[Sep 3] MeitY may come up with policy
on regulation of non-personal data, Medianama report.
[Sep 3] MeitY to work on a white paper
to gain clarity on public data regulations, Inc42 report.
[Sep 6] Treating data as commons is
more beneficial, says UN report, Medianama report.
[Sep 9] Indian Government may allow
companies to sell non-personal data of its users, Inc42 report, The Economic Times report.
[Sep 9] Tech firms may be compelled to
share public data of its users, ET Tech report.
Data Privacy and Breaches
[Sep 2] Chinese face-swap app Zao faces
backlash over user data protection, KrAsia report; Medianama report.
[Sep 2] Study finds Big Data eliminates
confidentiality in court judgments, Swiss Info report.
[Sep 4] YouTube will pay $170 million
to settle claims it violated child privacy laws, CNBC report; FTC Press Release.
[Sep 4] Facebook will now let people
opt-out of its face recognition feature, Medianama report.
[Sep 4] Mental health websites in
Europe found sharing user data for ads, Tech Crunch report.
[Sep 5] A huge database of Facebook
users’ phone numbers found online, Tech Crunch report.
[Sep 5] Twitter has temporarily
disabled tweet to SMS feature, Medianama report.
[Sep 6] Fake apps a trap to track your
device and crucial data, ET Tech report.
[Sep 6] 419 million Facebook users
phone numbers leaked online, ET Tech report; Medianama report.
[Sep 9] Community social media
platform, LocalCircles, highlights data misuse worries, The Economic Times report.
[Sep 7] Freedom of expression is not
absolute: PCI Chairman, The Hindu report.
[Sep 7] Chennai: Another IAS officer
resign over ‘freedom of expression’, Deccan Chronicle report.
[Sep 8] Justice Deepak Gupta: Law on
sedition needs to be toned down if not abolished, The Wire report.
Online Content Regulation
[Sep 3] Government plans certification
for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Other OTT Platforms, Inc42 report.
[Sep 4] Why Justice for Rights went to
court, asking for online content to be regulated, Medianama report.
[Sep 4] Youtube claims new hate speech
policy working, removals up 5x, Medianama report.
[Sep 6] MeitY may relax norms on
content monitoring for social media firms, ET Tech report; Inc42 report; Entrackr report.
[Sep 4] Offline retailers accuse Amazon
and Flipkart of deep discounting, predatory pricing and undercutting, Medianama
report; Entrackr report.
[Sep 6] Companies rely on digital
certification startups to foolproof customer identity, ET Tech report.
Digital Payments and FinTech
[Sep 3] A sweeping reset is in the
works to bring India in line with fintech’s rise, The Economic Times report.
[Sep 3] Insurance and lending companies
in agro sector should use drones to reduce credit an insurance risks: DEA’s
report on fintech, Medianama report.
MeitY sought views on ‘non-personal data’; India and France announce joint research consortium on AI and digital partnership after NSA-level talks; Section 144 CrPC imposed in areas of Assam anticipating unrest after the publication of the NRC list as the MHA holds a high-level security meet on Kashmir; and the tussle between MeitY and the Niti Aayog for control over the Rs. 7000 cr AI project continues – presenting this week’s most important developments at the intersection of law and tech.
[Aug 27] Aadhaar integration can weed
out fake voters: UIDAI’s Ajay Bhushan Pandey, Business Standard report.
[Aug 27] Government to intensify
Aadhaar enrolment in J&K after Oct 31: Report, Medianama report; Times Now report; The Quint report
[Aug 27] Interview: Why I filed a case
to link Aadhaar and Social Media Accounts, The Quint report.
[Aug 27] Aadhaar database cannot be
hacked even after a billion attempts: Ravi shankar Prasad, Money Control report.
[Aug 27] Most dangerous situation:
Justice Srikrishna on EC-Aadhaar linking, The Quint report.
[Aug 28] Aadhaar ads to women’s
problems in India. Here’s why. The Wire report.
