PRIVACY VIOLATION

  • WhatsApp violates privacy laws over phone numbers: Report January 29, 2013

    Amsterdam: WhatsApp, one of the most popular apps in the world, contravenes international privacy laws because it forces users to provide access to their entire address book, Canadian and Dutch data protection authorities said. WhatsApp, which ranks as one of the world's top five bestselling apps, is an instantmessaging application for...
  • Google to pay $22.5 million fine for privacy breach November 18, 2012

    San Francisco: A federal judge has approved a $22.5 million fine to penalise Google for an alleged privacy breach, rejecting a consumerrights group's plea for tougher punishment. The blessing from US District Judge Susan Illston came late Friday. She made her ruling a few hours after a hearing in San...