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WhatsApp to go ahead with its contentious new privacy policy

NEW DELHI: Even as the debate over users’ privacy rages on, Facebook Inc's WhatsApp said that it has decided to go ahead with its new privacy policy update. In its latest blog, WhatsApp said that it will include a banner that can be tapped to pull up the explanation of the policy. It will start...

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People value privacy more’: SC issues notice to WhatsApp on new policy

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has issued notices to both WhatsApp and its parent company, Facebook, seeking responses from the tech giants on the proposed policy changes by the messenger app. A bench comprising chief justice of India SA Bobde, and justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian observed...

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SC sends notice to Twitter, govt to check spread of fake news

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has issued notice on a petition filed by BJP leader Vinit Goenka, seeking direction to the Union government to devise a mechanism to check fake news and instigative messages being circulated on social media giant Twitter. The plea pinpointed "bogus accounts" that are...

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Ravi Shankar Prasad warns of action against misuse of social media

KOLKATA: As the spat between Twitter and the government intensifies, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad issued a caution – action will be taken against social media if it allows unchecked the spread of fake news and misinformation. “We respect social media a lot, it has empowered common people....

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Twitter seeks formal dialogue with MEITY after notice to block accounts

NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing tussle with the government over blocking of certain accounts related to the ongoing farmers’ protest, Twitter has reached out to the ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) seeking formal dialogue on the matter, news agency PTI has reported.

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