[Aug 28] What Centre will tell Supreme
Court on Aadhaar and social media account linkage, The Hindustan Time report.
[Aug 28] All residents of an MP village
have the same date of birth on their Aadhaar, Business Standard report.
[Aug 29] Blood banks advised to ask for
donors’ Aadhaar cards, Times of India report.
[Aug 29] Aadhaar continues to evolve
and grow as India issues biometric seafarers’ ID, Biometric Update report.
[Aug 31] Aadhaar mandatory for farmers
to avail crop loan in Odisha, Odisha Sun Times report.
[Sep 1] NRIs to get Aadhaar sans
180-day wait in 3 months, The Hindu report.
[Sep 1] Aadhaar-liquor link to check
bottle littering? Deccan Herald report.
[Sep 1] Linking Aadhaar with social
media can lead to insidious profiling of people, says Apar Gupta, Times of
[Aug 27] NASSCOM-DSCI on National
Health Stack: separate regulatory body for health, siloed registries, usage of
single ID, Medianama report.
[Aug 27] Govt looks to develop
electronics component manufacturing base in India: MeitY Secretary, YourStory report; Money Control report.
[Aug 30] India is encouraging foreign
firms to shift biz from China: report, Medianama report; Reuters report.
[Aug 30] Wipro, Google to speed up
digital shift of enterprises, ET Telecom report.
[Aug 30] Government committed to reach
public via technology, Times of India report.
This week PM Modi called for the creation of a Chief of Defence staff in his Independence Day Speech; Internet and Communications Shutdown continue in Jammu and Kashmir after a brief reprieve amid fears of violence; Rajasthan faces Internet shutdowns in parts of Jaipur following communal clash; China’s new digital currency is almost up for launch; Maharashtra adopts wider use of blockchain technology – presenting this week’s most important developments in law and tech.
[Aug 13] Jaipur:
24 people injured in communal clash, mobile internet suspended in some areas,
Hindustan Times report.
[Aug 13] Internet
services partially restored in Jammu & Kashmir: Report, Medianama report.
[Aug 17] Landline
services partially restored in Valley, mobile internet back in 5 Jammu
districts, Hindustan Times report.
[Aug 18] Mobile
Internet services again snapped in Jammu region, The Times of India report.
Internal Security: Current Status of J&K
[Aug 18] Ex-defence officers and bureaucrats
move SC against Centre’s decision on Article 370, The Economic Times report;
The Quint report.
[Aug 18] The fear of losing land to outsiders
grips Valley, The Tribune report.
[Aug 18] 4G internet services to be made
operational only after assessing situation: Jammu Divisional Commissioner, ANI
[Aug 18] Restrictions Reimposed in Srinagar
After Protests, Clashes With Police, The Wire report;
the Statesman report.
[Aug 18] About 4,000 people arrested in Kashmir
since August 5: govt sources to AFP, The Hindu report.
[Aug 19] Schools Reopen In Kashmir But Few
Children Show Up: 10 Points, NDTV report.
[Aug 19] Congress Leaders Deviate From Party
Line on Article 370, Hail Centre’s Move in Kashmir, The Wire report.
Tech and National Security
[Aug 15] Independence Day 2019: Here are the
highlights from PM Modi’s speech, Business Line report.
[Aug 15] Major push for military, infra in PM
Modi’s I-Day speech: Key takeaways, Business Standard report.
[Aug 16] Explained: What is Chief of Defence
Staff that PM Modi announced in I-Day speech, India Today report.
[Aug 17] Appointment of CDS will boost India’s
national security and power projection capabilities, Economic Times report.
[Aug 16] Amend existing laws so we can obtain
and use people’s Aadhaar numbers for voter verification, says ECI to Law
ministry, Medinama report.
[Aug 18] EC seeks legal backing to collect
voters’ Aadhaar data to check duplication, Business Standard report.
