Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicWhatsApp

Topic: WhatsApp

Interoperability affects platforms like WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram. EU can learn from India

Evaluating the costs and benefits of interoperability requires a clear context. Modi govt's UPI push shows what consumer-friendly tech can look like.

Arrested for texting I’m a ‘straight shooter’. 3 yrs later, HC says don’t take it literally

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed a criminal case against a technocrat, clarifying that 'slang language' terms are not 'threatening'.

Yogi’s ‘Jaa raha hun main’ to ‘Modi ne vaccine banaya’ — how WhatsApp forwards target UP voters

Unofficial WhatsApp messages with enormous reach across UP don’t focus on facts, only seek to accuse the other. But they can impact ‘swing’ voters yet to make up their minds. 

WhatApp may be convenient for banking but there are mounting regulatory concerns

Bankers’ use of WhatsApp and similar tools has grown alongside the rest of society, but bankers have serious regulatory responsibilities to track information.

A WhatsApp post can get you death in Pakistan. It’s blasphemy of course

The accused, a resident of Islamabad, said she was pulled into a religious controversy by his male friend after she refused to be friendly towards him.

Delhi HC grants more time to Facebook, WhatsApp to respond to CCI in privacy policy matter

A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh noted that the Data Protection Bill is yet to be finalised and, therefore, adjourned the proceedings to 30 March.

Now you can use WhatsApp to book an Uber ride

The partnership allows access to Uber’s services by sending a message to a WhatsApp chatbot, serving Lucknow to start and expanding to more locations in the near future.

Some delay in adopting IT rules OK, ‘averse’ to suing social media firms: Minister Chandrasekhar

MoS for Electronics & IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar was addressing an event where the ministry launched an explainer on the controversial IT rules.

‘Tech difficulties can’t be an excuse to refuse compliance’: Modi govt defends IT rules in HC

In an affidavit filed in reply to WhatsApp’s plea, the Centre said platforms monetise users’ data for commercial purposes & are not legally entitled to claim that it protects privacy.

How Rajasthan man ran ‘sextortion’ racket, fleeced Rs 30 lakh from 300-plus victims

Hakmuddin from Bharatpur has been arrested by Delhi Police Cyber Cell. He, along with 3 cousins, targeted victims through Facebook and WhatsApp.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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