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Government tapping social media is like creating a surveillance state: Supreme Court

Government tapping social media is like creating a surveillance state: Supreme Court

"The government wants to tap citizens' WhatsApp messages. It will be like creating a surveillance state," a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud has said.

Jul 13, 2018, 12:31 PM IST

The journey from social media to violence is irresistible, and we are living it

Mediums have always shattered societies. Transition of man from one technology to the next one has never been simple and steady.

Jul 12, 2018, 14:53 PM IST
WhatsApp starts new feature to let users identify forwarded messages

WhatsApp starts new feature to let users identify forwarded messages

Users will need to have the latest supported version of WhatsApp on their phone to see the new forwarded label, the company said.

Jul 12, 2018, 06:57 AM IST
J&K Police cracks down on social media, issues notices to 21 WhatsApp group admins

J&K Police cracks down on social media, issues notices to 21 WhatsApp group admins

An action is being taken against those using social media to show enforcement agencies in a bad light. 

Jul 11, 2018, 17:46 PM IST
To stop lynching, Maharashtra police provide WhatsApp helplines, details of fact-checking sites

To stop lynching, Maharashtra police provide WhatsApp helplines, details of fact-checking sites

Following the lynching of five men in Dhule district, Maharashtra police are taking several preventive steps, including publication of WhatsApp numbers of police control rooms where help can be sought.

Jul 05, 2018, 18:40 PM IST
WhatsApp apprises of steps to curb abuse as Centre points at role in instigating violence

WhatsApp apprises of steps to curb abuse as Centre points at role in instigating violence

A rise in mob-lynching incidents prompted Centre to ask WhatsApp to take immediate steps to prevent the circulation of false information and provocative content.

 

Jul 04, 2018, 23:02 PM IST
WhatsApp snubs Centre on false messages: With technology come trade-offs

WhatsApp snubs Centre on false messages: With technology come trade-offs

The government had written to WhatsApp asking the messaging platform to stop the spread of false messages on its platform.

Jul 04, 2018, 13:57 PM IST
Govt asks WhatsApp to curb spread of false messages

Govt asks WhatsApp to curb spread of false messages

India has asked Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative content that have led to a series of lynchings and mob beatings across the country in the past few months.

Jul 04, 2018, 13:09 PM IST
Under fire over lynching incidents, govt asks WhatsApp to check messages impacting law and order

Under fire over lynching incidents, govt asks WhatsApp to check messages impacting law and order

While the Law and order machinery is taking steps to apprehend the culprits, the abuse of platform like WhatsApp for repeated circulation of such provocative content are equally a matter of deep concern, says the government.

Jul 03, 2018, 20:41 PM IST
WhatsApp will stop working on these phones soon– Is your phone in the list?

WhatsApp will stop working on these phones soon– Is your phone in the list?

In the run up to offering better service to consumers, WhatsApp will reportedly stop working on a host of devices.

Jun 19, 2018, 10:20 AM IST
Ramdev's messaging app Kimbho disappears from Google Play Store

Ramdev's messaging app Kimbho disappears from Google Play Store

Kimbho is a Sanskrit word that it means "How are you? or What`s new?".

May 31, 2018, 13:12 PM IST
WhatsApp to roll out 'Predicted Upload' feature: Report

WhatsApp to roll out 'Predicted Upload' feature: Report

WhatsApp is now able to predict when a photograph is going to be sent in a chat.

May 31, 2018, 11:15 AM IST
 J&K police crackdowns on 'keypad jehadis' who spew venom on social media to create unrest

J&K police crackdowns on 'keypad jehadis' who spew venom on social media to create unrest

The Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered cases against five Twitter handles and filed complaints with service providers against misleading posts on Facebook and WhatsApp.

May 27, 2018, 22:03 PM IST
WhatsApp admin assaulted for removing member from group

WhatsApp admin assaulted for removing member from group

Ahmednagar-based Chaitanya Shivaji Bhor, 18, was attacked by three persons with a sharp weapon.

May 23, 2018, 12:17 PM IST
WhatsApp rolling out group calling features, stickers soon

WhatsApp rolling out group calling features, stickers soon

Mark Zuckerberg promised new services that bring people together in meaningful new ways across Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus.

May 02, 2018, 17:13 PM IST
WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum to quit in loss of privacy advocate at Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum to quit in loss of privacy advocate at Facebook

Stanford alumnus Acton and Ukrainian immigrant Koum co-founded WhatsApp in 2009. Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014 for $19 billion in cash and stock.

May 01, 2018, 08:16 AM IST
West Bengal panchayat elections 2018: Nominations filed through Whatsapp after Calcutta High Court intervenes

West Bengal panchayat elections 2018: Nominations filed through Whatsapp after Calcutta High Court intervenes

The Calcutta High Court was informed on Tuesday that nine candidates have used Whatsapp to file their nominations for the West Bengal panchayat elections which are scheduled to take place in three phases on  May 1, May 3 and May 5.

Apr 25, 2018, 12:23 PM IST
WhatsApp image helps cops catch drug dealer in Britain

WhatsApp image helps cops catch drug dealer in Britain

The scientific support unit scanned the image into its system but could not find a match because the photograph contained just parts of the middle and bottom of a finger visible while records only keep the top part.

Apr 17, 2018, 09:54 AM IST
WhatsApp now allows Android users to download deleted media files: Reports

WhatsApp now allows Android users to download deleted media files: Reports

The deleted media files range from images, videos, GIFs and even voice messages.

Apr 16, 2018, 14:44 PM IST
WhatsApp scouts for India head

WhatsApp scouts for India head

WhatsApp has over one billion users globally. India is the largest market for the company with over 200 million monthly active users as of February 2017.

Apr 11, 2018, 15:46 PM IST

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