Indian bug hunter finds flaw in Instagram, wins $30,000

IANS-   Chennai-based security researcher Laxman Muthiyah has won $30,000 as a part of a bug bounty program after he spotted a flaw in Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram. Muthiyah said the vulnerability allowed him to “hack any Instagram account without consent permission.” He discovered it was possible to take over someone’s Instagram account by triggering […]

Facebook to pay $5bn fine over privacy violations: Report

  IANS-   Facebook has reportedly reached a whopping $5 billion settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the Cambridge Analytica privacy violations, the media reported. FTC commissioners voted by 3-2 with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition to the penalty, Xinhua news agency quoted a Wall Street Journal report as saying […]

India, US to continue discussions over trade issues

IANS- India and the United States will continue discussions over bilateral trade-related issues, the government said on Friday. According to the Central government, both sides have agreed to continue “their discussions for achieving mutually beneficial outcomes aimed at further growing the economic relationship and addressing mutual trade concerns”. The development comes after a delegation led […]

Facebook to pay $5 billion fine for privacy violations

IANS-   The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a settlement involving about $5 billion with Facebook over its probe into the tech giant’s privacy violations, a media report said on Friday. FTC commissioners voted by 3-2 with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition to the penalty, the Xinhua news agency reported. The matter […]