[Aug 19] ‘Voluntary Aadhaar eKYC for bank
accounts, mobile, MFs soon’, Times of India report.
[Aug 19] SC to consider Facebook’s Aadhaar plea
on August 20, Deccan Herald report.
[Aug 16] India’s battle to catch China in
payment apps; country to become more digital, Livemint report.
[Aug 17] Top executives of Apple, Samsung,
Xiaomi to meet government on August 19, Financial Express report.
[Aug 19] Lithuania can be important technology
partner for India: Venkaiah Naidu, MoneyControl report.
[Aug 19] India to help Bhutan in digital
payments, space technology, Hindustan Times report.
[Aug 13] NIST seeks industry feedback as
Internet of Things cybersecurity standards take shape, Federal News Network report.
[Aug 14] Cybersecurity Startup Securiti.ai
emerges from Stealth with $31 million Investment, ciscomag.com report.
[Aug 15] Kaspersky announces new Transparency
Centre in Malaysia, Livemint report;
Digital News Asia report.
[Aug 19] Cybersecurity leader Vectra establishes
operations in Asia-Pacific to address growing demand for network detection and
response in the cloud, Yahoo Finance report.
[Aug 14] Huawei
starts research on 6G internet, Cnet report.
[Aug 14] Google’s
soccer-playing A.I. hopes to master the world’s most popular sport, Digital
[Aug 19] Three UK
rolls out 5G home internet access in London, Engadget report.
[Aug 19] Cyber
Security: Are IoT deployments in India safe from hackers?, Financial Express report.
[Aug 12] Reliance AGM: Mukesh Ambani backs
blockchain technology; says data is wealth, Business Today report.
[Aug 19] Maharashtra to use blockchain
technology in agriculture marketing, vehicle registration, DNA report;
[Aug 13] China says state Cryptocurrency set to
rival Bitcoin is ‘Close’ to Launch, The Independent report.
[Aug 14] China’s Digital Currency Is Unlikely to
Be a Cryptocurrency, Forbes report.
[Aug 14] IAMAI says RBI has no authority to ban
cryptocurrencies, The Economic Times report.
[Aug 16] Chinese National Cryptocurrency Turns
Out Not Being an Actual Crypto, Cointelegraph report.
[Aug 17] Cryptocurrency This Week: Supreme Court
To Conclude Hearing Next Week, Bitcoin India Investigations And More, Inc42 report.
[Aug 17] Mastercard is assembling its own
cryptocurrency team, New York Post report.
The RTI Amendment Bill was passed by both houses of the Parliament as the Government considers relaxation in proposed data localisation requirements for foreign tech firms; crypto critiques by the Garg Committee’s proposed ban; probes and penalties in the struggle to regulate global tech giants— presenting this week’s most important developments in law and tech.
Right to Information
[July 23] Lok Sabha passes bill to amend RTI, Oppn says centre is weakening the law, Livemint report; The Economic Times report.
[July 23] Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment Bill amid Opposition uproar; what changes have been proposed under new law, Firstpost report.
[July 24] 14 political parties from Rajya Sabha oppose the RTI amendment bill, The Economic Times report.
[July 24] Freedom of expression is under threat due to RTI Act amendments, say former Chief Information Commissioners, National Herald report.
[July 25] Rajya Sabha passes RTI amendment bill, Opposition walks out, Livemint report; India Today report; Business Standard report.
Data Protection Bill
[July 23] Personal data protection bill: IT Ministry may back storage curbs for critical, sensitive data, The Hindu Business Line report.
[July 27] Policymakers a divided lot on personal data bill provisions, ET Tech report.
[July 27] Personal data protection bill to take care of sovereign data concerns: Govt, ET Telecom report.
[July 28] Data protection bill still in limbo after 1 year; Govt refuses info, The Quint report.
[July 28] India will never compromise on its data sovereignty: Prasad, The Economic Times report; DNA India report; Firstpost report.
Data Protection and Privacy
[July 23] Equifax to pay $650 million for the 2017 data breach, Medianama report; New York Times report.
