These 42 Disney Apps Are Spying On Your Kids, Lawsuit Claims

Walt Disney Co. secretly collects personal information on some of its younger clients and exchanges data with advertisers illegally without parental consent, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week in California.

The class suit is for Disney and three other software companies – Upsight, Unity and Kochava – claiming that the mobile applications they have built violate the law by collecting information about users of Internet applications, there are including the age of 13 years that facilitate commercial exploitation.

The plaintiffs argue that Disney and its partners violated the COPPA Act, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, a federal law to protect children’s privacy on the Web.

The lawsuit, filed in the District Court for the Northern District of California, seeks a court order prohibiting companies from collecting and disclosing data without parental consent, as well as punitive damages and legal costs.

The lawsuit claims that Disney has allowed software companies to integrate crawlers into applications such as “Disney Princess Palace Animals” and “Where’s My Water?”

Once installed, the tracking software can “smuggle this information out of the smart device for advertising and other commercial purposes,” according to the lawsuit.

Disney should not use these software development companies, said Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy.

“They are a robust technology, industrial use data and analysis companies, whose function is to track and obtain economic benefits from people,” said Chester. “It should not be in children’s applications.”

Disney has said that the lawsuit is wrong and intends to defend in court. “Disney has a robust COPPA compliance program, and we maintain a strict policy of data collection and use applications created by Disney for children and families,” the company said in a statement Monday.

“The lawsuit is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the principles of the COPPA law, and we look forward to defending this action in the Court.”

According to the Federal Trade Commission’s online services targeting users under the age of 13 should display a privacy policy that is legible and easy to understand.

The policy should specify the type of information collected and what the service could do with that data. Instructions on how parents can give their consent should also be included.

This is not the first time Disney has been a dispute over alleged violations of COPPA. In 2011, the FTC has penalized a corporate subsidiary Playdom, 3 million after Playdom has registered about 1.2 million users, mostly children, for online games.

The Federal Trade Commission’s ruling said Disney has collected e-mail addresses and the ages of the children and voluntarily allowed them information such as their full names, instant messengers and their physical sites as part of their online profiles.

Many Disney gaming applications are very popular. According to the Google Play Store installed between 100 million and 500 million times “Where is my water 2?”;

Google Has Fired The Employee Behind That Controversial Diversity Manifesto, Reports Say

After a controversial memory of a Google engineer in diversity programs the differences of society and gender were viral throughout the weekend, triggering an explosive reaction on social networks, the giant quest n ‘has not Denied media reports Monday night that the employee was fired.

Memory – in which the author suggests, among other things, that biological factors were part of the cause of gender differences in the technology industry and that Google should “stop alienating conservatives” – has provoked a Strong protest in social networks in recent days.

Critics have talked about statements about biological differences such as women, on average, with a “low tolerance to stress” or how Google should “focus on empathy.”

Others, among other Google employees, according to the author, defended his speech, leaving the Google HR store between the sword and the wall as to how to respond.

However, on Monday, after an email from Google CEO Sundar Pichai, “parts of the notes violate our code of conduct and cross the line by promoting harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.”

Bloomberg News reported that the employee was finished. A spokesman said the company has not commented on individual employees, but it is not disputed that the author of the note was dismissed.

“I’m glad when I woke up this morning, I was not the director of human resources at Google,” said Brian Kropp, who directs HRB practice for CEB.

“If you think the continuum of the workforce, it has an end where people are going to say that this person should be fired,” Kropp said, on the contrary, does not seem to have employees who can d according to their comments .

“Whatever Google decides to do, they’re potentially going to be disappointing for someone along one of these groups or making them angry.”

Danielle Brown, who became vice president of the company for diversity, integrity and good governance, a few weeks ago, and other Google executives issued a statement expressing their disagreement with the trial.

Brown wrote in an internal response that “like many of you, I found that you had advanced incorrect assumptions about gender” and that “you are unequivocal in our belief that diversity and inclusion are essential to our success as a company.”

Ari Balogh, vice president of engineering at Google, wrote in a statement that “exchanging different perspectives is an important part of our culture,” but “one aspect of the position I was deeply concerned about was the inherent party implying that The majority of women or men, feel or act in a certain way.

This is a stereotype, and it is harmful. “Other Google leaders also commented. By the end of Monday Pichai had added their name to the leaders who weighed publicly against the note.

With the subject line “our words are important,” he opened by saying “we strongly support the right of Google employees to express themselves, and a large part of this memory is suitable for discussion, which most Google employees do not Agree with him “.

