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https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/aruna-harder-chief-operating-officer-signal-messenger-interview

FB creates products only for their data: Aruna, Signal COO

TeamCitymapia | Jan 22, 2021

The contentious privacy policy of Facebook owned WhatsApp has prompted many users to switch to another popular messaging app- Signal Messenger. Aruna Harder, Chief Operating Officer of Signal, said that the shift was a result of people understanding that Facebook builds products for only their data. She said FB’s policies are incomprehensible for users.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/cbi-files-case-against-uk-based-cambridge-analytica-for-illegal-harvesting-of-personal-data-from-facebook

CBI implicates Cambridge Analytica in FB data theft case

TeamCitymapia | Jan 22, 2021

The CBI has filed a case implicating the UK-based political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica for harvesting 5.62 lakh Indian Facebook users’ data. It has also included Global Science Research, another company in the UK, in the same case. Reports were surfaced that consulting firm then used the data to influence elections in India.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/twitter-justifies-restricting-kangana-ranaut-s-account-after-incendiary-tandav-tweet

Twitter defends Kangana’s account ban on rules violation

TeamCitymapia | Jan 21, 2021

Twitter defended restricting actor Kangana Ranaut for a few hours for violating its rules. Kangana’s now deleted tweet had a threat to the film Tandav team after some right wing termed it as offensive to religious sentiments. In the tweet, she scribed “'time to take their heads off”. Twitter said it will take action on violation of Twitter Rules.

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/bhawana-kanth-to-become-the-1st-woman-fighter-pilot-to-take-part-r-day-parade

Republic Day parade to host first woman fighter pilot

TeamCitymapia | Jan 20, 2021

Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth will become the first woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade this year. She will be a part of the Indian Air Force's tableau that will showcase mock-ups of the light combat aircraft, light combat helicopter and the Sukhoi-30 fighter plane. Posted in Rajasthan, she flies the MiG-21 Bison fighter plane.

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/nidhi-razdan-says-she-was-targeted-phishing-scam-never-offered-harvard-job

Journalist Nidhi Razdan says she was scammed on Harvard job

TeamCitymapia | Jan 16, 2021

Journalist and news anchor at NDTV Nidhi Razdan revealed she was subjected to become a victim of coordinated scam. Last year, she announced her leaving from NDTV to pursue a teaching position at Harvard University. Finding multiple anomalies and delays in appointment, she reached out to University, only to find out that she was scammed.

https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/feelings/weaving-quilts-taruna-sethi-initiative-frontline-workers-pandemic-independence-day

This entrepreneur woman readying gifts for frontline workers

TeamCitymapia | Jan 06, 2021

Taruna Sethi, entrepreneur producing quilts, and her team are readying 1000 quilts to gift the frontline workers as a token of gratitude. India’s Karuna Quilt Movement was launched in Aug 2020, Taruna and her team is committed to delivering the quilts on Aug 15, 2021. She moved from the US to Mumbai to set up an enterprise named Simply Beautiful Always.