[July 24] Facebook agrees to pay record $5 billion settlement in privacy investigation, Time magazine report; NBC news report; The Economic Times report.
[July 25] Record Facebook fine won’t end scrutiny of the company, ET tech report.
[July 25] WhatsApp announces privacy investigation partnership, ET Tech report.
[July 25] WhatsApp to engage with policymakers to strengthen privacy, ET Telecom report.
[July 25] Facebook ends Microsoft, Sony access to friend data, ET Telecom report.
[July 25] Facebook warns of costly privacy changes, discloses another US probe, ET tech report.
[July 26] UK Data Protection Agency issues new guidelines for data sharing, JD Supra report.
[July 24] Only critical information may need to be housed in India, ET Tech report.
[July 24] India may tweak data privacy norms to keep only critical data in country: report, The Economic Times report; Business Today report.
[July 26] As data localisation gathers steam, RailTel goes on cloud offensive, The Hindu Business Line report.
[July 29] Big relief for foreign firms: Govt panel says no need to mirror personal data in India, Financial Express report; The Indian Express report.
[July 22] Empowering India’s hardware startups: Qualcomm signs a technical bilateral cooperation agreement with MeitY, YourStory.com report.
[July 23] TRAI wants to be country’s data czar, MeitY not keen, The Economic Times report; Money Control report.
[July 26] India’s agricultural farms get a technology lift, ET Tech report.
[July 29] India’s mid-cap IT firms caught between shrinking deals and rising costs, ET tech report.
[July 23] TikTok has removed over 60 lakh videos between July 2018 to April 2019, Medianama report.
[July 23] Why they want TikTok banned in India, Medianama report.
[July 24] Over 150 cases of fake news reported during Lok Sabha elections, says Union Minister, News18 report.
[July 24] Over 2100 URLs on social media blocked in 2019: Prasad, The Outlook report.
[July 25] Govt says porn sites blocked by Jio, Airtel and others after 3 court orders, hints watching porn not illegal, India Today report.
[July 26] Muslim hawker beaten up over Jai Shri Ram chants in Bengal, internet suspended after tension, India Today report.
[July 26] Social influencers make hay while content shines, ET Tech report.
[July 26] POCSO amendment bill expands child porn definition to ‘any visual depiction’ of sexually explicit content involving children, Medianama report.
[July 21] UIDAI to soon select adjudicating officer for inquiry in contravention cases, Money Control report.
[July 23] 100 plus e-seva centres in Chennai shut after operators lose access to Aadhaar website, Times of India report.
[July 24] Income Tax return 2019: Compulsory mention of Aadhaar in ITR, Financial Express report.
[July 24] Devendra Fadnavis joins the ‘link Aadhaar with voter IDs’ bandwagon: report, Medianama report.
[July 25] States can now use Aadhaar data for their schemes, ET Tech report; The Hindu Business Line report, Livemint report; Money Control report.
[July 25] Aadhaar linking not mandatory for activation of RuPay cards, Times Now News report.
[July 25] Aadhaar misuse surfaces in Gurugram, The Tribune report.
[July 25] Providing Aadhaar details for ‘parivar pehchan patra’ purely voluntary: Khattar, The Week report.
[July 25] All Aadhaar issues have been settled: Nandan Nilekani, The Economic Times report.
[July 26] Plea against Aadhaar-vote link filed before Delhi HC, The Telegraph report.
[July 28] Fake Aadhaar racket busted in Andhra Pradesh, The New Indian Express report.
[July 28] Linking Aadhaar with election ID would disenfranchise elderly and manual labourers: ECI told, Counterview report.
[July 22] How an in-house e-commerce platform revolutionised government procurement, ET Tech report.
[July 25] Shopping from Chinese e-tailers set to become more expensive, The Economic Times report; Entrackr report.
[July 26] Amazon engaging with Indian govt to seek stable e-commerce policy, ET Tech report.
