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IT ministry to send notice to WhatsApp on international spam calls issue: Chandrasekhar

India's IT Ministry will issue a notice to WhatsApp regarding the recent surge in spam calls from u…

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'Jamtara Global': Indian WhatsApp users flooded with spam calls

These spam calls with international numbers, mostly from African and Southeast Asian countries, alo…

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How to silence calls from unknown numbers on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of India's most popular messaging apps and has over 500 million users. In addition …

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WhatsApp is cracking down on international scam calls after India’s IT ministry takes notice

Popular messaging app WhatsApp is cracking the whip on international scam calls after Minister of S…

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Multi-device support to chat lock – key features introduced by WhatsApp in 2023

Mark Zuckerberg-led Meta has introduced several features to popular messaging app WhatsApp in 2023.…

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WhatsApp now a spam factory, 1 in 2 Indian swamped with promotional messages: report

Meta-owned WhatsApp has become a spam factory as more than one in two Indians now say that they are…

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WhatsApp says it is taking action against automated and bulk messaging ahead of assembly elections in five states

Reacting to an IANS story on how the bulk WhatsApp API (application programming interface) tools…

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'WhatsApp Pink': Here’s all you need to know to protect yourself from the scam

Numerous individuals are receiving messages that promise an update called 'WhatsApp Pink.' Essentia…

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WhatsApp might soon limit forwarding messages in groups to curb the spread of misinformation

Whatsapp is reportedly working on setting limits to forwarding messages in a group chat. The update…

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All it takes is $15 to override WhatApp’s spam restrictions and influence Indian elections

WhatsApp has gone to great lengths to limit the amount of spam on its messaging platform — from ela…

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WhatsApp will stop saving media from disappearing messages — here’s how you can still save photos and videos on your phone

WhatsApp had started testing disappearing messages in 2020 and the complete rollout began last year…

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Auditing tool exposes Elon Musk's 'fake' Twitter following while he aims to crack down spam bots on the app

The auditing tool found that "accounts that are on an unusually small number of lists, accounts tha…

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WhatsApp is a little late, but joins the Zoom party – launches voice and video calling from desktop, group calls to follow

Facebook-owned messaging platform Whatsapp has launched voice and video calling from desktop. Whats…

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Indian government hints at bringing new law to crack down on spam

Given growing privacy concerns with emerging technology, tougher regulation would be w…

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Facebook says it doesn't read WhatsApp messages, but an investigation found it actually does

Facebook is reportedly paying teams of contractors around the world to read through WhatsApp messag…

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WhatsApp banned 3 million Indian accounts and nearly all of them were sending automated or bulk messages

"Indian accounts actioned through our prevention and detection methods, for violating the laws…

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WhatsApp banned two million Indian accounts during May 15-June 15 period

The new IT rules require large digital platforms -- with over five million users -- to publish c…

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Facebook, Insta and Google took down over 21 million posts in May while WhatsApp and Twitter banned over 19 lakh ‘bad’ accounts

May has been a busy month for social media platforms in India. Between Meta-owned Facebook and Inst…

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One Plus has not disclosed how many users were affected by data breaches

The OnePlus data breach didn't hamper any sensitive data but with your name and contact details, th…