WhatsApp

Ftc Chief Sees Obstacle To Splitting Up Facebook - Cnet

Social network's effort to merge WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram may help keep the company together too, FTC chief tells the Financial Times.
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Facebook Messenger, Instagram

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Whatsapp Gets “whatsapp From Facebook” Tag In The Latest Beta Update

Recently we reported that WhatsApp for Android has finally received an update allowing users to lock the app using Fingerprint. Soon after the update, WhatsApp beta is receiving another update that adds the “WhatsApp from Facebook” tag...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Android Update, Android, Android Apps, Mobile Technology

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The Ultimate Guide To Whatsapp’s Powerful Privacy Options

WhatsApp encrypts your chats, and that’s great. But for true privacy, you need to tweak the app to keep Facebook, stalkers—and even friends—from snooping. WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world. According to...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Whatsapp Flaw Lets Hackers Alter Your Chats

One of the security features of WhatsApp is support for end-to-end encryption. This means that messages sent and received through WhatsApp are encrypted, which in theory means that no one would be able to intercept and read your messages...
Related topics: Hackers, Computer Security

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Whatsapp Has 400 Million Users In India, But No Fix For Its Fake News Problem

An Indian newspaper vendor reading a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information, in New Delhi on July 10, 2018. WhatsApp is struggling to stem the tide of fake news in India, its biggest market....

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Election Systems Are Even More Vulnerable Than We Thought

Black Hat and Defcon are underway in Vegas, WhatsApp flaws allow hackers to alter messages, and more of this week’s top security news.
Related topics: DEFCON, Hackers, Computer Security

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Whatsapp Security Flaws Allow Hackers To Put Words In Your Mouth

A trio of security vulnerabilities in Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp was demonstrated by security researchers as Check Point Research at the Black Hat conference, showing that with a successful attack, hackers can easily put words...
Related topics: Computer Security, Hackers, Facebook, Social Media

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Pwn An Iphone To Bank $1m, Check Point Gripes About Whatsapp Privacy Again, Broadcom Eats Symantec...

Apple expands bug bounties, and more from Vegas this week Black Hat  Here's a quick summary of some important infosec happenings from inside and outside the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas on Thursday.…
Related topics: Iphone, Mobile Technology, Symantec, Apple

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Whatsapp’s Chat Manipulation Exploit Remains Unresolved Even After A Year

Vulnerabilities uncovered in WhatsApp — the messaging app used by about 1.5 billion users across the world — can allow bad actors to exploit the platform to manipulate or spoof chat messages. The flaws would make it possible to “intercept and...

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Report: Instagram Direct To Be Rebuilt With Facebook’s Messenger Tech

We first heard about Facebook merging the chat features between Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger back in January and we’ve seen the start of that work with the latest Facebook app refresh. Now a report from Bloomberg says that...
Related topics: Instagram, Facebook, Social Media, Facebook Messenger, Bloomberg

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Apple Will Limit Voip Background Data Collection From Whatsapp, Snapchat Et Al In Ios 13

Apple is reportedly planning a new feature in iOS that will restrict apps from runing voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) processes in the background when the programs are not actively in use. The “small but significant change” — according to...
Related topics: Apple, VoIP, Snapchat, Ios

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App Users Claim They’d Pay Up To $4/month For Popular Apps, Including Facetime

Users of 16 popular iOS and Android apps claim that they would be willing to pay a monthly subscription for popular apps if there was no longer a free version. WhatsApp was the one most users would rather pay for than give up, while YouTube was the...
Related topics: Android Apps, Ios, Android, Mobile Technology, Youtube

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Google Assistant Now Reads Out Replies For Whatsapp, Discord And More

For years, Google Assistant has only been able to read out SMS messages, with third-party app conversations needing to be manually viewed instead.That’s all changing, however, as Google has updated Assistant to read out replies from...
Related topics: Google, Sms

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How To Get Imessage On Your Android Smartphone Or Tablet

One of the differences between iOS and Android devices would be its messaging platforms. While there are plenty of third-party alternatives such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram, just to name a few, both iOS and Android have proprietary...
Related topics: IMessage, Android, Mobile Technology, Tablets, Ios, Facebook, Social Media, Facebook Messenger

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You’re Not Alone, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram Are Down

Facebook and linked services WhatsApp and Instagram are now down. As per the users’ complaints on Twitter, these services are not working properly. Users from across the world are facing various issues. Facebook is experiencing connectivity issues...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Instagram, Twitter

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Facebook To Admit Ownership Of Instagram, Whatsapp In Hard-to-read Small-print

For the first time in more than half a decade, Facebook wants to inform you that it owns Instagram, the hyper-popular rival social networking app it acquired for a $1BN steal back in 2012. Ditto messaging platform WhatsApp — which Mark...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg

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How To Use Whatsapp On Your Pc

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. So you’re chatting with your friend on WhatsApp, but you’ve also got to get work done on your PC. Sure,...
Related topics: Gadget

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You Should Stop Using Whatsapp Right Now

Thank goodness I stopped using WhatsApp when I did – things are about to get MESSY. As of this Facebook currently has a content moderation plan*… another NEW content moderation plan I should say… Which will use AI to flag messages...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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The Google Assistant Can Now Read And Reply To Whatsapp, Telegram Messages

Google’s Assistant app has just received a powerful upgrade from Google, making its message reading functionality that much better. Previously, when a user requested the assistant app to send or reply to a message, it would only access the...
Related topics: Google, Android Apps, Android, Mobile Technology

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Whatsapp Is About To Get A Huge Upgrade That’ll Let You Use The Same Account Across Platforms

A big leak has revealed that Facebook is working on a new WhatsApp experience which will let you use the same account to multiple phones, as well as install true standalone WhatsApp apps on multiple devices including iPads, Macs, and Windows OCs....
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Tablets

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