Are you going to “just Google it”? Hold up! It seems like Google is taking a leaf out of social media’s page and introducing a ‘warning’ that will highlight that the results of search terms may not be reliable. This comes as people have turned to Google as a sort of oracle seeking direct answers to questions. The “content advisory” is an attempt to “improve the quality of information”, says the search engine giant. [Read more] WhatsApp launches new privacy features, including ‘silently’ leaving groups We can all relate to sometimes wishing we could have exited (or even been kicked out of!) a WhatsApp group without anyone knowing. Well, Meta has come up with that, and other privacy features, such as limited access to your ‘online’ status’, that let you keep a low profile if you want! [Read more] ED investigating 10 crypto exchanges for money laundering The Enforcement Directorate which is much talked about these days, is reportedly investigating 10 crypto exchange firms in India for allegedly llaundering Rs 10 billion. This comes amid constant frowning by RBI on the sector and pressure on WazirX, the largest such bourse in the country, which grabbed attention in a recent Twitter spat. [Read more] Microsoft becomes first international player on ONDC The Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) has its first international company on board with Microsoft joining the network that is being pegged as an e-commerce equivalent UPI for its ‘openness’ (we look at that here). Microsoft will launch “social…
TLDR: Google’s fact-check, WhatsApp privacy, Kids’ data on Instagram, Microsoft in ONDC, GST on online gambling, more
We take you through a quick roundup covering all the major developments in tech policy, news, e-commerce, cyberceucrity, and privacy
- MediaNama Daily: Fraud vs Fintech March 30, 2023
- RTI: The curious case of ‘no data on insured vehicles’ with India’s Insurance Regulatory Authority March 29, 2023
- Is encryption better than anonymization of data for individual privacy? #NAMA March 29, 2023
- Chhattisgarh’s Online Gambling Law Comes Into Effect: Key Highlights March 29, 2023
- Google loses its appeal against India’s competition regulator’s order in the NCLAT March 29, 2023
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