New Delhi (Sputnik): WhatsApp said in a blog post on Friday that it was testing a new feature to limit the spread of spam and misinformation on the platform. The forwarding limit will apply to all messages, videos and photos shared throughout India. READ MORE: One Fake Video, 29 Murders: Indian Gov't Springs Into Action As a result, users will be limited to forwarding a media file up to five times per day from the same account. According to the @WhatsApp "In India, people forward more messages, photos & videos than anywhere else in the world". 🙈 pic.twitter.com/PQIDcft6id — Amit Panchal (@AmitHPanchal) July 20, 2018 CC0 / PixabayWhatsApp Offers $50,000 to Those Helping Tackle Fake News Menace in IndiaWhatsApp has been facing scrutiny from the Indian government after multiple incidents of mob lynching were reported from different parts of the country … [Read more...] about WhatsApp Tests ‘Forwarding Limit’ Feature to Curb Fake News in India
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Ever since the Facebook-owned messaging platform said it would loop a payments feature into its hugely popular app in the country, the market is aflutter with talks of an impending overhaul, even though the feature is still to launched in the country, reports Yuvraj Malik. IMAGE: WhatsApp launches payments service. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters When WhatsApp launches payments, it is difficult to imagine any mobile payments players will survive, said Bhavin Turakhia, billionaire, serial entrepreneur and a poster boy for the start-up industry in the country. Currently heading fin-tech start-up Zeta, Turakhia was speaking at a Matrix Partners-organised meet-up in Bengaluru (June 27), along with Kunal Shah, founder, Cred, who sold Freecharge to Axis Bank back in 2017. "Just look at the experience," Turakhia said to the crowd, some of whom were using the beta version that allowed people to send money from within the chat-app, "would anyone use any other app?" Shah was in complete … [Read more...] about Will WhatsApp be able to do a Jio in the m-payment sector?
A STICKY TIME FOR THE TOFFEES … AGAIN The screech of tyres you could hear all the way from John Lennon Airport on Thursday afternoon will have been the private jet of one Farhad Moshiri, touching down after his flight from Monaco in order to look Magic Marco Silva in the eye and, in all likelihood, hand him tickets for a trip to Do One City, population: you. After Wednesday night’s debacle at Anfield – the first time Everton have conceded five against Liverpool since Culture Club were No 1 with, aptly enough, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – the writing wasn’t so much on the wall as scrawled across the stratosphere in skywriting. From a blue perspective there’s an unfortunate skewed derby dynamic on Merseyside these days – it’s how Espanyol, 1860 Munich and Racing Club de Paris must feel – so there’s no shame in being duffed up by this Liverpool side. But it’s not really supposed to be this way, Silva having been … [Read more...] about Marco Silva and a case of the emperor’s new clothes
In February 2018, Priya Seth and Dushyant Sharma met on Tinder. In May 2018, Sharma was dead, and Seth was in jail on charge of murdering him. Both of them had allegedly lied to each other. She had led him to believe that she was interested in him and not his millions of rupees. He had given her the impression that he had millions of rupees. The date was doomed from the start.At 7 pm on May 2, Sharma, a 26-year-old project manager with a mining company, left his house in Jaipur’s Shivpuri Extension in his father’s Maruti Alto. “He said he was going out for a work-related matter and would be back in an hour,” said Rameshwar Sharma, his father.“At 9.15 pm seeing that he hadn’t returned, I gave him a call, but it was disconnected. His phone was switched off right after.” At 9.45 pm, his wife, Bittu Sharma, rang him. “He told me that one of his company’s trucks has been confiscated by the police, and … [Read more...] about Greed, deceit and lies: How a Tinder date ended in murder
It is a case described by the court of arbitration for sport as “one of the most pivotal” it has ever heard. And after months of legal wrangling and highly charged debate, Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has lost her landmark legal case against athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, which means she will have to take medication to reduce her testosterone if she wants to keep running on the international stage. Why did the case come about? In April 2018 the IAAF introduced new rules requiring female athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs) – usually because they were born with testes – to lower their testosterone if they wanted to compete internationally in events between 400m and a mile. Semenya challenged those in the court of arbitration for sport (Cas) in February, claiming these rules discriminated against her. What was the IAAF’s argument? It insists that the rules are needed to protect female sport, as DSD athletes such as … [Read more...] about Caster Semenya Q&A: the runner’s discrimination case explained
• August 2009 Aged 18, Semenya wins world 800m gold in Berlin in 1min 55.45sec. Afterwards the IAAF reveals the athlete has been the subject of a gender verification process and she is declared ineligible to compete for 11 months. • July 2010 The IAAF announces Semenya is cleared to compete again. “The process initiated in 2009 in the case of Caster Semenya has now been completed,” the IAAF says. “The process” is later revealed to be hormone treatment. • April 2011 The IAAF announces it is adopting new rules governing the eligibility of females with hyperandrogenism, such as Semenya. The decision means there is an upper limit for women’s testosterone levels – set at 10nmol/L, with anyone above that required to take hormones to lower their level. • August 2012 The ruling is expected to hamper Semenya but she goes on to win 800m silver at the London Olympics, having done the same at the 2011 worlds in Daegu. Both medals are … [Read more...] about How the Caster Semenya controversy has unfolded since 2009 – a timeline