WhatsApp maintains its stand on India's message traceability call, says it undermines privacy of people
The end-to-end encryption feature in WhatsApp makes it difficult for law enforcement authorities to find out the culprit behind a misinformation campaign.
Some recent incidents of data breach have increased user awareness on data security and data localisation resulting in more trust on homegrown apps.
Zonel Sougaijam, a 22-year-old civil engineer, said that the social media giant awarded USD 5000 to him and also included him in the 'Facebook Hall of Fame 2019', for detecting the WhatsApp bug.
The bench also directed the government to inform the approximate time frame until draft intermediary guidelines will be set up.
The current number was launched one fine Sunday as soon as the social media cell received the go ahead.
Through several examples of previously debunked information, the authors attempt to educate and sensitise the layman to henceforth take every 'WhatsApp forward' with a pinch of cynicism.
The news first came in October when media reported that the Facebook-owned messaging app is planning to allow advertisements to be displayed in the 'Status' section of the app.
Of the 650 posts taken down by Facebook, 482 were political messages posted during the "silence period".
Given parliamentary constituencies of some two million people each, Twitter is of little help in political mobilisation.
The 25-year-old woman alleged that her in-laws constantly harassed her and sometime back, her husband demanded Rs 5 lakh from her and threw her out of the house, police said.
Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress have thrown armies of "cyber warriors" into a bitter social media war for the six weeks of voting that ends Sunday.
A bug in the Facebook-owned messaging app's audio call feature allowed hackers to install spyware onto Android and iOS phones just by calling the target.
A call comes from an unknown number and gets deleted automatically.
Facebook plans to launch WhatsApp's mobile payments application later this year. Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014.
WhatsApp has 1.5 billion users globally, including over 300 million in India.