New social media norms empower enforcement agencies: Experts

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) As the Indian government on Thursday announced new stringent guidelines for social media platforms, legal and policy experts have said that the rules will empower police and enforcement agencies, while the “traceability” requirement may make it tough for some platforms to provide their services in India. The Information Technology (Intermediary… Continue reading New social media norms empower enforcement agencies: Experts

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

WhatsApp says individual chats protected as users shun platform

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) 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 reading WhatsApp says individual chats protected as users shun platform