Many European parliamentarians seemed to be left frustrated as two third of 90 minutes spent on questions and they did not get many answers during the testimony of Facebook CEO  #Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg even refuses to answer many questions and promised to submit them in writing. The situation was seen tense in the end when some of the parliamentarians were asking questions and Zuckerberg announced he was leaving.   Time allotted for such serious things seemed to be much less in view of so many issues related to Facebook users. But it was also fact that some of the Parliamentarians were seen over obliged with theRead More →

In a major political development just a day before Karnataka polling, the Congress today submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission of India requesting it to direct immediate disqualification of BJP senior leader  Sriramulu and CEO Karnataka to lift ban on Kanadda TV channels from showing the tapes of  Sriramulu-Judge Bribery Sting expose. This was disclosed by Congress leader Kapil Sibal and Randeep Singh Surjewala while addressing a press conference in New Delhi. The sting video was aired by Kanadda TV channels in the evening yesterday. In a 40 minute video, it is alleged that the BJP candidate  B. Sriramulu and three other individuals (identified as G. Janardhan Reddy, CaptainRead More →

5 points highlighted by Union IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prashad while addressing Asia Media Summit today 1 “We have set up a committee headed by a former Supreme Court judge to recommend on a legislative framework for data protection. There is a need to strike a balance between data availability, data utility, data anonymity, data innovation and data privacy.” said  Ravi Shankar Prashad 2 Privacy is important. Supreme Court has called privacy as a fundamental right. But privacy cannot become a shield for the corrupt and terrorists. Global consensus needs to be developed on issues of terrorism, hate, communal extremism. 3 Our govtRead More →

“Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has hatched a conspiracy to kill journalist Ram Chandra Chhatrapati in the Sirsa based Dera Sacha Sauda”  Key witness Khatta Singh today told the CBI Special Judge, Jagdeep Singh while recording his fresh statement in the case as per the Punjab and Haryana High Court orders. He  appolozises to the court for retracting from his statement last time in 2012 stating that he was fearing serious threat to his life. Keeping in view the senstivity of the statement, the investigating officer of the case, SP Satish Dagar, also present in the court along with his team. The CBIRead More →

Chandigarh, May 4 Siddharth Varadarajan, a founding editor of The Wire has received the Shorenstein Journalism Award for 2017 for his extraordinary work in defending the freedom of press in Asia  at Stanford University. The Shorenstein Journalism Award, which carries a cash prize of $10,000, honors a journalist not only for a distinguished body of work, but also for the particular way that work has helped American readers to understand the complexities of Asia. Varadarajan was given this award last month and detail information in this regard was updated on the official website of the of the Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) on April 25. The award, established in 2002, was named after Walter H. Shorenstein,Read More →

Finally, Cambridge Analytica has decided to shut its operation following Facebook data breach scandal. A spokesman for Cambridge Analytica Clarence Mitchell told  the media today that the media coverage of the issue has driven away virtually all of the company’s customers, suppliers and company no longer viable to continue operating the business. Recently the political consultancy was seriously exposed after the Facebook disclosed that the Cambridge Analytical had misused Facebook 87 million users data during US elections. In addition to it, data of Facebook users of other countries also breached. The News Freedom www.thenewsfreedom.com has done special series highlighting the serious implications of data breach and loopholesRead More →

The Tribune gets a new Editor in Chief Rajesh Ramachandran from the Outlook Magazine.  In addition to it, Anand Soondas from the Times of India appointed as Executive Editor of The Tribune, the reliable sources told The News Freedom. While Ruben Banerjee will be joining as Outlook’s Editor-in-Chief as reported by The News Freedom earlier. The new Editor Ramachandran will join this month only. Previous to Outlook Magazine, Ramachandran worked as The Consulting Editor with The Hindu and Political Editor with The  Economic Times.  However, www.thenewsfreedom.com has unable to reach Ramachandran and Anand  Soondas for the independent confirmation and will update as and when will get any further information.Read More →