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  • Rape videos on WhatsApp; Supreme Court orders CBI probe, issues notice to Centre 23 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Taking suo motu note of a letter on posting of two rape videos on WhatsApp, the Supreme Court on Friday asked CBI to launch a probe "forthwith" to nab the culprits and sought responses from the Centre and governments of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Delhi and Telangana. "The...
  • Judge orders suspension of WhatsApp in Brazil Yesterday

    Sao Paulo: A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation. Judge Luiz de Moura Correia ordered the suspension earlier this month, though the service has continued to operate normally. The newspaper...
  • Delhi Police launches 'Himmat' Whatsapp group for women safety 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday launched 'Himmat' Whatsapp and Hike groups for women safety that will assist the force to effectively communicate with women in need of help. The facility will be available on mobile number 8800001091. Women travelling by public transport can now send photographs and other details of the...
  • WhatsApp reportedly starts rolling out voice calling feature February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: It seems that WhatsApp has started to roll out its much-awaited voice calling feature to users. While there is no official word on the availability of the free voice calling feature on WhatsApp from the company, reports are doing the rounds claiming that a Reddit user pradnesh07 found...
  • Here's how voice calls on messaging apps can open new revenue stream for mobile companies February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: With mobile operators getting wary about messaging apps eating into their voice call earnings, Hike messenger says such services in fact can open a new 'fat revenue stream' for the full-fledged telecom firms. Incidentally, Hike is run by Kavin Mittal, son of telecom czar Sunil Mittal, and is a...
  • Braveheart Colonel MN Rai's Whatsapp status summed up his motto towards life and duty January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The braveheart Indian Army Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, who was killed in an encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral area on January 27, was a daring soldier who always led his team from the front. His Whatsapp status captures his motto towards life. "Play your...
  • Tutorial: How to start using WhatsApp on your desktop in 5 easy steps January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has finally rolled out what most of you may have been waiting for a long time - the ability to use WhatsApp on your desktop. Wondering how to bring the app to your computer? Not anymore. Our step-by-step tutorial here will guide you through the process of...
  • WhatsApp comes to the desktop; only on Google Chrome to begin with January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A piece of news that many WhatsApp users have been eagerly waiting for quite some time is finally here. WhatsApp is now officially available on your Web browser, a feature that many competing instant messaging services already have. Though the WhatsApp roll out for desktop comes with a caveat...
  • Telcom operators not against Skype, WhatsApp: Bharti Airtel January 21, 2015

    New Delhi:Telecom operators are not opposed to over-the-top service providers like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp but looking to work in synergy with them, Bharti Enterprises Vice Chairman Akhil Gupta said today. "Our revenue streams are moving towards data services. Telecom industry is all for innovations among OTT and it is most welcome....
  • WhatsApp, iMessage, Snapchat could be banned in the UK under new surveillance plans January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Messaging apps like WhatsApp, iMessage, Snapchat and Telegram could face a ban in Britain as PM David Cameron aims to stop the use of encrypted communication services in his battle against terror. Cameron vows to introduce a legislation to provide intelligence agencies a legal framework to crack down on...
  • Which app will the breakout hit of 2015? January 2, 2015

    New York: Uber, Facebook, Instagram - sure, they've been all the rage, but with 2015 already here we're all ready for something fresh. From ride-hailing to photo sharing, here are a few up-and coming apps and startups to watch in in 2015. Which will be the breakout hit of...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing December 22, 2014

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • Army fights misinformation campaign on Whatsapp December 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Battling a proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army now has to fight with a new problem of misinformation campaign on social media which appears to be a tough challenge. It all began with Northern Army Commander Lt Gen DS Hooda admitting to the "mistake" by his personnel in...
  • Photos: 'Facelook' beauty parlour, WhatsApp sari, Google hotel: 16 Indians who won the Internet with their slightly disturbing love for social media December 3, 2014

    Indians are normally very active on social media sites. If they aren't sharing jokes on WhatsApp groups, they're posting Goa vacation or Karwa Chauth pictures on Facebook or outraging against Honey Singh on Twitter. It's the perfectly normal thing to do unless someone takes their obsession to a new level....
  • Teenagers spend more time on WhatsApp than Facebook: Study November 27, 2014

    New York: A study involving 1,70,000 internet users across 32 countries has found that more and more teenagers are spending more time on instant messaging apps than on Facebook. Nearly 66 per cent of teenagers (aged 16-19) in the US and Britain said they were using Facebook less frequently. While the teenagers...
  • WhatsApp begins end-to-end encryption for all messages November 19, 2014

