Birla Estates recently launched an interactive AI Powered ChatBot solution LIDEA for its customers on WhatsApp. The solution is aimed at providing informati...
Shashwat Gautam, a former national coordinator in the Congress Party’s data analytics department during the Lok Sabha elections, has accused ace political strategist Prashant Kishor of stealing a campaign slogan, logo and data he had created for the Bihar assembly elections expected later this year.
Neumeier stressed on the importance of choosing the right customers.
Reiterating its stance on encryption in the global announcement, WhatsApp said strong encryption is a necessity in modern life and that it will not compromise on security because that would make people less safe. WhatsApp did not share market wise statistics and the number of users it now has in India.
This kind of an outbreak will lead to disruption in the supply chain, which we need to worry about, says the Head of Equity Advisory at Centrum Wealth Management.
WhatsApp Pay has been running a pilot with 1 million users for nearly two years. It has yet to receive permission to do a full rollout with all its 400 million Indian users because it has not yet completed storing all data within the country’s borders. CASC said that, according to RBI’s affidavit to Supreme Court in November, WhatsApp had not yet fully complied with the rules.
The security personnel at entrance would also facilitate the tourists.
Recently, Facebook said it expects to roll out WhatsApp Pay in a number of countries, in the next six months. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said commerce and payments are areas that will be important for private social platforms such as WhatsApp and Messenger.
The egg industry has taken maximum hit as wholesale prices have slipped below the breakeven level.
In a blogpost titled 'Why using WhatsApp is dangerous', Messaging app Telegram's founder Durov said WhatsApp marketed end-to-end encryption as some magic incantation that alone is supposed to automatically make all communications secure. "However, this technology is not a silver bullet that can guarantee you absolute privacy by itself," he said.
FB looks to roll out payments in many countries even as licence application remains stuck in India.
Data she shared at the conference showed PhonePe’s annual payments value stood at $180 billion with nearly 20 million daily users on the platform.
FTI Consulting’s market value has almost tripled after beating Wall Street projections
Millions of users were unable to share videos, photos and GIFs, audio and stickers and several of those said they were even unable to view WhatsApp Status feature. According to Downdetetector.com, the problem started in the evening around 4 p.m. and alive outage map showed users in India, Europe, Brazil and in Southeast Asia were affected by the outage.
An obsession with self-improvement and productivity is taking over our lives, enabled by an ecosystem of wearable gadgets, bullet journals and apps.
Data compliance issues and regulations have kept WhatsApp Pay launch in abeyance for quite some time, despite a successful test run of the payments service with one million users in the country in 2018. The Indian government and the RBI have expressed concerns over some of WhatsApp's features in complying with the regulations.
Given the accessibility of WhatsApp as a medium and people’s preferences to chat, Haptik said that it had built a chatbot called “nCov helpdesk” which can be accessed by sending a WhatsApp message to the number +91 93213 98773. Based on data available on the WHO website, the bot is trained to answer frequently asked questions on the new coronavirus.
The advent of new rules for social media applications - like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp - could spell the end for privacy in the Indian internet space. Despite push back from major internet companies, the Indian government is all set to go ahead with the new regulations. The rules are a bid to quell the spread of fake news and trace anti-social elements in the Indian internet ecosystem faster.
Starting with 2012 as Modi's political aide, he has taken positions in varying roles in 9 elections.
Only last year Jio had clashed with the other two over the issue. But now they have buried the hatchet.
WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum sold $4 billion of Facebook shares in 2016, but that took months. Laurene Powell Jobs divested more than $6 billion of Walt Disney shares in 2016, though it wasn’t part of a trading plan.
The idea is to increase merchant engagement on the platform by creating a new value service for both local shop owners and consumers.
Mokashi was forced to go on leave in July and after five months, he stepped down from the company in December.
Non-stop delivery of bad news has got the Amazon 'Prime Minister' perplexed.
The company will use the proceeds to expand its network of influencers, and further build its technology platforms.
The Sequoia Capital MD is proud of the Indian start-up growth trajectory.
Minister for Law and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said the issue of fake news is a worry, and added that there are "serious parliamentary concerns" about internet being abused for child pornography. He also asserted that identification of originator of messages was still a problem with regard to WhatsApp.
The court also asked police to seize at the earliest phones of members of two WhatsApp groups on which the January 5 violence was allegedly coordinated.
The regulator’s action comes after it received the forensic audit report on February 11.
The counsel said police has also written to WhatsApp to preserve data of two groups "Unity Against Left" and "Friends of RSS" including messages, pictures and videos and phone numbers of members, related to JNU violence incident.
The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), in its latest draft sent to the law ministry for vetting, had proposed that content related to terrorism and child pornography should be weeded out by built-in automated technology tools. The final call will be taken after completing discussions with the law ministry, said the official.
In a Whatsapp message sent by the offline cellphone retailer lobby, All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA), to the trade on Friday evening said retailers will boycott "Samsung business for three (11,12 & 13th February) days.
