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.

published on : 18th June 2019

Cash-rich global giants unable to compete with homegrown payments leader Paytm

Some recent incidents of data breach have increased user awareness on data security and data localisation resulting in more trust on homegrown apps.

published on : 11th June 2019

Manipur man detects WhatsApp bug, enters Facebook 'Hall of Fame'

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.

published on : 11th June 2019

Furnish requests sent to social media firms over cyber crimes: HC

The bench also directed the government to inform the approximate time frame until draft intermediary guidelines will be set up.

published on : 7th June 2019

WhatsApp number comes to aid of KSRTC passengers

The current number was launched one fine Sunday as soon as the social media cell received the go ahead.

published on : 31st May 2019

'India Misinformed': Fighting gullibility in the WhatsApp fake news era

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. 

published on : 27th May 2019

WhatsApp confirms Status Ads coming in 2020

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.

published on : 25th May 2019

Over 900 posts taken down from social media platforms during Lok Sabha polls

Of the 650 posts taken down by Facebook, 482 were political messages posted during the "silence period".

published on : 19th May 2019

BJP mastered WhatsApp elections in India: Shashi Tharoor

Given parliamentary constituencies of some two million people each, Twitter is of little help in political mobilisation.

published on : 19th May 2019

Maharashtra man gives 'triple talaq' to wife via WhatsApp, booked

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.

published on : 16th May 2019

'Cyber Warriors' sway Lok Sabha elections

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.

published on : 16th May 2019

WhatsApp breach: Experts claim huge privacy implications

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.

published on : 15th May 2019

Israeli NSO group hacks Whatsapp, injects malicious surveillance software

A call comes from an unknown number and gets deleted automatically.

published on : 14th May 2019

Facebook picks London for WhatsApp payment base, to hire about 100 staff

Facebook plans to launch WhatsApp's mobile payments application later this year. Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014.

published on : 8th May 2019

Facebook to make London hub for WhatsApp Payments

WhatsApp has 1.5 billion users globally, including over 300 million in India.

published on : 8th May 2019
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