Seqrite, a Quick Heal company, has released Hawkk, a cloud-based cybersecurity management platform that allows organisations to manage different security products from a single dashboard. Seqrite plans to introduce more next-gen tech to the platform, including EDR, zero trust, data privacy, and network security, according to the company. Seqrite claimed to have stopped 13,000 attacks by the year 2020 including ransomware, APTs and targeted attacks.
Facebook has appointed Spoorthi Priya as its grievance officer for India. The appointment has come at a time when the new IT rules of India require social media platforms to appoint grievance officer, nodal officer, and chief compliance officer. These new appointees should be residing in the country, mandates the new rule. The grievance officer is required to acknowledge the complaint within 24 hrs and dispose it of within 15 days from the date of its receipt.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, the minister for IT and Telecom has called out social media firms and said that they have a social and moral responsibility towards their users. The minister said that these platforms should deal with issues like viral morphed images of a woman on their platform with sensibility and stop hiding behind technicalities. Prasad has accused them of having ‘double standards’ as they oppose the rules in India, but follow similar rules in the US.
Twitter has requested a 3-month extension for the implementation of the new IT rules. Delhi Police, recently, visited Twitter’s offices in Delhi and Gurugram with non-compliance notices that have been addressed as “use of intimidation tactics”. Not withholding the notice, can lead to serious consequences for its Indian employees. Twitter said that it will continue to address grievances from individuals and authorities via its grievance redressal cell under the new rules,
Twitter said that the recent visit by the Delhi police special team to the Twitter office in New Delhi was expressed as “use of intimidation tactics by the police”. The microblogging site expressed concern over the safety of the employees here. Twitter is now a part of the list of companies opposing the new IT rules of the Indian govt as it hopes to take a joint approach with the Indian govt while also recommend changing the new IT rules.
Infosys CEO Salil Parekh’s compensation, in the fiscal year of 2020-21, saw a rise by 44%. He ended the year with a whopping Rs 49 cr income. Previously granted stock incentives and an increase in pay based on performance were the factors that led to this exponential rise. He received a stock compensation of Rs 30.99 cr and Rs 38 lakh in retiral benefits. 2019-20 saw Parekh earn Rs 34.27 cr.
WhatsApp has sought legal action in a New Delhi court against the Indian govt for the mandate of tracking the creator of a message. WhatsApp said that to track the first originator of a message it will have to break its E2E encryption which will compromise users’ privacy. Indian govt said they intend to uphold users’ right to privacy but maintaining law and order to ensure national security is its job. Govt ensured that the new rules will in no way affect the common users.
After Wholefoods, the deal to acquire MGM for $8.45bn is Amazon’s most expensive buy to date. The deal will help Amazon’s Prime video to add a collection of 4000 films and 17,000+ TV shows. MGM will help Amazon compete with its rivals Netflix, Disney+ as it will give them popular content that lasts longer. MGM compliments the work of Amazon studios as the main focus is on producing TV show programming rather than original feature films.
Driverless vehicles to be allowed on the streets of Germany by 2022 as per the new legislation adopted by the country. The bill passed by the lower house of the parliament looks at level 4 autonomy vehicles. These vehicles of delivery services and robotaxis will be limited to few geographical areas. The bill still needs the approval of the upper house. Companies will have to agree to follow rules — liability insurance, having access to stop autonomous operations remotely.