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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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