Here are all the major US tech companies blocked behind China's 'Great Firewall'

2019-05-24 08:32

Although Huawei has only recently been banned in the US, China has long blocked major US tech companies like Facebook and Google from operating there.

WhatsApp hack explained – you could still be at risk

2019-05-16 12:36

Once the hackers gain access to a device it’s a free for all.

There's no way to know for sure whether your phone was infected by the WhatsApp attack. But here are some signs you should look out for.

2019-05-15 06:26

There's no way to tell if you've been impacted by the WhatsApp security breach, but here are some signs of spyware you should look out for.

Facebook's sluggish response to the WhatsApp hack shows it's still not learning from catastrophic errors in the past

2019-05-14 17:53

WhatsApp was hacked, exposing a 'serious security vulnerability' first reported on by the Financial Times on Monday.

WhatsApp has been hacked and attackers installed spyware on people’s phones

2019-05-14 10:55

WhatsApp is urging users to update the app after it was targeted by "an advanced cyber actor."

Parent’s guide: Whatsapp increases the minimum age to use the app from 13 to 16, and we look at what SA parents need to know

2019-05-07 07:22

Will WhatsApp's new minimum age limit affect SA teens? And how can parents ensure their kids stay safe while using the messaging service?

This South African company helped WhatsApp conquer the world - and it believes your business should start a ‘chat’ service right now

2019-04-17 15:35

Increasingly, we will stop using company apps – and start interacting with companies via WhatsApp, Clickatell believes.

You can now buy MTN data via Whatsapp

2019-03-26 14:55

The announcement came during a turbulent day for the company, which at one stage saw its share price down 7%.

Mark Zuckerberg used this story about a jailed Facebook executive make a point about keeping your messages secret

2019-03-07 20:24

In March 2016, Facebook's then-VP for Latin America, Diego Dzodan, was jailed for 24 hours for not handing over WhatsApp messages to Brazilian police.

Facebook's massive WhatsApp acquisition might not have happened if it wasn't for Mark Zuckerberg's Hungarian sheepdog, Beast

2019-02-11 13:48

In an interview with CNN, Zuckerberg said, "My dog Beast, I think, is actually the secret weapon here."


The WhatsApp hackers still have access to huge numbers of phones because people are not updating the app

2019-05-17 18:44

Wandera could see whether the users of 300,000 devices have updated WhatsApp to patch the security vulnerability. Many had not.

This is how attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp with just a phone call

2019-05-15 21:13

Attackers exploited a WhatsApp vulnerability known as a buffer overflow to spread spyware to mobile devices. Here's what that term means.

Meet the shadowy security firm from Israel whose technology is believed to be at the heart of the massive WhatsApp hack

2019-05-14 21:27

The NSO Group's "Pegasus" software is believed to be at the heart of a major new spyware attack that affects billions of people.

WhatsApp users are being urged to update the app immediately after it was hacked — here's how to protect yourself

2019-05-14 13:03

The security vulnerability has been fixed in updated versions of WhatsApp, but some users will need to manually update the app to get protected.

A false rumour on WhatsApp has started a run on a UK bank

2019-05-13 14:59

Metro Bank's stock dropped 9% on Monday.

BlackBerry Messenger will soon be the latest messaging service to die

2019-04-19 20:38

Emtek, which now runs BBM, will shut it down on May 31, it said Thursday. Users will need to download their photos before then.

The incredible story of how a South African company sparked a global tech revolution – with four lines of code

2019-04-12 08:05

In 2000, Cape Town company Clickatell created a way to send SMS from the internet to cellphones. It was a world first, and changed the way the internet and cellphones interacted.

Facebook says it will move to encrypted, auto-deleting messages — and warns that some countries might decide to ban it

2019-03-08 10:09

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to be a "privacy-focused communications platform" — despite all its privacy scandals.

Momo is actually just a creepy sculpture made by a Japanese special effects company

2019-03-04 14:10

The sculpture "Mother Bird" was made by artist Keisuke Aisawa for the Japanese special-effects company Link Factory.

I only spend R17 on cellphone data a month – here's how I do it

2019-02-03 12:26

This approach limits you to WhatsApp messages only, and you're going to need to know where to find free wi-fi hotspots.

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