WhatsApp is No Longer Going to Be an Ad-Free Safe Haven as of Next Year

You may have thought your private messaging service was safe from the scourge of the internet, but ads are coming to WhatsApp's statuses next year, and they look just as annoying and obtrusive as you think. Read More >>

Why You Should Update WhatsApp But Not Freak Out

Everyone with WhatsApp on their phone should update to the latest version of the app as soon as possible, the company said on Tuesday. Read More >>

Report: WhatsApp Vulnerability Used to Secretly Infect Phones With NSO Group’s Notorious Spyware

Powerful spyware developed by Israeli cyber-intelligence company NSO Group exploited a vulnerability in encrypted messaging app WhatsApp to transfer itself to targeted devices, the Financial Times reported on Monday. Read More >>

Metro Bank Assures Customers That it Has No Plans to Steal the Riveting Contents of Their Safety Deposit Boxes

West London customers were swept up in a panic after rumours sparked on WhatsApp groups telling Metro Bank customers that the contents of their safety deposit boxes were no longer safe, and to stampede their way to their local branch and withdraw their belongings immediately. So of course, that's exactly what they did. Read More >>

Facebook’s Secretive Cryptocurrency Payment System Is Apparently Code-Named ‘Project Libra’

Facebookcoin, or whatever we’re calling it, is reportedly getting even closer to becoming a reality. Read More >>

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Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp After Easter Bombings Leave Hundreds Dead

After at least 207 people were killed and over four hundred more were reported wounded after a series of bombs went off at Easter services in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government has moved to block access to Facebook, TechCrunch reported on Sunday. Read More >>

We Were All Free of Facebook’s Iron Grip on the Internet for a Few Hours

Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp experienced widespread outages on Sunday for the second time in the past month (and the third time this year), with issues reported starting at around 11am BST and extending until around 2pm. Read More >>

Facebook’s Misinformation Problem Is Only Getting More Complicated

In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook’s potential to be a subversive political tool has been all too clear. And several years later, the social network still struggles to crack down on the very real dangers its platform creates for political systems. As the social network cracks down on its core product, new battlefronts are opening up in the fake news war and WhatsApp is proving to be a more troublesome product to police Read More >>

Facebook’s C-Suite Continues to Melt Down Amid Zuckerberg’s Plan to Bundle Products

Chris Cox, one of the first handful of engineers hired to Facebook, a close personal friend of Mark Zuckerberg’s and, until very recently, Chief Product Officer of the entire suite of the company’s products, is departing the company. Read More >>

As Massive Outage Plagues Facebook, Telegram Welcomes Millions of New Users

Slowly but surely, it appears that Facebook is getting its “family of apps” back online. The consequences of the longest outage in the company’s history, however, remain to be seen. On Thursday, one of Facebook’s underrecognised competitors, Telegram, said that it added three million new users in the last 24 hours. When it comes to Facebook’s long-term plans, that’s bad news. Read More >>

Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Privacy’

And on the sixth day of March the clouds above Menlo Park parted, and lo, Mark Zuckerberg spoke of privacy. Read More >>

Half of Child Grooming Cases Involve Facebook-Owned Platforms, UK Report Finds

Data compiled by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) found that in the past 18 months, over half of child grooming incidents in England and Wales where the communication method was known involved a Facebook-owned platform. Read More >>

Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse

Facebook was slapped with a ruling in Germany today that limits how the social media giant can collect data across its multiple platforms, like WhatsApp and Instagram. And Facebook is not happy about it, to say the least. The company says it’s collecting all of that data for your own good. They’re simply using their data sharing methods to protect you against terrorism and child abuse, according to Facebook. Seriously. Read More >>

Mark Zuckerberg’s Bold Plan to Save Facebook Is Reportedly Ruining Everything Else 

Facebook, you may have heard, had a year riddled with scandals, data breaches, dwindling user trust, slowing growth, scrutiny from regulators, and plummeting morale among its own staff. Clearly the social behemoth needs a major comeback. But according to a report in the New York Times, Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to link messaging capability between Messenger, Whatsapp, and Instagram – three of its essentially balkanized services – already has workers confused and angry. Read More >>

WhatsApp Puts New Limit on Message-Forwarding in Effort to Curb Misinformation

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned chat service, has announced that it will cap the number of messages that can be forwarded at once to five, Reuters reported Monday. The move is WhatsApp’s latest effort to limit the spread of misinformation and fake news on its app. Read More >>