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Indore-Patna Express Derailment: WhatsApp Being Used by Doctors to Find Kin of Survivors

Indore-Patna Express Derailment: WhatsApp Being Used by Doctors to Find Kin of Survivors Eight-year-old Sejal Yadav was pulled from the wreckage of a derailed train in northern India and rushed alone to hospital. Hours later she was reunited with her brother – thanks to WhatsApp. As survivors were rescued from the mangled carriages of the Indore-Patna Express on Sunday, many ... Read More »

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 »

EU Privacy Watchdogs Warn WhatsApp on Privacy Policy, Yahoo on Breach

HIGHLIGHTS EU sent letters to WhatsApp and Yahoo Said they had concerns about WhatsApp’s recent change in privacy policy Asked Yahoo to communicate all aspects of the data breach European privacy watchdogs said on Friday they had sent letters to WhatsApp over its sharing of information with parent company Facebook and Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and its scanning ... Read More »

Debit Card Security Breach, WhatsApp Gets New Features, Apple’s Mac Event, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS 3.2 million debit card users vulnerable after security breach in India Apple sends media invites for Oct 27 event, where new Macs are expected Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is still being used by 1 million people From the 3.2 million debit cards in India being exposed thanks to a security breach and Apple’s upcoming new Macbooks to Samsung Galaxy ... Read More »

WhatsApp Tells Delhi High Court Its New Policy Doesn’t Infringe on User Privacy

WhatsApp Tells Delhi High Court Its New Policy Doesn’t Infringe on User Privacy WhatsApp, the instant messaging platform, Wednesday said its new privacy policy does not infringe on the privacy of users and no third party can read the messages due to its end-to-end encryption. When a user deletes his or her WhatsApp account, the information of that person is ... 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 »

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 »

EU Mulls Stricter Controls on WhatsApp, Skype

The European Union will in September propose subjecting internet services like WhatsApp and Skype to similar rules as traditional telecommunications companies, a spokesman said Wednesday. The European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation bloc, is set to recommend tighter privacy and security for services like Facebook-owned message service WhatsApp and Microsoft’s video phone portal Skype. Spokesman Christian Wigand said ... Read More »

10 Crazy WhatsApp Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp’s co-founders were rejected by both Facebook and Twitter The Android app clocked 1 billion downloads with just 5 people You can see when your messages were read WhatsApp, the messaging platform that cost Facebook $19 billion dollars when it was acquired back in 2014, remains the most-used IM service with its parent’s own platform – Messenger – following ... Read More »