Tag: WhatsApp

Facebook, Mozilla, and others take on India’s proposed new social media regulations

(Reuters) — Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight sweeping new rules proposed by the Indian government that would require them to actively regulate content in one of the world’s biggest Internet markets, sources close to the matter told Reuters. The rules, proposed by the Information Technology ministry on Christmas Eve, […]

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WhatsApp Will Soon Let You Lock It With Your Fingerprint

Earlier reports have suggested that WhatsApp has been developing biometric authentication features for its iOS app. This would allow iOS users to keep their favorite cross-platform messaging app locked using Face ID or Touch ID. WhatsApp’s latest beta for Android shows that a similar biometric authentication feature is also being developed for the Android app. […]

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Indian tech startups raised a record $10.5 billion in 2018, but concerns remain

India’s tech startups closed 2018 on a record high note, securing several major deals to further cement the nation’s position on the world map. But despite an influx of money from international investors, the local ecosystem’s overall health has some concerned. The year saw a high-profile acquisition, the emergence of new unicorns, and more startups than […]

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WhatsApp fights fake news in India using actors who role-play in public

(Reuters) — On a hot morning in India’s tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit. The event is part of a major grassroots effort by WhatsApp to battle […]

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