WhatsApp moves to Delhi HC against Indian govt’s new IT rules, claims it will harm privacy protection policies
WhatsApp has filed a petition against the Government of India on May 25 in the Delhi High Court protesting against the new IT rules that require "significant social media intermediaries" like WhatsApp to trace the original senders of particular messages.
The Commission has directed the Director General to initiate a probe against WhatsApp under Section 26(1) of Competition Act
In June 2020, three Google users had filed a complaint and claimed that the company carries on a “pervasive data tracking business.” They said that Google collects browsing history and other web activity data even if it has switched on the “incognito” mode.
Don’t fall for propaganda! WhatsApp will not have to breach end-to-end-encryption to follow the new IT guidelines
We're all well aware that the Govt of India has recently notified the new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021
In case users do not comply with Whatsapp's new policies, for a short duration they would be able to receive calls and notification, but they won't be able to read or send messages from the app from May 15 onwards.
Sandes, a Make-in-India alternative to Whatsapp, being tested by government officials: Read the details
Government officials have started using Sandes, a desi alternative to popular messaging application Whatsapp
The GoI has written to Will Cathcart, the CEO of WhatsApp, regarding privacy concerns and urged him to withdraw them.
WhatsApp vs Signal vs Telegram: Here’s how they fare against each other amidst concerns of privacy after WhatsApp’s latest policy update
The popularity of messaging apps Signal and Telegram soared after WhatsApp updated its policy raising concerns about data privacy