Free Press Journal
  • Dhule lynching: Furious mob wanted to burn their bodies on the spot

    Rainpada: The mob, which lynched five tribals here on Sunday night on suspicion of child lifting, was not satisfied with their killing and wanted the bodies to be burnt on the spot, according to the police. The victims belonged to the nomadic Nath Gosavi community who move from place to place in Maharashtra in search of food and work.

  • As lynchings rise, government tells WhatsApp to curb spread of misinformation

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday directed WhatsApp to immediately take steps to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and explosive messages”, saying the social media platform cannot evade its responsibility, amid a spate of lynching cases purportedly triggered by posts circulated on such popular messaging apps.

  • Why Patanjali’s ‘Kimbho’ app is such a poorly-scripted idea

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev’s “swadeshi” mobile messaging app “Kimbho”, that appeared briefly in May-end claiming to take on the behemoth WhatsApp, has turned out to be a poorly-crafted business idea.

  • BJP revamps its cyber team to take on Cong

     New Delhi : With the Congress catching up on the social media that was otherwise the BJP’s forte in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bhartiya Janata Party has revamped its social media team to launch a new cyber warfare with the help of its foot soldiers becoming active in every district.

  • Indore: Youth held for posting girl’s video on WhatsApp

    Indore: A youth was arrested by We Care for You cell of city police on Wednesday for allegedly posting a girl’s video on WhatsApp. The accused got engaged with victim but after few months she ended the relationship with him.
    According to ASP Amarendra Singh, victim had lodged a complaint that she got engaged with Manish Mukati of Vyaskhedi village a few years ago.

  • Data Leaks: Google, Facebook face over $9 bn in fines under GDPR

    San Francisco: Withing hours of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect on Friday, technology giants Google and Facebook have been hit with privacy complaints that could carry fines of up to $9.3 billion in total, a media report said.

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    Maharashtra: WhatsApp group admin assaulted after member’s removal

    Mumbai: The ‘administrator’ of a group on the popular messaging platform WhatsApp was assaulted at the behest of a member who was incensed by his removal from the group, the police have said. Ahmednagar-based Chaitanya Shivaji Bhor, 18, was attacked by three persons with a sharp weapon, a senior police official told PTI. The incident occurred at a mess on the night of May 17 on the Ahmednagar-Manmad road.

  • Facebook shuffles top management, eyes Blockchain: Report

    San Francisco: Mired in a massive data breach controversy, Facebook has reportedly rolled out biggest-ever shuffle at the senior management level since its inception — across platforms, including WhatsApp and Messenger.

  • Indore: Fun turns scary in WhatsApp messages

    Indore: Many Android and iOS device users are facing problems with WhatsApp after they deliberately tap on an eerie message, usually forwarded by their friends who want a quick laugh. The mysterious message includes a black dot that crashes WhatsApp and hangs the system.

  • WhatsApp CEO quits FB over data privacy concerns

    San Francisco : In a jolt to Facebook, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has decided to move on amid reports that he had a difference of opinion with parent company Facebook over data privacy, encryption and other issues.

  • WhatsApp rolls out ‘Restrict Group’ feature for admins: Report

    San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is rolling out its “Restrict Group” for all iOS, Android and Windows Phone users — a feature that gives the group administrator powers to restrict other members from sending text messages, photographs, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages in case the admin thinks so.

  • WhatsApp co-founder, CEO Jan Koum to leave Facebook

    Washington DC : WhatsApp co-founder, CEO and Facebook board member Jan Koum on Monday (local time) announced, in a post, that he is leaving the Facebook-owned company.

  • Mumbai: Policeman’s bid to control WhatsApp admins fails

    Mumbai: The Parbhani sub divisional police officer was recently forced to withdraw his controversial circular in which he instructed police inspectors to find out administrators of all WhatsApp groups which are active in their concerned jurisdiction areas.

  • Indore: Sex racket busted, 7 women arrested

    Indore: City police busted a sex racket being operated from a flat of a commercial building on Sapna Sangeeta Road and arrested seven women from there on Friday. The flat was hired by the women in the name of running dance classes but they were actually operating sex racket using Whatsapp.