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.
Facebook's AI system in a growing stage; Zuckerberg claims it's getting better at spotting banned content
Zuckerberg noted that hate speech i...
US tech body opposes India's bid for data localisation
The Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, which mandates storing of critical pers...
WhatsApp snooping row: Baghel orders probe
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.
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 search and call up any helpline number that it throws up; most do not bother to look up the organisation’s website or the papers they may hold to locate the official phone numbers. Mumbai resident Ruchira Damia lost Rs 40,000 when she tried to contact an HP Gas agency.
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’.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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