Mumbai colleges decide not to wait for results, start classes for law, PG courses

Mumbai colleges decide not to wait for results, start classes for law, PG courses

Colleges do not wait for the University of Mumbai (MU) reports their earnings to start the next academic year. Instead, many have decided to start organizing conferences for the next semester, especially for law and postgraduate courses.

Right-Wing Churchgate Churchgate organized a circular inviting students wishing to participate in the third and fifth semester of law school for three years and the seventh and ninth semesters of the five-course law to initiate attendance at conferences Of 7 of July.

“It seems that the results of several law exams will not be announced shortly. Because of this, we decided to start the next semester teaching program on July 7,” said the circular signed by Director of Institute Ajay Nathani.

Universities are concerned that the slow reaction, which is done with the new on-screen dialing system will affect their academic calendar for next year.

University authorities announced at a meeting in mid-June that less than 10% of the response sheets were evaluated and 20 pounds lakh responses were not analyzed.

“Response pamphlets are checked at a slow pace as teachers began attending lectures and many do not find time to visit PAC centers for assessment,” said an Examining Department official.

Although most graduates of last year may need their results when applying for higher education, some colleges in the city are trying to make sure that students do not lose a semester altogether.

Some colleges offer interim admissions for first graders and begin training next week.

“We can not waste time, so we are committed to our students that if not to clean the second half, their admission will be canceled. Classes start in time so that teachers can complete the program,” said Anju Kapoor, Director Of the UPG College, Vile Parle ….

BLOG: BOMBAY MERI JAAN

BLOG: BOMBAY MERI JAAN

This city never ceases to amaze me. Yesterday was a busy day, I had too many things in my career. I live in New Bombay. I do not have time to confront multiple trains at the Twitter office in Khar for an event where one of the panelists was.

I had just gotten halfway in a taxi when I heard a loud noise. There was a tractor-trailer on the road blocked diagonally and there was a heavily damaged car.

My driver asked me to stop the car a little more because I wanted to help the victims of the accident. Even before my driver and can not get out of our vehicles, twenty vehicles stopped and tried to help.

The car had been damaged, but people did not visibly scratch, but the mental trauma, they had suffered it would take some time to recover. Before I can bring one to one more than twenty vehicles stopped and extended the hand to help.

Three men have supported counseling and victims to the hospital. The others began to ensure that the vehicle gets up and is placed on the street corner, so do not block traffic.

It took a few seconds for people who are not in the habit of embarking on the occasion and take over. After placing the vehicle on the side, I got to the house while I was completely soaked. The same cabin mate left me at home, where I changed into something comfortable and left me at the twitter office.

I expected a great taxi bill, I received no cost. He refused to take my money, even though I have repeatedly insisted. When I asked a selfie, he refused to say “comfortable kaam ka nahi plays pradarshan”

. I insisted and told him I was going to encourage others to do good. He refused. I sought your permission to share the incident on Facebook. He reluctantly accepted.

That’s what I like in my city. He has a heart. I am not saying that in any case there were no negative cases. There were people who were stabbed to the Gateway of India.

This is the land of rape Shakti Mills. This is the same place where cases of rude taxi drivers have been recorded. I personally had a real bad case. However, the empathy and overall positivity beyond the rotten apples of the basket.

This is not the first time that compassion was confused with indifference, as a local Avid Mumbai fan, I noticed several positive cases. There was a time when I saw a woman being harassed by her lover who was rude to her and that people intervened to support the woman.

I had a case where a stranger was taken care of by strangers who had been fed. I know I miss infinite when trees are cut down and slums are razed, but in this world that becomes tremendously violent and indifferent, love and empathy stories are a necessity.

Bombay. I have always liked this city. This is the city I call home. That is the positive city that I defend. I understand all the challenges facing the city, but at heart, it is a precious heart. They say, Mumbai is a city, Bombay is an emotion. I agree. Only I tell people I still come from Mumbai.

Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing to Justice CS Karnan seeking bail

Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing to Justice CS Karnan seeking bail

The Supreme Court refused to grant an urgent hearing on a former Calcutta Superior Court judge’s ruling, Justice CS Karnan, demanding the release on bail and withdrawal of the condemnation order.

Karnan, who was arrested on June 20 under the apex court’s judgment that granted him a six-month prison sentence for contempt of court, requested an urgent list of his motion to set bail and annulment of his sentence.

