Rapido set to close $50-mn round; WhatsApp threatens legal action against spammers

Binu Paul

Roppen Transportation Services Pvt. Ltd, which operates bike-taxi startup Rapido, is in the final stages of closing a $50 million ....

12 June, 2019

Mastercard starts deleting India data stored abroad; Paytm Payments Bank swings to profit

Kavya Kothiyal

Global card payments giant Mastercard has now started deleting data related to Indian transactions stored abroad in compliance ....

23 May, 2019

Policy Wrap : Aadhaar now open for eKYC, RBI’s 2021 vision document sees digital payments rise

Payal Ganguly

Fintech companies can now avail of Aadhaar-based eKYC In a circular dated May 9, the department of revenue, under the Ministry ....

17 May, 2019

YouTube adds fact-checking features for news videos

Payal Ganguly

With the general elections underway in India, Google-owned video sharing website YouTube has added a fact-checking feature from ....

15 April, 2019

WhatsApp’s much-delayed payments service may take another five months to roll out

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp may take another five months to fully comply with payment data-localisation norms, persons ....

12 April, 2019

WhatsApp tells SC it has identified auditor to inspect payments system

Payal Ganguly

After building out a system to store payment-related data in India last year, messaging service WhatsApp has now identified ....

10 April, 2019

WhatsApp is giving users greater control over group chats

Payal Ganguly

After announcing that it will block automated bulk messaging and tweak features for forwards, instant messaging platform WhatsApp ....

3 April, 2019

Ahead of polls, WhatsApp unveils fact-check service developed by Indian startup Proto

Payal Ganguly

In the latest attempt to combat fake news ahead of national elections beginning this month, Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp ....

2 April, 2019

WhatsApp Pay yet to comply with data localisation norms: RBI

Payal Ganguly

The Reserve Bank of India has said that WhatsApp has not complied yet with the data localisation guidelines issued in April 2018 ....

29 March, 2019

Ahead of polls, WhatsApp and Nasscom join hands to fight fake news

Shweta Sharma

In the run-up to the general elections, WhatsApp has collaborated with Nasscom Foundation, the social arm of National Association ....

18 March, 2019

Facebook loses top execs as product boss, WhatsApp chief Chris Daniels resign


Facebook Inc's chief product officer and one of its earliest employees, Chris Cox, said on Thursday he is leaving ....

15 March, 2019

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram face major global outage


Facebook Inc struggled to restore its services fully on Thursday after a 17-hour partial outage made the world's largest ....

14 March, 2019

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to work closely with EC ahead of elections

Payal Ganguly

In a meeting with the parliamentary committee on information technology, Facebook group vice-president for global policy Joel ....

7 March, 2019

Facebook sees its future in private chats, says Zuckerberg


Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday the company would encrypt conversations on more of its messaging ....

7 March, 2019

Ezetap appoints interim head Byas Nambisan as new CEO

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Cellphone payments service provider Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd has appointed its former finance chief and interim chief ....

6 March, 2019

Indian lawmakers summon Facebook officials to discuss protecting citizens' rights


An Indian parliamentary panel has summoned representatives of Facebook Inc, its messaging services WhatsApp and photo-sharing ....

22 February, 2019

WhatsApp security bug lets users bypass new privacy controls


A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on ....

21 February, 2019

Facebook users in India will now know who paid for political ads


Facebook Inc is toughening up the rules governing political advertisements in India to create more transparency ahead of the country’s ....

8 February, 2019

WhatsApp takes steps to curb abuse via bulk messaging before general elections

Payal Ganguly

Online messaging platform WhatsApp released a white paper to address the issue of bulk messaging and automated behaviour ahead ....

6 February, 2019

Tech giants ask IT ministry to ease draft norms for regulating internet content

Payal Ganguly

Global tech companies, civil society groups and academics have raised concerns over the Indian government’s draft rules ....

5 February, 2019

After India, WhatsApp imposes limit on message forwarding worldwide


Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in ....

21 January, 2019