Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: WhatsApp

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.

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.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.