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India slams WhatsApp over toxic rumours

WT24 Desk India has told WhatsApp to take “immediate action” after a spate of horrific lynchings sparked by false rumours being shared on the hugely popular smartphone messaging service, AFP reports. More than 25 people have been killed in India ...

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Bug affects over 800,000 Facebook users

WT24 Desk In yet another privacy goof-up, Facebook has admitted that over 800,000 users were affected by a bug on its platform and Messenger that unblocked some people these users had blocked, according to IANS. The bug was active between ...

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Tech giants tricking users about privacy rights

WT24 Desk Tech giants Google, Facebook and Microsoft have been using “dark patterns” around privacy settings to discourage users in the European Union from exercising their privacy rights, according to a new report by the Norwegian Consumer Council, according to IANS. ...

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Facebook boosts ad transparency

WT24 Desk Facebook announced new steps Thursday to let people see who is behind ads and other content on the leading social network as it braced for elections in the US and Brazil, AFP reports. The moves come as Facebook ...

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