Verloop.io announces WhatsApp chatbot to ease demand for medical oxygen – ET HealthWorld

Bangalore-based Verloop.io on Wednesday announced launch of its automation chatbot on Whatsapp, in collaboration with KVN Foundation’s Mission Million Air initiative, to help connect people who need oxygen and those who have it, including individuals and hospitals. The company is working with medical manufacturers, NGOs, charities, food delivery networks, organizations, and groups associated with Covid-19 … Read more

Corona vaccination appointment via WhatsApp? Here’s the truth – ET HealthWorld

Mumbai: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday warned citizens against falling prey to fake news surrounding coronavirus and the vaccination drive. It shared the poster of an advertisement that claimed that people could book their vaccination slots via the social networking app WhatsApp. It also falsely claimed there was a phone … Read more

Here’s what it costs to work remotely in 4 global hotspots

Google may be calling people back into the office, but many other companies — not to mention entrepreneurs — are still committed to remote work. From Croatia to Barbados, destinations provide vastly different experiences for foreigners who wish to work from new shores. The weather is usually better (save hurricanes), and costs can be cheaper … Read more

Facebook, Instagram are back up after service outages

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Erin Scott | Reuters Facebook on Friday experienced an outage that interrupted its services, including its social network, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. “Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing some Facebook services,” a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement. “We resolved this issue for everyone, … Read more

Lowering data privacy standards by dominant entities can be abuse of dominance: Ashok Kumar Gupta

Lowering data privacy protection by dominant entities can be construed as abuse of dominant position, according to Competition Commission of India () chairman Ashok Kumar Gupta. “Lowering of privacy protection by dominant enterprises could be construed to be an abuse of dominant position and therefore fall within the ambit of antitrust as low privacy standards … Read more

Fly on the wall: Data privacy is no new concern, with controversy surrounding some platform every now and then

Data privacy has long been a thorn in the flesh of internet users, especially when it comes to social media platforms. By Reya Mehrotra Earlier this month, WhatsApp’s new proposed data privacy policy caused huge uproar. As part of the policy, the messaging platform would have shared commercial user data with parent Facebook. Needless to … Read more

Mobile internet suspended in 3 Haryana districts for 24 hours as Delhi witnesses violent protests

Chandigarh: Mobile internet services have been suspended in three Haryana districts of Sonipat, Jhajjar and Palwal for 24 hours ending 5 pm Wednesday, the state government said Tuesday evening, as violent protests by farmers rocked neighbouring Delhi. Haryana’s Home Secretary Rajeev Arora said internet services were snapped to “stop the spread of disinformation and rumours … Read more

India ban hits TikTok download numbers hard globally

Bengaluru: Chinese short-video app TikTok remained the most downloaded app worldwide in September, beating Zoom, Facebook, and WhatsApp, three months after India, its largest market, banned the platform for allegedly being a security threat.However, the growth in downloads slowed to a measly 2% in September over the same month last year, according to the data … Read more

US elections 2020: Facebook India fact checker NewsMobile and UC Berkeley startup FakeNetAI to detect deep fakes on social media

NEW DELHI: NewsMobile, a Facebook fact checking partner for India said a project it worked on alongside FakeNetAI, a start up at the University of California (UC) Berkeley to detect deep fakes on social media platforms will be deployed in a beta version during the US elections and will also be useful to check if … Read more

Study says social groups still risky for children

The presence and proliferation of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on messaging platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram continue unabated, and many groups that were flagged for such material are still active, a new study has found. CyberPeace Foundation, a cybersecurity think tank that conducted the study, also proposed a techno-legal strategy to tackle the issue, … Read more