Responding to WhatsApp’s stance for not complying with the provisions of the Intermediary Rules, the government on Wednesday said it has no intention to violate the right to privacy if it requires the messaging app to disclose the originator of a particular message.
New rules governing social media companies in India will make it hard for the firms to operate and give authorities the power to censor Internet users, campaigners warned after WhatsApp reportedly filed a suit against the Indian government.
WhatsApp is rolling out support to adjust playback speeds of voice messages. The update is rolling out for Android, iPhone, Web, and desktop versions. The instant messaging app also brings a new animated stick pack called “Laugh it Off!”
A Russian court said it has fined US technology giants Google and Facebook over a failure to delete content that Moscow deems illegal, the latest development in an escalating standoff between Russia and Big Tech.
WhatsApp is said to have filed a legal complaint in the Delhi High Court against the government, seeking to block regulations coming into force that experts say would compel the Facebook unit to break privacy protections.
Microsoft Teams is receiving a list of updates to enhance user experience, the software giant announced at its Build 2021 developer conference on Tuesday. This year’s Microsoft Build also brought developer updates to Outlook and Windows.
The IT ministry in a letter issued on Friday has asked all social media companies to remove down any content that refers to an "Indian variant" of the coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on May 11 that the coronavirus variant B.1.617, first identified in India last year, was being classified as a variant of global concern.
Twitter on Thursday started rolling out its new verification application process and reviewing public applications for verifications on the platform. Profile verifications on Twitter were suspended in 2017, though the new process came into its existence last year.
UFO sighting in a video allegedly captured by the US Navy has been shared by filmmaker Jeremy Corbell.
Zhang Yiming, founder of TikTok owner ByteDance, told employees of the Chinese technology giant in a memo that he will step down as chief executive and be succeeded by human resource chief Liang Rubo, the company disclosed on Thursday.
Facebook Vice President of VR Hugo Barra on Tuesday announced that he is leaving the company. Barra gained popularity in the technology world for his leadership roles at Xiaomi and Google prior to working with Facebook.