Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

2016-09-27 18:00

German data protection authorities say they have blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns.

What it takes to get banned from WhatsApp

2016-09-20 12:09

WhatsApp has exploded in popularity in recent years but few people realise that the service also has relatively strict terms and conditions that can result in some users being banned.

9 new updates for WhatsApp on Android, iOS

2016-09-14 13:34

Instant messaging app WhatsApp has moved to install a number of updates to the service for both Android and Apple iOS users.

WhatsApp to share your phone number with Facebook

2016-08-25 18:03

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp has announced it would begin sharing subscriber data with parent Facebook, giving advertisers better access to information.

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.


‘I was banned from WhatsApp...for no reason’ - Fin24 user

2016-09-22 11:18

Frustrating: This is how a Fin24 user describes their experience after being booted off of popular instant messaging application WhatsApp following a car hijacking.

EU seeks stricter controls over WhatsApp, Skype

2016-09-14 17:30

The European Union will subject internet services like WhatsApp and Skype to similar rules that traditional telecommunications firms face, according to major reform proposals.

Instant messaging: WhatsApp with that? Only way out, is off.

2016-09-06 16:46

Is instant messaging a useful tool or a way to invade privacy, especially when used outside of personal relationships, asks an analyst.

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.

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