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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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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