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Facebook, Apple, Twitter face EU inquest for violating GDPR

Facebook, Apple, Twitter face EU inquest for violating GDPR: San Francisco, March 2 (IANS) Facebook is facing 10 probes for violating the European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) over data breaches and users’ privacy across its platforms.In its first annual report after GDPR came into practice on May 25, 2018, the Irish

WhatsApp limits 'forwards' to 5 chats for users globally to combat fake news

WhatsApp limits ‘forwards’ to 5 chats for users globally to combat fake news

WhatsApp limits ‘forwards’ to 5 chats for users globally to combat fake news. will now globally limit message ‘forwards’ to five chats at a time, a practice it had introduced in India in July last year to crack down on spread of rumours and fake news through its platform. In an update to its blog

WhatsApp 2019

You won’t be able to use WhatsApp on some devices in 2019

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been dropping support for dated devices and operating systems (OS) from time to time and now it is ending support for iOS 7 and older versions, Android 2.3.7 and Nokia Series 40 (S40). What this means is that  users of Nokia Series 40 device will no longer be able to create new WhatsApp accounts and some features of the app could stop functioning on

Uttar Pradesh: Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife over WhatsApp

Uttar Pradesh: Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife over WhatsApp

Uttar Pradesh: Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife over WhatsApp. Police have registered a case here against a man living in Saudi Arabia for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife over Wats App over the dowry issue. According to the information, the woman got married to Hameed in April 2005. The victim

Online travel booking app Goibibo now enables users to login via WhatsApp

Online travel booking app Goibibo has launched a new WhatsApp integrated solution, allowing its users to sign-in to Goibibo on mobile web via WhatsApp. Through Whatsapp, login authentication will help mobile web users to log in without needing to remember password, keying in OTP or Mobile Number – rendering a convenient, seamless experience.“We are a mobile-first company and we want to leverage the mobile ecosystem to its fullest to

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to 5 chats in India

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to 5 chats in India

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to 5 chats in India. As the government served WhatsApp with a second notice asking it to check the spread of fake and provocative content, the Facebook-owned platform has said it is launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone in India. “In India where people forward

Facebook faces $660,000 fine in UK for data leak

Facebook faces $660,000 fine in UK for data leak

LONDON: UK’s data protection watchdog plans to slap a fine of 500,000 pounds ($662,501) on Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal. This is the highest permitted fine under Britain’s data protection law. In its investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found that Facebook broke British law by failing to safeguard people’s information, and

Remain accountable, responsible and vigilant: Centre to WhatsApp

Remain accountable, responsible and vigilant: Centre to WhatsApp

New Delhi (ANI): Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday asked owners of instant messaging app WhatsApp to work closely with the IT Ministry and remain “accountable, responsible and vigilant” towards ensuring that nobody misuses their platform.“India is emerging as a big digital power. Whatsapp has the biggest spread in India across the world just

Moderate Facebook use may boost happiness in autistic adults

Moderate Facebook use may boost happiness in autistic adults

NEW YORK: Adults with autism spectrum disorder who use Facebook in moderation tend to be happier than those who do not, finds a new study. The study showed that Facebook in moderation may also enhance their well-being as well as act as a protective factor against co-occurring psychiatric conditions like depression. However, the finding could

Centre warns instant messaging app Whatsapp over abuse of platform

Centre warns instant messaging app Whatsapp over abuse of platform

Centre warns instant messaging app Whatsapp over abuse of platform. The Centre has issued a warning to the instant messaging app ‘Whatsapp‘, in the wake of killings taking place across the country due to rumours that circulate via the app.”The abuse of platform like WhatsApp for repeated circulation of such provocative content” is of deep

Apple to roll out improved version of Maps

Apple to roll out improved version of Maps

San Francisco(IANS) – To offers its users a better navigation tool, Apple is reportedly re-building its Maps platform by using data collected by iPhones and a fleet of cars parked with sensors and cameras.The new product will launch in San Francisco and the Bay Area with the next iOS 12 beta and will cover Northern

Facebook had data-sharing partnership with 52 tech firms

Facebook had data-sharing partnership with 52 tech firms

San Francisco (IANS) – Facebook entered into data-sharing partnership with 52 technology companies, including Chinese companies like Alibaba, Huawei, Lenovo and Oppo, the social networking giant said in its latest response to Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives.In its 747-page response to questions raised by the committee, Facebook said it had

WhatsApp's 'one-way' broadcast mode for group chats is here

WhatsApp’s ‘one-way’ broadcast mode for group chats is here

San Francisco(IANS) – Aiming to take on encrypted messaging platform Telegram, WhatsApp has released a new feature for its groups which is essentially a “one-way broadcast” communication stream.”Today, we’re launching a new group setting where only admins are able to send messages to a group. One way people use groups is to receive important announcements

Twitter Ads Transparency Centre lets users view who bought its ads

Twitter Ads Transparency Centre lets users view who bought its ads

San Francisco(IANS) – Twitter has launched an “Ads Transparency Centre” which will enable users across the globe to identify who is advertising on its platform, the microblogging site said in a blog post.The new transparency tools will let users search for and see who is buying ads, with even more detail on US federal political

WhatsApp to offer 24-hr customer support for payments services in India

WhatsApp to offer 24-hr customer support for payments services in India

WhatsApp to offer 24-hr customer support for payments services in India New Delhi, Jun 24 (PTI) WhatsApp is working on setting up a 24-hour customer support for users of its payments services that is slated to be rolled out in India in the coming weeks. WhatsApp, which has over 200 million users in India, will

WhatsApp to soon show ‘Forwarded Message’ for spam posts

WhatsApp to soon show ‘Forwarded Message’ for spam posts. In a move to stop mass-level spam circulation on its platform, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature that will show “Forwarded Message” if the spam post has been forwarded from another group or from one of the members in the same chat group. “Forwarded Message”

2 held for circulating inflammatory posts on WhatsApp

Lucknow, Feb 6, Two persons circulating inflammatory videos and communal messages on social media were arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj district on Tuesday, police said. Identified as Ram Singh and Ajay Gupta, one of them is the admin of a WhatsApp group on which inflammatory posts were being circulated, in an apparent bid to whip

Jan Koum got the idea for $19 billion WhatsApp after missing too many iPhone calls at the gym

Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service, says the idea for the company he co-founded with Brian Acton in 2009 came about so he could stop missing calls on his new smartphone. “It started with me buying an iPhone,” Koum told an audience of several hundred Silicon Valley veterans gathered for an

iPhone users can watch YouTube videos within WhatsApp

iPhone users can watch YouTube videos within WhatsApp

iPhone users can watch YouTube videos within WhatsApp: San Francisco, (Jan 18) WhatsApp has finally rolled out a new feature for iOS users where they can play YouTube videos right within the instant messaging app.Beginning Thursday, when your friend sends a YouTube link to you on WhatsApp, you are no longer required to move out of

WhatsApp facilitates quick switch from voice to video call

WhatsApp facilitates quick switch from voice to video call

WhatsApp facilitates quick switch voice video call: Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp announced an update on its platform which would enable users to easily switch from voice to video call. In a bid to encourage video calling, the developers have rolled out a beta update that introduces a new video call switch button, reports The