India needs stricter action as WhatsApp privacy policy goes live

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) With the controversial WhatsApp privacy policy coming into effect from Saturday for its over 2 billion users including more than 400 million in India, industry experts emphasised that the government must implement stricter data privacy rules and restrain the Facebook-owned app as was done while banning Chinese apps to protect… Continue reading India needs stricter action as WhatsApp privacy policy goes live

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

Why Indians are making a beeline to join Telegram, not Signal

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Nearly 3 in 4 Indians feel safe while joining any group or channel on Telegram as they dont need to reveal their phone number to strangers, according to a new survey. Telegram which has crossed 600 million users globally scores over Signal in terms of awareness (55 per cent) and… Continue reading Why Indians are making a beeline to join Telegram, not Signal

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

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