[July 28] Government plans e-commerce boost for rural products, ET Tech report.
[July 29] Data, e-commerce laws held up as India, US talk, Hindustan Times report.
[July 26] Govt fears WhatsApp may share payment data with Facebook, others, ET Tech report.
[July 26] Digital payment firms wait for new finance secretary to discuss Merchant Discount rates (MDRs), ET tech report.
[July 27] WhatsApp’s payment service is now being tested by companies, ET Tech report.
[July 22] FINRA extends deadline for firms to report crypto activity, CoinDesk report.
The National Investigation Agency Act was amended by Parliament this week, expanding its investigation powers to include cyber-terrorism; FaceApp’s user data privacy issues; and the leaked bill to ban cryptocurrencies— presenting this week’s most important developments in law and tech.
[July 15] Govt plans Aadhaar based identification of patients to
maintain health records, Live Mint report;
The Indian Express report.
[July 15] Petition in Delhi HC seeking linking of Aadhaar with
property documents, Live Mint report.
[July 15] Government stops verification process using Aadhaar for
driving license, The Economic Times report.
[July 15] Government stops verification process
using Aadhaar for driving license: Nitin Gadkari, ET Auto report.
[July 18] Will Aadhaar interchangeability for
ITR make PAN redundant? Live Mint report.
[July 18] Govt floats idea for Aadhaar-like
database for mapping citizen health, Business Standard report;
Money Control report;
[July 19] Linking Aadhaar with Voter ID—
Election Commission to decide within weeks, The Print report;
India Legal analysis.
[July 21] Mumbai man fights against linking
Aadhaar to salary account, The Quint report.
[July 21] Violating SC rules, matrimonial site
sells love, marriage using Aadhaar data, National Herald report.
[July 22] Large cash deposits may soon need
Aadhaar authentication, Times of India report;
Money Control report.
Right to Information
[July 19] Bill to amend RTI law introduced in
Lok Sabha amid opposition, India Today report.
[July 18] Ajaz Khan of Big Boss fame arrested
by Mumbai Police for TikTok video, The Asian Age report;
DNA India report.
[July 19] Guwahati HC grants anticipatory bail
to poets accused of writing communally charged poetry on Assam citizenship
crisis, Live Law report.
[July 16] MeitY to finalise Intermediary
Liability rules amendment by month end, Medianama report;
Data Protection and Data Privacy
[July 17] Canada probing data theft at military
research center: reports, Business recorder report.
[July 17] BJP raises issue of privacy breach by
tech devices in Rajya Sabha, BJD demads more funds, News 18 report.
[July 17] TMC MPs protest outside Parliament in
Delhi, demand to bring Data Protection Law, DNA India report.
The Parliament passed the Aadhaar Amendment Bill, expected to have a far-reaching impact on data sharing with private companies and State Governments; France rolled out a new “digital tax” for Big Tech, Facebook slapped with a massive $5bn fine by the US FTC, while uncertainty over Huawei’s inclusion in India’s 5G trials deepens — presenting this week’s most important developments in law and tech.
In focus this week: opinions and analyses of the Defence Budget for 2019-20.
[July 8] Parliament passes Aadhaar amendment bill, The Hindu Business Line report.
[July 8] RS clears bill on voluntary use of Aadhaar as ID proof, Live Mint report.
[July 8] Techie moves Madras High Court assailing compulsory linking of Aadhaar with Universal Account Number (UAN) to avail EPFO pension, The Economic Times report.
[July 9] You are not bound to share Aadhaar data with schools, banks and telcos, DNA India report.
[July 9] ‘Ordinance on Aadhaar use doesn’t survive as House has cleared the Bill’: Centre tells SC, The Hindu report.
[July 10] Aadhaar Bill passage in Parliament: New clause helps secure non-NDA votes, The Economic Times report.
[July 11] PAN not linked to Aadhaar will become invalid from September, Business Standard report.
