Experts say #WhatsAppStokvel has elements of pyramid scheme: ‘It’s not an investment, it’s a scam’

2019-10-10 13:41

While the intentions of this stokvel might be good, the dangers are the same as any pyramid scheme.

We messed up on WhatsApp. Here’s what our readers suggested as punishment.

2019-09-02 07:07

After a finger-trouble incident we asked our readers for suggestions on how to deal with it – and learnt more about them than we had counted on.

Instagram and WhatsApp are getting longer names , Facebook confirms

2019-08-03 08:31

The change comes as Facebook faces an American antitrust investigation over its acquisitions of rival apps.

The Israeli firm behind software used to hack WhatsApp boasted that it can scrape data from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft cloud servers

2019-07-20 09:37

The Financial Times reviewed NSO sales documents, which said its system could obtain a target's location data history, archived messages, and photos.

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all working again after an outage that affected photos for about 9 hours

2019-07-04 06:25

Facebook's suite of apps, including Instagram, WhatsApp, and the big blue app, all experienced outages on Wednesday.

Mark Zuckerberg laid out his case for why lawmakers shouldn't 'take a big hammer' to Facebook

2019-06-27 17:47

Mark Zuckerberg argues that Facebook's enormous size is what enables it to fight problems like election interference.

Apple and WhatsApp are trying to fight off plans from British spies to 'ghost' their way into your encrypted messages

2019-05-31 08:44

GCHQ's so-called 'ghost proposal' would require messaging services to build a system for secretly adding government entities to private chats.

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.


A new iPhone feature lets you make emojis of yourself for WhatsApp– so we made Cyril Ramaphosa, Tito Mboweni, Patricia de Lille, and Julius Malema

2019-10-09 09:14

We put the feature to good use making our own South African politician Memojis.

A security firm says it has discovered a flaw in WhatsApp that would allow hackers to alter your messages

2019-08-08 14:22

WhatsApp attackers could literally 'put words in [someone's] mouth,' security firm Check Point Research said in a press release on Wednesday.

WhatsApp faces international pressure to hand over access to encrypted chats

2019-07-31 19:06

The UK hosted the "Five Eyes" nations for a security summit, and encrypted messaging apps was discussed by the officials present.

This is what likely caused Facebook’s outage - and why SA banks should be concerned

2019-07-04 18:00

New South African bank’s such as TymeBank and Discovery Bank are almost exclusively hosted online.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down in SA

2019-07-03 17:00

The first network issues were reported shortly before 16:00 today.

WhatsApp says it will be shutting down spam from December – here’s how

2019-06-12 12:19

The Facebook-owned WhatsApp says it is determined its platform should be used only for one-on-one communication – and from early December it will be coming down hard on anyone who uses it for bulk messaging instead.

WhatsApp’s new ads could endanger your privacy

2019-05-28 14:21

“Advertising isn’t just the disruption of aesthetics, it insults your intelligence and interrupts your train of thought."

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.

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