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Here’s How You Can Hide Your WhatsApp Chats Without Archiving Them

Aug 17, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Now, WhatsApp has allowed people to hide unwanted chats in a way that they can be kept hidden forever and retrieved if required as well.

WhatsApp Rolls Out ‘View Once’ Feature That Will Make Pics Disappear After One Click

Aug 05, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

With this feature, WhatsApp guarantees more privacy as it limits the recipient to save it in the gallery.

Pegasus Snoop List: 1.4K WhatsApp Users Including Govt Officials World Over Targeted

The revelation was made by WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart who said that the recent reports against Pegasus were in keeping with their investigations into a case of hacking in 2019.

‘This Is Not So Urgent’: HC On Pleas Against WhatsApp Privacy Policy

Jul 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

A Bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said that in view of the firm's stand it would hear the pleas on August 27.

WhatsApp Banned 2 Million Accounts Which Abused Bulk, Automated Messaging Feature

The new IT rules require large digital platforms -- with over five million users -- to publish compliance reports every month, mentioning the details of complaints received and action taken.

15 July, 2021

WhatsApp Disappearing Messages Now Available For iOS Users: Here’s How To Use

Outlook Web Bureau

The feature is available with version of WhatsApp beta for iOS on testflight.

09 July, 2021

Won't Compel Users To Accept New Privacy Policy: WhatsApp Tells Delhi HC

Outlook Web Bureau

'The commitment is that I will not do anything till parliamentary law comes,' Senior Advocate Harish Salve, representing WhatsApp, told the court.

30 June, 2021

SC Asks Ramdev To Place Original Record Of His Statement On Allopathy


The Supreme Court was hearing Ramdev’s plea seeking stay on the proceedings in connection with multiple FIRs lodged against him by Indian Medical Association (IMA.

23 June, 2021

Delhi HC Refuses To Stay CCI Notice To Facebook, WhatsApp In Privacy Policy Matter

Outlook Web Bureau

Facebook and WhatsApp have asked to be excused from the CCI's notifications requiring them to provide specific information for the investigation.

06 June, 2021

I'm Ecstatic People Have Started Demanding Season 3 Of 'The Family Man' : Manoj Bajpayee


Manoj Bajpayee said he has no idea how the story of 'The Family Man' will progress if there is a third part.

01 June, 2021

Fact Check: Is WhatsApp Recording Your Calls? Here’s The Truth

Outlook Web Bureau

The viral message, which has the ‘forwarded many times label’ says once the new rules are implemented, all calls will be recorded and social media accounts will also be monitored.


31 May, 2021

Why New Social Media Rules Are Needed To Protect You And Me

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Incorrect interpretations are being made of the new regulations around social media. It is important to have the regulation to protect ourselves from the negative side of social media, for social media to flourish.

29 May, 2021

WhatsApp Users Have Nothing To Fear, Govt Recognises Right To Privacy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Outlook Web Bureau

The new IT rules will prevent misuse of digital platforms and empower social media users when they become victims of abuse, Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said

27 May, 2021

Twitter, Whatsapp And Foreign Minister Jaishankar’s US Tour

Vappala Balachandran

Regime needles US tech giants in the backdrop of foreign minister’s US visit

27 May, 2021

Google, FB Fall In Line As Govt Turns Up The Heat

Outlook Web Bureau

Facebook and Google have agreed to implement the changes, while WhatsApp has moved the Delhi High Court to register its objection to the traceability clause of the new IT rules.

27 May, 2021

Explained: WhatsApp Vs Indian Government On New IT Rules

Outlook Web Bureau

WhatsApp took an objection to a traceability clause in the new IT Rules that requires social media platforms to locate 'the first originator of the information' if required by the government.

26 May, 2021

WhatsApp’s Challenge To New IT Rules ‘Very Unfortunate’: Centre

Outlook Web Bureau

The IT Ministry termed WhatsApp's last moment challenge to the intermediary guidelines as an unfortunate attempt to prevent norms from coming into effect.


26 May, 2021

Privacy War: Govt Slams WhatsApp Lawsuit As 'Act Of Defiance'

Outlook Web Bureau

The IT Ministry termed WhatsApp's last moment challenge to the intermediary guidelines as an unfortunate attempt to prevent norms from coming into effect.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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