Category: Social Media

CBI Reportedly Asks Social Media Firms to Use Intrusive PhotoDNA Technology to Track Suspects

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly asked social media platforms to use Microsoft’s PhotoDNA for investigation into regular criminal cases. PhotoDNA, as its name suggests, creates a digital signature of an image to help detect duplicate images. Launched back in 2009, the technology has so far been quite renowned for preventing child exploitation.

MeitY Issues Draft IT Rules for Social Media, Messaging Platforms Up for Public Consultation

Amid concerns over Central government’s powers to snoop into computers, the Electronics and IT Ministry has come out with draft IT rules focused on social media platforms. “The instances of misuse of social media by criminals and anti-national elements have brought new challenges to the ‘Law Enforcement Agencies’ (LEA),” the ministry said in a statement.