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COVID apps must ensure they are used for stated purpose only, UN body official

COVID apps must ensure they are used for stated purpose only, UN body official
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New Delhi: Privacy is an important policy aspect of contact-tracing apps being developed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it needs to be ensured that these apps are used for their stated purpose only, United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat Head Chengetai Masango said on Monday.

'I'll just say one word, privacy. We must be sure that the app and its stated purpose is used for that, (and) not by governments, companies, etc, to find out who you're talking to, or where you're going,' Masango said at the BIF-BE's The Digital Dialogues series on Internet Governance.

Facebook Director (Public Policy) Ankhi Das echoed similar views.

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Telangana CM KCR to begin nationwide tour from today; first stop is Delhi

Telangana CM KCR to begin nationwide tour from today; first stop is Delhi
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Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao will embark on a nationwide tour starting Friday, in an effort to play a significant role in national politics with an alternative agenda.During his tour, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief will meet leading figures from the political, economic, and media sectors, the Chief Minister's Office announced late Thursday.KCR, as the Telangana CM is popularly known, will depart for Delhi on Friday.

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New York court to decide if Happy, the Bronx Zoo elephant is a person - here's why

New York court to decide if Happy, the Bronx Zoo elephant is a person - here's why
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New York's highest court in Albany will determine whether an elephant living at Bronx Zoo should be granted human rights as an animal rights group pushes for 'Happy', the elephant to be freed from captivity.Advocates at the Nonhuman Rights Project argue that Happy, who has lived at the Bronx Zoo for 45 years, is autonomous, cognitive complex and worthy of the rights reserved under law for "a person", reported the Associated Press.The lawsuit for the legal personhood of the elephant has been dubbed "the most important animal-rights case of the 21st century".

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