WhatsApp delays data-sharing changes following mass exodus

WhatsApp on Friday postponed a data-sharing change as users concerned about privacy fled the Facebook-owned messaging service and flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal. The smartphone app, a huge hit across the world, canceled its February 8 deadline for accepting an update to its terms concerning sharing data with Facebook, saying it would use the […]


United States military is purchasing location data of popular apps: Report

The United States military is purchasing private information gathered from apps around the world that have been downloaded nearly 100 million times, a news report says. An investigation by the online magazine Motherboard published on Monday found the US Special Operations Command was procuring location data from several companies. The most popular app among those […]

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India will finalise rules to regulate social media by January 15

The Union Government told the Supreme Court today that it would finalise rules to regulate hate speech, fake news, defamatory posts and anti-national activities on social media by 15th January. The Supreme Court also transferred all the cases pending at the Madras, Bombay and Madhya Pradesh High Courts concerning a demand to link Aadhaar and […]