Govt defines IT rules further, ‘social media platforms with 50 lakh users to fall in new IT code ambit
Social media companies with over fifty lakh users will have to adhere to additional obligations and compliance under the new IT rules
Telegram was the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for January 2021 with more than 63 million installs, 3.8 times its downloads in January 2020.
The Union government said that to trace rogue messages on platforms such as WhatsApp, it has proposed to amend the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 of the IT Act, 2000
RBI effect: Big giants falling in line on data localisation, WhatsApp to store payments data in India
WhatsApp which is testing its payment services in India said that it has built a local system to store payments-related data to comply with the RBI’s data localisation requirement.
WhatsApp for JioPhone has finally been launched in India. The private messaging app owned by Facebook informed that they built a new version of WhatsApp for JioPhone users.
Can Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram be blocked for national security and public order: Asks Modi government to industry
Department of Telecom (DoT) has written to telecom operators and different stakeholder for their inputs to block the applications under Section 69A of the IT Act.
With case after case of misinformation, propaganda and fake news attached to its platform leading to death and severe law and order problem across the country, Facebook the owner of WhatsApp has announced a research awards to scholars to understand the menace of misinformation.
Noida-based fintech startup Wishfin which deals in financial services has launched a new services called “Whatsapp for Credit Score”.
WhatsApp has added Group description, Admin controls, Group catch up and Participant search features to revamp Groups.