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WhatsApp

Dodgy pics sneak into WhatsApp web
Whatsapp on a phone
Security

Dodgy pics sneak into WhatsApp web

Web version of WhatsApp messenger was at risk from malicious files
15 Mar 2017
WhatsApp tightens security with two-step verification
business apps

WhatsApp tightens security with two-step verification

You will be able to temporarily disable it if you give WhatsApp your email address
13 Feb 2017
Government WhatsApp chats revealed by FOIA
Whatsapp on a phone
Policy & legislation

Government WhatsApp chats revealed by FOIA

Irish officials used WhatsApp to chat about Brexit, and that's covered by the Freedom of Information Act
16 Jan 2017
WhatsApp could stop working on older phones
Whatsapp on a phone
business apps

WhatsApp could stop working on older phones

WhatsApp updates may stop users messaging via the app on their phone
2 Dec 2016
WhatsApp blocks data sharing with Facebook across Europe
Whatsapp on a phone
Business strategy

WhatsApp blocks data sharing with Facebook across Europe

Companies bow to European pressure over user privacy concerns
17 Nov 2016
Facebook forecasts fall in growth as adverts hit peak
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Business strategy

Facebook forecasts fall in growth as adverts hit peak

Slower growth is despite better than expected third quarter earnings
3 Nov 2016
ICO investigates WhatsApp-Facebook data sharing deal
data protection

ICO investigates WhatsApp-Facebook data sharing deal

Data watchdog says it will "pull back the curtain" on how information will be shared
26 Aug 2016
WhatsApp will let businesses chat with you
Whatsapp on a phone
business apps

WhatsApp will let businesses chat with you

Messaging platform begins plan to monetise its 1 billion users
25 Aug 2016
BlackBerry supports government data requests
BlackBerry
data protection

BlackBerry supports government data requests

Canadian mobile maker says tech companies should be "good corporate citizens"
19 Apr 2016
WhatsApp announces end-to-end encryption
Security

WhatsApp announces end-to-end encryption

Al voice messages, text messages, photo and videos sent on the platform are hidden from third parties
6 Apr 2016
BlackBerry "fought back" against WhatsApp's BB10 departure
Mobile

BlackBerry "fought back" against WhatsApp's BB10 departure

Legacy smartphone provider urges users to protest decision on social media
18 Mar 2016
WhatsApp blocks links to rival Telegram
Security

WhatsApp blocks links to rival Telegram

The messaging app has reportedly blocked links to Telegram, a rival app, on Android
1 Dec 2015
WhatsApp among worst-rated companies in privacy study
WhatsApp, Web app, Messaging
Security

WhatsApp among worst-rated companies in privacy study

Electronic Frontier Foundation gives messaging app one star out of five for security
22 Jun 2015
WhatsApp Web release date sees iOS users shunned
business apps

WhatsApp Web release date sees iOS users shunned

WhatsApp's new desktop messaging service is off-limits to Apple users for now
22 Jan 2015
Government slammed for attempts to revive Snoopers Charter
Surveillance
Business strategy

Government slammed for attempts to revive Snoopers Charter

The ICO and ISPA hit out at Government's attempt to use Paris attacks to push for more surveillance powers
14 Jan 2015
WhatsApp & iMessage face UK ban on anti-terrorism grounds
Security

WhatsApp & iMessage face UK ban on anti-terrorism grounds

The Prime Minister sets out plans to ban encrypted messaging services on anti-terrorism grounds
13 Jan 2015
Whatsapp starts encrypting messages on Android
Security

Whatsapp starts encrypting messages on Android

End-to-end encryption of messages is carried out using the TextSecure protocol
19 Nov 2014
EU approves Facebook-WhatsApp acquisition
Business strategy

EU approves Facebook-WhatsApp acquisition

With FTC approval out of the way, deal should tie up soon
6 Oct 2014
EU investigates Facebook-WhatsApp acquisition
Business strategy

EU investigates Facebook-WhatsApp acquisition

EU asks rival tech firms for opinion of acquisition ahead of possible competition probe
3 Sep 2014
Facebook launches Slingshot for iPhone
Facebook
business apps

Facebook launches Slingshot for iPhone

Facebook’s long-rumoured Snapchat rival, Slingshot, has been launched today for iPhone
18 Jun 2014
WhatsApp for Windows Phone returns to Microsoft app store
business apps

WhatsApp for Windows Phone returns to Microsoft app store

WhatsApp has been returned to the Windows Store after Windows Phone 8.1 technical difficulties rendered it awkward to use
2 Jun 2014
Apple sued over iPhone iMessage lock-in
Mobile

Apple sued over iPhone iMessage lock-in

An ex-iPhone user claims text messages sent to her Android device were intercepted by Apple and didn't arrive
19 May 2014
WhatsApp founder dismisses Facebook merger privacy fears
Private and confidential
Mobile

WhatsApp founder dismisses Facebook merger privacy fears

Facebook deal “will not change values”.
18 Mar 2014
Campaigners call for halt to Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition
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Network & Internet

Campaigners call for halt to Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition

Clear understanding of personal data use policies needed, claim groups.
7 Mar 2014