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Telecom regulator TRAI cannot treat over-the-top apps as telcos: Broadband body
“The argument that OTT services should be regulated under the same licensing regime that applies to TSPs (telecom service providers) is incorrect and erroneously overlooks the vast and critical differences between the two entities,” telecom policy think tank Broadband India Forum said .
Facebook Messenger introduces app lock and new privacy settings
The platform is working on new controls so users can decide who can message o...
By invitation only: WhatsApp introduces new privacy setting for groups
Users will have three days to accept the invite before it expires.
WhatsApp users can now decide who can add them to groups
To enable the new update, WhatsApp users have to go to settings in their app, then tap account, followed by privacy and groups and then select one of three options: ‘everyone’, ‘my contacts’ or ‘my contacts except’. ‘My contacts’ means only the contacts that a user has in his address book can add him to groups.
Covid fallout: WhatsApp changes limit on forwarded messages, users can send only 1 chat at a time
The Facebook-owned company took this step to curb the flow of misinformation in COVID-19 times.
WhatsApp gets a raw deal from India in payments
WhatsApp needs a nod from the National Payments Corporation of India to throw open the switch.
TikTok’s India rival booms with 500,000 users added every hour
TikTok has faced censure from courts, women’s groups, users and governments for content seen as sexually explicit or for the depiction of events like acid attacks on women. Roposo and other Indian TikTok imitators, on the other hand, market their content as fun that’s more in line with India’s relatively conservative culture.
Consumer privacy influencing product rollouts: Facebook
Facing ire from the government, stakeholders, and civil society, Facebook had to rollback its ambitious Free Basics in India.
Set up SIT to probe WhatsApp snooping issue, NCP tells Centre
On October 31, Facebook-owned company WhatsApp had said Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using Israeli spyware Pegasus, leading to a furore over breach of citizens' privacy. Maharashtra NCP chief said that Israeli company NSO has been roped in to snoop on some people in the country.
WhatsApp users get more control over group chats
The move assumes significance as social media platforms are expected to play a major role in 2019 polls.
Government trying to balance privacy & security in draft IT intermediary norms
Apex court had asked the government to provide status of the guidelines in 3 weeks.
Strengthening cybersecurity: Government to write a code for apps to run on
The exercise is likely to be done in consultation with the ministries of home, electronics and IT and I&B besides the department of telecommunications (DoT), sources said.
Hong Kongers scrub social media history in face of security law
Certain political views such as wanting independence became outlawed overnight and legal analysts and rights groups warn the broad wording of the law -- which bans subversion, secession, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces -- will choke civil liberties and free speech.
WhatsApp may soon let you send messages that self-destruct after a set time period
The new update will be similar to Telegram’s “secret chat” feature.
Batting for privacy: WhatsApp may oppose demand to trace messages
The company feels disclosing message origin will violate privacy and free speech rights.