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WhatsApp gets grievance officer under pressure from India

The much touted and highly anticipated live session of TRAI Chairman RS Sharma on Twitter yesterday didn’t throw up surprises. The moderator relayed more queries on the telecom sector and very few on the broadcast segment and in the few that were answered, the chief regulator defended his...

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WhatsApp needs to have local entity answerable to Indian laws: Govt

The Indian government’s unambiguous and non-encrypted message to WhatsApp: set up a local entity in the country that is answerable to local laws, and find a tech solution to trace the origin of fake messages and content on the platform.

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Meity says no proposal presently to tap WhatsApp messages

Though the Indian government continues to explore avenues to track digital footprints of the citizens and regulations for online media, it said on Wednesday it did not plan at present to tap people’s WhatsApp messages.

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DoT seeks views on blocking mobile apps like FB, WhatsApp

India’s telecom department has sought views of the stakeholders on technical measures that can be adopted for blocking mobile apps like Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram. The proposal has been questioned and criticised by a large section of the industry and civil society, including chamber...

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MIB’s Rathore admits to online media norms panel’s new avatar

We had told you earlier, but now it’s official coming straight from the horse’s mouth. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

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