WhatsApp Reportedly Asked By Indian Ministry To Withdraw Privacy Policy Changes

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has been asked by the Indian government to withdraw its planned alteration of its privacy policy that has faced widespread backlash, claimed multiple reports in India. According to the reports, India’s technology ministry the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology asked the WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart to withdraw the proposed change…

WhatsApp delays privacy update over user ‘confusion’ and backlash about Facebook data sharing

A great deal of confusion and backlash from users of WhatsApp over fears that the messaging app could share a wide range of user data with its parent company Facebook forced the messaging app to delay an announced privacy policy update about sharing of user data. “We’ve heard from so many people how much confusion…

Messaging Platform Signal Crashes Due To Surge In Users After WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy Changes

With a sudden surge in downloads and users, the messaging platform Signal faced technical crisis and said that it was experiencing “technical difficulties” even as the firm attempted to upgrade its servers and network. There has been a surge globally in the downloads of the app in recent days after announcement by the Facebook owned…

New Safeguards For Young Users To Prevent Grooming On Its Platform To Be Taken By TikTok

With the aim of preventing grooming on the platform, the short video sharing app TikTok will impose “groundbreaking” new restrictions on children on the platform and the new rules will be particularly severe for those users who are under the age of 16 years, the Chinese owned company said. Those children users of the platform,…

Public Backlash Against China’s 3rd Largest E-Retailer Pinduoduo Over Exploitative Work Culture

There is intense backlash by the public in China against one of the prominent e-commerce companies of the country over charges that the firm exploits its employees by overworking them. This reflects the broadening of the scrutiny of the top tech companies of the country and could even become even more intense. Two employees of…

China’s Search Engine Giant Baidu And Car Maker Geely To Make Smart Cars Jointly

Chinese search engine giant Baidu will be joining hands with auto firm Geely to develop and manufacture smart electric vehicles (EVs), the tech giant has announced. While the role of Geely will be to provide its expertise on designing of cars and other vehicles and in manufacturing them, Baidu will add value to the partnership…

WhatsApp Change In Privacy Policy Sees Surge In Download Of Signal And Telegram

Social media users looking for an alternative for Facebook-owned WhatsApp and were concerned about the changes brought in to the privacy policy of the service apparently took to the privacy-focused messaging apps Signal and Telegram resulting in a significant increase in the downloads of these two messaging apps. According to Sensor Tower, between January 6…

Donations To Republicans Who Objected To US Electoral College’s Votes To Be Halted By Corporate America

Political donations to those Republican Congress members who raised objections to the Electoral College’s votes are being suspended by some of the biggest companies of the United States. This decision, which is being taken by more companies by the day, follows the siege of the US Capitol last Wednesday by a pro-Trump mob. The latest…