WhatsApp Scam Tricks Users Into Paying Charges Citing ‘Subscription Expired’

Another day, another WhatsApp scam, this time one that tries to trick users into paying charges by saying their WhatsApp subscription has expired. WhatsApp, of course, is free to use, and has been for some time, though the service used to charge a nominal amount as annual subscription fee when it had initially launched. It […]

Confident That Digital Transaction Charges Will Decline, Says Jaitley

As the government seeks to promote digital transactions, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today exuded confidence that the charges on such payments would come down with increase in volumes. He said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is working to fix the Marginal Discount Charges (MDR) for debit card transactions above Rs. 2,000. “RBI is deciding […]

Google Has Until October 31 to Reply to EU’s Android Antitrust Charges

HIGHLIGHTS Google was accused of its Search and Android dominance The initial date to respond to the charges was July 27 Google may lose around $7.4 billion as fine against charges Alphabet’s Google has been given until the end of October, the fourth extension, to rebut EU antitrust charges that it uses its dominant Android […]

Trolls Who Impersonate Others Online Could Face UK Charges

Britain’s prosecution service says people could be charged if they create fake online profiles in order to harass or humiliate others. The Crown Prosecution Service says it is updating its guidelines to reflect “new and emerging crimes” in the social media age. Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders said Thursday that “we are seeing more […]

‘Syrian Electronic Army’ Members Face Hacking Charges

US authorities Tuesday unveiled criminal charges against three members of the so-called “Syrian Electronic Army,” which gained notoriety for hacking into news media outlets and making bogus social media posts. The Justice Departments said criminal indictments named Ahmad Umar Agha, 22; Firas Dardar, 27; and Peter Romar, 36, all Syrian nationals. Arrest warrants were issued […]

Jagan assets case: charges on Indian Cements MD quashed

N Srinivasan, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, India Cements, has got some legal relief. The High Court of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has on Friday quashed all charges against him in the disproportionate assets case of YSR Congress Party Chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy. “Justice B Shiva Shankar Rao of Hyderabad High Court today quashed all the […]