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  • 34 pilots grounded over objectionable WhatsApp posts

    34 pilots grounded over objectionable WhatsApp posts

    As many as 34 pilots belonging to four private airlines were suspended on Tuesday and also questioned by the police following a complaint by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) that they had put up objectionable posts on a WhatsApp group against some of its officers. The pilots are from Jet Airways, Spicejet,...

    June 6, 2017
  • Whatsapping pilots land in trouble as DGCA lodges police complaint

    Whatsapping pilots land in trouble as DGCA lodges police complaint

    Allegations over the use of "abusive language and obscene remarks" against officials of a government regulatory body on a 'Whatsapp' group landed 10 commercial pilots employed with leading domestic airlines in trouble on Tuesday. According to Delhi Police, the civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) filed a complaint against 34 pilots, of...

    June 6, 2017
  • Truecaller becomes fourth most downloaded app in India

    Truecaller becomes fourth most downloaded app in India

    Surpassing Facebook, leading communication app Truecaller has become the fourth most downloaded application in India on Google Play Store and is delivering over 100,000 clicks in a day to in-app advertisers. According to the "Mary Meeker Internet trends 2017" report, Whatsapp leads the list of the most downloaded app, followed by Messenger and ShareIt. "Our...

    June 2, 2017
  • WhatsApp allows teenagers to better express themselves

    WhatsApp allows teenagers to better express themselves

    Mobile messaging service WhatsApp helps teenagers communicate better and to openly express themselves with their peers than in their classrooms, a study has claimed. The findings showed that WhatsApp groups allow teenagers to express themselves in ways that they cannot at school, helping them develop closer and more open relationships with their classmates.  "The group...

    May 29, 2017
  • Soon you can order food from Facebook

    Soon you can order food from Facebook

    Facebook is rolling out new option "Order Food" to select users in the US which will let them order food directly from its app, without having to open the restaurants's dedicated app or website. Represented by a hamburger icon, the option lets Facebook users place food pickup and delivery orders from restaurants using Delivery.com or...

    May 20, 2017
  • WhatsApp pinned chats now available for Android users

    WhatsApp pinned chats now available for Android users

    Mobile messaging service WhatsApp has launched pinned chats feature for all Android users. With pinned chats, you never have to worry about scrolling through the long list of conversations to text your family members or your best friend. "Users can now pin up to three of the most important group or individual chats to the...

    May 19, 2017
  • EU fines Facebook over misleading WhatsApp data

    EU fines Facebook over misleading WhatsApp data

    The European Union on Thursday announced it will fine Facebook for providing "incorrect or misleading information" in connection with the 2014 purchase of mobile messaging service WhatsApp. The fine amount is 110 million euros ($122 million), Efe news reported. "Today's decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must comply with all aspects of...

    May 18, 2017
  • Can’t leave 160 mn WhatsApp users ‘trapped in a corridor of charity’: SC

    Can’t leave 160 mn WhatsApp users ‘trapped in a corridor of charity’: SC

    Online messaging service WhatsApp on Tuesday sought to assure the Supreme Court that it has never shared the contents of the messages between its users with third parties even as the top court said that it could not leave 160 million users "trapped in a corridor of charity". The five judge constitution bench headed by...

    May 16, 2017
  • Mother’s Day 2017: Best SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook Messages to wish your mom

    Mother’s Day 2017: Best SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook Messages to wish your mom

    Mother’s day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May and this year it would be celebrated on 14 May. It is a very important day in every child’s life as it is the day to honour his/her mother, who is the most important entity in his life. Mother’s Day celebration was first started in...

    May 13, 2017
  • WhatsApp fined over $3 m for data sharing in Italy

    WhatsApp fined over $3 m for data sharing in Italy

    WhatsApp has been fined over $3.3 million in Italy for 'forcing' users to share their personal data with its parent company Facebook. The popular chat app has been asked by all of the 28 European Union data protection authorities to stop sharing users' data with Facebook as there were doubts over the validity of users'...

    May 13, 2017
  • Pakistani students using WhatsApp to cheat in school exams

    Pakistani students using WhatsApp to cheat in school exams

    School students in Pakistan’s Karachi are accessing WhatsApp groups with solved question papers to cheat in exams as authorities struggle to crackdown on rampant cheating in city schools, the media reported on Wednesday. Students are using mobile phones as well as "notes" to cheat at several exam centres across the city, Geo TV reported. "Despite...

    May 10, 2017
  • WhatsApp quietly brings encryption to its iCloud backup

    WhatsApp quietly brings encryption to its iCloud backup

    After introducing end-to-end encryption in mobile chats last year, WhatsApp has quietly added new security features to its iCloud backup feature. The iCloud backup encryption has been a feature for some time but it has come out in the open only now, Forbes reported on Tuesday. The messages and chats in iCloud backups are uploaded...

    May 9, 2017
  • Tamil New Year 2017: Top sms, facebook, whatsapp messages to share with friends

    Tamil New Year 2017: Top sms, facebook, whatsapp messages to share with friends

    The Tamil New Year, popularly known as Puthandu is the first day of the year according to the Tamil calendar. Celebrated across the State, people hold huge feasts to honour this day. One of the highlight of the festival is that people decorate the entrances of their houses with colourful kolams. Puthandu also means that...

    April 13, 2017
  • Baisakhi 2017: Best SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook messages to wish your dearest

    Baisakhi 2017: Best SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook messages to wish your dearest

    Baishakhi marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year and is the beginning of a solar new year. The festival is widely celebrated by farmers and people take this opportunity to thank God for the harvest season. One of the reasons why this festival holds great significance for Sikhs is because on Baishakhi, the tenth...

    April 13, 2017
  • Court orders summons in property partition case via WhatsApp

    Court orders summons in property partition case via WhatsApp

    In a first, a court of financial commissioner in Haryana headed by IAS officer Ashok Khemka has ordered serving of summons in a property dispute case through WhatsApp to one of the respondents who shifted to Kathmandu. Summons in such cases are usually sent by registered post to the physical address of the respondents, but...

    April 8, 2017
  • WhatsApp’s ‘Status’ feature is back

    WhatsApp’s ‘Status’ feature is back

    Soon after attracting backlash over its Snapchat-like 'Stories' feature, WhatsApp has revived its text 'Status' option while keeping its image-based replacement, a media report said. In mid-February, WhatsApp removed the feature that let users set a message and then gave the 'Status' name to a Snapchat 'Stories' clone. But last week, text Statuses reappeared in...

    March 16, 2017
  • WhatsApp’s new ‘Status’ feature available to all

    WhatsApp’s new ‘Status’ feature available to all

    Popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp's new "Status" feature is now available to all users across the globe on iPhone, Android and Windows devices. The "Status" feature lets users share photos, GIFs or videos overlaid with drawings, emojis and a caption that will be visible to selected friends for 24 hours, before disappearing. According to a...

    February 24, 2017

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