Friday, 29 January 2021 12:52

India: stealing identities appears to be normal.

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India has asked WhatsApp on January 19, 2020 to withdraw the planned change to its privacy policy, posing a new headache to the Facebook-owned service that identifies the South Asian nation as its biggest market by users.

In an email to WhatsApp head Will Cathcart, the India’s IT ministry said the upcoming update to the app’s data-sharing policy has raised “grave concerns regarding the implications for the choice and autonomy of Indian citizens… Therefore, you are called upon to withdraw the proposed changes.” The ministry is additionally seeking clarification from WhatsApp on its data-sharing agreement with Facebook and other commercial firms and has asked why users in the EU are exempt from the new privacy policy but their counterpoint in India have no choice but to comply.

But, GLOSM is monitoring the use (better say misuse) of social media in India to research the roots of the motives behind the misuse. It even found a level of misuse that mounts to necrophiliac politics by grabbing pictures of dead persons from the internet like this example reports. But, the grab does not end there. Here's the latest but on Twitter:




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