WhatsApp to go ahead with privacy update despite privacy concerns: Facebook Inc

In a significant development, Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp said, it will goo ahead with its controversial privacy policy update which allows users to read it at “their own pace”; following the update WhatsApp will display a banner providing additional information. Earlier this year in January, WhatsApp had laid out fresh terms aimed at increasing business transactions…

WhatsApp should withdraw privacy-invading policy update: India’s Ministry of Technology

In a statement on Tuesday, India’s Ministry of Technology said, it has told Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp to withdraw the recent changes in its privacy policy since it they take away choice from Indian users. “The proposed changes raise grave concerns regarding the implications for the choice and autonomy of Indian citizens,” said Ministry of Technology…

Business users of WhatsApp’s not protected by end-to-end encryption

With users migrating to other messaging platforms following privacy concerns stemming from Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp update, Facebook said, it will delay the update. WhatsApp users are concerned that the Facebook owned messaging app is watering down its privacy policy in the update. Earlier this month, WhatsApp notified users through a notification that it was preparing…

Italy’s data authority scrutinizes WhatsApp’s updated privacy disclaimer

In a statement Italy’s data protection authority said, Facebook Inc has not clearly communicated its new privacy policy for its messenger app WhatsApp to users. On January 4, 2021, in an update WhatsApp said it reserved the right to share some data, including location and phone numbers, with Facebook and its units including Messenger and…

WhatsApp approved for launching digital payment services in India

In a significant development that sees Facebook gaining entry into India’s booming digital payment space, WhatsApp has been granted approval to role its payments service in India. WhatsApp, which has over 400 million users in India, its biggest market, will compete with Alphabet Inc’s Google Pay, Softbank- and Alibaba-backed Paytm and Walmart’s PhonePe. Menlo Park,…

Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s encryption plans despite concerns on terrorism and child abuse

Clearly FB is eager to leave behind its scandalous past, especially its relation with Cambridge Analytica, and is eager to portray itself as a more secure platform for consumers. In a significant development, Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to encrypt Facebook’s messaging services despite growing concerns on criminal activity and…

Facebook’s messaging apps to be affected in Apple’s new OS for phones

Apple’s new operating system for mobile phones will restrict background access to apps for making internet calls. WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger will be affected. According to a report from The Information, Apple Inc is making changes to its mobile operating system which will restrict voice calls over the internet. Apps such as Facebook Inc’s Messenger…

Facebook to launch new video chatting devices in 2019 Autumn

The chat devices fits snugly into Facebook’s focus towards private messaging by encryption of conversations on more of its messaging services. In the autumn of 2019, Facebook Inc plans to release new versions of its Portal video chatting devices, said Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of AR/VR, in an interview at the Code Conference in…

Here’s why you need to update WhatsApp ASAP

WhatsApp has a serious security vulnerability which allows a hacker to install a malicious program on your device and gain access to your personal data. Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) disclosed, that Facebook’s WhatsApp has informed it of a serious security vulnerability on its platform. “The DPC understands that the vulnerability may have enabled a…

Facebook approaches settlement with the FTC over consumer data data breach violations

The focus of the FTC’s investigation into Facebook’s data breach was whether the sharing of personal data of 87 million users with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica violated its 2011 agreement with the FTC wherein it had pledged to safeguard user’s privacy. As per a report from the Wall Street Journal citing sources familiar…