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WhatsApp asked to withdraw new privacy policy by Indian government

WhatsApp asked to withdraw new privacy policy by Indian government

WhatsApp has been under fire for imposing its new Facebook-or-die privacy policy. The sheer criticism regarding this move has not only forced it to delay the implementation deadline but also caused an exodus that is seeing users flock to Telegram and Signal. Dealing yet another blow to the Facebook-owned messaging service is a letter written by an Indian government ministry that asks WhatsApp to withdraw the new privacy policy altogether.

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WhatsApp extends deadline to accept new privacy policy after people fled to other platforms

WhatsApp extends deadline to accept new privacy policy after people fled to other platforms

 

After inviting users to accept its new data sharing policy with Facebook, many people turned their back on the popular messaging platform and looked for alternatives. As a result, Signal made it to the top charts on the Play Store, promising to respect its users' privacy. Even though WhatsApp tried to reassure the crowds claiming chats and calls would remain encrypted, it's decided to give more time to people before forcing them to accept its new terms.

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Signal vs Telegram: Which is the best privacy-focused WhatsApp alternative?

Signal vs Telegram: Which is the best privacy-focused WhatsApp alternative?

WhatsApp’s recent policy update has turned into a Pandora’s box for the app's parent firm, Facebook. The resulting exodus to rival platforms has sent shockwaves so strong that the company felt the need to run full front-page ads in several Indian dailies to make its case. While Facebook was busy doing some damage control, Telegram and Signal got to benefit from disgruntled users flocking en masse for their apps. Telegram emerged as the bigger winner of the two, having added over 25 million users in just three days (breaching the milestone of 500 million active users in the process).

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Facebook's refreshed Access Your Information tool provides a better breakdown of your data

Facebook's refreshed Access Your Information tool provides a better breakdown of your data

Facebook introduced its Access Your Information tool back in 2018, allowing users to see what data that the social media platform has gathered about them. Zuckerberg and company have used what they've learned in the past three years to refresh the tool with a better breakdown of your data, as well as a visual makeover.

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Telegram adds 25 million new users in just 72 hours as rival apps falter

Telegram adds 25 million new users in just 72 hours as rival apps falter

It's only just getting started, but 2021 feels like it will be a crucial year for social apps. The world's most popular app, WhatsApp, just announced changes to its privacy policy that will increase Facebook's powers to use your data. Meanwhile, one of the world's most controversial apps, Parler, was unceremoniously dumped from the internet this week. Unsurprisingly, this is great news for rival chat app Telegram.

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WhatsApp in damage-control mode after its Facebook-or-die ultimatum

WhatsApp in damage-control mode after its Facebook-or-die ultimatum

Facebook has a long history of privacy lapses, including some more serious ones, and the mere fact that it owns some of the most widely used social media apps already concerns privacy-conscious users. While WhatsApp was still able to keep a fair distance from Facebook’s unreliable privacy practices, that fringe benefit is soon going away, as the messaging app has decided to enforce new usage terms that give its parent company more control over your WhatsApp data.

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Facebook Pages to soon lose their like buttons, focus more on followers

Facebook Pages to soon lose their like buttons, focus more on followers

One of Facebook's most notable design cues is the like button, but the company will soon be doing away with it for Facebook Pages. Starting today with an unspecified amount of pages, there will be a new design, a dedicated News Feed, a Q&A format, and more that Page managers will be able to utilize.

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WhatsApp to offer insurance and pension products in India

WhatsApp to offer insurance and pension products in India

For the most part, WhatsApp has stuck to its primary goal of being a messaging service for billions of users around the world. But it's going to be more than just that for 400 million+ users in India. Speaking at Facebook's Fuel for India 2020 event, Abhijit Bose, head of WhatsApp India, revealed that users would soon be able to purchase pension and insurance products on WhatsApp.

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Facebook disables some Instagram and Messenger features in Europe

Facebook disables some Instagram and Messenger features in Europe

As noted by several users on social media and verified by our own Manuel Vonau in Germany, Facebook is temporarily disabling some features for Messenger and Instagram users who are based in the European region. The development has been revealed via in-app alerts which attribute "new rules for messaging services" as the cause for the change.

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FTC files lawsuit in an effort to split Instagram and WhatsApp away from Facebook (Update: FB response)

FTC files lawsuit in an effort to split Instagram and WhatsApp away from Facebook (Update: FB response)

Back in October, the US Justice Department went after Google in a massive antitrust lawsuit filed against the company. We heard that Facebook could be looking at similar scrutiny, and now those rumors have come to fruition. Multiple lawsuits were filed against Facebook yesterday, including one from the Federal Trade Commission that seeks to remove Instagram and WhatsApp from the company's control. For its part, Facebook has called the litigation "revisionist history."

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