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WhatsApp races against time to fix fake news mess ahead of 2019 general elections
by Admin published Jul 25, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
On Friday, when WhatsApp announced that it would pilot a ‘five media-based forwards limit’ in India, the government came up with an unequivocal reminder.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
You will need a license to create a WhatsApp group in Kashmir
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 21, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
The internet rights activists have criticised the move stating it as unconstitutional.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
When the war’s on WhatsApp
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 25, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Slick, jingoistic videos are whipping up pro-war rhetoric on social media after the Uri terror attack.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Centre draws red lines for Whatsapp over fake news, says must comply with Indian laws
by Admin published Aug 27, 2018 — filed under: , ,
In a meeting with WhatsApp’s CEO Chris Daniels, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India put forward several demands, including that the company must have a grievance officer in India and have proper compliance of Indian laws.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India steps up vigilance against WhatsApp abuse
by Admin published Aug 27, 2018 — filed under: ,
Delhi wants firm to open local office, appoint grievance officer as misinformation spreads.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
It's That Eavesdrop Endemic
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 30, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Whatsapp Says It’s Snoop-Proof Now, But There’s Always A Way In
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry We Truly are the Product being Sold
by Vidushi Marda published Aug 31, 2016 last modified Sep 01, 2016 02:08 AM — filed under: , , ,
WhatsApp has announced it will begin sharing user data such as names, phone numbers, and other analytics with its parent company, Facebook, and with the Facebook family of companies. This change to its terms of service was effected in order to enable users to “communicate with businesses that matter” to them. How does this have anything to do with Facebook?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry What’s up with WhatsApp?
by Aayush Rathi and Sunil Abraham published Apr 23, 2018 — filed under: , , , , ,
In 2016, WhatsApp Inc announced it was rolling out end-to-end encryption, but is the company doing what it claims to be doing?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog