US tech body opposes India's bid for data localisation
The Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, which mandates storing of critical personal user data within the territory of India, or data localization, is likely to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament. Multinational companies have previously also opposed India’s moves on data localisation, saying it will drive up costs.
WhatsApp snooping row: Baghel orders probe
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel seeks a probe into illegal surveillance in the state af...
Helpline fraud: Why an online search may be the best way to lose money
It happens when consumers seeking a solution to a problem do a Google ...
Dr D's column: Will Israeli techies be able to decipher details about Indians?
as hackers prying open your WhatsApp secrets, Israeli techies are the elite of the elite.
‘Delete Facebook’, thunders WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton; reiterates his stand on deleting the app
It seems like Acton is still standing by his last year’s war cry, ‘#DeleteFacebook’.
TiE Global Summit 4.0 to emphasise on global outreach for startups
TiE has been a leading organisation in fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem around the world. In a span of nearly two decades, TiE has created a massive network of startups, investors, mentors, academia and brought together all stakeholders to bolster global entrepreneurship.
View: Make CERT-In liable to notify victims of cyberattacks
WhatsApp breach shows Indian victims are stuck with no way to know if they have fallen prey to a cyberattack.
WhatsApp can’t start payments business, RBI tells SC
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.
Over 260 cops keep an eagle eye on social media
Twitter saw the most number of violations at 5,294 over the last two days. While these accounted for about 64% of all social media violations, there were 2,210 such posts red-flagged on Facebook and 167 on YouTube.
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 malicious rumours that are detrimental to national security or those that lead to incidents of lynching, the official said.
WhatsApp users can now decide who can add them to groups
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.
WhatsApp introduces 'Catalogs' for small businesses
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.
By invitation only: WhatsApp introduces new privacy setting for groups
Users will have three days to accept the invite before it expires.
WhatsApp introduces catalogs for small businesses
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.
WhatsApp snooping row: All you need to know
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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