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Platform News: Facebook

Ireland launches inquiry into Facebook after reports of data leak

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) said it had launched an inquiry into Facebook Inc, after a dataset reported to contain personal data relating to some 533 million F...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

German regulator acts to halt ‘illegal’ WhatsApp data collection

Germany’s lead data protection regulator for Facebook said that it was taking action against the social network to prevent the collection of personal data from users of its W...

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

Facebook messaging service gets delayed Brazil nod for payments

Brazil’s central bank has cleared the way for Facebook-owned WhatsApp to let its users send each other funds using the Visa and Mastercard card networks, months after vetoing...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

India antitrust watchdog orders probe into WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

India’s competition watchdog has ordered a probe into a WhatsApp privacy policy update, saying the Facebook-owned messaging service had breached antitrust laws.

Platform News: Telegram, the popular messaging app from Russia

Telegram raises $1 billion through bond sales

Telegram has raised over $1 billion through bond sales to multiple investors, the messaging app’s founder Pavel Durov said on Tuesday.

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

WhatsApp hires Amazon Pay’s Mahatme to lead India payments

WhatsApp has hired a top Amazon executive to head its payments business in India, two sources told journalists, as the messenger service gears up to expand in the booming sector.

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

More US states join antitrust lawsuit against Google

Four more states have joined a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas and others against Google that accuses it of breaking antitrust laws to boost its already dominant advertising bu...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Pakistan blocks TikTok over indecency complaint

Pakistan has blocked the viral social media app TikTok after a court order over a complaint that it ran indecent content, a spokesman for the country’s telecoms regulator sai...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

India tightens regulatory grip on Facebook and WhatsApp with new rules

India has announced new rules to regulate content on social media, making the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and others more accountable to legal requests for removal of posts and sha...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

WhatsApp to move ahead with privacy update despite backlash

Late last week, WhatsApp said it will go ahead with its controversial privacy policy update but will allow users to read it at “their own pace” and will also display a ...

Platform News: Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey

Twitter’s India snub sparks debate on ‘Big Tech’ compliance and free speech

Twitter’s refusal to comply with an Indian government directive to block more than 250 accounts and posts has put the controversial social media company at the centre of a fi...

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

India asks WhatsApp to withdraw privacy policy update

India’s tech ministry has asked WhatsApp to withdraw changes to its privacy policy that the popular Facebook-owned messenger declared this month, saying the new provisions ta...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

Reliance to embed e-commerce app into WhatsApp within six months: Mint

Reliance Industries plans to market its e commerce app JioMart into WhatsApp within six months, financial website Mint has reported, as the Indian conglomerate looks to ramp up its...

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

WhatsApp to delay launch of update business features after privacy backlash

WhatsApp is delaying an upgrade aimed toward increasing business transactions on the stage after a storm of concern from users who feared that the messaging platform was watering d...

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