ARTICLES RELATING TO WHATSAPP

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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