“An oral request against the sentence will not be accepted,” said a judge made by Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud.

Lawyer Nedumpara Mathews J, who represents the Karnan Justice, said that he had served the prison sentence and his application should be heard urgently.

On June 21, an apex court vacation bank had refused to hear the statement of the former high court trial judge saying that he “can not cancel” the order of seven judges ‘judgment in’ matter.
Karnan, 62, who retired on 12 June as a High Court judge in Calcutta, was arrested on 20 June by the CID of West Bengal. He was in Coimbatore on May 9, when the highest court convicted him for contempt of court and sentenced him to six months in prison.

Karnan has the dubious distinction of being the first trial judge to be sentenced to prison by the apex court and also the first to retreat as a fugitive.

A court of seven Supreme Court justices headed by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India JS Khehar ordered the director general of the West Bengal police on May 9, with the judge on duty immediately.

Despite several attempts, Karnan failed to get a relief holiday bank from the apex court refused to hear his request for a ruling on his sentence.

Mumbai: Vikhroli school staff humiliate 25 students, give them forced haircuts

Mumbai: Vikhroli school staff humiliate 25 students, give them forced haircuts

The director, teacher of physical training and assistant of the office of the Vikhroli school decided to teach a group of 25 students a lesson Friday for not following the prescribed haircut.

They keep children sunk and pieces of hair cut as punishment. The three were reserved for children subjected to cruelty and wounding two after horrified parents approached the Vikhroli police station.

Physical Education Teacher Milind Zanake and Office Assistant Tushhar Gore Physical Training Teacher and Office Assistant Tushhar Zanake Milind Gore
Students Kamal Vasudev Vayakule Nagar Vikhroli’s English Middle School Days was invited to celebrate a short harvest.

However, his son and school principal, Ganesh Bata (40), and physical education teacher Milind Zanake (33) and assistant clerk Tushhar Gore (32) decided to implement the directive cruelly and traumatically.

After classes began yesterday, they established 25-30 Std V-VII students who wore hair longer than prescribed and cut their locks. To get more humiliating, they cut the hair unevenly.

Two of the students have even suffered head injuries. The students were so mortified that they did not stop crying for hours and tried to hide their uneven haircut.

According to Amit Pawar, a student’s father of Std V Ganesh grabbed the students’ heads and Zanake’s hands, while Gore took a pair of scissors in his hair. “The children cried, but they had no mercy. My son came home traumatized.”

Police said many parents rushed to school, looking for an explanation, but the management refused even to complain. The sources said that only after the clamor Dashrath (82) agreed to meet with them.

The school would have resisted taking action against the wandering staff, who encouraged parents to go to Vikhroli police. “We had no choice but to involve the police,” Pawar said.
The police enrolled Ganesha Zanake and Gore in sections 324 (voluntarily injured by weapons or dangerous means), 335 (causing serious injury voluntarily to provocation) and 34 (acts performed by several persons in the sense of common intention) of the Code And Section 75 (cruelty to children entrusted by the custodian) of the Juvenile Justice System Act. Zanake and Gore were immediately arrested, but Ganesh fled.

Sridhar Hanchate, chief inspector, Vikhroli police station, said the FIR was filed on the basis of Pawar’s complaint. “A search for the school principal has been launched. The other two will be produced before the court on Saturday.”

During their investigation, police found that two traumatized students had also suffered head injuries, probably one of the pair of scissors.
Vicky Dhanwde, the father of another student assigned, said his son was too afraid to go to school now. “We just want the most stringent measures against staff.”

Dashrath said he was not a party to cruelty. “I went to school and asked that students have very short hair. I even wrote in the school newspaper. I had no idea that my order would be carried out this way.”

He said he had apologized to the parents and an investigation would be established on the matter. “We have never had such an incident in 29 years that the school functioned. According to the research report, the most stringent measures will be taken.”

