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Facebook still at odds with govt over WhatsApp monitoring


FB VP Nick Clegg is believed to have offered to track WhatsApp activities of persons deemed ‘dubious or suspicious’ by govt agencies.

NEW DELHI: The government-Facebook dispute over traceability of messages in WhatsApp remained unresolved after Nick Clegg, the social media company’s vice president of global affairs and communications met senior ministers.

Clegg, who was UK’s deputy PM from 2010 to 2015, met home minister Amit Shah, national security adviser Ajit Doval, IT and communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and commerce minister Piyush Goyal.

Clegg told ET that Facebook wanted to “provide solutions… not create problems” adding that ...


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