The messaging for Delhi elections, says AAP’s social media head Ankit Lal, is “vote on the work our government has done in Delhi”. But he concedes that AAP’s digital job has become more challenging over the past few days with BJP messaging around Shaheen Bagh emerging as a talking point.
People stay engaged in the world and fulfill many activities of their regular lives.
Trai has realised that it is no longer a financial arbitrage issue between telcos and apps, but one of security and lawful interception. There is also an absence of a global example of similar rules and the regulator needs to factor in clauses in the upcoming data protection law and social intermediary guidelines before making any recommendations.
Sebi asks CARE to sack Chairman SB Mainak.
Of the total messages sent, more than 12 billion were picture wishes.
It’s not the first time WhatsApp’s been drawn into a hacking controversy. WhatsApp in November sued Israeli spyware maker NSO Group, accusing it of infecting phones of some users through the messaging app.The lawsuit said that NSO Group used a vulnerability in WhatsApp, since patched, to secretly deliver its surveillance software to users.
As per WhatsApp’s global policy, accounts that remain unused for 120 days are automatically deactivated. As J&K completed exactly 120 days of internet blackout, residents woke up to find themselves checked out of their accounts and groups.
The feature is currently available only for group conversations.
Many investors are sending WhatsApp messages or calling up their mutual fund advisors to ask about how the new personal tax proposals would impact their tax saving investments, including ELSS.
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.
United Nations experts on Wednesday called for an "immediate investigation" by the United States and others into information they received that suggests that Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked after receiving a file sent from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's WhatsApp account.
The petition claimed that though WhatsApp had declared in the Indian SC that its services were encrypted, it had conceded later before a US court that the privacy of many was breached in the alleged spyware attack. The top court in India was not informed of this, the petition said, seeking a criminal probe into the snooping allegations and perjury action against WhatsApp.
Sustaining attack on AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal over the police claim that the Shaheen Bagh shooter was an AAP worker, BJP chief JP Nadda on Wednesday questioned him if he would "burn down" Delhi to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
75% of the respondents agreed to have owned a smartphone in their teens.
The plan, sources told ET, is to enhance user engagement across the suite of apps – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The move comes at a time when Chinese video-sharing networking service TikTok is adding users in India. The Menlo Park-based social network, owned by tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, has hired Avinash Pant to head the marketing function.
The lifesaving call waiting support is now available on Android phones.
In the first episode of the ETPanache PowWow series, Lopamudra Ghatak, Editor, ETPanache Online, talks to Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, Mpower, about raising awareness around mental health, raising three children in a socially-wired age, and how she strikes work-life balance.WhatsApp, Wabi-Sabi, Work: The 3 Ws in Mpower boss Neerja Birla's life
The government has proposed to amend the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 of the IT Act, 2000.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel seeks a probe into illegal surveillance in the state affairs through Israeli spyware Pegasus that was earlier reported to be snooping on people by enabling a jailbreak system on their devices. A three-member committee is summoned to investigate further into the matter.
Basu started her career as an associate attorney at Ramfry & Sagar and then moved to K&S Partners. In the year 2008, she had joined country’s largest pure-play consumer company Hindustan Unilever as legal a manager from where she moved to GE HealthCare as legal counsel for South Asia in the year 2010.
The parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology called the cyber security experts to hear their views on the issue of citizens data security and privacy. As per the notice of the meeting, the panel had also called non-official witnesses of the WhatsApp snooping row, including BJP's former organisational secretary Govindacharya.
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 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.
Catalogs are a mobile storefront for businesses to showcase and share their goods so that people can easily browse and discover something they would like to buy.
The government has set up a screening counter at Lengpui airport and constituted a state-level task force as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in the state, the Deputy Secretary of the state health department, Lalngura Tlau said.
It means anyone can now hack into a device, take control of it and use it to spread malicious rumours that are detrimental to national security or those that lead to incidents of lynching, the official said.
Costs in the recently ended fourth quarter rose 34 per cent to $12.2 billion.
WhatsApp told the govt that it could have communicated the issue better, deprting from its earlier stance.
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.
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.
BJP’s IT cell remains hyperactive on closed-loop platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook groups and pages, and people familiar with the content on such groups say BJP’s content ecosystem has managed to retain dominance.
India is WhatsApp's biggest market with 400 million users. The development comes just weeks after WhatsApp sued Israeli company, NSO group, over the alleged misuse of their spyware Pegasus, that was installed in the phones of 1400 users, including at least 120 Indians. Many of those who were spied on were journalists, rights activists and lawyers.
It is possible that the aggressive BJP campaign may not yield the necessary returns. If it doesn’t, it will not be because there is widespread solidarity with the Shaheen Bagh protesters but because local issues normally prevail in an assembly election. Much will also depend on the remarkable extent to which the Congress has made itself irrelevant in Delhi.
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.
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 mutual fund house was already offering an array of services to investors through WhatsApp.
