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'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
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
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
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
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
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
India WhatsApp Privacy Fight May Affect Multinationals
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 02, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
The Indian Supreme Court’s review of Facebook Inc.'s and WhatsApp Inc.'s data security practices may lack teeth but also presages a desire for a stronger privacy regime and oversight of multinationals, internet and privacy specialists told Bloomberg BNA.
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
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
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