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US senators urge India to soften data localisation stance

4 days ago
NEW DELHI: Two US senators have called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to soften India’s stance on data localisation, warning that measures requiring it represent “key trade barriers” between the two nations. In a letter to Modi dated…

WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news

5 days ago
On a hot morning in India’s tourist hub of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colours of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit. The…

WhatsApp to clamp down on ‘sinister’ messages

1 month, 28 days ago
NEW DELHI: India said Facebook-owned WhatsApp had pledged on Tuesday to develop tools that would combat fake messages, to help the country crack down on people whipping up public anger through mass message forwards on social media.…

Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp

2 months, 10 days ago
PARIS: Researchers at a cybersecurity firm said Wednesday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app. CheckPoint said the vulnerability gives a hacker…

Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones ‘vulnerable to hacking’

2 months, 10 days ago
LONDON: Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. The Galaxy 7 and…

India asks telcos to find ways to block Facebook, WhatsApp

2 months, 11 days ago
NEW DELHI: India has asked its telecom operators to find ways of blocking applications such as Facebook and messaging app WhatsApp in the case of misuse, according to a document seen by Reuters. India has in recent months intensified…