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.

South Africans may soon be able to pay bills, buy clothes and get flight tickets through WhatsApp - here’s how it’ll work

2018-08-02 13:09

Absa was the first South African bank to launch a WhatsApp banking service.

Death by 'fake news': social media-fuelled lynchings shock India

2018-07-14 10:10

The smartphone footage shows the two blood-soaked men pleading for their lives. Moments later they were dead, two more victims of lynchings sparked by rumours spread on Facebook and WhatsApp in India.

WhatsApp, Snapchat banned on company devices at Continental

2018-06-06 21:17

About 36 000 such devices would be affected by the ban, which was provoked by privacy concerns, according to a Continental spokesperson.

This is how much cheaper it is to call via WhatsApp in SA

2018-05-07 13:01

You’d save a substantial R3.48 calling on WhatsApp at Vodacom than cellular.

How WhatsApp age hike in Europe could impact SA

2018-04-28 07:45

Local technology analyst Arthur Goldstuck explains whether WhatsApp's move to increase the minimum age for users in Europe could impact local users as well.

Top5 on Fin24: Gupta art trader fined, WhatsApp crashes, and Eskom inquiry continues

2017-11-03 16:53

ICYMI: A roundup of Friday's top business and economic news.


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.

WhatsApp limits forwarding in India after lynchings

2018-07-20 22:30

WhatsApp has announced limits on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings.

WhatsApp details Eskom's spy game

2018-07-08 10:32

Former Eskom executive Matshela Koko allegedly connived with a Mpumalanga man to get one of his colleagues fired at the state-owned enterprise.

German car parts supplier Continental bans WhatsApp from work phones

2018-06-06 11:29

German car parts supplier Continental said it was banning the use of WhatsApp and Snapchat on work-issued mobile phones "with immediate effect" because of data protection concerns.

WhatsApp CEO, co-founder to leave Facebook

2018-05-01 12:50

WhatsApp founder and Chief Executive Officer Jan Koum is leaving Facebook, Bloomberg reports.

WhatsApp given ultimatum to stop sharing user data with Facebook

2017-12-20 09:18

WhatsApp has been given a one-month ultimatum by one of Europe’s strictest privacy watchdogs, which ordered it to stop sharing user data without getting the necessary consent.

WhatsApp soars to over 5 000 crash reports in SA

2017-11-03 14:21

Over 5 000 crash reports from South Africa have been submitted to outage reporting website Downdetector after Friday's WhatsApp downtime.

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