Amid WhatsApp row in India, Telegram vouches for user privacy

By Nishant Arora (IANS): As WhatsApp struggles to meet the requirements set by the Indian government over its controversial user privacy policy, its archrival Telegram on Thursday reiterated that unlike many other messaging apps, it is not dependent on a third-party platform to store its user data that leads to an additional layer of security, thus… Continue reading Amid WhatsApp row in India, Telegram vouches for user privacy

India tells WhatsApp to roll back privacy policy, firm defends it

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) With the Indian government once again directing WhatsApp to withdraw its controversial user privacy policy that came into effect from May 15, the Facebook-owned platform with over 400 million users in the country on Wednesday defended its position, saying that it continues to engage with the government to resolve the… Continue reading India tells WhatsApp to roll back privacy policy, firm defends it

Accept privacy policy or lose functions in some weeks: WhatsApp

Facing criticism over its upcoming privacy policy, WhatsApp has said that its users will not immediately lose their accounts or face curtailed functionalities on the platform on May 15, but they will have to eventually go through limited functions if they fail to accept the new norms in the due course of time. The Facebook-owned… Continue reading Accept privacy policy or lose functions in some weeks: WhatsApp

Facing scrutiny, WhatsApp defers new data privacy policy

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Facing intense criticism worldwide and now a court case in India, WhatsApp has deferred its new data privacy policy and no one will lose his or her account from February 8 for not accepting the updated terms of service, the Facebook-owned platform said on Saturday. WhatsApp said they are moving… Continue reading Facing scrutiny, WhatsApp defers new data privacy policy

Mobile numbers of WhatsApp on Web users found on Google Search

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS): As WhatsApp faces intense scrutiny over its upcoming data and privacy policy in India and elsewhere, another user data violation has been reported, this time on the WhatsApp on Desktop (Web) application, allegedly exposing personal mobile numbers via indexing on Google Search. Although WhatsApp is primarily a mobile app, currently being… Continue reading Mobile numbers of WhatsApp on Web users found on Google Search