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Tech Wrap: WhatsApp scraps May 15 deadline, CoWIN gains 4-digit security code

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In one of the biggest tech-related news developments on Friday, WhatsApp announced that it was scrapping its May 15 deadline for users to accept its new terms of service that would begin sharing some data with parent company Facebook. The government decided to make coronavirus vaccinations a little more secure with a 4-digit code to approve vaccination change status on the CoWIN portal. 

Meanwhile, Google has decided to turn on two-factor authentication on most accounts, while Facebook made a couple of changes to Instagram and Facebook Messenger related to read receipts for chats, and added new themes and a few community-themed stickers to its apps. 

 

In case you missed them, here are today’s top tech news stories:

 

CoWIN to assign 4-digit security code to prevent errors: Here’s what will change

In order to avoid confusion at the vaccination centers where vaccinators sometimes accidentally mark absent citizens as vaccinated, the government will begin…

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