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Facebook told to stop exploiting WhatsApp data during EU probe

  European privacy watchdogs don’t shy away from targeting big US technology firms, as previous probes into Facebook, Alphabet Inc.’s Google or Microsoft Corp. have shown. Photo: AFP Paris/Luxembourg: European Union (EU) privacy chiefs said Facebook Inc. must stop processing user data from its WhatsApp messaging service while they are investigating the privacy policy changes the company announced in August. ... Read More »

Online Privacy May Be Boosted by New US FCC Data Rules

New privacy rules may make it easier to escape at least some online tracking. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved rules that require Internet service providers like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to ask customers’ permission to use or share much of their data. That could potentially make it harder for them to build advertising businesses that could serve as ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger App Adds Data Saver Option to Help You Save Mobile Data

HIGHLIGHTS The feature is currently available only on Android Data Saver allows you to manually download images and videos App automatically downloads images and videos on Wi-Fi Following the lead of many other apps, Facebook’s Messenger app has now been updated to include the data saver options to help users save cellular data. Many browsers have had these options for ... Read More »

Airtel’s New 4G Data Offer, Over 80 Percent Android Devices at Risk, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS Airtel has extended its 4G data offer to all new 4G smartphones Microsoft says its speech recognition is now as good as humans Samsung India will refund customers for Note 7 units purchased abroad Here’s your daily dose of the top news in the technology landscape, from Airtel’s new 4G offer to 80 percent Android devices still being vulnerable ... Read More »

Facebook Ordered to Delete WhatsApp User Data by German Regulator

Facebook Ordered to Delete WhatsApp User Data by German Regulator HIGHLIGHTS German regulator said Facebook was infringing data protection law Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion two years ago Facebook said that it complied with EU data protection law A German privacy regulator ordered Facebook on Tuesday to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its messaging app ... Read More »

WhatsApp to Ignore Delhi High Court Ruling; Will Share Data With Facebook as Planned

WhatsApp to Ignore Delhi High Court Ruling; Will Share Data With Facebook as Planned HIGHLIGHTS Ruling has no impact on the planned policy and terms of service updates Court earlier said WhatsApp will delete users’ data up to September 25 On August 25, WhatsApp made extensive changes to its privacy policy Defying a Delhi High Court order against sharing user ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Effect: Airtel Launches 30GB 4G Prepaid Data Pack With 90-Day Validity

Reliance Jio Effect: Airtel Launches 30GB 4G Prepaid Data Pack With 90-Day Validity HIGHLIGHTS The move is certainly a reaction to Reliance Jio’s entry The rate works out to less than Rs. 50 per GB of data The new plan is only available for prepaid users Airtel on Friday unveiled a “special 4G data pack that offers free data for ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Effect: Vodafone Offers 10GB Data at Cost of 1GB for New 4G Phones

Reliance Jio Effect: Vodafone Offers 10GB Data at Cost of 1GB for New 4G Phones HIGHLIGHTS The 10GB data offer will work only with 4G handsets Additional 9GB data will be offered for the price of 1GB In select circles, the additional 9GB data can be used between 12am – 6am Vodafone India on Monday launched a data offer where ... Read More »

WhatsApp Data Sharing With Facebook to Be Monitored by UK Regulator

WhatsApp Data Sharing With Facebook to Be Monitored by UK Regulator Britain’s data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares data with parent Facebook under a new privacy policy. The Information Commission’s Office (ICO) said while some users may be concerned by the lack of control provided by the updated privacy policy, others ... Read More »

Delhi High Court Seeks Centre’s Response on WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing

Delhi High Court Seeks Centre’s Response on WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp updated its privacy policy earlier this month It has, thus, stirred a controversy among the users Delhi HC has asked govt. to submit replies by September 14 WhatsApp’s recent decision to share user data with parent company Facebook has reached the doorstep of the Delhi High Court, which ... Read More »