WhatsApp

Whatsapp Bug Lets Users Bypass New Privacy Controls 

A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on iPhones this month, the service said Wednesday after users posted about the problem on social  media.  The disclosure...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Mobile Technology

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Oneplus To Make Google Duo Its Default Video Calling App

In the world’s second most populous country, Google Duo apparently is the video calling app of choice in India, over WhatsApp, Viber or other app that bring free video calling. Chinese brand OnePlus conducted this research among their users in the...
Related topics: Google, Tech Videos, Viber

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How To Stop Whatsapp From Downloading Photos Automatically

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and connected services. It’s quite annoying when your phone’s running out of the storage, and the reason is usually the...
Related topics: Tech Photos, Gadget

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Whatsapp Will Soon Let You Control Who Adds You To Group Chats

WhatsApp will soon let you choose who can add you to group chats. First discovered by WABetainfo, the firm is adding a new set of options which let users control how group invitations work. It’s not enabled yet in the latest WhatsApp beta...

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Whatsapp Will Get A Group Invitation System, Testing New Status Features

When the world’s biggest messaging platform makes changes or updates it’s important to take note. WhatsApp is not only developing a proper Group Invitation System, it is also experimenting with an updated algorithmic feed for the Status...

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Whatsapp Under Pressure To Create Backdoor For Snooping On User Conversations

Facebook is under pressure once again in India, as the local government wants the company to provide a way to access private messages in an attempt to fight crime. Gopalakrishnan S., a senior official in the Ministry of Electronics and Information...
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Why Germany Wants To Block Facebook’s Messenger-instagram-whatsapp Merger

Facebook made a splash recently when CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to integrate its messaging platforms on Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp were revealed last month. In the two weeks following the reveal, so much has happened – culminating in a...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg

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Indian Parties Using App 'in Ways Not Intended' To Be Banned - Whatsapp Official

The Facebook-owned messaging application, which has more than 200 million users in India, has warned that those found abusing the platform by sending automated or bulk messages that are politically motivated will be banned by the platform.
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Facebook Ordered To Stop Combining Whatsapp And Instagram User Data In Germany

Germany’s national competition regulator took issue with Facebook’s “practically unrestricted collection” of non-Facebook data. Germany’s national competition regulator, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO), has ordered...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Instagram

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Skype Can Now Blur The Background During Video Calls

Thanks to the rise of WhatsApp and other free calling and messaging apps, Skype is no longer the go-to service it once was for many people. But the company just added a new feature which might raise its appeal among users. The Microsoft-owned...
Related topics: Skype, Tech Videos, Microsoft

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The 3rd Party Doctrine: Or Why Lawyers May Not Ethically Be Able To Use Whatsapp

In December I went to install the Flywheel app on my new phone. Flywheel, for those unfamiliar, is a service that applies the app-dispatching and backend payment services typical of Uber and Lyft to the local medallion-based taxi business. I'd used...

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Whatsapp Boots 2m Accounts A Month To Fight Misinformation - Cnet

The messaging app is using machine learning to weed out questionable accounts.

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How Whatsapp Fights Spam Without Ever Reading Your Messages

There are more than 1.5 billion people using WhatsApp, and sadly, some of them are your relatives spamming you with bad jokes and flowery ‘good morning’ messages. Then there are other kinds of spammers, bots, and people, who try to clutter your...
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Facebook Could Be Looking To Build A Unified Business Messaging Tool

Facebook owns multiple services and products that businesses use to reach their customers. There’s Facebook itself, then there’s Instagram, and to a certain extent there’s also WhatsApp which is used primarily for communication. Each of these...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Instagram

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How To Beef Up Whatsapp Security On Iphone With Biometric Options And Encryption

WhatsApp made a name for itself as a secure messaging platform with its use of end-to-end encryption. Despite being owned by Facebook, it just released an update that furthers that pursuit of security, bringing support for Touch ID and Face ID,...
Related topics: Computer Security, Iphone, Mobile Technology, Facebook, Social Media

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The Morning After: Samsung's Galaxy S10 Will Support Next-gen Wifi

Hey, good morning! Today is a day of leaks, federal investigations and collaboration break-ups. Samsung's incoming Galaxy S10 will pack next-gen WiFi, WhatsApp adds TouchID and FaceID for security and Facebook doesn't just have a problem...
Related topics: Samsung, Mobile Technology, Facebook, Social Media

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Whatsapp Can Now Protect Your Chats With Touchid And Faceid (and I Hope It Gets Copied)

WhatsApp is launching a new security feature that’s so simple and useful, I’m surprised more messaging apps haven’t implemented it. Starting today, WhatsApp will allow you to lock the app using TouchID or FaceID (Android is on the way)....
Related topics: Android Apps, Android, Mobile Technology

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Whatsapp Update Adds Face Id And Touch Id Authentication To Ios App

WhatsApp has added Face ID and Touch ID in its newest update, adding additional security measures to the messaging app.To access this functionality, you’ll need to first navigating to ‘settings,’ then to ‘account,’ and...
Related topics: Ios

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Whatsapp Update Lets You Lock It With Face Id Or Touch Id - Cnet

You can add a new layer of privacy to the iOS version of the messaging app.
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Iphone Users Can Now Lock Whatsapp With Face Id And Touch Id

The latest WhatsApp for iOS update introduces new features allowing users to lock access to the app using Touch ID or Face ID, whichever is available on their iPhone. Needless to say, Face ID can be enabled to lock access to WhatsApp only on...
Related topics: Iphone, Mobile Technology, Ios

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