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WhatsApp bans 22 lakh Indian accounts in June

WhatsApp has banned more than 22 lakh Indian accounts in June this year on the basis of complaints received via its grievance redressal channel and through its own mechanism to detect violations, according to the messaging platform.

July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018

WhatsApp labels forwarded messages to fight fake news

In an attempt to curb the spreading of inaccurate and sometimes downright wrong information, WhatsApp announces that it is rolling out a feature that indicates which message has been "forwarded".

April 6, 2016
April 6, 2016

WhatsApp toughens encryption after Apple-FBI row

The popular messaging service WhatsApp says it had implemented "full end-to-end encryption," a move which steps up privacy but may lead to conflicts with law enforcement agencies.

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

Why is Mark Zuckerberg angry?

Mark Zuckerberg is feeling the force of critics who believe his effort to provide Indians with free access to a limited number of internet services hurts India's democracy and violates net neutrality.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

Mobile internet use drops after Facebook bar

Telecom regulator registers 5.14 crore active mobile internet connections last month – what was 5.23 crore in October-end. The move comes after weeks of ban on Facebook that started last month and continued till December. BTRC, however, did not explain the reason of the fall.

December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015

All social media, apps unblocked

The government unblocks all social media platforms including Skype, Twitter, WhatsApp and Viber.

December 13, 2015
December 13, 2015

Govt blocks Twitter, Skype, Imo

Three days after lifting a 22-day ban on Facebook, the government blocks the social networking sites Twitter, Skype and Imo while WhatsApp and Viber still under the restrictions.

December 10, 2015
December 10, 2015

Facebook unblocked

The government decides to unblock Facebook but the restriction on online messaging and calling services WhatsApp and Viber will stay for security reasons, the BTRC chairman says.

November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015

Legal notice seeks lifting social media ban

A Supreme Court lawyer sends a legal notice to the government, requesting it to lift the restrictions on Facebook, Whatsapp and Viber within 24 hours.

November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015

Bar on Facebook, Viber to go after ‘normalcy’

The existing bar on Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber will go after the “situation becomes normal”, country’s telecom regulatory body said today.

November 18, 2015
November 18, 2015

Internet restored after an hour’s block

Internet blocked across country for over an hour shortly after blocking of Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber.