ARTICLES RELATING TO WHATSAPP

SA’s future? A blindfolded government = Zimbabwe’s lost generation

2016-07-12 17:48

Cathy Buckle reflects on Zimbabwe’s recent National Shutdown Day - the day ordinary citizens took a stand against almost 20 years of government’s strong hand.

Zimbabwe govt threatens social media crackdown

2016-07-06 13:59

A Zimbabwean minister has warned citizens that it can trace ‘threats’ and ‘unruly elements’ on social media, according to a report in the state-owned Chronicle newspaper.

Ultimate ice breakers – Nudging goes digital. 4 Tips.

2016-06-01 06:30

Ideas on how to nudge people who aren’t getting back to you without coming across as a ‘spam-pest’, or a ‘phone-stalker’.

WhatsApp suspended in Brazil

2016-05-02 21:04

The popular WhatsApp messaging service is not working in Brazil, apparently as a result of an ongoing judicial battle.

WhatsApp adds 'powerful' encryption to photos, videos

2016-04-06 07:09

WhatsApp says it's now using a powerful form of encryption to protect the security of photos, videos, group chats and voice calls in addition to text messages.

5 new WhatsApp features to try out

2016-03-07 12:15

Instant messaging service WhatsApp, which earlier this year surpassed the one billion user mark, has bolted on more features for its users.

Malawi govt 'taking coup allegations seriously'

2016-02-25 12:16

The Malawian government says it is taking seriously allegations that members of the opposition are plotting to overthrow President Peter Mutharika and his administration, a report says.

WhatsApp not the enemy of telecoms - Zuckerberg

2016-02-23 07:50

The relationship between telecommunications carriers and messaging apps such as Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger is 'symbiotic', says the Facebook CEO.

Watch out for these 5 WhatsApp scams

2016-02-10 13:14

The social network has one billion users, but with that growth has come a spike in scams on the service.

Kenyan charged for WhatsApp Somalia victim pics

2016-01-19 19:59

A Kenyan man has been charged for publishing pictures alleged to be of Kenyan soldiers killed last week by Islamic extremist rebels in Somalia.

 

Zim taps SIM cards in WhatsApp clampdown

2016-07-06 17:33

Zimbabwe’s telecoms regulator has threatened to disconnect mobile subscribers it says are spreading information via WhatsApp about the protests that have rocked the country.

WhatsApp outage in Zimbabwe as protests intensify

2016-07-06 11:15

Instant messaging app WhatsApp has experienced downtime on mobile networks in Zimbabwe as protest action started taking root.

WhatsApp launches Windows, Mac desktop app

2016-05-11 15:03

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has launched its desktop app in a bid to boost access to its over one billion users.

Twitter, WhatsApp 'blocked' in parts of Ethiopia

2016-04-12 11:13

Internet messaging applications such as WhatsApp haven’t worked for more than a month in parts of Ethiopia that include Oromia region, which recently suffered protests.

5 new features coming to WhatsApp on Android

2016-03-30 12:39

Instant messaging application WhatsApp has been busy with updating its service this year and it is continuing that trend with more upgrades.

Dismay over WhatsApp ditching BlackBerry, Nokia

2016-02-29 16:23

Some Fin24 users have expressed their displeasure at WhatsApp deciding to discontinue its service on several older and fringe operating systems.

WhatsApp 'hoax' raises alarm for Zim bank

2016-02-24 10:53

A Zimbabwean bank is battling to contain a flight by depositors after a social media hoax message advised customers to withdraw their money.

5 WhatsApp messaging tips and tricks

2016-02-19 13:15

Here are five quick tips and tricks to help boost and configure your WhatsApp chatting experience.

Internet body warns against OTT regulation

2016-01-25 10:56

Local mobile networks must innovate amid fast-growing over-the-top players such as WhatsApp, says the Internet Service Providers’ Association.

Petition launched to reject WhatsApp regulation

2016-01-15 11:59

An online petition is calling on government to reject calls by mobile networks to regulate OTT services such as WhatsApp and Skype.

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