NO TRACK­ING, SAYS WHAT­SAPP

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IN A RE­CENT DE­VEL­OP­MENT, FACE­BOOK-OWNED WHAT­SAPP TOLD THE IN­DIAN GOV­ERN­MENT IT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PRO­VIDE A SO­LU­TION FOR TRACK­ING THE ORI­GIN OF MES­SAGES SHARED ON THE PLAT­FORM AS THE MOVE WOULD GO AGAINST THE CON­CEPT OF USER PRI­VACY AND END-TO-END EN­CRYP­TION. IT HAS, HOW­EVER, SHARED ‘LEARN­ING MA­TE­RIAL’ WITH THE GOV­ERN­MENT TO CRE­ATE AWARE­NESS AROUND MIS­USE OF SO­CIAL ME­DIA AND FAKE NEWS. WHAT­SAPP HAS ALSO BEEN ASKED TO SET UP A LO­CAL COR­PO­RATE BODY THAT WILL BE SUB­JECT TO IN­DIAN LAWS.

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