India may force social media platforms to offer user verification
Social media platforms may have to offer an identify-verification option if the Data bill becomes a law.
Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund allows lumpsum investment via WhatsApp
The mutual fund house was already offering an array of services to i...
Data of 20 out of 121 WhatsApp users targeted using Pegasus may have been accessed: Ravi Shankar Prasad
On May 20, WhatsApp reported an incid...
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.
Perjury plea against WhatsApp withdrawn amid HC hearings
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.
House Panel to meet social media company representatives today
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
Payment banks can convert into small finance banks after 5 years
A minimum Rs 200 crore net worth is needed for the license of small finance bank, RBI said.
Government may spare Google from its phishing probe
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.
RBI to introduce new prepaid payment instrument for digital transactions up to Rs 10,000
RBI proposed to introduce a new type of prepaid payment instruments (PPIs) which can be used only for the purchase of goods and services up to a limit of Rs 10,000. You can load/re-load such PPI only from a bank account to pay your bills.
ET Awards 2019: Rashesh Shah, N Chandrasekaran talk marathon on a WhatsApp group
The two bosses exchange fitness tips all the time.
LIC waives off charges on credit card payments
LIC has said that any credit card originated payments towards renewal premium, new premium, or repayment of loan and interest on loans against the policies will not attract any additional charges or convenience fee its parlance, from December 1.
HDFC Bank’s Net banking, mobile app still down. Here's how to make credit card payments
Alternate channels to make credit card payments include ATM funds transfer, NEFT funds transfer using other bank accounts, over the counter cash payments (i.e., from a bank branch), cheque payments and autopay.
WhatsApp reports India revenues of Rs 6.84 crore for the first time for FY19
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.
Aadhaar enabled payment system growth slows in FY20
AePS facilitates cashless transactions through biometric authentication. According to NPCI, which runs the platform, biometric-based transactions grew by 10% to 208 million transactions in October 2019 from 189 million in April. October usually sees high transactions because of the festive season and higher remittance from urban to rural areas.
Govt’s fact-checker unit flooded with ‘wrong numbers’
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.
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