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Net neutrality: Trai against discrimination of content

Net neutrality: Trai against discrimination of content

Trai's recommendations come at a time when there is a debate raging globally over net neutrality.

Nov 28, 2017, 13:54 PM IST
TRAI upholds net neutrality, says service providers should not enter pacts that discriminate on content

TRAI upholds net neutrality, says service providers should not enter pacts that discriminate on content

The Trai's recommendations comes at a time when there is a debate raging over Net neutrality globally.

Nov 28, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
TRAI to issue net neutrality recommendations on Tuesday

TRAI to issue net neutrality recommendations on Tuesday

Supporters of Net neutrality back the principle that the entire Internet traffic should be available to everyone on equal terms without any discrimination based on business considerations of service providers.

Nov 27, 2017, 14:05 PM IST
WhatsApp was down, and Twitter came to the rescue

WhatsApp was down, and Twitter came to the rescue

And there were reasons why people turned to Twitter. They wanted to check if WhatsApp was really down, even as the app was back up after an hour-long global outage.

Nov 03, 2017, 22:25 PM IST

Facebook's EU regulator says close to deal on sharing of WhatsApp data

Facebook`s European regulator said it hoped to reach a deal in the coming months with the U.S. company to allow it to use data gleaned from the WhatsApp messaging service it acquired in 2014.

Apr 11, 2017, 20:24 PM IST
Brazil court scraps suspension of WhatsApp

Brazil court scraps suspension of WhatsApp

Technology experts have suggested Facebook is unable to comply with the Brazilian demands because WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption technology that makes it impossible for the company to monitor messages travelling across its network.

May 04, 2016, 15:16 PM IST

WhatsApp briefly goes offline in parts of Europe

WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Facebook Inc , suffered outages in parts of Europe for a short period on Thursday, leaving people unable to send or receive messages.

Jan 01, 2016, 01:45 AM IST

WhatsApp is now available on the Web

Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web.

Jan 23, 2015, 10:06 AM IST
WhatsApp ups divorce rates in Italy

WhatsApp ups divorce rates in Italy

 Intimate messaging with strangers on WhatsApp has led to an increase in divorce rates in Italy, according to a leading Italian lawyer.

Nov 12, 2014, 14:08 PM IST

Snapchat settles with FTC over misleading users about privacy

The FTC's complaint also accuses Snapchat of duping its users over the amount of personal data the company collected.

May 09, 2014, 17:49 PM IST

WhatsApp deal shows stunning growth of messaging apps

Facebook`s deal to pay up to USD 19 billion for WhatsApp comes on the heels of a USD 900 million purchase of another messaging service, Viber, by Japanese Internet giant Rakuten.

Feb 24, 2014, 10:23 AM IST

WhatsApp Service down, three days after Facebook deal

WhatsApp's 450 million worldwide users were unable to access the smartphone free-messaging service, three days after Facebook declared it was lavishing up to USD 19 billion on it.

Feb 23, 2014, 07:05 AM IST

Facebook-WhatsApp acquisition: Ten things you want to know

WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile app which allows users to exchange messages without having to pay telecom charges.

Feb 21, 2014, 02:02 AM IST

Facebook-acquired WhatsApp to have 'No ads, No games, No gimmicks'

Facebook announced its plans to acquire popular messaging service WhatsApp and immediately investors and users were concerned if the next move would be to bring ads to the platform.

Feb 20, 2014, 10:40 AM IST

BlackBerry shares surge 9% after Facebook bid for WhatsApp

Facebook Inc`s stunning USD 19 billion bid for fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp sent shares of BlackBerry Ltd surging after the closing bell on Wednesday, as investors were cheered by the lofty valuation for the messaging platform.

Feb 20, 2014, 09:19 AM IST

BlackBerry updates BBM for Android and iPhone

BlackBerry has reportedly issued an update to its messenger app ( BBM) for Android and iPhone with additional support.

Nov 16, 2013, 15:11 PM IST

Twitter key source for `mobile` news: Survey

Twitter is finding a niche among younger US adults who monitor the messaging service for news on mobile devices, a survey showed today.

Nov 05, 2013, 09:48 AM IST

Facebook launches new messaging system

Facebook has launched a new messaging service which integrates all web and text-based communications.

Nov 16, 2010, 09:31 AM IST