Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has started posting Status messages to users about its “commitment to your privacy.” The in-app messages were appearing for users in the US and UK on Saturday, and some users reported the Status messages — WhatsApp’s version of Snapchat Stories or Twitter Fleets—have been appearing in India for a while now.
Facebook said on Monday it removed a post and suspended a messenger bot from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s page, after it posted that he wanted phone numbers to call and convince people to get COVID-19 vaccinations.
Facebook executives will field questions from an Indian parliamentary panel on Thursday about the changes to WhatsApp’s privacy, a source said, days after the messaging platform was asked by the country’s technology ministry to withdraw them.
Amid rising political tensions in the United States, Telegram founder Pavel Durov says his chat service has taken down hundreds of public calls for violence, in accordance with the platform’s terms of service.
After experiencing technical difficulties Friday, the Signal messaging app appears to be back up and running. The company tweeted Saturday night that it was “back,” although added that some users may still see error messages in their chats. The company didn’t explain what caused the outage.
Telegram, a cloud-based instant messaging (IM) software and application service, has gained 25 million new users within 72 hours as internet users ditch WhatsApp over the latter’s new controversial privacy update.
Zoom is now facing lawsuits that allege the company is illegally disclosing personal information to third parties. Two lawsuits were filed earlier this week in California, and one is seeking damages on behalf of Zoom users for alleged violations of California’s Consumer Privacy Act.
An online privacy compliance assessment tool was launched on Tuesday in China to address the growing problems concerning personal information protection in cyberspace.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says it is currently investigating some entities including Banks, Fintechs, Telcos etc who are in alleged breach of the data privacy rights of Nigerians by some Data Controllers, NDPR.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.
Eleven bank accounts of some companies and an individual were on Wednesday frozen by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The National Association of Resident Doctors has said it may call off its strike on Saturday after a meeting with representatives of the Federal Government and federal lawmakers.
The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has offered reasons behind its new policy mandating all prospective beneficiaries of its scholarship scheme to first take the examination organised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Facebook is testing a video speed dating app called Sparked. The app, which requires a Facebook profile to create an account, is developed by the company’s NPE Team, Facebook’s in-house group that works on experimental apps.
Dr. Mahmud Tukur, a former Minister of Commerce and Industry and the First Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK), who died in Abuja, on Friday, after a brief illness, has been buried in Yola, according to Islamic rites.