FB blames faulty configuration change for outage

Facebook Inc blamed a faulty configuration change for a nearly six-hour outage on Monday that prevented the company’s 3.5 billion users from accessing its social media and messaging services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. Continue Reading

You may be trillion dollar company, but users’ privacy important: SC to WhatsApp

The Supreme Court today told social media firm Facebook and its messaging app, WhatsApp, that it will have to intervene to protect people’s privacy in the wake of the latter’s new policy in this regard. Continue Reading

WhatsApp is no more for messages alone

WhatsApp recently announced that people across India will be able to send money through the messaging platform. This secure payments experience will make transferring money just as easy as sending a message for two crore Indians, it said. Continue Reading

Editorial: X files

Even as the Tamilnadu police have launched a crackdown against porn sites, especially those which feature children, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to ban all ”porn sites and inappropriate content” available online. Continue Reading

Will WhatsApp’s digital payment service be safe?

The latest security incident around WhatsApp could have a bearing on the launch of its digital payment services in India as these systems need to be “fool-proof”, a senior government official said. Continue Reading

SC asks Centre to come with guidelines to curb social media misuse

Technology has taken a “dangerous turn”, the Supreme Court observed today and asked the Centre to apprise it within three weeks about the time-frame needed to come up with guidelines to curb misuse of social media in the country. Continue Reading

A ‘Group’ study

The latest issue of TIME is awash with worry and woe from top tech wizards over the ‘social media monster’ they had unleashed in all ‘good faith’. The belated crocodile tears are not just out of guilt but also owing to shameful helplessness in not being able to bottle the genie. Profits in pocket, pride is now bleeding. Continue Reading

WhatsApp data won’t occupy G Drive space

If you’re constantly afraid of losing Google Drive space because of WhatsApp chat backups, here’s a sigh of relief for you. The messaging giant has announced that WhatsApp backups will no longer count towards the Google Drive storage quota from 28 November. Continue Reading