Corporate America and China

Clyde Prestowitz who worked for President Ronald Regan, and renowned globalisation and Asian expert has advised subsequent US administrations offers useful advice for Joe Biden the new American 46th president to adopt, as resetting US relations with China will be one of his top agenda. The strategies that the United States and its allies can…

Users of WhatsApp can mute a chat forever from today

Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging platform has rolled out a new feature to allow its users from today to mute both individual and group chats forever. Previously WhatsApp offered three options under the Mute tab – 8 hours, 1 week, or 1 year. The app has now replaced the 1-year option with “Always”.

Facebook agrees to settle Cambrige Analytica fine

Facebook has dropped its year-long appeal against a £500, 000 fine imposed by the UK’s data watchdog for its failure to protect users’ information in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, without accepting any admission of liability. The payment comes amidst intense scrutiny of Facebook’s role in the democratic process, with a fresh dispute emerging over the…

1, 400 WhatsApp account hacked

 Over 100  Human rights activists, journalists, prominent lawyers, religious figures and political dissidents had their smartphones hacked by spyware that  exploited the vulnerability in WhatsApp, according to the Facebook owned messaging service in May 2019. The victims of the attack were only contacted by WhatsApp yesterday. Their smartphones were targeted through WhatsApp’s call function by…

Our extreme behavior with social media

Twitter and Instagram was used to hurl racist abuse at Paul Pogba, the Manchester United midfielder. Team-mates rallied to his defence, criticised social media companies who inturn gave their usual excuses that they were monitoring the situation banning those who participated in the abuse, investing in new tools to avoid such situations. The Twittering Machine…

Facebook has chosen London as the hub for WhatsApp payments

  Facebook has chosen London as the centre for a push into payments on its WhatsApp messaging service monetising fast-growing platform. The App which has 1.5bn users globally, will expand its workforce by a quarter  and hiring of over 100 people with most additional staff  will be in London and Dublin. Facebook said it chose…

WhatsApp working on fingerprint authentication for protecting chats

  Facebook-owned WhatsApp is working on a fingerprint authentication feature to protect its users’ chats from being seen by others. “After working to implement Face ID and Touch ID features on iOS, WhatsApp has finally started to work on the authentication feature on Android, using your fingerprint, the feature will be available within the app…

WhatsApp created by accident

Kiev-born, Jan Koum, a Ukrainian-American internet inventor, computer programmer and  WhatsApp co-founder revealed he got the WhatsApp’s idea purely by accident after missing calls at Gym, he conceived the idea of creating the messaging app after being annoyed. He wanted to create an app that could communicate to people whether he was free or not.…