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WhatsApp messages urge Hindus to vote against Labour

WhatsApp messages urge Hindus to vote against Labour

Technology
Messages urging British Hindus to vote against Labour in the general election are being circulated on WhatsApp, raising concerns about the chat app's role in spreading divisive political content.Sky News has seen more than 20 separate messages shared on WhatsApp using the app's "forward" function. One begins by saying: "Pass this to every TRUE Indian," before going on to claim that "there are now no excuses left for any Indian to still be with the Labour Party". Another accuses Labour of being "anti-India and anti-Hindu", calling on "all India sympathisers" to "defeat Labour candidates from as many seats as possible".A third suggests talking points to "confront" Labour candidates with on the doorstep, including asking why, in Pakistan, "Hindu minor girls are, on a daily basis, being ab...
‘WhatsApp tax’ plan dropped in Lebanon

‘WhatsApp tax’ plan dropped in Lebanon

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device Protests raged for a second day in Lebanon despite the government backtracking on plans to tax WhatsApp calls.The government had announced a $ 0.20 (£0.16) daily charge on voice calls made through WhatsApp and other apps. But it scrapped the plans hours later amid clashes between security forces and protesters. Thousands have protested, calling on the government to step down over its handling of an economic crisis.Dozens were reported injured on Thursday as protesters burned tyres and security forces fired tear gas. The demonstrations were the biggest seen in Lebanon for years. On Friday, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said the cou
Facebook seeks London team for WhatsApp payment launch

Facebook seeks London team for WhatsApp payment launch

Technology
Facebook will base its team developing WhatsApp into a payments platform in London, according to reports.The Financial Times reported that senior engineers from WhatsApp were stationed in London late last year as part of a recruitment drive to support the move. Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that WhatsApp mobile payments would be launching this year after a successful test phase for the feature in India.Speaking at the F8 developer conference, he said he believed "it should be as easy to send money to someone as it is to send a photo".The move comes as Facebook announced that Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp were all being brought under one umbrella earlier this year. Advertisement The integration of the three ...
Bharti AXA General to sell two-wheeler policies via WhatsApp

Bharti AXA General to sell two-wheeler policies via WhatsApp

Finance
NEW DELHI: Bharti AXA General Insurance Tuesday said it will sell policies through social media messaging platform WhatsApp and has tied up with web aggregator Wishfin Insurance for speedy delivery of two-wheeler cover. Bharti AXA General Insurance, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and global insurance firm AXA, will sell the policies on the website of Wishfin's insurance arm Wishpolicy. "Wishfin has launched 'Buy Two-Wheeler Insurance on WhatsApp' through web aggregator Wishfin Insurance, which is available on (Wishpolicy's) site, provided by Bharti AXA General Insurance," the company said in a release Tuesday. This is an instant and additional customer service option for the policyholders, apart from the company's multiple channels, including its vast network of branches, robus...