Government Responds to WhatsApp, Says Respects Right to Privacy but It Is Subject to ‘Reasonable Restrictions’

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 19:08:37 +0530 - social

Responding to WhatsApp’s stance for not complying with the provisions of the Intermediary Rules, the government on Wednesday said it has no intention to violate the right to privacy if it requires the messaging app to disclose the originator of a particular message.

WhatsApp Lawsuit Fuels Fears Over India's New Social Media Rules

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 16:47:14 +0530 - social

New rules governing social media companies in India will make it hard for the firms to operate and give authorities the power to censor Internet users, campaigners warned after WhatsApp reportedly filed a suit against the Indian government.

WhatsApp Brings Playback Speed Toggle for Voice Messages, Adds ‘Laugh It Off’ Animated Sticker Pack

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 15:30:01 +0530 - social

WhatsApp is rolling out support to adjust playback speeds of voice messages. The update is rolling out for Android, iPhone, Web, and desktop versions. The instant messaging app also brings a new animated stick pack called “Laugh it Off!”

Google, Facebook Fined in Russia for Failing to Delete Banned Content

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 10:23:52 +0530 - social

A Russian court said it has fined US technology giants Google and Facebook over a failure to delete content that Moscow deems illegal, the latest development in an escalating standoff between Russia and Big Tech.

WhatsApp Said to Sue Government, Claims New Media Rules Mean End to Privacy

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 09:36:38 +0530 - social

WhatsApp is said to have filed a legal complaint in the Delhi High Court against the government, seeking to block regulations coming into force that experts say would compel the Facebook unit to break privacy protections.

Microsoft Teams Gets Ability to Let Developers Build Collaborative Apps, Custom Scenes

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 20:30:01 +0530 - social

Microsoft Teams is receiving a list of updates to enhance user experience, the software giant announced at its Build 2021 developer conference on Tuesday. This year’s Microsoft Build also brought developer updates to Outlook and Windows.

Social Media Firms Asked by Government to Remove Reference to 'Indian Variant' of Coronavirus

Posted on Sat, 22 May 2021 11:41:25 +0530 - social

The IT ministry in a letter issued on Friday has asked all social media companies to remove down any content that refers to an "Indian variant" of the coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on May 11 that the coronavirus variant B.1.617, first identified in India last year, was being classified as a variant of global concern.

Twitter Verification Application Process Restarts: How to Apply

Posted on Thu, 20 May 2021 20:30:01 +0530 - social

Twitter on Thursday started rolling out its new verification application process and reviewing public applications for verifications on the platform. Profile verifications on Twitter were suspended in 2017, though the new process came into its existence last year.

WhatsApp Directed by Meity to Withdraw New Privacy Policy, Letter Shows

Posted on Thu, 20 May 2021 16:36:24 +0530 - social

WhatsApp has been asked to withdraw its new privacy policy by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), as per a letter sent by the agency to the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform accessed by NDTV.

UFO Sighting in US Leaked in Video, Ex-Defence Official Says ‘Massive Intelligence Failure’

Posted on Thu, 20 May 2021 15:56:29 +0530 - social

UFO sighting in a video allegedly captured by the US Navy has been shared by filmmaker Jeremy Corbell.

TikTok-Owner ByteDance Founder Zhang Yiming to Step Down as CEO, HR Chief Liang Rubo to Take Over

Posted on Thu, 20 May 2021 12:46:12 +0530 - social

 Zhang Yiming, founder of TikTok owner ByteDance, told employees of the Chinese technology giant in a memo that he will step down as chief executive and be succeeded by human resource chief Liang Rubo, the company disclosed on Thursday.

Hugo Barra Is Leaving Facebook to Enter Healthcare Tech Space Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted on Tue, 18 May 2021 18:31:40 +0530 - social

Facebook Vice President of VR Hugo Barra on Tuesday announced that he is leaving the company. Barra gained popularity in the technology world for his leadership roles at Xiaomi and Google prior to working with Facebook.