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  • Can government now access your messages on Signal and WhatsApp? Feb 26, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    Can government now access your messages on Signal and WhatsApp?

    Moneycontrol decodes the new IT rules for the regulation of social media and digital content.

  • New IT rules lay down India’s authority over social media Feb 26, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    New IT rules lay down India’s authority over social media

    The government has laid down the law to establish its authority without fear of further challenges from social media platforms. To that extent, India’s new social media rules are strong and robust, and might be a template for adoption by many other countries

  • WhatsApp will disable messages for anyone who doesn't accept the new privacy policy Feb 22, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    WhatsApp will disable messages for anyone who doesn't accept the new privacy policy

    WhatsApp makes it clear that you won't enjoy the "full-functionality" of the app unless you say yes to the new policies

  • What do the WhatsApp policy changes actually mean? Feb 19, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    What do the WhatsApp policy changes actually mean?

    India lacks a strong law to protect the data of its citizens, giving companies free reign to decide the best privacy policies for us.

  • WhatsApp's privacy policies haven't changed but way to show them to you has Feb 19, 2021 12:06 PM IST

    WhatsApp's privacy policies haven't changed but way to show them to you has

    WhatsApp is updating the way they share changes with users

  • WhatsApp to offer more information on privacy policy update via banner Feb 19, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    WhatsApp to offer more information on privacy policy update via banner

    WhatsApp, in an e-mailed response, said the new in-app notification looks different from the one users saw in January and that has been redesigned based on feedback from users

  • WhatsApp to offer more info on privacy policy update via banner Feb 19, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    WhatsApp to offer more info on privacy policy update via banner

    The contentious policy -- whose rollout date was pushed to May 15 from February 8 -- however, remains unchanged.

  • WhatsApp new feature may let users 'Sign Out' of the app Feb 18, 2021 07:51 PM IST

    WhatsApp new feature may let users 'Sign Out' of the app

    The log out feature will tie into the company's push for multi-device support. The new feature is available on WhatsApp beta version 2.21.30.16

  • Here's a look at Koo, Sandes and other Indian alternatives to Twitter, WhatsApp and TikTok Feb 16, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    Here's a look at Koo, Sandes and other Indian alternatives to Twitter, WhatsApp and TikTok

    Here are some Indian made alternatives to popular social media platforms

  • Supreme Court issues notice to Facebook, WhatsApp over revised privacy policy Feb 15, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    Supreme Court issues notice to Facebook, WhatsApp over revised privacy policy

    The Supreme Court has said people have grave apprehensions that they will lose their privacy and it is the court's duty to protect them.

  • 4 ways through which you can keep your private chats safe and secure, WhatsApp shares details Feb 11, 2021 09:56 AM IST

    4 ways through which you can keep your private chats safe and secure, WhatsApp shares details

    Over its privacy update issue, WhatsApp is in the eye of the storm, however, after the backlash it has been stalled until May.

  • WhatsApp may soon roll out multi-device support; feature spotted on iOS Feb 10, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    WhatsApp may soon roll out multi-device support; feature spotted on iOS

    A ‘logout’ option will be available in the app’s Settings, under Account Tab to use this feature.

  • WhatsApp flap shows importance of message platform to Facebook Feb 10, 2021 12:03 PM IST

    WhatsApp flap shows importance of message platform to Facebook

    The flap over WhatsApp's privacy policy -- described by Facebook as a misunderstanding about efforts to bring businesses onto the platform -- threatens to erode trust in the service which is increasingly important to the leading social network's future.

  • Telegram becomes most downloaded non-gaming app globally Feb 06, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    Telegram becomes most downloaded non-gaming app globally

    The sudden surge in telegram users could be attributed to the recent controversy around WhatsApp’s privacy policy.

  • Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea against new WhatsApp privacy policy Feb 05, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea against new WhatsApp privacy policy

    The bench, also comprising justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, was hearing a plea filed by the Confederation of All India Traders which had sought a direction to the Centre to intervene in the matter and frame guidelines to govern large technology-based companies such as WhatsApp Inc., Facebook Inc. and Facebook India Online Services Private Limited.

  • WhatsApp privacy policy | 5% Indian users quit app, 21% migrated to alternate platforms: Survey Jan 29, 2021 09:15 AM IST

    WhatsApp privacy policy | 5% Indian users quit app, 21% migrated to alternate platforms: Survey

    WhatsApp has deferred the data-sharing update to May after facing a severe backlash over its new privacy policy and terms of service.

  • Facebook has no access to data on UPI transactions: WhatsApp Jan 29, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Facebook has no access to data on UPI transactions: WhatsApp

    WhatsApp has said payments transaction data is encrypted and stored only in India, according to the RBI guidelines.

  • New WhatsApp feature introduces biometric authentication for Web, Desktop app linking Jan 28, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    New WhatsApp feature introduces biometric authentication for Web, Desktop app linking

    The purpose of introducing biometric authentication to WhatsApp Web and Desktop is to avoid any unethical use of WhatsApp on the Web or Desktop app.

  • WhatsApp Privacy Policy update ‘optional’ for businesses: Mark Zuckerberg Jan 28, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    WhatsApp Privacy Policy update ‘optional’ for businesses: Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has clarified that the update does not change the privacy of anyone’s messages with friends and family.

  • WhatsApp not mandatory, don't join if T&C are not accepted: Delhi HC Jan 25, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    WhatsApp not mandatory, don't join if T&C are not accepted: Delhi HC

    The new privacy policy of WhatsApp was slated to come into effect in February but it has now been deferred till May.

  • The Tech Weekender: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp come under fire in India, Honor's first independent smartphone, a new Snapdragon chip and more Jan 23, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp come under fire in India, Honor's first independent smartphone, a new Snapdragon chip and more

    In case you missed them, here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending January 23.

  • WhatsApp Privacy Policy 2021 | Facebook to launch aggressive ad campaigns to defend changes: Report Jan 21, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    WhatsApp Privacy Policy 2021 | Facebook to launch aggressive ad campaigns to defend changes: Report

    Facebook wants to clarify that conversations cannot be shared because chats are encrypted

  • WhatsApp and Privacy: Whither data protection laws? Jan 20, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    WhatsApp and Privacy: Whither data protection laws?

    In the absence of data protection laws, how then, does the government plan to ensure the data privacy of its citizens?

  • WhatsApp privacy policy may attract CCI's attention: Report Jan 19, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    WhatsApp privacy policy may attract CCI's attention: Report

    The new WhatsApp privacy policy may be viewed as an abuse of its dominant position.

  • Reliance to embed e-commerce app JioMart into WhatsApp within six months: Report Jan 18, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    Reliance to embed e-commerce app JioMart into WhatsApp within six months: Report

    The move to integrate JioMart with WhatsApp will allow hundreds of millions of users to order products from Reliance without having to leave the app, Mint said, citing two officials aware of the development.

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