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Afghanistan moves to block WhatsApp, Telegram messaging services

Use of social media and mobile instant messaging services has exploded in Afghanistan over recent years. Social media users and civil rights groups reacted with outrage to initial reports of the move and the letter sent by telecoms regulator ATRA was widely shared on social media. 

Nov 04, 2017, 15:29 PM IST
WhatsApp, Messenger may still put user information at risk

WhatsApp, Messenger may still put user information at risk

A new research has highlighted the importance of what is called an `authentication ceremony` to help mitigate the risk.

Aug 11, 2017, 16:49 PM IST
Pakistan may block Facebook by 2018 if it does not toe line on ''blasphemers''

Pakistan may block Facebook by 2018 if it does not toe line on ''blasphemers''

Facebook has rejected Pakistan`s demand that new accounts be linked to a mobile phone number, a provision that would make it easier for the government to identify account holders.

Jul 29, 2017, 08:52 AM IST
WhatsApp, Viber pose security threat, should be banned: PIL filed in SC

WhatsApp, Viber pose security threat, should be banned: PIL filed in SC

A Haryana-based RTI activist has filed a PIL demanding a ban on social messaging Apps like WhatsApp and Viber as they pose a major threat to national security.

Jun 24, 2016, 09:16 AM IST
WhatsApp will soon allow users to enjoy animated GIFs

WhatsApp will soon allow users to enjoy animated GIFs

The most popular instant messaging app 'WhatsApp' will soon allow its users to integrate animated GIFs into chats.

Jun 09, 2016, 13:57 PM IST
Security agencies unable to decrypt some info on WhatsApp

Security agencies unable to decrypt some info on WhatsApp

Indian security agencies are unable to decrypt some of the communication on platforms like WhatsApp to readable formats for various reasons such as technical as well as legal and regulatory policy, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Apr 29, 2016, 18:36 PM IST
After WhatsApp, Viber to encrypt user conversations

After WhatsApp, Viber to encrypt user conversations

 Following the footsteps of larger rival WhatsApp, instant messaging app Viber will encrypt user messages to protect texts and calls on its platform from "interception".

Apr 19, 2016, 22:43 PM IST
After WhatsApp, Viber to encrypt user conversations

After WhatsApp, Viber to encrypt user conversations

Following the footsteps of larger rival WhatsApp, instant messaging app Viber will encrypt user messages to protect texts and calls on its platform from "interception".

Apr 19, 2016, 22:34 PM IST

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Sep 22, 2015, 11:46 AM IST

Viber releases update with improved call UI and stickers on android, iOS

Messaging app Viber has released an upgrade on its Android and iOS apps that brings new features to the app.

Aug 06, 2015, 11:18 AM IST
Viber releases latest update: Key things you want to know

Viber releases latest update: Key things you want to know

Viber has released its latest update (v5.5) for Android and iOS users, with a number of improvements designed to make sharing within the app more intuitive and fun.

Aug 04, 2015, 14:03 PM IST
Now, dictate messages on WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat with Google Now

Now, dictate messages on WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat with Google Now

Google plans to add more support for apps and languages in the future.

Jul 29, 2015, 16:17 PM IST

Regulate all messaging, voice call apps: Assocham

Welcoming the proposal to regulate domestic Internet call services provided by apps like WhatsApp and Viber, industry body Assocham has said that the government should expand the scope of regulation to all kind of communication services offered by over the top players.

Jul 19, 2015, 17:21 PM IST
Now, you may have to pay for local Skype, WhatsApp, Viber calls

Now, you may have to pay for local Skype, WhatsApp, Viber calls

A DoT panel has proposed regulation on Internet-based apps like Skype, Whatsapp and Viber by putting them on par with services offered by telecom operators.

Jul 17, 2015, 11:14 AM IST

Regulate Internet calls, disallow Internet.org-like app: DoT

A government panel on Net neutrality has proposed to regulate domestic calls made using Internet-based calling applications such as Skype, Whatsapp and Viber at par with phone call services offered by telecom operators.

Jul 16, 2015, 13:03 PM IST
 WhatsApp calls may not be as cost-effective as you first thought

WhatsApp calls may not be as cost-effective as you first thought

 A new research has revealed that WhatsApp voice calling could be costing you a small fortune .

May 12, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

Go for 'same services same rules', Internet body to TRAI

  Internet service providers' body ISPAI has suggested that regulator TRAI adopt 'same services same rule' to define Net Neutrality while agreeing that there should be no discrimination in accessing the Internet in terms of pricing or speed.

Apr 24, 2015, 18:23 PM IST

Viber makes it count, India users top 40 million

 Instant messaging player Viber has crossed 40 million user mark in India -- its largest userbase globally.

Apr 22, 2015, 23:01 PM IST

Viber makes it count, India users top 40 million

Over the last one year, Viber has shown consistent growth in its user base in India, he added.

Apr 22, 2015, 19:13 PM IST

TRAI paper says mobile apps can impact national security

As a debate rages on 'net neutrality', a discussion paper floated by regulator TRAI has said that mobile applications providing free internet-based calls and messaging services can be a threat to individual and national security.

Apr 14, 2015, 22:05 PM IST