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Facebook fined over S. Korea data breach

November 26, 2020 5:00 AM

SEOUL • A South Korean agency tasked with protecting privacy rights yesterday fined Facebook 6.7 billion won (S$8.1 million) and sought a criminal investigation against the social media firm for providing users' personal information to other operators without consent.

India's biggest online grocer alerted to breach, sale of 20m users' data

November 16, 2020 5:00 AM

India's biggest online grocer BigBasket has suffered an alleged data breach that could have led to personal information of more than 20 million users being offered for sale on the Dark Web.

India's top online grocer faces potential breach of 20 million users' data

November 12, 2020 1:32 PM

BANGALORE - India's biggest online grocer BigBasket has suffered a potential data breach that could allegedly have led to personal information of over 20 million users being offered for sale on the dark web.

South Korean behind website that names and shames people accused of sex crimes repatriated from Vietnam

October 06, 2020 5:33 PM

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A man who ran a website that names and shames sex offenders, murderers and child molesters was sent back to Korea on Tuesday (Oct 6), two weeks after he was nabbed in Vietnam on charges of violating the law on information protection.

Use of call records for contact tracing a concern in India

August 20, 2020 5:00 AM

The Kerala government's decision to collect the phone call records of Covid-19 patients in the state has sparked concerns in India about breaches of privacy becoming routine during the pandemic.

China's data scandals prompt stiffer laws

June 30, 2019 5:00 AM

When Mr Cheng (not his real name) needed a 10,000 yuan (S$1,970) short-term loan last year, he decided to borrow from a Chinese app-based lender instead of a bank because of its lower interest rates.

Facebook, Google face steeper privacy fines under Australia plan

March 24, 2019 3:00 PM

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Tech giants such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google will face tougher penalties if they flout privacy laws, under a plan Australia's prime minister said is necessary to safeguard personal information.

S. Korea spycams film hundreds having sex

March 22, 2019 5:00 AM

SEOUL • More than 800 South Korean couples were live-streamed having sex in love motels, Seoul police said yesterday, in one of the largest-scale and most intrusive examples yet of the country's spycam epidemic.

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