Meta-owned WhatsApp announces that users of the messaging app will now be able to use proxy servers to access the service in countries where internet outages have become a norm.
The latest case follows complaints by privacy campaigning group Noyb that Meta's three apps fail to meet European Union's strict rules on data protection.
A WhatsApp spokesperson said the company is aware that some people are having trouble sending messages and is working to restore service as quickly as possible.
Twelve police officials were injured in the violence that broke out in Hubli, north of Bengaluru after an anti-Muslim message spread on messenger platform Whatsapp.
Facebook owner Meta uncovers half a dozen private surveillance firms, mostly Israeli, saying all of them collectively targeted nearly 50,000 users across its platforms in more than 100 countries.
A proposed new law will put Australia among the most stringent countries in terms of age controls for social media that will impact platforms such a Reddit and Facebook.
The six-hour disruption at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp made things difficult for millions, proving how big a role the social media giant plays in our lives.
The outage on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on 4 October 2021 was inconvenient for many social media users. However, it is only a symptom of a bigger problem.
Facebook, along with its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, suffered a worldwide outage for hours, a day after a whistleblower accused Facebook of repeatedly prioritising profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation.
There are calls to limit the social media reach and content of the Taliban. But the same platforms are also key accountability and service tools, which could help the general Afghan population.
Facebook joins Twitter and LinkedIn this week to secure the accounts of Afghan citizens to protect them against being targeted amid the Taliban’s swift takeover of the country.
Afghan civilians could have reported the incidents of theft and looting on a WhatsApp helpline set up by the Taliban but Facebook shut it down.
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