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.

WhatsApp platform suffers connectivity issues

2017-11-03 12:24

The WhatsApp chat app is suffering a global outage on Friday, with users from the UK to Indonesia reporting connectivity issues.

China disrupts WhatsApp texts as censor tools grow more powerful

2017-09-26 10:22

China is tightening the screws on WhatsApp, honing and employing cutting-edge surveillance technology to disrupt the messaging service as part of a longer-term crackdown on its online spheres.

Australia to force Facebook, WhatsApp to hand over encrypted messages

2017-07-14 15:19

Social media giants like Facebook and WhatsApp will be compelled to share encrypted messages of suspected terrorists and other criminals with Australian police under new laws.

Facebook fined $122m for misleading EU over WhatsApp

2017-05-18 14:30

The European Commission has fined US social media giant Facebook $122m for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp.

Police arrest scores in major WhatsApp child sex abuse swoop

2017-04-18 17:24

Police have arrested almost 40 suspects in over a dozen countries across Europe and Latin America after busting an online paedophile ring that used the WhatsApp chat service to distribute child pornography.

Luxury brands turn to WhatsApp to win customers

2017-03-07 14:19

An online luxury retailer has said it’s developing technology that will allow well-to-do customers to buy products directly through WhatsApp.

WhatsApp vulnerable to 'backdoor' spying - report

2017-01-13 16:48

The mobile messaging service is vulnerable to interception, the Guardian newspaper reported, sparking concern over an app advertised as putting an emphasis on privacy.

Facebook pauses WhatsApp data sharing amid UK probe

2016-11-08 11:42

Facebook agreed to suspend its planned use of data from UK users of its WhatsApp messaging service for advertising purposes.

‘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.


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.

China warns WhatsApp to stop spread of 'illegal information'

2017-09-28 09:18

China has hit out at WhatsApp, saying the messaging service should act to stop the spread of 'illegal information' as the country seeks greater scrutiny over the internet.

Regret a text? WhatsApp will soon let you delete it - on both sides

2017-09-15 13:42

Instant messaging service WhatsApp is testing a feature that will allow users to revoke text messages within five minutes of sending.

Stellenbosch women students start WhatsApp safety groups

2017-05-31 16:56

More than 3 000 Stellenbosch University women students are now in contact with each other via WhatsApp.

WhatsApp restored after two-hour blackout

2017-05-04 10:01

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has been restored to full functionality after experiencing downtime around the world for a two-hour period.

Arrest over London attack as cops eye WhatsApp

2017-03-26 22:07

British police investigating a deadly attack on parliament have made a new arrest as officials set their sights on accessing WhatsApp.

Instagram giveaway a hoax, warns Pavilion shopping mall

2017-01-31 10:56

The Pavilion shopping centre in Durban has issued a warning about a fake Instagram account, while experts warn that social media has become the new method of spreading spam.

Chang has left the group

2016-12-04 06:07

We simply got less discerning, writes Dion Chang, and all social-media etiquette went out the window.

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.

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