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Business  /  Published 21.01.21

WhatsApp reiterates privacy stand

WhatsApp on Wednesday said personal messages of users continue to be completely encrypted and the proposed privacy policy changes are only geared towards making business messaging effective. The reit...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.21

WhatsApp nation: Faustian bargains on the internet

In an era of relentless privatization, nationalization has become a bad word. It is synonymous with populism — Indira Gandhi’s bank nationalization drive — economic failure — t...
By Arghya Sengupta

India  /  Published 19.01.21

Withdraw policy, WhatsApp told

Amid a huge backlash by users, the Indian government has asked WhatsApp to withdraw its latest changes in privacy policy, saying unilateral changes are not fair and acceptable. The Ministry of Electr...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 19.01.21

Delhi high court judge tunes out on privacy rule

The Delhi high court on Monday said accepting the new privacy policy of social messaging app WhatsApp was a “voluntary” thing and one can choose not to use or join that platform if one did...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.21

Temporary grief: battles with Big Tech to persist

Convenience is addictive. But after transforming our lives, internet-based technologies are getting to the stage where we have to mind the repercussions of using them. Over the past several month...
By Sevanti Ninan

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Business  /  Published 15.01.21

WhatsApp defends privacy policy

Under fire over its recent privacy policy update, WhatsApp on Thursday said it is open to answering any questions from the government on the issue and is aware that the company will have to “com...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.01.21

WhatsApp under govt scanner after row

Amid backlash over WhatsApp’s controversial changes of linking its users’ data to Facebook’s other products and services, the government is examining and evaluating this privacy poli...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.01.21

Privacy worry on WhatsApp

“Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA. Since we started WhatsApp, we’ve aspired to build our Services with a set of strong privacy principles in mind,” the old privacy poli...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 28.12.20

New divisions: the cruel virtual interior

The definitive conditions of privacy are available only to the privileged. Ever since the European Enlightenment deepened the importance of the individual and sharpened claims of private property and ...
By Saikat Majumdar

Business  /  Published 13.12.20

Data policy key to future

Tata Sons chairman N. Chandrasekaran on Saturday said post-Covid-19, the new world order offers limitless opportunity for India but for the country to be ready to participate in it, there is a need to...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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