US Court Refuses Appeal to Revive Antitrust Lawsuit Against Meta’s Facebook

A US appeals court on Thursday refused to revive a lawsuit filed by states against Meta’s Facebook that alleged the company had broken antitrust law. Dozens of states led by New York asked the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia last year to reinstate the lawsuit, which US District Judge James Boasberg of the … Read more

Technology-Based Mental Health Interventions Could Help Tackle an Underserved Indian Population

AI and machine learning to assess mental health status and even suicidal tendencies, apps and telehealth consults… technology is the new frontier in the battle against mental health disorders and also the crucial bridge between India’s 1.38 billion population and less than 9,000 psychiatrists. At an average of 0.75 mental health medicos for every 100,000 … Read more

WhatsApp Working on Edit Message Feature With Dedicated Alerts on iOS: Report

WhatsApp has long been reported to be working on an edit message feature for all versions of its application. Like with deleted messages, an edited message will appear with an ‘edited’ label, visible to all participants in a chat. Reports since last year have suggested that work on this particular feature has been under development … Read more

1.2 Crore WhatsApp Users, 17 Lakh Facebook Users Targeted in India’s Massive Data Theft

A massive data breach that has implications for national security was unearthed by Cyberabad Police here, who arrested seven people of a gang allegedly involved in the theft and sale of sensitive data of the government and important organisations, including details of 2.55 lakh defence personnel as well as the personal and confidential data of … Read more

Thane Businessman Loses Rs. 34 Lakh in Bitcoin Trade, Was Promised Lucrative Returns on WhatsApp Group

A 37-year-old businessman from Mira Road in Thane has been cheated of Rs 33.65 lakh after he was tricked into investing in Bitcoins on the false promise of lucrative returns, police said on Monday. Police have registered a case against two persons under section 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian … Read more

WhatsApp Update With Text Detection Support, Voice Status Rolling Out on iOS: All Details

WhatsApp has rolled out updates for iOS users that add new features to the popular messaging application. One of the features allows users to post voice status updates for contacts customised with privacy settings. Meanwhile, a subsequent update has added support for detecting text directly from images on WhatsApp for iOS. Even though both of … Read more

Smartphones Help Divert Teens’ Attention From Bad Thoughts Before Sleep, Research Shows

According to new Flinders University research, overuse of mobile devices has a bad rap, but one advantage may be their capacity to provide a distraction and improve teens’ ability to sleep. Feedback from more than 600 teenagers from age 12 to 18 at South Australian schools between June and September 2019 has led the international … Read more

WhatsApp Agrees to Be More Transparent Over Privacy Policy Changes, Says EU

Meta Platforms’ WhatsApp has agreed to be more transparent about changes to its privacy policy introduced in 2021, the European Commission said on Monday, following complaints from consumer bodies across Europe. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and the European Network of consumer authorities told WhatsApp last year that it had not clarified the changes in … Read more