Doing these 10 things on WhatsApp may land you in jail – Gadgets Now

WhatsApp is one the most popular chatting apps in India and it is used by people from all walks of life including politicians, activists and of course criminals. Of late, WhatsApp groups have become the prime concern for law enforcement agencies in India as the platform is increasing being used to incite mob and mobilise attacks. While end-to-end encryption may safeguard users, it becomes all the more difficult for the police to track the source of messages. However, if you think that this encryption can completely protect you then you got it all wrong.

WhatsApp collects metadata about every user which Facebook, its parent, can share with law enforcement agencies when demanded. While the messages are encrypted, if the police wants then they can get your name, IP address, mobile number, location, mobile network and your mobile handset type. The cops can also get to know with whom you are chatting, for how long and at what time. Also, the police can access your contacts as well. While there are no separate laws for WhatsApp users in India, the police can arrest you with the support of WhatsApp if you do any of the following things under the Information Technology Act, 2000.

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