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WhatsApp Update

iPhone users can finally protect WhatsApp chats with Face ID or Touch ID

February 4th, 2019

WhatsApp is Facebook’s most secure chat app because it offers end-to-end encryption on all communications by default. In the future, Facebook plans to create a unified messaging system that would work across Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram, complete with end-to-end encryption. But until then, Facebook just added a new security feature to the iPhone version of …

Facebook Cryptocurrency

Bloomberg: Facebook’s Bitcoin rival will be used for WhatsApp money transfers

December 21st, 2018

Back in May, while most Facebook-related reports still talked about the then-recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook quietly confirmed that a new unit led by former Messenger chief David Marcus would explore blockchain technologies. At the time, we wondered whether Facebook was developing its own Bitcoin rival — a cryptocurrency that could be used inside its …

WhatsApp End-to-end Encryption

WhatsApp is getting ads next year, but will it lose end-to-end encryption?

September 27th, 2018

An interview with one of WhatsApp’s co-founders earlier this week confirmed that Brian Acton and Jan Koum left Facebook over huge differences with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s leadership about how WhatsApp should make money. The same article reveals that WhatsApp is indeed getting ads, and explains what will happen with encryption.