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Android reportedly is collecting 10 times more user data than iOS

NASHVILLE: Soon after reports emerged about how Google continues to monitor a user`s location even if the location services have been turned off, a new study has claimed that the search giant also resorts to passive methods of data collection through Android phones, which are often overlooked. A study by Vanderbilt University also claims that Android smartphones are collecting almost 10 times more data than Apple iOS. In the study, the researchers have looked at the less obvious ways for Google to collect the data…

Two former Nadra high-ups booked for ‘stealing’ sensitive data

ISLAMABAD: Two former employees of National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) have been identified and subsequently booked for stealing sensitive records and data. The authority has nominated a former deputy chairman and a deputy director in the First Information Reports (FIRs). The complaint was lodged by Nadra HQ Chief of Staff, retired Col Tahir Maqsood Khan The former employees were booked after incidents of thefts from Nadra Headquarters were reported to the Secretariat police in Islamabad. The FIR…

Indonesia MPs grill Facebook officials on data breaches

JAKARTA: A Facebook official apologised to Indonesian members of parliament on Tuesday during a five-hour grilling at a public hearing on issues ranging from the misuse of personal data to the oversight of content by the social media giant. Facebook has been hit by revelations that data of some 87 million users were improperly accessed by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which worked on U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign. Indonesians are among the world’s biggest users of Facebook and…

Tax evaders’ data will be provided to FBR: Miftah

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Miftah Ismail on Sunday said the data of tax evaders identified through National Database and Registration Authority will be provided to Federal Board of Revenue within 30 days. "The decision has been taken to broaden the tax net and lessen the burden on existing tax payers," he said while talking to a news channel. To a query, he said 1.2 million people were paying tax and that the number will increase in coming days. Earlier on Saturday, Miftah Ismail chaired a…