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Patanjali's Kimbho swiftly retreats over security scare, ripped on Twitter
by Admin published Jun 01, 2018 — filed under: ,
Swadeshi" messaging app targeted at WhatsApp taken off from app stores hours after launch.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Death By WhatsApp
by Admin published Jun 25, 2018 — filed under: ,
The fatal messages were both in text and in audio. They were in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Assamese and Gujarati among others.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
'Full belief in fake texts shows cops not trusted'
by Admin published Jun 26, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Nilotpal Basu and Abhijeet Nath, an audio engineer and digital artiste, were beaten to death in Assam's Karbi Anglong last week based on rumours that they were kidnappers.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
WhatsApp ruling: Experts seek privacy law
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 27, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
On August 25, Whatsapp updated its policy to share user content with social network; the decision opened new monetisation models for the messaging app.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
An 'app'ening world
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 05, 2016 — filed under: , ,
A ‘forward’ has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp about the privacy concerns relating to that instant messaging app; it’s asking for permission to share user data with Facebook.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Tech companies like Gmail, WhatsApp may be asked to store user information
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 14, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The government is moving to formulate rules that will require technology ‘intermediaries’— including email services like Gmail, chat apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat or even ecommerce firms like Amazon — to retain user information, a development that is expected to be met with determined opposition.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Nasscom chief saying full data protection isn’t possible should wake us from our digital slumber
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Considering India is rapidly moving towards a digital economy, the hurdles not withstanding, data and identity security are topics which have to be taken very seriously. Since the demonetisation, a large part of the population who would never bother with digital transactions has suddenly come online. But there is no such thing as complete security of personal data, according to Nasscom chief R Chandrashekhar.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Don't blindly forward WhatsApp messages. You could be sued
by Admin published May 31, 2018 — filed under: ,
Never before in Bengaluru has the Internet and social media taken such a vicious and violent turn as it did last week.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Police to counter fake news on WhatsApp
by Admin published Jun 26, 2018 last modified Jun 26, 2018 01:45 AM — filed under: ,
State police across Karnataka, Assam, Telangana and Kerala are designing social media campaigns as an antidote to fake news on messaging apps like WhatsApp following claims that these platforms have been used to incite violence across several locations in recent weeks.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Competition Law Case Against Whatsapp’s 2021 Privacy Policy Alteration
by Aman Nair and Arindrajit Basu published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Mar 24, 2021 04:12 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Having examined the privacy implications of Whatsapp's changes to its privacy policy in 2021, this issue brief is the second output in our series examining the effects of those changes. This brief examines the changes in the context of data sharing between Whatsapp and Facebook as being an anticompetitive action in violation of the Indian Competition Act, 2002.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog