WhatsApp defends encryption as it tops 2 billion users

2020-02-15 14:17

The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world as it reaffirmed its commitment to strong encryption to protect privacy.

WATCH: Facebook says Huawei can no longer pre-install its apps

2019-06-07 13:27

A fresh blow for Huawei on Friday after Facebook says it will no longer allow its apps to be pre-installed on the company's handsets.

WhatsApp urges users to update after spyware hacking report

2019-05-14 13:30

WhatsApp has pressed users to update its messaging service, following a report that a vulnerability in the software allowed attackers to hack into people’s phones using commercial Israeli spyware.

WATCH: How to get started with WhatsApp business

2019-05-04 19:01

WhatsApp Business is a separate chat app specifically created for people running small businesses. With the help of this app, businesses can interact with customers easily by using tools to automate, sort, and quickly respond to messages.

Facebook suffers third major global outage this year, apologises for 'inconvenience'

2019-04-14 17:30

Facebook suffered its third major outage this year, with users across the world unable to access the social network or its suite of services such as Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Facebook announces plan to merge Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger

2019-01-25 21:22

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's plans would involve stitching together the three apps’ messaging products behind the scenes, though consumers would still interact with each service separately, according to a report by the New York Times.

Facebook said to develop cryptocurrency for WhatsApp transfers

2018-12-21 10:52

Facebook is working on making a cryptocurrency that will let users transfer money on its WhatsApp messaging app, focusing first on the remittances market in India.

Nigeria media unites against 'fake news' and 'a million Trumps'

2018-11-28 17:58

At least 15 Nigerian news organisations have joined forces to fight misinformation ahead of February's elections in a collaborative first as the country's main political parties trade accusations of fabrication and exaggeration.

WhatsApp dirty tricks alleged in Brazil presidential race

2018-10-19 15:01

Allegations of a dirty tricks campaign on WhatsApp dominated Brazil's presidential election race, turning attention to social media manipulation following abuses uncovered in the US election and Britain's Brexit referendum two years ago.

Anger as Zambia announces tax on internet calls

2018-08-20 18:03

Zambia will tax phone calls made over the internet to protect traditional telecoms companies, the government has said, a move activists warned would stifle freedom of expression.


WATCH: How to send WhatsApp messages in bold, italics, strikethrough, and monospace

2019-06-13 16:56

WhatsApp is probably the most popular cross-platform messaging app out there. While WhatsApp lets you send text, images, GIFs, videos, stickers, and more, sometimes sending a text message could feel a bit boring.

Africa Check wins $50K for its 'What's Crap on WhatsApp?' service

2019-06-05 15:49

SA's Africa Check has received international recognition for its 'What's Crap on WhatsApp?' service.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes calls for company breakup

2019-05-09 21:19

Chris Hughes, who co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg from their Harvard dorm room, said the company has become too powerful and influential and should be broken up.

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down: Users flood Twitter with hilarious reactions

2019-04-15 11:12

Popular social media networks Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was down worldwide on Sunday afternoon. Here are some of the best reactions.

India: WhatsApp launches fact-check service to fight fake news

2019-04-06 13:28

WhatsApp, with over 200 million users in India, moves to curb misinformation campaign ahead of national elections.

WhatsApp limits message forwards to rein in fake news

2019-01-21 21:16

WhatsApp messaging service has begun to globally restrict the number of people a message can be forwarded to, in an attempt to fight fake and misleading information from going viral on its platform.

Fake news vs fact in online battle for truth

2018-12-15 09:47

Since US President Donald Trump weaponised the term "fake news" during the 2016 presidential election campaign, the phrase has gone viral.

WhatsApp bans more than 100 000 accounts in Brazil election

2018-10-20 08:00

WhatsApp banned hundreds of thousands of accounts in Brazil as the messaging service struggles to contain spam, misinformation and other political shenanigans ahead of a runoff election.

India calls for WhatsApp reforms after lynchings

2018-08-22 12:00

India has called on WhatsApp to clamp down on fake news spread on the messaging app that has been blamed for lynchings across the vast South Asian country.

Flaw in WhatsApp leaves opening for hackers

2018-08-08 21:12

Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm says they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages.

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