Snooping row: WhatsApp regrets not meeting govt expectations
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.
Uber India plans free doctor access, micro loans for drivers
'Uber Plus' is an effort in that direction and will enable our driver partners to access greater benefits during their everyday journeys," said Prabhjeet Singh, Head of Cities, Uber India and South Asia.
Twitter boards Paytm’s app
As part of efforts to convert itself into a super app, Paytm is adding content — news, astrology to trending content on Twitter — into the Paytm Inbox, Siddharth Pandey, VP of Paytm, said.
WhatsApp vulnerability: CERT-In issues advisory; company says users unaffected
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.
NetApp India Global Centre of Excellence gets new MD
Chhabria has nearly three decades work experience, and earlier worked at Sun Microsystems and Silicon Graphics, among other firms in the areas of product engineering, product management and general management.
Google takes down '2020 Sikh Referendum APP' after Punjab CM's plea
The app had asked the general public to register themselves to vote in the ‘PUNJAB REFERENDUM 2020 KHALISTAN’. A website with the address of www.yes2khalistan.org was also launched on the same lines for the same purpose.
WhatsApp identifies new holes, warns of malicious MP4 file
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.
Ex-RSS ideologue writes to Shashi Tharoor to fast-track data bill
KN Govindacharya, who recently filed a criminal writ petition in the SC after the WhatsApp-NSO alleged snooping scandal came to light, has argued that the cyber attack caused a violation of citizen's privacy and was a risk to national security.
TikTok hits 1.5 billion downloads, India tops the chart
TikTok with 614 million downloads currently is the third-most downloaded non-gaming app of the year, behind WhatsApp at the top with 707.4 million installs and Facebook Messenger at second spot with 636.2 million. India has been a fast adoptor in 2019, driving up 277.6 million downloads so far this year, or roughly 45 per cent of all global installs.
ICERT has issued a new vulnerability note, WhatsApp users are at risk again
Indian Computer emergency response team has issued a new vulnerability note, WhatsApp users are at risk againICERT has issued a new vulnerab...
Apple bans all vaping-related apps from Store, cites raising health concerns
Apple has pulled 181 vaping-related apps from the App Store worldwide.
Is it mania or depression? This AI-backed app can diagnose mental health problems
The app also gives them a series of touch-and-swipe motor skills tests.
WhatsApp rivals Signal, Telegram can be hacked too
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.
Telegram takes off in India as startups drive adoption
According to Prabhu Ram, head, Industry Intelligence Group at CyberMedia Research, businesses prefer Telegram because it marries capabilities of WhatsApp and Snapchat — it’s secure, private and accessible.
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