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Facebook Unit WhatsApp Sues Indian Government Over New Privacy Rules In Unusual Move

Facebook Inc.’s (NASDAQ: FB) WhatsApp messaging service has filed a lawsuit against the Indian government seeking to block new rules for social media companies that take effect on Wednesday, the Indian Express read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMay 26th, 2021

Why WhatsApp’s New Privacy Rules Have Sparked Alarm

Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp began alerting its 2 billion users in early January to an update of its privacy policy -- and if they wanted to keep using the popular messaging app, they had to accept it. The new terms caused an outcry among technolog.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 22nd, 2021

India is reportedly asking WhatsApp to reverse a controversial change to its privacy policy that critics said would have shared personal user data with Facebook

India, WhatsApp's biggest market, holds more than 400 million of the app's 2 billion users, per Reuters. Indian Prime Minister Narendra M.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJan 19th, 2021

WhatsApp Delays Roll-Out Of New Privacy Rules, While Telegram Gains 25M Users In 3 Days

Facebook Inc’s (NASDAQ: FB) WhatsApp messaging service says it is delaying a new privacy policy update. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJan 16th, 2021

Why WhatsApp’s New Privacy Rules Are Sparking Alarm

Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp has begun alerting its 2 billion users to an update of its privacy policy -- and if they want to keep using the popular messaging app, they have to accept it. The new terms, delivered in early 2021, have caused an outcr.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 15th, 2021

Why WhatsApp’s New Privacy Rules Sparked an Exodus

Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp has begun alerting its 2 billion users of an update to its privacy policy -- and if they want to keep using the popular messaging app, they have to accept it. The new terms, delivered in early 2021, have caused an .....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 11th, 2021

Facebook is shifting its UK users onto agreements with the company"s HQ in California, putting them out of reach of EU privacy rules

There will be no change to the privacy controls or the services Facebook offers to people in the UK," Facebook's UK arm said. Facebook headquarters Jeff Chiu/AP Facebook will move all of its users in the UK onto agreements wit.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 16th, 2020

Facebook invests $5.7 billion in Reliance unit, plans digital services for Indian grocers

Facebook will spend $5.7 billion to take just under 10% of Reliance Industries' digital unit, seeking to roll out services for India's grocers and other small businesses by capitalising upon WhatsApp's already extensive reach within the country......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 22nd, 2020

Facebook invests $5.7 billion in Reliance unit to reach small Indian grocers

Facebook will spend $5.7 billion for 10% of Reliance Industries's digital business, as the social media firm looks to leverage its popular WhatsApp messenger to offer digital payment services to small grocers in India......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 22nd, 2020

Indian"s top trader body seeks ban on Amazon, Flipkart"s festive season sale

A leading Indian trader body asked the government on Friday to ban upcoming festive sales on Amazon's local unit and its rival Flipkart, saying their deep discounts violate the country's foreign investment rules for online retail......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 13th, 2019

Facebook sues South Korean analytics company to send ‘message’ about privacy to app developers

In bringing the case, Facebook sought to stress its willingness to take legal action against businesses that break its rules......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 13th, 2019

WhatsApp raises minimum age in Europe to 16

WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, is raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe to help it comply with new data privacy rules coming into force next month. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.....»»

Category: videoSource: reutersApr 25th, 2018

WhatsApp to ban under-16s in Europe

WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, is raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe to help it comply with new data privacy rules coming into force next month......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersApr 25th, 2018

Facebook ‘intentionally and knowingly’ violated U.K. privacy and competition rules, British lawmakers say

Lawmakers on Sunday said Facebook had "violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws" in the country, stressing that the U.K. government should open investigations into the social media giant's business practices......»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 17th, 2019

Germany"s Privacy Watchdog Prohibits Facebook From Collecting WhatsApp User Data For 3 Months: Bloomberg

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Category: blogSource: benzingaMay 11th, 2021

Not Just Facebook, Alibaba Too Is Concerned Over Apple New Privacy Rules" Impact On Business

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is worried about how Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) new privacy rule changes will impact its business, according to a read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaApr 30th, 2021

Apple Prepares To Expand Ad Business Amid Allegations Of Stifling Rivals: Report

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is preparing to expand its advertising business even as it rolls out new privacy rules for iPhones that could hurt the ad business of rivals such as Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), the Financial Time read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaApr 22nd, 2021

Amazon Seeks Halt On Changes To Indian E-Commerce Foreign Investment Norms: Reuters

Amazon.Com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has asked the Indian government to withhold the changes in the country’s e-commerce foreign investment rules until the investigation conclusion of the e-comm read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMar 25th, 2021

White House press secretary Jen Psaki says Biden doesn"t regret calling Putin a "killer" after Russia recalls its US ambassador

In a highly unusual move, the Russian government on Wednesday recalled its US ambassador from Washington, DC. President Joe Bi.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytMar 18th, 2021

Facebook reverses its Australian news ban

The move comes after negotiations with the government over its proposed News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code. Users inside and outside of Australia are unable to see posts from Australian news outlets as of Wednesday. In.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 23rd, 2021

Facebook slips as the market eyes the social media giant"s move to ban news from its platform in Australia

Facebook and Australia are locked in an "old western standoff" as the government says the tech giant should pay for news-related content. Facebook CEO Mark Zuc.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytFeb 18th, 2021