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Facebook gets a new name; it’s Meta now

San Fransisco: Days after reports of likely rebranding of Facebook, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the parent company would now be called Meta. The annoucement comes amid several controvesies in which Facebook is currently mired and is seen as its attempt to move towards its ambitious plans to build a world of virtual reality....

Now, book Covid-19 vaccination slot via WhatsApp

Government introduces facility to allow WhatsApp users to book appointment on the phone New Delhi: Booking a slot for Covid-19 vaccination has become easier, with the government launching a new facility via WhatsApp. The move is expected to give a boost to the nationwide vaccination drive. Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted, “Paving a new...

Taliban’s official websites disappear from internet

Kabul: Days after the Taliban rapidly rose to power in Afghanistan, their official websites disappeared from the internet late on Friday. The reason for this disappearance–whether it is a technical fault or a deliberate move—remains unclear. The group has separate websites in Pashto, Dari, Arabic, Urdu and English. However, late on Friday, all these five...

Pornography case: Raj Kundra sent to 3-police custody

Mumbai: Trouble’s getting bigger for Raj Kundra, businessman and husband of actress Shilpa Shetty. A day after his arrest, Kundra was sent to police custody till July 23. He has been accused of creating and releasing pornographic content on OTT platform in an FIR registered in February this year. Kundra and one Ryan Tharp were...

WhatsApp halts rollout of new privacy policy until…

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Friday submitted to the Delhi High Court that it will not force users to accept its controversial new privacy policy until the Centre passes the Data Protection Bill that provides how the data collected by apps can be processed. The messaging app has also submitted that it will not curtail the functionality...

Twitter says it is concerned about “freedom of expression” of users, “intimidation tactics” by police

Social media giant Twitter on Thursday broke its silence on the new digital rules that came into effect on Wednesday, raising its concerns over the potential threat to freedom of expression of users and the use of intimidation tactics by the police. Twitter, which is mired in the Congress toolkit controversy that led to the...

Ravi Shankar Prasad says govt respects privacy, aim is to stop misuse of social media

Union law and justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday clarified that the new digital rules for social media intermediaries have been framed to stop abuse and misuse of social media. The minister asserted that the “right of privacy” of users. The clarification comes a day after Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp approached the Delhi High...

WhatsApp approaches court against Centre’s new digital rules citing users’ right to privacy

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has approached the Delhi High Court against the Union government’s new digital rules that came into effect today. The company has claimed that the new rules formulated by the Centre would force it to compromise with the privacy protection of users. As of now, the messaging app provides end-to-end encryption to...

SC seeks reply from Facebook, WhatsApp over users’ privacy

Acting on a plea concerning the privacy of users on Facebook and WhatsApp, the Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the social media giant and its messaging app directing them to file their replies in the matter within four weeks. Notably, the petitioner has sought a stay on implementation of the new WhatsApp privacy...

WhatsApp allays fears over user privacy with status messages

Popular messaging app WhatsApp on Sunday used the application’s status feature to assure users that it is committed to their privacy. The messaging app put up various status messages to assure users about the safety features of the application. WhatsApp said it cannot read or listen to personal conversations of users as they are end-to-end...

After facing flak, WhatsApp says not compromising on users’ privacy

With growing concerns about privacy resulting in people ditching popular messaging app WhatsApp for Signal or Telegram, the company has now come clean on the rumours and speculations surrounding new terms of service and policies. The messaging app owned by Facebook has asserted that the policy update does not affect users’ privacy with family or...

‘Disappearing Messages’ feature launched by WhatsApp. All you need to know

WhatsApp, on Thursday, launched a much-required ‘Disappearing Messages’ feature with a time limit of seven days before the message gets automatically deleted. The feature is available for individual as well as group chats. However, in group chats, the group admins will be able to enable disappearing messages in group chats. What did the company say?...