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    WhatsApp Privacy Policy: Parliament IT panel to meet today; FB, Twitter officials also summoned
    Signal will never track your data, share it with third parties: Aruna Harder, Signal COO
    New update will not affect privacy of messages sent to family or friends, WhatsApp clarifies
    Traders body urges Govt to restrict WhatsApp from implementing its new privacy policy
    Post Trump's Twitter ouster, experts ask platforms for consistency in enforcing policies

    Trump was banned from Twitter permanently, while social networks Facebook and Instagram suspended him indefinitely. He is accused of using the social media platforms to incite fans who stormed the Capitol Hill last week, hoping to stop the certification of Democrat Joe Biden's election as the next US President. Following the chaos, Trump has now assured a peaceful transition.

    CAIT asks government to ban WhatsApp, Facebook over new privacy policy

    In the communication to Prasad, CAIT has demanded that "government should immediately restrict WhatsApp from implementing the new policy or put a ban on WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook", the traders' body stated.

    IT firms to see $900 billion digital tech market by 2025: Analysts

    IT services providers are looking at a potential $900 billion digital technology-led services market by 2025, as more organisations transform their businesses to cater to customers online.

    Prime Minister Wani: Centre targets two million Wi-Fi hotspots by the end of 2021

    Once the service is live, anyone can register as a public data operator aggregator (PDOA) by filling in a one-page form on the central registry portal. If there is no response within seven days of filling the form, the registration is deemed approved, Prakash explained.

    YouTube comes under fire for lax approach on overseas election misinformation

    But half a world away in Myanmar, which held a general election just five days after the U.S. vote and faced a tidal wave of online misinformation including unfounded claims of voter fraud, the new rules do not apply.

    Google hit with third lawsuit as U.S. states sue over search monopoly

    The states are asking for their lawsuit to be consolidated with one filed by the Justice Department in October, according to a statement from the Colorado attorney general's office.

    Amazon cloud business grew 54% in India in FY20

    The company, which is in the business of data processing, hosting and related activities, is the Indian subsidiary of the Amazon Group that resells and markets A WS Cloud services in India.

    Facebook accuses Apple of anticompetitive behavior

    The world's biggest social media company ran full-page ads in major newspapers criticizing Apple's plans, which will limit apps' ability to gather data from people's phones that can be used for targeted advertising.

    Australia sues Facebook over user data, echoing U.S. antitrust case

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it was seeking an unspecified fine from Facebook for promoting a virtual private network as a way for people to protect their data, while secretly using the information to pick targets for commercial acquisitions.

    No element in Bajrang Dal's content that necessitates ban: Facebook India head

    Mohan deposed before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, chaired by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. The panel had called him on the issue of the citizens' data safety. Mohan was accompanied by Shivnath Thukral, the public policy director of Facebook.

    Google resolves problem with Gmail after outage

    Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it had resolved a problem with Gmail due to which some of its users had faced issues with the mailing platform, just a day after a global outage affected YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive.

    WhatsApp Pay was possible because of India's UPI system, a first in the world: Mark Zuckerberg in conversation with Mukesh Ambani
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