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Facebook, WhatsApp Gets More Time to Respond to CCI Notices

WhatsApp and Facebook have challenged CCI, asking to furnish certain information for the purpose of inquiry conducted by it.

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HC Extends Time For FB, WhatsApp To Respond To CCI Notices

The single judge on April 22 last year, had said though it would have been "prudent" for the CCI to await the outcome of petitions in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court against WhatsApp's new privacy policy, not doing so would not make the regulator's order "perverse" or "wanting of jurisdiction".

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Why India’s Data Protection Bill Is Worrying The Messaging Giant

The Meta-owned Messaging app was fined $267M for violating Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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WhatsApp Banned Over 2M Accounts In October: Compliance Report

WhatsApp, in its compliance report, revealed that it received 500 grievances from users in October.

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Uber To Allow Indian Users To Book Rides Through WhatsApp

The service will be available in English, Uber said, adding that Indian languages will be included in the near future.

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WhatsApp Said To Win Approval To Double Payments Offering to 40 Million Users In India

WhatsApp has almost reached its user base of 20 million for payment services, said the source, who declined to be identified as the details are private.

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WhatsApp Must Trace First Originator Of Information: Centre Defends New IT Rules In Delhi HC

The identification of the first originator pertains only to viral content relating to heinous crimes, as specified in the rule, and not identifying all users or citizens

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WhatsApp Now Allows To Join Ongoing Calls Directly From Group Chats

With this latest update, users can call a WhatsApp group and join the call directly from the group chat.

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Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp Coming Back Online After Hours Of Disruption

WhatsApp and Instagram too had taken to Twitter to inform their users about the outage.

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Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram Face Global Outage

Facebook owns photosharing platform Instagram and messaging platform, WhatsApp.

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Over 2 Million Indian Accounts Banned By Whatsapp In August: Monthly Compliance Report

The global average number of accounts that WhatsApp bans to prevent abuse on its platform is around 8 million accounts per month.

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WhatsApp Adds Rupee Symbol In Chat Composer To Ease Sending Payments

WhatsApp India Director Payments Manesh Mahatme said the company believes that true inclusion is when customers don't have to navigate their way through their phone to make a payment.

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Encryption Can't Be More Important Than Law And Order, Says MeitY Secretary

The statement comes in light of Government of India’s tussle with social media messaging platform WhatsApp where the government wants the messaging platform to trace the origin of messages which may create a law-and-order situation.

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WhatsApp Extends End-to-End Encryption To Chat Backups

At present, users have the ability to backup their WhatsApp chats through cloud based services like Google Drive and iCloud. These backups are then secured by individual cloud-based storage services and WhatsApp does not have any access to these backups.

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WhatsApp Says User Reports On Spam Do Not Undermine End-To-End Encryption

WhatsApp's clarification came in response to a report by non-profit newsroom ProPublica that said even though WhatsApp says it does not see user content, the Facebook-owned company has an extensive monitoring operation and regularly shares personal information with prosecutors.

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