In a quick turn-around, WhatsApp claims that user concerns are based on misinformation while failing to address its past history of sharing data with Facebook
Journalists were told that WhatsApp groups of President Erdogan's media office and defence ministry will be moved to local messaging app BiP after January 11 and the new group will serve as the main channel for public announcements.
Wednesday’s lawsuits in the US against Facebook’s market power are the latest escalation in the battle between regulators and tech giants that could reshape the social media industry.
Twitter had sued the Justice Department in its battle with federal agencies as the internet industry’s self-described champion of free speech seeking the right to reveal the extent of US government surveillance.
The company is facing a backlash from users worried about the lack of end-to-end encryption of meeting sessions and “zoombombing”, where uninvited guests crash into meetings.
Health officials eyeing possibility of using smartphones to ascertain with whom someone diagnosed with Covid-19 has been in contact.
Like the detection of traffic jams on Google Maps, the new reports will use "aggregated, anonymised" data from users who have activated their location with the aim of helping governments gauge success in social distancing.
Observers fear intermediary rules that include proactive monitoring, user verification and tight timelines that dictate how quickly a company should take down material authorities deem questionable.
A 60-page report by the London-based rights group says the so-called “Surveillance Giants” have business models that are incompatible with the right to privacy, freedom of expression and the right to equality and non-discrimination.
Apple put the programme on hold after the Guardian newspaper reported that contractors working on Apple's behalf regularly heard confidential information, drug deals and intimate bedroom talks.
US regulators have approved a $5 billion penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network's privacy and data protection lapses, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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