ARTICLES RELATING TO WHATSAPP

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.

Judge orders WhatsApp blocked

2015-02-27 07:55

A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil.

Watch out for WhatsApp ‘snooping’ on web browsers

2015-02-05 10:48

Forgetting to log out of the web browser version for WhatsApp could open users up to being snooped on if somebody else accesses their computers.

WhatsApp SMS spam under investigation

2015-01-21 10:21

Complaints of SMS spam messages that advertise ‘WhatsApp’ add-ons are being investigated by South Africa’s Wireless Access Service Providers Association.

WhatsApp now has 700 million users

2015-01-07 14:15

Popular instant messaging service WhatsApp has grown to half the size of social media giant Facebook.

WhatsApp messages get end-to-end encryption

2014-11-19 07:51

An online privacy tool endorsed by Edward Snowden is being used to protect WhatsApp messages from snooping by encrypting them.

EU approves merger of Facebook with Whatsapp

2014-10-03 15:37

Facebook's $19bn purchase of the communications platform WhatsApp does not hamper competition, say European Union regulators.

WhatsApp 'taking over' SA mobile chat

2014-09-01 12:03

South Africans are hooked on WhatsApp as the instant messaging chat application has taken a dominant market share in the country.

WhatsApp hits 500 million users

2014-04-23 13:44

WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook has said.

Zuckerberg defends $19bn WhatsApp takeover

2014-02-25 11:12

Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has defended his $19bn takeover of free mobile messaging service WhatsApp, saying it is actually worth much more.

 

WhatsApp quietly activates calling feature

2015-03-13 12:41

Making phone calls using the instant messaging service has become a reality, albeit on an invite-only basis for Android users.

MDC orders WhatsApp group shutdown

2015-02-07 12:26

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has ordered its members to shut down groups on the social messaging platform WhatsApp.

WhatsApp adds messaging from web

2015-01-22 10:01

WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook for nearly $22bn, has unveiled a new service on Wednesday for sending messages from a web browser.

How to get out of WhatsApp ‘scams’

2015-01-21 09:00

Dozens of readers have asked Fin24 about how to get out of WhatsApp SMS ‘scams’ that risk costing them hundreds of rands per month.

Infographic: WhatsApp turns 5

2014-11-25 10:56

This infographic tracks how WhatsApp became one of the world's most favourite messaging tool.

Facebook closes $19bn buy of WhatsApp

2014-10-06 19:35

Facebook has completed its $19bn buy of WhatsApp, appointing one of the startup's co-founders to the social network's board as part of the deal.

Facebook set to win WhatsApp bid - sources

2014-09-25 18:46

Facebook will win unconditional EU regulatory approval for its $19bn offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp, two people familiar with the matter say.

Israel detains WhatsApp leakers

2014-07-23 21:07

The Israeli military has detained several soldiers and a civilian on suspicion of leaking Gaza casualty figures over social media.

Vodacom welcomes WhatsApp voice service

2014-03-03 12:05

Voice Over IP (Voip) services don't represent much of a threat to mobile operators, despite the promise of upending the mobile market, says Vodacom.

Facebook email domination fails

2014-02-25 11:09

Facebook, after unsuccessfully trying to get its users on its own email system, has thrown in the towel as most people haven't been using their Facebook email address.

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