Blue Whale Challenge: Facebook takes on online suicide game

At a time when suicide reports linked to the challenge of the game Blue Whale Internet emit shock waves across the country, Facebook said Friday that it was working with suicide prevention partners to collect sentences, hashtags and names of groups associated with online challenges that promote self-suicide or suicide.
“We provide resources to people who seek these terms on Facebook,” said the social media giant.
It is said that the challenge of the blue whale Game psychologically causes players who engage in bold and self-destructive tasks for 50 days before finally taking the “winner” of suicide.
Facebook said it also removes content that violates our community rules, which do not allow the promotion of self-injury or suicide.
Beginning of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, Facebook said it would also suit people in India with information about support groups and tools for suicide prevention in News Feed.
“Facebook is a place where people connect and share, and one of the things we’ve learned from mental health and the academic partners we’ve been working with is that being connected is a protective factor suicide prevention, “said Ankhi Das, Facebook’s public policy director in India, South and Central Asia.
Additional resources on suicide prevention and on-line wellness will also be added to its security center, Facebook said.
With these resources, people can access tools to resolve online conflicts, help a friend who expresses suicidal thoughts, or who receives resources if they are going through a difficult time.
“We are deeply concerned about the security and the millions of people in India who use Facebook to communicate with those who care and acknowledge that there is an opportunity with these tools and resources to connect someone who struggles with a person who already has a relationship with it, “Das said.
The Facebook Security Center also offers advice to parents, teenagers, educators and law enforcement officials to initiate an online security conversation with localized resources and videos available.
People can also come to Facebook when they see something that makes them fear the well-being of a friend.
“We have teams working around the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, looking at the reports that come in and giving priority to the most serious reports, such as suicide. For those who contact us, we suggest a suggested text to facilitate the conversation. with his friend in need, “Facebook said.
“We provide the friend who has expressed suicidal thoughts with information about local helplines, as well as other advice and resources,” he added.

Narendra Modi’s Israel visit: Tel Aviv’s journey from being a ‘pariah’ to becoming India’s strategic partner

Narendra Modi’s Israel visit: Tel Aviv’s journey from being a ‘pariah’ to becoming India’s strategic partner

In July 1977, a man entered a secret task to help his country forge diplomatic ties with India. However, he had to leave the country without being able to convince the indigenous leaders. The man was none other than Moshe Dayan, the legendary general of Israel became chancellor.

Dayan which did not do so in 1977, finally occurred in January 1992, when India and Israel finally established full diplomatic relations – the only Jewish state in the world. The significant change in the relationship does not develop in the short term.

First, India has recognized the existence of Israel on September 17, 1950. New Delhi has also allowed Tel Aviv to have a consulate in Bombay in 1953.

But with India on the side of the Palestinians, the ties were virtually nonexistent. It is true that even today, Israel is divided into Palestine, as India historically has supports with Pakistan.

India was the first non-Arab country to recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as the sole representative of the Palestinian people.

As a result, the PLO opened its office in New Delhi in January 1975, which received full diplomatic recognition in March 1980 – just weeks after Indira Gandhi returned to power either.

Foreign Minister Indira was PV Narasimha Rao, the man who finally helped India establish strong diplomatic relations with Israel. Under Rajiv Gandhi, India has become one of the first countries to recognize the State of Palestine in November 1988.

It is noted that PLO leader Yasser Arafat has had good relations with the establishment of India, especially the Gandhi family.

Former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh wrote in his book “Walking with Lions: Tales from a Diplomatic Past,” how Indira Arafat called his “big sister” after Cuba Fidel Castro has questioned his tantrums during the opening session Of the NOMAL Summit in March 1983.

In spite of this, India’s ties with Palestine were also built on certain principles.

First, a devastated shared India was against any partition based on religion. This explains why New Delhi voted against the creation of Israel in 1947.

Secondly, as a victim of colonialism, India led by Nehru was at the forefront of the anti-colonial struggle. The ethnic nehruvienne doubling the Palestinian cause as the fight against the colonial oppression of the West. Years later, when the United Nations debated whether Zionism is racism, India voted in favor of the resolution.

Yasser Arafat shared good relations with the government of India, making frequent trips to India. Reuters Yasser Arafat shared good relations with the Indian government, making frequent trips to India.

Third, India was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement, a group of Third World countries that did not align itself with the United States or the Soviet Union – the two Cold War superpowers.

However, the predominant line of thought in the NAM camp was closer to that of the Soviet bloc rather than being truly neutral. In addition, India was close to the communist superpower of the time, which had close ties to the Arab world (at least until the mid-1970s) and without diplomatic relations with Israel.

Although these factors have to a large extent play a decisive role in determining the links between India and Palestine, the Hindu right has been very scary congressional Congress losing its traditional Muslim vote behind India’s support for the Palestinian cause and Its refusal to establish links with Israel.

Gau raksha and the lynch mobs

Gau raksha and the lynch mobs

Is violence by gaukrak a problem in India? If so, what can we do to solve it?

