Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: 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.

Citizens can now obtain Covid vaccination through WhatsApp: Health ministry

Save contact number: +91 9013151515. Type & send 'covid certificate' on WhatsApp. Enter OTP. Get your certificate in seconds," Mandaviya's office tweeted.

Delhi HC to hear Facebook, WhatsApp’s pleas challenging new IT rules on 27 August

Facebook and WhatsApp are challenging the new rules requiring the messaging app to trace chats and identify the first originator of the information, on grounds of violating privacy.

No urgency on pleas against WhatsApp as it won’t transfer data to Facebook, says Delhi HC

Senior advocate Harish Salve, representing WhatsApp, reiterated that the messaging platform won't transfer data to Facebook till the the personal data protection bill isn't passed.

Won’t enforce privacy policy till data bill is implemented, WhatsApp tells Delhi HC

WhatsApp told the court that it would continue to display the update to its users but would not limit the functionality for those not opting for new privacy policy.

Difficult for WhatsApp to implement traceability mandated by new IT rules, FB tells MPs’ panel

Social media giants Facebook & Google deposed before Standing Committee on IT and said they don't read users' messages & emails, and that they take privacy of users very seriously.

Delhi HC refuses to stay CCI notice to Facebook, WhatsApp in probe into privacy policy

The case relates to Facebook and WhatsApp's appeals against an order dismissing their pleas against the probe CCI ordered into the instant messaging app's new privacy policy.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.