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Delete Facebook Brian Acton

WhatsApp cofounder and Facebook-made billionaire tells people to delete Facebook

March 21st, 2018

The most important thing happening in tech right now is Facebook. The revelations coming from Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie have been quite damaging for the world’s largest social network. Facebook is facing formal investigations in the US and Europe, the stock is plummeting, and Mark Zuckerberg is in hiding. On top of that, there’s …

Facebook WhatsApp User Data

WhatsApp reaches deal with UK regulator over Facebook data sharing

March 14th, 2018

Remember how WhatsApp vowed that it will never share user data with Facebook when Mark Zuckerberg and Co. announced the multi-billion dollar purchase of the popular chat app a few years ago? Or how Facebook told regulators that it wouldn’t be possible to link WhatsApp and Facebook account? Or how Facebook then said that it’ll …

BlackBerry vs. Facebook

BlackBerry takes all of Facebook’s instant messaging apps to court

March 7th, 2018

Like seeing that tiny number that adorns an instant messaging app on your iPhone or Android to tell you that you’ve got incoming messages? How about muting annoying groups that you can’t just leave without everyone else noticing? Love the fact that most mobile chat apps nowadays apps are encrypted? Or maybe you like playing …

Facebook WhatsApp Data

Deja-vu: Facebook ordered to stop sharing data with WhatsApp

December 19th, 2017

Facebook said when it acquired WhatsApp back in early 2014 that it won’t be able to link WhatsApp users to their Facebook accounts. But it turns out that’s not so difficult after all. Last year, the company changed the WhatsApp terms of service to do just that, link the WhatsApp and Facebook profiles belonging to …

WhatsApp Live Location Sharing

WhatsApp introduces encrypted live location sharing service

October 18th, 2017

With more than a billion active users. WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging platforms out there. It works across operating systems, offering a way for friends and family to chat and exchange pictures and files relatively quickly. Facebook’s WhatsApp is, for many people, the main app for texting, and the company just …

Facebook WhatsApp Privacy Fine

Facebook’s WhatsApp privacy lie cost it $122 million in European fines

May 18th, 2017

Remember back in 2014 when Facebook acquired WhatsApp for a boatload of money that WhatsApp promised nothing would change privacy-wise for its customers? Remember when two years later Facebook unveiled an opt-out feature that would connect a user’s Facebook and WhatsApp accounts automatically? Remember when the European Commission started an inquiry into the matter forcing …

WhatsApp and Telegram Image Hack

Hackers can own any WhatsApp account with one malicious meme

March 15th, 2017

WhatsApp and Telegram are two instant messaging apps that have more than a billion users between them. They offer encrypted communications, convenient messaging, and a bunch of other features that don’t get the headlines. But new research reveals that a malware-injected image would have been enough to steal someone’s WhatsApp or Telegram web accounts. It’d …

WikiLeaks CIA hacking tools

These messaging apps are safe from all of the CIA’s known hacking tools

March 10th, 2017

News organization have been abuzz this week following the release of a new WikiLeaks document dump detailing the hacking tools used by the CIA to spy on Americans. Of the countless worrisome discoveries made possible by the leaked documents, one of the most frightening was the assertion that the CIA is capable of “bypassing” encrypted messaging apps …

WhatsApp Status update

Facebook copies Snapchat again with a ‘new’ WhatsApp feature

February 20th, 2017

Today, WhatsApp announced that it’s adding a new feature, called Status, to its notorious app. The feature goes into beta in France and the Netherlands today, with a global rollout expected in the near future. If you’ve used Snapchat or Instagram recently, Status is going to seem very familiar to you. It’s a ripoff of …