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Can't Read Your Chats With New Privacy Policy: Whatsapp

New Delhi: Facing intense scrutiny over alleged data sharing with Facebook via new privacy policy, WhatsApp has reiterated that personal messages will always be end-to-end encrypted and the company can’t read or listen to them. In a new blog post on Thursday, WhatsApp said that in the coming weeks, it will display a banner in […]

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Supreme Court Issues Notice To Facebook, WhatsApp Over New Privacy Policy

New Delhi: People have grave apprehensions on loss of privacy, the Supreme Court said on Monday and made it clear that it is the court’s duty to protect people’s privacy as it was hearing an application against the new privacy policy of WhatsApp. The observation came as senior advocate Shyam Divan, representing the petitioner Karmanya […]

WhatsApp Expands Status Messaging To Reassure Users About Privacy
WhatsApp Expands Status Messaging To Reassure Users About Privacy

New Delhi: Facing backlash over its upcoming privacy policy, WhatsApp that has been using its Status feature to allay fears in India for some time now, has now expanded its “commitment to your privacy” message to the users in the US and UK as well. The in-app messages started appearing for users in the US […]

Republic TV Files Defamation Suit Against Times Now Anchor Navika
Republic TV Files Defamation Suit Against Times Now Anchor Navika

New Delhi: The parent company of the Republic TV has filed a defamation complaint at a Delhi court against Times Now anchor Navika Kumar for allegedly making defamatory remarks against Republic TV and its founder in connection with the alleged WhatsApp chats mentioned in the chargesheet filed by the Mumbai Police in the TRP scam […]

Mark Zuckerberg Defends WhatsApp Privacy Policy Amid India Backlash

New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has defended the upcoming WhatsApp privacy policy that has witnessed a massive backlash in India, saying that the update does not change the privacy of anyone’s messages with friends and family. The WhatsApp policy has now been put on hold till May 15. It aims to share commercial user […]

WhatsApp Treating Indian Users Differently From Europeans Matter Of Concern: Centre To HC

New Delhi: WhatsApp is treating Indian users differently from Europeans over opting out of its new privacy policy which is a matter of concern for the government and it is looking into the issue, the Centre informed the Delhi High Court on Monday. The central government told the high court that it was also a […]

Telegram Or Signal? Welcome To The Illusion Called Data Security

New Delhi: As millions shun WhatsApp and download new chat platforms in search for a secure experience, mind you that security is nothing but an illusion and there is no guarantee that Telegram or Signal may not be hacked in the future, especially when nation-state actors with highly sophisticated tools and huge resources are on […]

CAIT Files Petition Against WhatsApp, Facebook In SC
CAIT Files Petition Against WhatsApp, Facebook In SC

New Delhi: The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Saturday filed a petition in the Supreme Court with the prayer to direct WhatsApp to withdraw its new privacy policy which is encroaching upon various fundamental rights of the citizens granted by the Constitution of India. CAIT has also prayed that the Union of India […]

WhatsApp Delays New Privacy Policy By 3 Months Amid Severe Criticism

Houston: WhatsApp announced delaying by three months the implementation of a new privacy policy that has faced massive backlash with tens of millions of its users moving from the platform to rivals like Signal and Telegram. The policy change was originally scheduled to come into effect on February 8, the Facebook-owned company said. It has […]

WhatsappWhatsApp's Upcoming Data & Privacy Policy Challenged In Delhi HC
WhatsApp's Upcoming Data & Privacy Policy Challenged In Delhi HC

New Delhi: An application was moved in the Delhi High Court on Thursday against instant messaging application WhatsApp’s upcoming data and privacy policy, on the grounds that it violates the right to privacy of citizens of India. The petition, moved by advocate Chaitanya Rohilla, states that the policy gives a 360-degree profile view into a […]

WhatsApp Expands Status Messaging To Reassure Users About Privacy
WhatsApp Privacy Policy: 'Individual Chats Protected As Users Shun Platform'

New Delhi: Facing intense criticism over its upcoming policy on February 8 as users leave the platform for rivals Telegram and Signal, WhatsApp on Tuesday issued a clarification, saying that individual chats would not be affected by the changes. “We want to address some rumours and be 100 per cent clear we continue to protect […]

WhatsApp Update: Accept New Changes Or Lose Your Account | Learn Details

New Delhi: Millions of Indian users received an in-app notification from WhatsApp as part of an upcoming global roll-out for over 2 billion users, asking them to either accept the changes in its Terms of Service and privacy policy by February 8 or their accounts will be deleted. The in-app notification did not elicit much […]