A day after the area witnessed its third shooting in a week, women of Shaheen Bagh intensified their protests, amid heavy policing and security checks, even as volunteers checked the background of speakers and asked them to avoid ‘separatists’ or ‘unconstitutional’ language in speeches.
The petition also sought directions for preservation and retrieval of all material/evidences available with WhatsApp INC, Google INC and Apple INC pertaining to relevant data of WhatsApp groups 'Unity Against Left' and 'Friends of RSS' including messages, pictures, videos and phone numbers of the members, in connection with the violence at JNU.
The helpline phone number and email ID launched by the income tax department will help the taxpayers to get assistance regarding the income tax notices received by them from the National e-Assessment Centre.
The two bosses exchange fitness tips all the time.
Last week, Bezos’s iPhone was hacked via a WhatsApp message sent directly from Crown Prince MBS.
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.
Users will have three days to accept the invite before it expires.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp says it had informed India's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) in May about the malware in their messaging application and followed this up with a letter in September updating about affected Indian users due to Pegasus spyware infection. ET's Megha Mandavia brings you up to speed with the latest in WhatsApp snooping row. (Text: ET Bureau)WhatsApp snooping row: All you need to know
KN Govindacharya filed his petition on Monday, just days after Facebook sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group, accusing it of helping clients break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents. The targets of the hacking spree included diplomats, political dissidents, journalists, along with both military and government officials. WhatsApp issues fresh statement, says malware was detected in May
Govindacharya has also written to Ravi Shankar Prasad seeking NIA investigation against FB, WhatsApp, NSO Group Technologies, and Q Cyber Technologies for compromising with public data. Govindacharya has also said that from the pleadings of WhatsApp before the US district court, it is clear that WhatsApp is not secure and that its systems were compromised.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Thursday said Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using an Israeli spyware Pegasus.
Udaan’s co-founder sheds light on the company’s success story.
Documents filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) show WhatsApp, which is currently awaiting approvals from regulatory authorities for its payments service, reported revenues of Rs 6.84 crore for fiscal 2019 and a profit of Rs 57 lakh for the financial year under review.
Saudi Arabia has already shown that it cannot be trusted with powerful cybertools such as those developed by the NSO Group. Technology that is vital to combating jihadist groups should never be used to target dissidents — or the owners of U.S. newspapers, for that matter.
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.
The confirmation by WhatsApp that the mobile phones of several Indian rights activists and journalists had been hacked into has sparked a furore with privacy activists asking the government to clarify. The spyware — Pegasus — sold by Israel’s NSO Group was used to tap into 1,400 WhatsApp accounts globally. Times Now's Meghna Deka explains the things you did not know about NSO and Pegasus. Watch.WhatsApp hack: Things you did not know about NSO and Pegasus
Earlier this year, the company said, it rolled out Touch ID and Face ID for iPhone users to provide an extra layer of security for WhatsApp users. "Today we’re introducing similar authentication, allowing you to unlock the app with your fingerprint, on supported Android phones," the company said in a statement.
Facebook's messaging platform alleged that the Israeli NSO Group targeted some 1,400 users. While WhatsApp declined to reveal the identities and exact number of those targeted for surveillance in India, its spokesperson confirmed that the it was aware of those targeted and had contacted each one of them. The NSO Group said it disputes the allegations and will vigorously fight them.
WhatsApp on Tuesday sued Israeli technology firm NSO Group, accusing it of using the Facebook-owned messaging service to conduct cyberespionage on journalists, human rights activists and others. The suit filed in a California federal court contended that NSO Group tried to infect approximately 1,400 "target devices" with malicious software to steal valuable information from those using the messaging app. WhatsApp head Will Cathcart said the lawsuit was filed after an investigation showed the Israeli firm's role the cyberattack, despite its denials.Whatsapp sues Israeli tech firm for spying on Indian journalists, activists
In a bizarre incident, Facebook-owned WhatsApp seemed to have disappeared from the Google Play Store, some users complained on Friday.
Facebook was sued by four potential competitors who accuse it of anticompetitive behaviour and who asked a judge to order chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg to give up control of the social media behemoth.
A case has been registered against former Indian cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin and two others here in Maharashtra after a travel agent lodged a police complaint alleging that they cheated him to the tune of Rs 20.96 lakh, an official said on Thursday.
The advisory comes in the backdrop of recent developments where WhatsApp had informed the Indian government in September that over hundred Indian users were targeted by the Israeli spyware -- Pegasus.
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.
Indian Computer emergency response team has issued a new vulnerability note, WhatsApp users are at risk againICERT has issued a new vulnerability note, WhatsApp users are at risk again
A two-judge bench led by Justice Deepak Gupta on Tuesday transferred a host of petitions relating to social media message traceability to itself for a hearing in January next year but allowed the govt to bring in any new rules.
Reliance is planning small outlets called Reliance Smart Points in various cities to ease delivery.
Social media intermediaries — with more than 5 million registered users — have to trace the original sender of a message when asked by a government agency armed with an order from a judicial magistrate court or a higher court.
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