WhatsApp

Why are Kashmiris disappearing from WhatsApp four months after Article 370 abrogation?

Users of the messaging service noticed that they were leaving WhatsApp groups with just a "(phone number) left" message. At first, no one quite understood what was happening or why.

published on : 5th December 2019

Data of 20 out of 121 WhatsApp users targeted using Pegasus may have been accessed: Prasad

Prasad said the government is committed to protecting fundamental rights of citizens, including the right to privacy.

published on : 4th December 2019

Four months after death, journalist Basheer ‘leaves’ WhatsApp groups

Basheer, 35, was killed after he was hit by a car allegedly driven by Sriram Venkitaraman under the influence of alcohol.

published on : 4th December 2019

WhatsApp snooping: Activist Govindacharya withdraws plea from Supreme Court

The petition was withdrawn after a bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde asked Govindacharya to do so, citing several mistakes in it.

published on : 2nd December 2019

Whatsapp India reports first profit of Rs 57.18 lakh for FY 2019

The company has gone from nil revenue in the 2017-18 financial year (FY) 2018 to actually turning a profit in FY 2019.

published on : 30th November 2019

Experts seek clarity on data protection bill amid WhatsApp spyware row

The PDP bill creates a need for the data fiduciary to repeatedly obtain consent from the data principal for every step of the processing activity.

published on : 29th November 2019

Whatsapp snooping: Centre deflects queries Pegasus, says no unauthorised interception

According to WhatsApp, the spyware was developed by Israel-based NSO Group and had been used to snoop on about 1,400 users globally, including 121 users from India.

published on : 29th November 2019

Google warned 500 users in India of govt-backed fishing attacks in 3 months

The phishing attackers were attempting to obtain the target's password or other account credentials to hijack their account, Google said.

published on : 28th November 2019

‘Leopard cub’ at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport creates flutter

Forest officials told Express on receiving the WhatsApp video from airport security authorities, deputed a team of officials to the spot. 

published on : 28th November 2019

WhatsApp to invest Rs 1.79 crores into Indian startup ecosystem

The investment will provide 500 startups approved by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DPIIT) with USD 500 each of Facebook ad credits.

published on : 25th November 2019

Shashi Tharoor's vote ensures Parliamentary panel probe in WhatsApp snooping issue

The panel will be briefed by representatives of the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Home affairs, Atomic Energy on the subject - 'Citizens' data security and privacy'.

published on : 20th November 2019

WhatsApp 'vulnerable' to 'malicious' mp4 file, can compromise your system, warns Cert-In

The CERT-In is the nodal agency to combat hacking, phishing and to fortify security-related defences of the Indian internet domain.

published on : 20th November 2019

WhatsApp snooping: Modi government ducks query on Israeli spyware in Parliament

In reply to a question by former minister Dayanidhi Maran, the MHA cited a law that allows agencies to monitor and decrypt any information stored in any computer on grounds of internal security.

published on : 20th November 2019

Facebook will now allow you to pay via WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

You can start using Facebook Pay on Facebook or Messenger with just a few taps.

published on : 13th November 2019

WhatsApp snooping row: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel has ordered a probe

WhatsApp said Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

published on : 11th November 2019
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