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WhatsApp's spat with Indian govt has reached the 'no U are' stage

WhatsApp's spat with Indian govt has reached the 'no U are' stage

It was only recently that India filed a petition against WhatsApp to block its new privacy policy. While that matter hasn't completely settled yet, the Facebook-owned company is now suing the government over new regulations that it claims "severely undermine the privacy" of users and compromise end-to-end encryption.

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WhatsApp tried to dunk on Telegram but failed miserably

WhatsApp tried to dunk on Telegram but failed miserably

WhatsApp's new privacy policy has received a lot of criticism and competitors haven't shied away from making the most of the opportunity. Signal recently took a dig at parent company Facebook for allegedly blocking Instagram ads that revealed the vast amounts of data the platform collects about us. Telegram isn't pulling punches either, mercilessly savaging WhatsApp on Twitter (see above image). WhatsApp tried to fight back but its attempt to dunk on Telegram simply backfired.

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Here's what will happen if you don't accept WhatsApp's new privacy policy

Here's what will happen if you don't accept WhatsApp's new privacy policy

WhatsApp's has had a few eventful months following the introduction of an updated privacy policy back in January. The Facebook-owned messaging service went into damage control mode soon after receiving criticism and even pushed back the acceptance deadline. It also didn't go over well with the government of India, and more recently, Germany moved to ban the update. WhatsApp is still sticking to its guns and is enforcing its deadline. In case you were wondering, here's what will happen if you don't accept the new terms of service.

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Germany just banned WhatsApp's new privacy policy, and all of the EU might be next

Germany just banned WhatsApp's new privacy policy, and all of the EU might be next

WhatsApp's controversial new privacy policy is slated to go into effect on May 15 worldwide — except for in Germany. The country has been scrutinizing the new WhatsApp privacy policy since mid-April, and a data regulation body finally decided to enforce a ban on the revision using procedures introduced with the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

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