Today’s top tech news: Facebook’s Libra isn’t coming to India, Whatsapp, Jio, Hotstar could be affected by malware and Flipkart could exit wholesale business

  • Facebook’s much talked about Libra is not coming to India.
  • Facebook’s spokesperson told Bloomberg that they will continue to work with the Indian government to see if the current mandate be updated.
  • Meanwhile, a new malware called Agent Smith could be the reason why your WhatsApp is filled with ads.
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Facebook has confirmed that Libra isn’t coming to India as government shies away from ‘private’ cryptocurrencies

Facebook has confirmed that Libra isn’t coming to India as government shies away from ‘private’ cryptocurrencies

The social networking giant has said that unless the country’s Central Bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), changes its policies, Libra and Calibra’s digital wallet services won’t be launching in the country.

Malware affecting Jio Apps, WhatsApp, Flipkart and Hotstar ‘primarily targeted’ Indian users through Alibaba’s app store

Malware affecting Jio Apps, WhatsApp, Flipkart and Hotstar ‘primarily targeted’ Indian users through Alibaba’s app store

A new malware called Agent Smith could have affected apps like WhatsApp, Hotstar, Truecaller, Flipkart, Jio Chat and Jio Play according to Check Point. With this malware, instead of the original app you might have a version which is littered with ads.

Flipkart is looking to exit wholesale business to toe the government's line, says report

Flipkart is looking to exit wholesale business to toe the government's line, says report

Flipkart is looking to stop buying products directly from companies, in a move to wind up its wholesale business. It is now taking the long route of asking their suppliers to connect with its preferred sellers instead.

WhatsApp messages can be traced without diluting encryption, says an IIT Madras Professor

WhatsApp messages can be traced without diluting encryption, says an IIT Madras Professor

A professor from IIT Madras has said the issue can be easily resolved without diluting the end-to-end encryption and affecting a user’s privacy. Traceability of WhatsApp messages had become an issue for the Indian government after multiple lynching cases in the country that were linked to rumours spread from the messaging platform.

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