Digital Markets Must Be Defined Well For Competition Regulation

Digital Markets Must Be Defined Well For Competition Regulation

The rise of the digital sector has presented unique challenges for Indian regulatory authorities, including the Competition Commission of India (CCI), thanks to significant differences in the way such markets operate compared to traditional markets. Further, several issues emerging from the growth of digital markets are being analyzed by regulators in other countries simultaneously, resulting … Read more

WhatsApp bans 18.05 lakh Indian accounts in March, here’s why- Technology News, Firstpost

WhatsApp bans 18.05 lakh Indian accounts in March, here’s why- Technology News, Firstpost

Press Trust of IndiaMay 02, 2022 16:28:40 IST New Delhi: WhatsApp has banned 18.05 lakh Indian accounts in March, on the basis of complaints received from users via grievances channel and through its own mechanism to prevent and detect violations, according to a monthly report published by the messaging platform. The new IT rules which … Read more

WhatsApp Communities Add New End-to-End Encryption Chat Features

WhatsApp Communities Add New End-to-End Encryption Chat Features

With more than 2 billion users, WhatsApp is the most popular end-to-end encrypted communication platform in the world. And throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the company says that users have been expanding how they communicate on the platform — coming together to cope with challenges from parenting and schooling to mutual aid, to political organizing. In … Read more

What this means for digital payments in India- Technology News, Firstpost

What this means for digital payments in India- Technology News, Firstpost

FP ExplainersApr 14, 2022 17:04:17 IST Messaging service WhatsApp has received regulatory approval to add 60 million more users to its payment service in India. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Wednesday approved the Meta-owned service to more than double the user base of its payment service. Earlier, WhatsApp was allowed to extend … Read more

WhatsApp allowed to expand UPI user base to 100 million, says NPCI

WhatsApp allowed to expand UPI user base to 100 million, says NPCI

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Wednesday said it has allowed WhatsApp to enable Unified Payments Interface (UPI) payments to an additional 60 million users, taking the total user base to 100 million. The UPI payments feature had gone live on the Meta-owned Whatsapp in November 2020 for 20 million users; the cap … Read more

Sri Lanka blocks social media platforms after imposing emergency, curfew

Sri Lanka blocks social media platforms after imposing emergency, curfew

The Sri Lankan government on Sunday blocked social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after declaring a nationwide public emergency and imposing a 36-hour curfew ahead of a planned anti-government rally over the worst economic crisis in the island nation. The move is aimed at preventing masses from gathering in Colombo to … Read more

Forcing WhatsApp and iMessage to Work Together Is Doomed to Fail

Forcing WhatsApp and iMessage to Work Together Is Doomed to Fail

The newest law designed to rein in Big Tech aims to make all your favorite messaging apps work seamlessly together. Sounds great, right? Well, we have some bad news. Every day, billions of messages are sent using end-to-end encryption. Millions of people use iMessage, WhatsApp, and Signal to chat with friends, family, and colleagues, and … Read more

WhatsApp is testing increasing file size limit from 100MB to 2GB

WhatsApp is testing increasing file size limit from 100MB to 2GB

Currently, WhatsApp allows users to share files up to 100MB in size. The new 2GB limit is being tested with users in WhatsApp’s beta program. Apart from this, WhatsApp is also testing message reactions, polls and several other features as it looks to compete with Telegram. Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp is reportedly testing increasing the … Read more

Why WhatsApp Survived Russia’s Social Media Purge

Why WhatsApp Survived Russia’s Social Media Purge

It has become easier to be labeled an extremist in Russia. On Monday the label — once reserved for the likes of the Taliban and the Islamic State — was given to Facebook’s parent company, Meta. A Moscow court ruled that Meta was an extremist organization in a decision that effectively banned social media platforms … Read more