WhatsApp To Stop Working On These iPhones & Android Devices From Jan 1

New Delhi: WhatsApp will stop working for some iPhones as well as Android smartphones starting January 1, 2021. There are several Android and iOS phones that may not be able to run the app as the company will withdraw support for older versions of OS from next year. According to the information on the WhatsApp […]

WhatsApp Pay Now Live With SBI, HDFC, ICICI And Axis Bank In India

New Delhi: WhatsApp Pay on Wednesday announced it is now live with State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank for its up to 20 million users in India. After two years of waiting, Facebook-owned WhatsApp payment service received approval from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in November to go […]

WhatsApp OTP Scam
WhatsApp OTP Scam: Follow These Steps To Keep Hackers At Bay

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Needless to say how with the changing times, millions of users rely on the internet for transmission of text, image and video messages. And with WhatsApp emerging as one of the most popular mobile messaging apps worldwide and more users getting connected to family and friends through the platform each day, the […]

WhatsApp Shopping Button Now Live In India

New Delhi: Facebook on Tuesday made a new shopping button in WhatsApp live globally, including in India, to help people check out available products and make purchases right from a chat. The tool will make it easier for people to discover a business’ catalog so they know what goods or services it offers. Previously, people […]

400 Million Indians Can Now Send Money Via WhatsApp

New Delhi: After two years of waiting, WhatsApp payment service has received approval from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to go live on Unified Payment Interface (UPI) with over 160 supported banks. Over 400 million WhatsApp users in India can now securely send money to friends and family, and payments feature is now […]

WhatsApp Disappearing Messages Tool Deletes Chats After 7 Days

New Delhi: WhatsApp on Thursday launched the much-awaited ‘Disappearing Messages’ on its platform for both Android and iOS users that will automatically delete new messages sent to a chat after seven days when turned on. In a one-to-one chat, either person can turn disappearing messages on or off. In groups, admins will have the control […]

EPFO Lauches WhatsApp Helpline Service

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) launched a WhatsApp helpline service for speedy redressal of grievances for its subscribers in all the 138 regional offices. With WhatsApp emerging as a huge platform for communication in India, EPFO has grabbed the opportunity that the app provides to reach and communicate directly with all its stakeholders. The […]

WhatsApp Beta Brings 'Always Mute', Media Guidelines & More

New Delhi: WhatsApp has enabled multiple features like ‘Always Mute option’, a new Storage Usage UI along with accompanying tools as well as new Media Guidelines to its Android beta user base. According to WABetainfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp in Beta, all these features are in WhatsApp beta for Android and are yet […]

WhatsApp On Web May Soon Get Fingerprint Authentication Feature

New Delhi: WhatsApp is reportedly working on to adding another layer of security via biometric scanning support that will help users secure new sessions on the platform on the Web. According to WABetainfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp in Beta, the mobile messaging platform has dedicated a team to work on making the entire browser […]

CSC Partners With WhatsApp For Digital Literacy Service Chatbot

New Delhi: The Common Services Centers (CSC) on Thursday said that it has partnered with Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp for a chatbot for citizens to receive digital literacy services and resources. People can send a “Namaste” at CSC Academy’s official WhatsApp account +91 99991 89321, to access details and course modules of flagship programmes. The […]

WhatsApp Adds Ability To Cross-Check Forwarded Messages

San Francisco: WhatsApp has launched a new ‘Search the Web’ option that will enable users to check information shared to them via a forwarded message. The ‘Search the Web’ option is currently being rolled out in Brazil, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, UK and the US. The feature will be available for users on the latest […]

WhatsApp May Lose Its Flavour As Zuckerberg Integrates Apps

New Delhi: WhatsApp has so far been a great experience for billions of users globally where there are no ads in-between chats, no distractions like promoted posts and in-app pop-ups, but integration with the rest of Facebook family of apps may mar the beauty of this end-to-end-encrypted mobile messaging platform. The world of social media […]

Accused Can't Be Held Guilty For Refusing To Undergo Test Identification Parade: SC
SC Allows Service Of Summons & Notices By WhatsApp, Email & Fax

New Delhi: In a first, the Supreme Court on Friday allowed the service of summons and notices, a necessity in almost all legal proceedings, through instant messenger like WhatsApp as well as by e-mail and fax. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde observed that it has been brought to the notice of the […]