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  • WhatsApp rejects India’s plea to trace origin of fake messages spreading rumours, cites privacy of users

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has rejected India’s demand for a solution to track the origin of messages on its platform, saying building traceability will undermine end-to-end encryption and affect privacy protection for users. Emphasising that people use its platform for all kinds of “sensitive conversations”, the Facebook-owned company said the focus is on educating people about misinformation.

  • WhatsApp denies encrypted messages can be intercepted

    New York : WhatsApp has denied reports that encrypted messages on its platform can be read or intercepted, saying that since April 2016, WhatsApp messages and calls are end-to-end encrypted by default, according to IANS. A security vulnerability that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service, The Guardian reported.

  • Facebook gives ad credits to users who counter terror propaganda

    New York : Facebook has offered ad credits worth up to $1,000 to users who helped the social media giant counter terrorist propaganda by posting anti-extremist and positive messages on its website, a media report said. In an attempt to discredit extremist content with posts from its users, Facebook began combating terrorist propaganda online with its own form of “counter speech”, Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

  • Youth held for creating girl’s fake FB profile

    Indore : A 30-year-old engineering student was detained by ‘We Care For You’ cell on Saturday for troubling a girl by creating her fake profile on facebook and uploading obscene photos and messages.

  • Secret cute kitten messages used to hire youngsters

    London : A British recruiter with the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Syria is grooming youngsters through secret internet messages featuring kittens with bombs.

  • Text messages can curb binge drinking in teenagers

    New York: A text message programme can significantly cut binge drinking episodes in teenagers, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-led trial has showed.

  • Smoking

    US launches anti-smoking campaign targeting ‘hip-hop’ teens

    Washington : The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the launch of a national anti-smoking campaign to prevent and reduce tobacco use among “hip-hop” teens who it said are “often hard to reach and frequently exposed to pro-tobacco images and messages”.

  • Shocking WhatsApp road bump ahead in India.

    Mumbai : WhatsApp users and those using encrypted messages on the net, there is shocker ahead if   draft policy of the Indian government is actually made into a law. According to the Draft National Encryption Policy by Department of Electronics, Government of India, citizens and businesses must save all encrypted messages (including personal or unofficial ones) and their unencrypted (plaintext) copies for 90 days. This draft has been formulated by an expert group

  • Twitter’s landscape mode for iPhone 6

    Amsterdam : Twitter has started releasing a new landscape option for iPhone 6 Plus users using the mobile app. According to The Next Web, the new mode allows the users to view more of the interface at once such as inbox and direct messages, reports ANI.

  • What made Twitter look beyond 140 characters?

    New Delhi : What could have made Twitter grow beyond being just a micro-blogging, social media site and relent on its strict 140-character limit – at least for direct messaging services? Come July twitteratis can send direct messages on the platform as long as 10,000 characters.

  • Twitter

    Twitter removes 140-character limit from Direct Messages

    New York: Twitter today said it will remove the 140-character limit from its direct messaging feature, a move that will allow people to send longer private messages to their friends using the microblogging platform. However, the 140-character limit on tweets will remain in place.

  • Narendra Modi

    Buddha’s teachings an answer to world’s turmoil: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: On the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his teachings of compassion were the answer to the ongoing turmoil in the world and wished that “beloved” Nepal bounces back soon from its current crisis created by the devastating earthquake.

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