[July 11] Aadhaar amendments: New clause to allow use of Aadhaar data for state schemes, Live Mint report.
[July 11] Amendment: no Aadhaar for mobile wallet firms, The Economic Times report.
[July 11] All your Aadhaar fears are coming true in Assam, HuffPost India report.
[July 13] Rajya Sabha passes Aadhaar amendment Bill, allows to file complaint in case of security breach, India Today report.
[July 14] You may soon have to pay Rs. 10,000 as fine for entering wrong Aadhaar number for transactions, New 18 report.
[July 9] Twitter backs off broad limits on ‘Dehumanizing Speech’, The New York Times report.
[July 10] TikTok influencers charged for hate speech and attempting to incite communal violence, Business Insider report.
The Union Budget for 2019-2020 brought with it a boost for using Aadhaar to file I-T returns amid escalating privacy concerns, but disappointed those hoping for larger allocations to modernisation of the armed forces. As the uncertainty over Huawei’s inclusion in 5G trials continues — presenting this week’s most important developments in law and tech.
[July 4] Aadhaar bill seeking its use as ID to open bank account passes in Lok Sabha, India today report.
[July 4] UIDAI sets up first Aadhaar centres in Delhi and Vijayawada, to set up 114 more centres in 2019, Medianama report.
[July 5] Aadhaar ordinance: SC asks Centre, UIDAI to respond to writ petition, The Hindu report; The Economic Times report; Medianma report.
[July 6] Budget eases criteria of obtaining Aadhaar for NRIs with Indian passport, Business Standard report.
[July 6] Budget 2019 proposes to make PAN, Aadhaar interchangeable; soon you can file ITR using either of these, The Economic Times report.
[July 6] J&K Government approves Aadhaar linked payment mode for disbursal of pension, Business Standard report.
[July 7] Economic survey has based Aadhaar impact on MGNREGS on false assumptions, say researchers, The Hindu report.
[July 8] I-T to allot PAN to those filing returns only with Aadhaar, Live Mint report.
[July 2] India saw 11 internet shutdowns in June, 59 so far in
2019, Medianama report.
[July 4] Internet services in Jaipur set to resume today; parts of
the city had been offline after rape of minor, Medianama report.
[July 4] Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp back after 8-hour outage
that left users unable to upload photos, videos, Medianama report.
[July 5] Following communal violence, internet remains closed in
Agra, India today report.
[July 3] Centre has no plans to scrap sedition law, Minister tells
Rajya Sabha; The Hindu report.
[July 5] MDMK Chief vaiko convicted in sedition case, sentenced to
one year imprisonment, The Hindu Business Line report.
[July 1] Data Protection Bill: MHA wants insulation for security
agencies, The Tribune report.
[July 2] TikTok illegally collecting data received by China,
claims Shashi Tharoor, News18 report.
[July 2] Tik Tok under investigation in the UK over children’s
data use, The Guardian report.
[July 2] China’s new data protection scheme, The Diplomat report.
[July 3] Comprehensive legislation on data privacy under
formulation: Ravi Shankar Prasad; The Economic Times report.
[July 4] Won’t allow abuse of Indian data by foreign powers or
companies, says RS Prasad in Rajya Sabha , Medianama report.
[July 5] Govt needs to leverage data as public good to boost
welfare of poor, Live Mint report.
[July 6] Economic Survey pushes for interlinking and selling
citizens’ data for private purposes: Rethink Aadhaar, Money Life report.
[July 4] Qualcomm India extends design challenge to MeitY
supported startups, The Economic Times report.
[July 8] No incentive left for banks to push digital pay, fears
fintech, ET Tech report.
[June 30] ‘Govt Screwed Us’ Crypto Startup Coin Recoil Founder
Writes An Open Letter To PM. Inc42 report.
[July 2] Remaining crypto exchanges in India bet on global
markets, ET Tech report.
[July 3] Bitcoin’s energy consumption ‘equals that of
Switzerland’, BBC report.
