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.

Hands off WhatsApp, say Fin24 users

2016-01-14 09:59

Fin24 users have largely reacted negatively to possible regulation of over-the-top services such as WhatsApp by government.

WhatsApp crashes almost worldwide on New Year's Eve

2015-12-31 22:42

If you are experiencing any problems with the messaging service WhatsApp on New Year's Eve, you are not alone.

Teacher accused of calling SGB members the K-word

2015-11-18 17:59

A Free State maths teacher has allegedly used the k-word with school governing body members in a message, says education department spokesperson Howard Ndaba.

Britain unveils plan for new internet spying laws

2015-11-04 21:30

Britain has published proposals for new internet spying laws to keep pace with the digital age.

Thumbs down for WhatsApp call quality

2015-08-26 10:55

Fin24 users are unhappy with WhatsApp’s voice feature despite the instant messaging app introducing a setting that minimises data usage.

Mxit Africa's best web app ever, says ex-boss

2015-08-25 12:05

Instant messaging service Mxit is the best web application ever to be created in Africa, according to Alan Knott-Craig Jnr.

WhatsApp calling comes to Apple iPhones

2015-04-22 06:00

An update to the iOS version of instant messaging service indicates that voice calling capabilities are coming to the app.

Govt warns perpetrators of xenophobic violence: We will find you

2015-04-19 12:30

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has warned perpetrators of xenophobic violence will face the full might of the law.


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.

WhatsApp faces possible regulation in SA

2016-01-13 15:53

Over-the-top internet services such as WhatsApp could be regulated in SA depending on the outcome of planned Parliament hearings this month.

Brazil court orders 48-hour WhatsApp block

2015-12-17 09:41

A court in Brazil on Wednesday ordered cellular service providers nationwide to block the popular WhatsApp smartphone application for two days.

Vodacom won’t block WhatsApp, says CEO

2015-11-09 16:11

Over the top services, such as internet messaging service WhatsApp, are eating Vodacom’s ‘lunch’ but the company has no plan to block the service.

‘Mxit chose to be stubborn’

2015-09-21 14:30

Fin24 users have expressed their views on mobile social network Mxit’s dramatic decline.

How to make cheaper WhatsApp calls

2015-08-25 13:21

Instant messaging service WhatsApp now enables users to make cheaper voice calls on the service by actively lowering data usage.

Why messaging apps attract big valuations

2015-08-13 14:08

Mobile application WeChat, a 600 million user messaging app, illustrates why messaging apps are attracting huge funding.

No busloads coming to attack foreigners

2015-04-19 13:50

There are no busloads of people coming to attack South Africans or foreign nationals, minister says.

Absolute privacy on WhatsApp 'difficult to achieve'

2015-03-18 10:16

Private messaging service WhatsApp has never sold its user data on to advertisers, but some German users think it is wise be on the safe side, just in case.

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