Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: WhatsApp

Facebook, WhatsApp request Delhi HC to stay CCI notice over privacy policy

The two social media platforms had contended that when Supreme Court & Delhi HC were looking into the matter, CCI ought not to have 'jumped the gun' and intervened in the issue.

Latest policy update does not change privacy of users personal messages, assures WhatsApp

WhatsApp said it will not limit the functionality of the messaging app for users not agreeing to its new privacy policy, but will continue to send reminders about the update.

WhatsApp is ‘tricking’ users into accepting its new privacy policy, Centre tells Delhi HC

In affidavit submitted Wednesday, Centre said WhatsApp was indulging in 'anti-user' practices and forcing them to accept the updated policy that had earlier raised data privacy concerns.

Not just Modi govt’s tug-of-war with social media, balance of power shifting from users anyway

Whether it's Modi govt's new IT Rules or Twitter-Facebook-Whatsapp championing user privacy, both sides have sidelined users and claimed the ability to represent their rights.

WhatsApp case against Modi govt will decide if Indian internet will be free or go Chinese way

India may end up somewhere between a Chinese-style firewall & a Western model of free internet. Fate of WhatsApp’s legal challenge will go some way in tracing the landing spot.

WhatsApp vs Modi govt: Privacy or politics? This is what they’re fighting over

At the heart of WhatsApp's petition against the Modi govt's new IT rules is the right to privacy, and this case could prove to be an important test of its application in India.

Congress embarrassing itself on IT rules, they’re based on Jairam Ramesh panel suggestion: BJP

IT Minister says rule doesn’t violate privacy, will only be used as last resort in some cases. But Congress’ Jairam says recommendations were only for child porn cases.

New IT rules designed to prevent abuse & misuse of social media, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Asserting that govt welcomes criticism and recognises the right to privacy, IT Minister Prasad also said WhatsApp users have nothing to fear about the new rules.

WhatsApp challenges new IT rules in Delhi HC, terms it ‘unconstitutional’

The plea states that the 'tracing provision' in Indian govt's IT rules for social media intermediaries violates the rights to privacy and free speech of millions of WhatsApp users.

Respect right to privacy, tracing WhatsApp messages for prevention of serious offences: Govt

In a statement, the IT Ministry termed WhatsApp's last moment challenge to the intermediary guidelines as an unfortunate attempt to prevent norms from coming into effect.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
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.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.