Karnataka govt scripting labour law for app-based services
The labour department has prepared a set of draft rules which is being vetted by National Law School of India University (NLSIU) professors Babu Mathew and V Nagaraj. The department will take their inputs before taking a call on how to go about the exercise.
HC declines to order linking of FB, Twitter, WhatsApp accounts with Aadhaar, PAN
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said linking of accounts with social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, with Aadhaar, PAN or any other identity document requires framing of policies or amendment in existing laws by the central government and this exercise cannot be done by the court.
Single people in their 50s open up to the idea of using dating apps
A lot of single folk in the 50 and above age group are taking to dating apps to ward off their loneliness.
Government amending IT Act to trace rogue messages on WhatsApp
The government has proposed to amend the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 of the IT Act, 2000.
Apple celebrates best games & apps of the year at NYC event; iPhone's Spectre Camera declared winner
On MacBook, Serif Labs's Affinity Publisher was named app of the year.
‘Delete Facebook’, thunders WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton; reiterates his stand on deleting the app
It seems like Acton is still standing by his last year’s war cry, ‘#DeleteFacebook’.
House panel to submit report on online safety of kids in a month
14-member committee mulls over legislative provisions to address online exploitation. The government has revealed in the ongoing Parliament session that 377 websites hosting child pornography have been taken down while 50 first information reports (FIRs) have been filed in cases of online sexual exploitation of children.
ET Awards 2019: Rashesh Shah, N Chandrasekaran talk marathon on a WhatsApp group
The two bosses exchange fitness tips all the time.
Anti-CAB protests: Mobile Internet, messaging services withdrawn in Meghalaya
"Messaging platforms like SMS, WhatsApp and social media platforms like facebook, twitter and You Tube are likely to be used for transmission of information through pictures, videos and text that have the potential to cause civil unrest and exacerbate the law and order situation," Additional Home Secretary C V D Diengdoh said in the order.
Vivo U20 review: Quick app navigation, decent camera performance make it a good buy at Rs 10,990
The new offering is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and has a long-lasting battery.
Government introduces data protection bill in Lok Sabha, to send it to joint select committee
As opposition parties such as the Congress and the TMC attacked the government in the Lok Sabha for a growing "snooping industry" under its watch and alleged that the bill violated the Constitution, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad refuted the charge and said a parliamentary panel could examine it in the most detailed manner.
Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund allows lumpsum investment via WhatsApp
The mutual fund house was already offering an array of services to investors through WhatsApp.
Snoop fears: Army asks staff to avoid WhatsApp and FB
The Indian armed forces, has asked officers holding “sensitive appointments” to delete their Facebook accounts. There have been several cases over the last couple of years where Pakistani women spies have virtually honey-trapped Indian military personnel, using social media like WhatsApp and Facebook.
Internet services suspended, paramilitary forces deployed in Tripura
The notification issued under provisions of Section 5 (2) of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 prohibits the following types of media for the next 48 hours beginning 1400 hours on 10th December 2019 in the entire state of Tripura (i) SMS messages of all mobile service providers (ii) Mobile Internet/Data Service of all mobile service providers, the order said.
WhatsApp to offer startups in India with $250,000 worth of Facebook ad credits
With the ad credits, the startups can create ads that invite customers to click to open a chat on WhatsApp so they can deepen connections and increase sales, a statement said.
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