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WhatsApp-War: Is it to undermine “right to privacy”

WhatsApp-War: Is it to undermine “right to privacy? Cannot be the latest in present scenario. 

Each day, a new angle emerges in the rife controversy over using Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in India. 

In an unusual move, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has files a lawsuit against the Indian government, seeking to block the new IT rules that come into effect on 26 May 2021.  

Social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Google and Twitter are presently facing the the risk of losing their status as intermediaries. So they are liable for “criminal action” for the content posted on their platforms if they fail to comply with the revised rules as set out by the Government of India. Google and Facebook said that they are attempting to comply with the new Rules.

What is the whole issue about? The new rules require “significant social media intermediaries” like WhatsApp to be able to trace the “originator” of any message the government deems problematic. The rules define “significant social media intermediary” as platforms that have at least five million registered users.  

WhatsApp says this requirement is equivalent to asking the company to keep a fingerprint of every single message sent through its service, which “would break end-to-end encryption and fundamentally undermines people’s right to privacy.” 

Meanwhile there is new development: The homegrown block-chain technology firm Polygon (MATIC) has landed funding from US-based billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban. He will be integrating Polygon crypto into a portfolio firm Lazy.com that allows people to easily display non-fungible tokens (NFTs). It is stated by Coindesk. Polygon’s token had breached USDollars 13 billion in market cap earlier this month, making it among the top 20 crypto tokens across the world.

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