Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: WhatsApp

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.

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after hours of outage, stocks plunge by 5%

The outage of the three popular social media platforms came a day before a Facebook whistleblower was all set to testify before a Congressional committee.

Muslim men did not behead an electrician in UP. Viral video is from Venezuela

The visuals of the beheading are from Venezuela, where a 13-year-old boy was executed by a criminal gang in the country in 2018.

Delhi HC asks Centre to respond to Facebook, WhatsApp’s pleas challenging new IT rules

A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel & Justice Jyoti Singh asked MeitY to file reply to the application to stay IT rules and listed the matter for further hearing on 22 October.

WhatsApp to allow users to locate nearest Covid vaccine centre, book appointments

WhatsApp said users can choose a preferred date and location based on the pincode and vaccine type through MyGov Corona Helpdesk on its platform to confirm booking.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

Recalling 8 stories of supreme heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 Bangladesh war 

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.