The non-profit website journalism IndiaSpend data reported that 97%
The raksha violence came after the Modi government came to power. Once trade unions led by the BJP and state governments have begun to support the beef ban, the murders began. The facts are quite clear. Let’s see what happened in India in recent weeks.

Jharkhand June 27: Milk producer Usman Ansari was beaten by a mob of 100 men and part of his house burned, after seeing a dead cow being seen outside his house. The attackers also threw stones at the police, injuring 50.

West Bengal, 24 June: building of three Muslims were beaten to death by a mob, allegedly to steal the cows. Three people have been arrested so far and a murder case has been reported.

Haryana, June 22: Junaid Khan, fifteen, was stabbed inside a train. According to the survivors, at least 20 people were involved in the attack. The police arrested one.

Maharashtra, May 26: Two Muslim meat traders were attacked by a surveillance team the cow is suspected to have beef. The video footage of the incident showed that the men were slapped, mistreated and forced to say “Jai Sri Ram”. Nine men were arrested. However, traders also face criminal charges for “insulting” religious sentiments.

Assam on April 30, two Muslim men were lynched by a suspected mob robbery. A murder case has been registered but no one has been arrested.

Rajasthan, 1 April, five Muslim men were attacked by a mob and another died two days later. The crowd accuses him of being cow smugglers. Following the assassination, the Interior Minister of Rajasthan in a statement that appeared to justify the killing, said that Khan belonged to a family of cow smugglers. Three people were arrested.

After the lynching of Jharkhand on June 27, the Indians demonstrated throughout the country to say that these deaths occur under the protection of the government and must be stopped. Modi tweeted a few days later:

“There is no place for violence in India. Let’s create an India that would make Gandhi Ji proud.” It has a video of two minutes and 16 seconds. A speech on the slaughter of cows gave Modi in Gujarat on June 29 A minute and 45 seconds, in which Modi praises raksha gauk.

In the last 30 seconds, violence is spoken, but only murder is unacceptable. Of course it is and you do not need the prime minister to tell us, but why does this happen and what will do to stop it. The problem can be included in the priorities revealed in the video.

While Modi and the BJP will push the waffles, India will produce rakshaks in relief. But there is another problem: his refusal to accept that his actions have a common angle. Meat and leather are the occupations of Muslims and Dalits. These are the communities that have become vulnerable because of gaukrak and deny that it is hypocrisy.

After the latest assassination in Jharkhand, the union minister, Venkaiah Naidu, said that it should not be linked to religion. However, the data show that Naidu is wrong. It is related to religion if it is alone, or mainly to Muslims who are attacked and killed by the gaukrak pogrom.

Congress does not have a real position on this issue and voted in favor of gaukk in Gujarat. Party individuals attacked the government.

After Modi’s speech, former Union Minister, P Chidambaram said. “One day, the Prime Minister warned gau rakshaks, Alimuddun was lynched Obviously, lynching does not fear PM.” He added that the PM warned left rakshaks and crowds to Lynch … Well … tell the country how it will fulfill its mandate.

Ghatkopar in Mumbai gets award for best rain water harvesting project after record water collection in potholes

Ghatkopar in Mumbai gets award for best rain water harvesting project after record water collection in potholes

Failing to have been taken by the Bombay Supreme Court because of the large number of bumps that have formed on the city’s roads during last year’s monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is still not ready to handle the complaints.

But now, the BMC has a good reason not to hear the complaints. Ghatkopar, a highly congested area in eastern Mumbai, won the award for the best stormwater collection project in the world, due to the amount of water it could store in its potholes.
BMC workers pat their own backs, and why not. It is because of its extreme harshness as Mumbai won such distinctions. It takes effort and courage to ignore so many complaints and BMC workers have proven during times of calamity.

From time to time, a high-ranking BMC said, “We have always known that bumps can be used to store rainwater, which is why emergency never appeared to fill in. See how amazing the results are.

We have stored so much water in the Ghatkopar bumps, even if it does not rain at the levels planned for next year, we will have enough water to survive. ”

The journalist Falsification News met with the resident of Ghatkopar, Shwetank Srivastava and said: “The BMC is so kind and generous to its residents.

We have always thought that the bumps make the city slow down and discourage the burgeoning commerce of this subway city, but BMC has always had the biggest picture in mind. Show me a water catchment project that is better than what we have here.

Me and my other colleagues in the company who promised not to complain about bumps throughout the monsoon and we will take more pride in this maximum city. “