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A host of foreign nationals are relocating to India to fulfil their startup ambitions despite stumbling blocks.

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Twitter representatives appear before parliamentary panel examining cyber security of women

The Twitter India representatives are expected to make a presentation on the issue before the parliamentary panel on women empowerment.

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  • On May 20, WhatsApp reported an incident to country's cyber security watchdog Cert-In, stating that it had identified and promptly fixed a vulnerability that could enable an attacker to insert and execute code on mobile devices. WhatsApp also told CERT-In that the vulnerability could no longer be exploited to carry out attacks.

    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.

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee for Women Empowerment will hold discussions with executives of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter on how to tackle bullying, stalking, abuse and harassment of women on social media

    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.

    NPCI manages UPI, which clocked over a billion transactions last month. The SC had recently asked RBI to update it on WhatsApp’s data localisation status. WhatsApp could be hit in its biggest mkt. This was RBI’s response dated November 6 to the SC as the apex court had asked it to update it on WhatsApp’s data localisation compliance status in August.

    The company has spent more than two years working on Spotify Kids.

    Apple has pulled 181 vaping-related apps from the App Store worldwide.

    The snoopy app is reportedly violating the Facebook-owned company's rules.

    The Press Information Bureau had on Thursday urged people to email snapshots of any “dubious material” they came across on any platform, including social media that can be fact-checked. The team formed basically to refute “fake news on government schemes and announcements” has put in place a mechanism using 12 free software tools such as InVid and others, to send out instant posts on social media, to counter them.

    The team to check facts has been formed basically to refute “fake news on government schemes and announcements” has put in place a mechanism using 12 free software tools such as InVid and others, to send out instant posts on social media, to counter them. “The unit will not look at political conspiracy theories and pseudoscientific claims,” the official clarified.

    A survey by digital payments company PayPal and market research firm Ipsos has found that adoption of social commerce in India is at a higher scale than the rest of the world. Digitisation has led to innovative use of online transactions which is why 62% of businesses in India accept online payments compared to 55% global average.

    The number of recruitment of locals into terrorist ranks so far this year is 110, officials said. This is lower as compared to the 128 and 214 terrorist recruitments in 2017 and last year respectively.

    Facebook-owned WhatsApp says it had informed India's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) in May about the malware in their messaging ...

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