13
Wednesday
December 2017
10:24 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Business News
After Google, FB and Instagram, WhatsApp blocked in China
 
(San Francisco, Sep 26, 2017):Instant messaging service WhatsApp has been largely blocked in China, the media reported.

The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), a global observation network for detecting censorship, surveillance and traffic manipulation, suggested on Monday night that Chinese internet service providers started blocking access to WhatsApp on September 23, reports CNN.

Public reports on Twitter indicated that WhatsApp, which is owned by the US-based social media giant Facebook, became inaccessible for some people on September 19.

Over the last few months, there were a number of WhatsApp disruptions in China.

However, WhatsApp has not made an official announcement on the development.

China has already blocked access to a number of internet companies, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google.

Some people access these services through virtual private networks (VPN), or with tools that disguise internet traffic to circumvent censorship. But the Chinese government has launched a crackdown on VPNs this year.

According to Timothy Heath, senior international defence research analyst at the RAND Corporation, the Chinese government does not like that WhatsApp uses strong encryption.

"The government wants to monitor internet communications, and therefore it's trying to steer its people to use technology that can be accessed and monitored by the government," Heath told CNN.

Earlier this month, WeChat, a popular chat service in China, notified users of its policies to comply with government requests for information.


Stocks start with caution, macro data ahead
Govt in talks with Singapore for cruise connectivity: Gadkari
Sensex zooms 195 pts on strong global cues
Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch
Market takes a poll position, Sensex surges 301 pts
'Exports from Rajasthan to increase three-fold by 2022'
Ensure job creation with focus on rural unemployed: Mukherjee
China Development Bank Files Insolvency Plea Against Reliance Telecom
Sensex down 100 pts as RBI policy decision looms
Sensex ends lower ahead of RBI policy call
Sensex recovers 140 pts on positive GDP data
US dollar ends higher against rupee
Fiscal deficit crosses 96% of FY18 target at Oct-end
Gold slumps Rs 120 on lacklustre demand, global cues
Achieving 10pc growth rate is challenging: Jaitley
Sensex gains 68 pts in early trade on global cues
Bitcoin hits new record high of $9,687, up almost 20% since Friday
Reliance resumes JioPhone sale, starts round 2 of phone war
Sensex drops 107 pts as S&P keeps sovereign rating unchanged
No proposal to withdraw cheque book facility: FinMin
KERALA NEWS
Jisha murder case: Punishment on Thursday
 (Kochi, Dec 13, 2017, DG): The Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court will pronounce the quantum  
Cyclone Ockhi: Death toll reaches 58
Veerendra kumar to resign as Rajyasabha MP
HC to summon Jacob Thomas
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Man, 24, arrested for trying to climb Buckingham Palace wall
 (London, Nov 19, 2017):London police say they have arrested a 24-year-old-man who allegedly t
NY attack: Trump says urgent need to fix 'lax' immigration
Putin, on visit, orders Russian forces to start pulling out of Syria
Netanyahu says he expects Europe to follow US on Jerusalem
NATIONAL NEWS
Govt keeps window open on PAN, Aadhaar for financial dealings
 (New Delhi, Dec 13, 2017):The government has amended rules requiring mandatory quoting of nat
Flash floods in Tawi river, 7 labourers rescued
Elderly couple hacked to death in UP
Chennai cop killed in shoot-out in Rajasthan
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.