[July 5] Indian authorities arrest 4 individuals accused of crypto
ponzi scheme, Coin Telegraph report.
[July 5] US lawmakers tell Facebook to halt Libra as it risks
undermining dollar and upending global financial system, Medianama report.
7] New ECB boss Christine Lagarde made a serious Bitcoin warning, Forbes report.
[July 3] Samsung talks about its 5G solution, readiness to work with telecom operators in India, India Today report
[July 2] Samsung to ramp up Internet of Things business in India after 5G roll out, Times Now News reports
[July 3] Despite Trump’s promised reprieve, Commerce Department
tells staff to continue treating Huawei as blacklisted, Tech Crunch report.
[July 3] Indian companies supplying (US origin equipment) to
Huawei may face US sanctions: Govt, The Economic Times report.
[July 4] Donald trump eases off Huawei as forms discover holes in
his export ban, The Economist’s analysis.
[July 4] India to decide on Huawei participation in 5G trial based
on security and economic interests, The Economic Times report.
[July 5] Huawei disputes US cyber firm’s findings of flaws in
gear, The Wall Street Journal report.
[July 6] Huawei employees linked to China’s military and
intelligence, reports claim, Forbes report.
6] Huawei is helping all the UK’s top carriers build their 5G networks,
[July 2] Air travel needs cybersecurity, now tighter than ever, Financial Express report.
[July 3] New Zealand updates its cybersecurity strategy, ZDNet report.
[July 3] Tech Mahindra, SSH to deploy cutting edge cybersecurity solutions to secure access control for enterprises, Dataquest India report.
[July 3] 25 Central, State govt websites hacked till May this year: Ravi Shankar Prasad; The economic Times report.
[July 5] Getting up to speed with AI and Cybersecurity, Tech radar explainer.
[July 5] The Biggest Cybersecurity Crises of 2019 so far, The Wired report.
[July 6] New ransomware named Sodin exploits Windows flaw identified by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, The Indian Wire report.
[July 3] Suspected Iranian Cyber Attacks Show No sign of slowing,
Defense One report.
[July 4] Report: Pentagon should assume US satellites are already
hacked, Defense One report.
Tech and Law Enforcement
[July 1] NSAB comes up with traceability to help Whatsapp,
Economic Times report
[July 2] China snares tourists’ phones in surveillance dragnet by
adding secret app, The New York Times report;
The Guardian report.
[July 1] Indian Air Force orders Russian-made anti-tank missiles for USD 29 million, Jane’s Defence Weekly report.
[July 1] Modi govt spent Rs. 2.37 lakh crore on modernisation of armed forces in 4 years, Business Today report.
[July 2] India’s defence budget has nearly doubled in 5 years but the money is not enough to upgrade the weapons. Business Insider report.
[July 4] Funds shrinking, Army wants budget 2019 to make special allowance for GST, customs duties, The Print report.
[July 5] Budget 2019: Experts feel not much to change for armed forces, The New Indian Express report.
[July 5] 0.01% – The increase in defence allocation from interim budget as modernisation put on hold, News18 report.
[July 5] Budget 2019: Defence gets duty exemption on imports, no big allocation, say experts, Financial Express report; The Hindu report.
[July 5] India outlines progress in ‘Strategic Partner’ projects, Jane’s Defense Weekly report.
[July 5] Defence Ministry approves Army Headquarters restructuring plans: Gen Bipin Rawat, Business Standard report.
[July 6] Army, Nation e-Governance Division ink pact for developing revamped app, Money Control report.
[July 6] MBDA, French Army team develop AI based automatic target recognition by imaging system, Defense World report.
[July 7] Indian Army to buy American howitzer ammo for long-range accurate strikes, The Economic Times report.
[July 8] DRDO carries out three successful Nag tests in one day in Pokhran, The Economic Times report.
[July 1] Abhijit Kumar Dutta, Money Control, 5G test run: Is barring Huawei a good idea? Probably not.