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After IT minister's warning over wrong map of India, WhatsApp deletes tweet, apologizes

New Delhi/IBNS: After Union IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s subtle warning, messaging platform WhatsApp deleted a graphic, posted on its Twitter handle, that showed an incorrect map of India and issued an apology.

WhatsApp restored after long global outage

Messaging application WhatsApp has been restored after it suffered an outage for more than an hour Tuesday.

WhatsApp outage triggers memes on Twitter with #whatsappdown

Messaging application WhatsApp's global outage has triggered memes on micro-blogging site Twitter with #whatsappdown.

Kolkata Police warns public about sextortion

Kolkata/UNI: Cautioning people about the menace of sextortion, Kolkata Police has appealed to the general public not to accept WhatsApp video calls or any other video call from any unknown number.

Citizens can now access Digilocker services on the MyGov Helpdesk on WhatsApp

New Delhi: In a major initiative to make Government services accessible, inclusive, transparent and simple, MyGov on Monday announced that citizens will now be able to use the MyGov Helpdesk on WhatsApp to access the Digilocker service.

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram go down in major global outage

New Delhi/IBNS: In a major global outage, social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have gone down.

WhatsApp banned 20 lakh Indian accounts between May 15 and June 15

New Delhi/IBNS: More than 20 lakh WhatsApp accounts were banned between May 15 and June 15 in India to prevent online abuse and keep users safe, the instant messaging platform said on Thursday.

Won't enforce new policy till data protection bill is passed: WhatsApp tells Delhi HC

New Delhi/IBNS: Messaging application WhatsApp on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it won't enforce its new policy until the Personal Data Protection Bill comes into force, media reports said.

'No fundamental right is absolute': Govt reminds WhatsApp over its lawsuit against new digital guidelines

New Delhi/IBNS:  While the government is committed to protecting the right to privacy of citizens, it comes with "reasonable restrictions" and no fundamental right is "absolute", the Centre said Wednesday responding to WhatsApp's lawsuit against the new digital guidelines on grounds that they violate user privacy.

WhatsApp files case in Delhi HC against Centre over digital rules

New Delhi/IBNS: Messaging application WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court against the central government's new digital rules effecting from Wednesday, media reports said.

New IT rules: 'We aim to comply with the provisions of the IT rules', says Facebook hours before deadline

New Delhi/IBNS: Hours before the expiry of the three-month deadline for compliance with the Intermediary Guidelines, announced by the Indian government in February, social media giant Facebook said it will comply with the new rules, media reports said.

IT Ministry asks WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy in fresh notice

New Delhi/IBNS: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has asked WhatsApp to remove its updated privacy policy, in a fresh notice, asserting that it undermines the values of informational privacy and data security, according to media reports.

New privacy policy update is not 'mandatory': WhatsApp tells Delhi HC

New Delhi/UNI: The Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp on Friday told the Delhi High Court that its privacy policy update is not 'mandatory' in nature as it does not force any user to accept the same.

WhatsApp group admin can't be held liable for offensive posts by other members : HC

Mumbai/IBNS: The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has ruled that the administrator of a WhatsApp group cannot be held criminally liable for an objectionable post made by another member, according to media reports.

Users of WhatsApp, Instagram face global outage for more than 30 minutes

New Delhi/IBNS: WhatsApp and Instagram users globally have reported outages to the services on Friday.