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Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

German data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns.

WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday announced it would begin sharing subscriber data with parent Facebook, giving advertisers better access to information on WhatsApp's one billion-strong user base.

India's biometric database crosses billion-member mark

India's biometric database crosses billion-member mark

India's biometric database notched up 1bn members on Monday, as the government sought to allay concerns about privacy breaches in the world's biggest such scheme.