There’s been a lot of chatter about what’s happening in the tech industry in India. Specifically, there’s been a lot of talk about what’s happening with WhatsApp. Although it’s still an up-and-coming app, it’s still trying to improve its image on the privacy front. It’s also dealing with a new regulatory guideline from New Delhi that could require it to compromise its end-to-end encryption.
Twitter is testing a new way to share tweets in India
Twitter is currently testing a new way to share tweets in India. The new feature, which replaces the current Share button, allows users to share tweets directly through WhatsApp.
The new feature also expands the sharing options to include direct messaging, bookmarking and other apps. It includes the ability to embed a tweet, quote a tweet, retweet a tweet, and comment on a tweet.
Another new feature is a button which allows you to share a link to a tweet. This allows you to share a Tweet link with other Twitter users or groups.
WhatsApp is rolling out payments in ten Indian regional languages
WhatsApp, Facebook’s messaging service, is set to enter the financial services sector in India. The company has partnered with five banks and is testing a digital payment service in the country.
The new feature will be available in both Android and iOS versions of the popular messenger app. It will only accept bank accounts that support the UPI framework.
This will make it easy for users to transfer money without having to go to a local bank. In addition, the service will be free of any transaction fees. As a result, it can be used by a wider range of people.
WhatsApp is grappling with a guideline from New Delhi that could require it to compromise end-to-end encryption
WhatsApp is a popular messaging app used by more than a billion users worldwide. The company claims that its end-to-end encryption enables two users to communicate securely without third-party involvement. However, the company is grappling with an upcoming guideline from the government of New Delhi that could require it to compromise end-to-end encryption.
The rule requires messaging platforms to identify the first originator of information and trace the message back to its source. While these may be great ideas, they also pose risks, such as the possibility of an innocent user being prosecuted for sharing content that violates Indian laws.
WhatsApp is still rebuilding its reputation on the privacy front
While WhatsApp has been working to regain its reputation on the privacy front in India, it is still battling with the Indian government. The company’s new data sharing policy has been challenged by the ministry of telecom.
The updated policy is designed to improve monetisation. It includes specific sections that outline how data is collected, used and shared. There are also a few new sections, including the location information section.
In addition, the company’s latest advertising campaign in India highlighted encryption. Users are able to send encrypted messages between each other. However, the company has not yet confirmed when the feature will be available.
WhatsApp’s policies discriminate against Indian users
As Facebook’s messenger app, WhatsApp has been collecting user data. The company has been providing updates to its terms and conditions. This has resulted in two legal petitions in India.
According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the new policy discriminates against Indian users. The ministry wrote to WhatsApp’s head Will Cathcart to halt the update and asked the company to respond within seven days.
WhatsApp’s policies aren’t able to assuage concerns of New Delhi
The Indian government has been putting WhatsApp on notice for months now, but the company’s policies aren’t able to assuage their concerns. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a hardline position on the matter, the company has yet to respond to a series of queries raised by the country’s ministry of communications and technology.
WhatsApp isn’t substantially updating its terms of service since 2016
Since Facebook acquired messaging app WhatsApp in 2014, it has been using the data of its users for various purposes. This includes ad targeting. It has also allowed WhatsApp to expand the scope of the data it shares with Facebook. In addition, it has added payment features and shopping tools to its apps. Those changes have helped Facebook make money off of WhatsApp, but it has also eroded its original promise to keep its platforms separate.
The social media giant has been monetizing its messaging properties for years, and recently announced plans to monetize Facebook Messenger, Instagram Direct, and WhatsApp, in order to make the platforms less distinct. However, some privacy concerns are rising in light of these developments.