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Social media rules may make user ID verification mandatory

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok may have to scramble for developing account identity-verification option to check "fake news, malicious content, misinformation, racial slurs, gender abuse that may have...

Indian users sent 20 billion messages on Whatsapp on New Year’s Eve

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp has revealed that during the 24 hours leading up to midnight on New Years Eve, over 20 billion messages were sent via the private messaging app in India alone. WhatsApp has over 40...

Whatsapp regrets that it did not meet the Governments expectations

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With the government accusing WhatsApp of not informing it on time and with details that personal data of Indians was compromised by a spyware, a spokesperson for the Facebook-owned instant messaging app said it regrets...

Delete Facebook, reiterates WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton

San Francisco, Nov 11 (IANS) WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has once against asked people to delete Facebook as the social media giant faces intense scrutiny amid regular users' privacy lapses. Speaking at the Wired's 25th anniversary summit, Acton told the audience...

WhatsApp Pay may put digital banking system at risk, says expert

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) After WhatsApp accounts of 121 Indians were compromised by the Israeli spyware Pegasus, experts have warned that the payment feature the Facebook-owned platform is planning to launch in India may put the digital banking system...

India will not accept data imperialism: IT Minister

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Indicating the Centre's unhappiness over the latest reports of security breach in WhatsApp that also compromised Indian users, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said India takes the issue of privacy, especially informational privacy,...

Why more Indians are prefering Signal, Telegram over Whatsapp

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) With the shocking revelation that WhatsApp of many Indian journalists and activists was compromised, social media is now abuzz with users mulling a migration to other messaging platforms such as Signal and Telegram. Like WhatsApp, which...

WhatsApp shared ‘technical jargon’ with government agency

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Soon after tech giant WhatsApp got into a face off with the Indian government claiming its officials met the Indian government in the last five months, government sources say the information provided was "pure technical...

WhatsApp says committed to protect Indian users’ privacy

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Friday said it agrees with the strong demand made by the Indian government to explain the kind of breach to safeguard the privacy of millions of Indian citizens. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad...

WhatsApp will run on multiple devices at same time soon

San Francisco, Oct 30 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature through which users will be able to use the same WhatsApp account on more than one device. As previously announced, WhatsApp is developing a feature that will allow...

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VIL acquires spectrum in 5 circles to enhance 4G services

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) on Tuesday said it has acquired spectrum in five circles,...