The Quint: Truecaller Users’ Phone Numbers & Email IDs For Sale on Dark Web

The Quint: Truecaller Users’ Phone Numbers & Email IDs For Sale on Dark Web. “Truecaller, a caller ID company with access to email IDs and mobile numbers of millions of users, has been hit with fresh allegations of letting its data sell on the dark web. The data is available to any person willing to pay up to Rs 1.5 lakh for data of Indian users, while the amount goes up to a staggering 25,000 euros (Rs 19.4 lakh) for users from other countries.”

Quartz: WhatsApp is driving Indian women to vote like never before

Quartz: WhatsApp is driving Indian women to vote like never before. “Many women are still missing from the voter rolls — many millions, according to some estimates. This is largely due to lingering disenfranchisement and deliberate voter suppression. It’s possible that a targeted voting advocacy campaign by the Indian Election Commission, better access to education, and general emancipation have helped empower more women to vote. But really it’s the rise of social media and, in particular, WhatsApp.”

Times of India: Over 900 posts taken down from social media platforms during LS polls

Times of India: Over 900 posts taken down from social media platforms during LS polls . “Facebook alone took down 650 posts, followed by Twitter (220), ShareChat (31), YouTube (five) and WhatsApp (three), Director General (Communications) in the EC Dhirendra Ojha said on Sunday, after the seventh and final phase of polling was concluded.”

Quartz: Follow Indian politics with Quartz’s Twitter bot

Quartz India: Follow Indian politics with Quartz’s Twitter bot. “The India Political Watch Bot… built by Quartz’s Bot Studio, provides a feed of the tweets liked by key Indian political figures, and updates on whom they’re following. The tracked accounts include prime minister Narendra Modi, opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, the official accounts of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress, and more. See all the tracked figures by looking at the list of accounts the bot is following.”

The Hindu: Oncologists warn against misleading ‘miracle’ treatments on social media

The Hindu: Oncologists warn against misleading ‘miracle’ treatments on social media. “Indian oncologists are increasingly battling unscientific miracle treatments for cancer shared widely on social media. On Thursday, Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), the country’s premier cancer institute, issued a rebuttal on a strange cancer remedy attributed to them in a widely circulated WhatsApp message, which stated that hot coconut water can destroy cancer cells of all types.”

The Indian Express: Sony Music under fire as Kerala’s temple music videos get copyright strikes online

The Indian Express: Sony Music under fire as Kerala’s temple music videos get copyright strikes online. “A host of YouTubers and social media videographers are up in arms against American giant Sony Music Entertainment for claiming copyright over the state’s temple percussion styles such as ‘pandi melam’ and ‘panchavadyam’.”