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Facebook & Twitter officials to appear before parliamentary panel

At the meeting of parliamentary panel today, recent changes in the privacy policy of Facebook-owned messaging platform Whats App will also be discussed.

The standing committee of Parliament on Information Technology has summoned the officials of Facebook and Twitter on Thursday to hear their views on safeguarding citizens’ rights and prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms.

The 30-member parliamentary standing committee on IT is headed by Dr Shashi Tharoor, Lok Sabha MP from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram constituency.

The sitting of the committee will be held at 4 pm

According to News agency ANI, The sitting of the committee will be held at 4 pm, to discuss the recent changes in the privacy policy of Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp.

WhatsApp has been asked by the Central government to withdraw the latest changes

Meanwhile WhatsApp has been asked by the Central government to withdraw the latest changes to its policy that triggered boycott calls and said the “unilateral changes” are unfair and unacceptable.

WhatsApp has backed these changes

However, WhatsApp has backed these changes, saying they don’t expand its ability to share user data with Facebook and the messaging app is working on addressing “misinformation” about it.

“We wish to reinforce that this update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook.

A WhatsApp spokesperson said. “We wish to reinforce that this update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook.

Our aim is to provide transparency and new options available to engage with businesses…”

WhatsApp nor Facebook can see them.

The spokesperson added that WhatsApp will always protect personal messages with end-to-end encryption, so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see them.

Since the announcement by WhatsApp of its new privacy policy, there has been a flood of new registration at signal and telegram.

“From January 6 to January 10, Signal saw approximately 7.5 million installs globally from across the App Store and Google Play,” a Sensor Tower representative told Insider.

This represented a 4,200% increase from the previous week.

On Wednesday, the app topped both Google and Apple’s app stores in the US, according to data from App Annie, the analytics company. Fox News reported the app has been top of both stores since Monday.

WhatsApp delayed the introduction of these changes to May 15 after massive backlash

On January 16, WhatsApp delayed the introduction of these changes to May 15 after massive backlash and users moving en masse to other messaging applications such as Signal and Telegram.

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