    San Francisco: WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping. The messaging service, which has 600 million users and is especially popular in Europe and Asia, added the new encryption to...
  • Saudi man divorces wife for ignoring his Whatsapp messages November 17, 2014

    Dubai: A Saudi man has divorced his wife after she ignored his Whatsapp messages despite reading them. The husband, in his 30s, was frustrated by his wife's seemingly endless interest in using her phone for chatting with friends and family. "She spent most of her time on the phone to the...
  • WhatsApp now lets users disable 'blue check marks' read receipt feature November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After receiving flak for its newly introduced 'read receipts' feature from users around the world, WhatsApp has now updated the app with a new setting that lets users disable the feature - giving some a sense of relief. The updated WhatsApp app is not available on Google Play...
  • WhatsApp updated with new 'blue check marks' feature; lets users know when their messages were read November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has added a new feature to its cross-platform instant messaging app that lets users know if their messages have been read by recipients, and if read, they can also see the exact time they were read. Once a message is read, the two check marks next to...
  • In a first, a woman in Bihar turned to WhatsApp to lodge a complaint against a police officer for misconduct November 6, 2014

    Patna: A woman in Bihar Wednesday turned to mobile messenger service WhatsApp to lodge a complaint against a police officer for an alleged molestation bid and to send his picture. The police officer was later suspended. Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said he suspended the police officer after the...
  • WhatsApp user base crosses 70 million mark in India November 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Mobile messenger service WhatsApp's user base in India has grown to 70 million active users, which is over a 10th of its global users, its business head Neeraj Arora said today. "We have 70 million active-users here who use the application at least once a month," Arora, a vice-president with...
  • AIR launches 'WhatsApp' number for overseas audience October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to stay connected with overseas audience, All India Radio (AIR) has launched a 'WhatsApp' number for its Urdu service. The new service was launched on the occasion of Diwali on October 23, a statement said. Listeners can send in their song request for 'Suraj Ke...
  • Facebook has no near-term plan to make money from WhatsApp: Mark Zuckerberg October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook, which closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, has no near-term plan to make money from the service, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday. Zuckerberg, who is visiting India to participate in an event to boost Internet usage, did not give details. Facebook's final WhatsApp...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP pulls advertisements that triggered jokes on social media October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The BJP has withdrawn a series of advertisements rhetorically asking "Kuthe neun thevlay Maharashtra maajha? (Where have you taken my Maharashtra?)" that attracted severe criticism from various quarters. "The ads have been dropped, but that is a scheduled action and has nothing to do with criticism or ridicule they...
  • Facebook has no near-term plan to monetise WhatsApp: Mark Zuckerberg October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook Inc, which closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, has no near-term plan to make money from the service, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday. Zuckerberg, who is visiting India to participate in an event to boost Internet usage, did not give details. Facebook's final...
  • Facebook closes WhatsApp purchase now worth $21.8 billion October 7, 2014

    New York: Facebook has completed its acquisition of the mobile messaging service WhatsApp for almost $22 billion, up from the original $19 billion when the cash-and-stock deal was struck early this year thanks in part to the rising price of Facebook shares. Facebook named WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum to...
  • Facebook wins European Union approval for $19 billion WhatsApp bid October 4, 2014

    Brussels: Facebook, the world's most popular social network, gained European Union clearance on Friday for its proposed $19 billion takeover of mobile messaging startup WhatsApp in a deal setting it against the telecoms industry. The landmark deal is the largest in Facebook's 10-year history and will give it a strong foothold...
  • Google plans to launch new mobile chat app; aims to take on WhatsApp, Line October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Software giant Google plans to launch a mobile messaging app it is likely to test in India and other emerging markets, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Friday, citing sources. The daily said Google was in the early stages of development of the app, which will not make it mandatory...
  • Constable recruitment paper leak case solved: Delhi Police September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Crime Branch on Tuesday claimed to have cracked the Delhi Police Constable Recruitment examination paper leak case in May this year, with the arrest of 27 people from four states. The four month long investigation also revealed that the question paper, which was circulated among 'clients' through WhatsApp,...
  • Delhi Police to connect with people on WhatsApp September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi police will soon assist and connect with the public on the popular social messenger app WhatsApp. A circular issued by the top brass of the force has asked all the officials from Chowki incharge to Joint Commissioners, to use the app to connect with the general public apart...