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The hope for a tax cut fades further after new numbers emerge

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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.

WhatsApp admits it could've handled data breach better

WhatsApp told the govt that it could have communicated the issue better, deprting from...

Snooping boosts government's WhatsApp traceability case

It means anyone can now hack into a device, take control of it and use it to spread m...

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  • The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) had published a vulnerability note on May 17 advising countermeasures to users about a vulnerability in WhatsApp, according to Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. WhatsApp reported an incident to the CERT-In on May 20, the Minister said.

    The catalog feature is available to businesses using the WhatsApp Business app on both Android and iPhone in Brazil, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S. It will be rolling out around the world soon.

    The two bosses exchange fitness tips all the time.

    In order to qualify for the investment, startups must be at an early state or scalable stage and must be recognized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade under the ministry of Commerce.

    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.

    The mutual fund house was already offering an array of services to investors through WhatsApp.

    The former Chief Financial Officer of Infosys said the government should through its probe agencies investigate the WhatsApp snooping scandal, come out with a report and place it before the people. Pai stressed the need for the government to draw up norms vis-a-vis functioning of big platforms like Google, Facebook and Twitter.

    On Thursday, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took to Twitter to reiterate the Centre’s concern at the breach of privacy of Indians, and said his ministry had sought an explanation from the app. WhatsApp has to reply by November 4. Home ministry officials aid attempts to 'malign the govt' for reported breach were misleading.

    The government is nevertheless planning to issue a notice to Google asking why it had not informed the authorities about the attack. It will also seek details of the cyber attack and its impact on Indian users. Phishing is defined as a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as user names, passwords by masquerading as a trustworthy entity.

    Experts say these apps add more privacy features than security features. Telegram, too, provides a similar feature through Secret Chats, which allows users to encrypt messages. Secret chats can only take place between two people, not in a group.

    The centre will be supported by IESA & TiE to provide network opportunities to startups, PES Institute of Technology and RV College of Engineering to provide academic expertise & mentoring to the startups and Cyber Media & Forum Synergy to provide funding access and opportunities to startups.

    Hundreds of interactive science models along with a humanoid, mobile planetarium, 3D printer, scaled models of satellites from ISRO and many other interactive exhibits from various industries are some of the highlights of event, AH Rama Rao, president of National Education Society which runs BV Jagadeesh Centre, said.

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