Messages are end-to-end encrypted, says WhatsApp amid alleged leaks
"WhatsApp protects your messages with end-to-end encryption so that only you and the person you're communicating with can read what is sent, and nobody in between can access it, not even WhatsApp," a WhatsApp spokesperson said.
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Facebook limits forwarding to 5 people or group at a time on Messenger
The move comes after there has been a surge in spread of misinformation around the Covid-19 pandemic and major elections in the US, New Zealand and other countries inch closer.
Facebook representatives have appeared before house committees
A few months ago, the Ankhi Das-headed Facebook India representatives were summoned and appeared before two parliamentary committees, including the Tharoor-led committee. Last December, Facebook India team deposed before the same house committee when it took up the allegation of ‘WhatsApp snooping row’.
Facebook set to expand WhatsApp's commerce partnerships in India, then take it global
In April, Facebook announced investments of $ $5.7 billion in Jio Platforms Limited, part of Reliance Industries Limited, making Facebook its largest minority shareholder. The deal with Jio allowed WhatsApp's integration with JioMart to enable people to connect with businesses, shop and ultimately purchase products in a seamless mobile experience.
SquadCam, filling the gap between WhatsApp and Instagram, is a fully Indian made social media platform with global ambitions
Rahul Gandhi demands probe into operations of Facebook, WhatsApp in India
Rahul Gandhi claimed that international media have fully exposed Facebook's and WhatsApp's brazen assault on India's democracy and social harmony.
Oyo India staff seek adequate compensation, may move court
After announcing pay cuts in fixed compensation of up to 25% in April, Oyo had put some employees on LwLB for four months from May. On Tuesday, Oyo began sending ‘cessation of employment’ emails to employees who had not chosen one of the two options.
Groups and communities being leveraged on FB, Twitter, WhatsApp for help in Covid times
The group currently has more than 47,000 members and is adding 100-200 more every day, Nagaraj said. It gets about 100-150 messages a day on WhatsApp for assistance, and about 300 queries on blood donation. Nagaraj thinks her group is here to stay, because Covid and social distancing is here to stay.
A sigh of relief! WhatsApp to roll out 'mute forever' option for groups soon
At present, WhatsApp allows users to mute groups for a year.
Antitrust allegations against Facebook's WhatsApp in India
The complaint comes at a time when WhatsApp is working to launch its payments platform in India.
India watchdog throws out antitrust complaint against WhatsApp
A case in March alleged that WhatsApp was bundling its digital payment facility - WhatsApp Pay - within its messaging app for which it already has a large user base. The case alleged WhatsApp was abusing its position by forcing its payments feature on to its existing users.