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WhatsApp Encryption

Beware: Those free WhatsApp backups on Google Drive aren’t encrypted

August 27th, 2018

A few days ago, we learned that Facebook and Google partnered to offer users free Google Drive backups for WhatsApp chats. That’s a great offer if you have a ton of content saved in your conversations and want to make sure it stays protected. Google Drive backups were available before to WhatsApp users, but the …

WhatsApp Google Drive Backups

WhatsApp gets free backups on Google Drive in November

August 16th, 2018

WhatsApp is one of the most popular mobile chat apps in the world with over 1.5 billion daily active users and more than 60 billion messages sent per day, according to data released back in February. And all those messages and files you exchange every day sure pile up. Yes, you can delete some of …

WhatsApp Hack

Hackers found a way to alter sent WhatsApp messages, but don’t freak out just yet

August 9th, 2018

Facebook’s WhatsApp chat app is one of the most popular messaging applications out there. It’s available on virtually any platform, making possible encrypted chats and voice communication across devices. Unlike Facebook’s Messenger, which has plenty of users of its own, WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted, just like Apple’s iMessage, which means your chats and calls are …

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Get ready for Facebook ads in your WhatsApp chats

August 2nd, 2018

Purchased in 2014 for around $22 billion, WhatsApp is Facebook’s most expensive acquisition. It’s also one of Facebook’s major properties that are not bringing in any profit. That’s about to change, a new report says, as Facebook is looking to cash in on the massive popularity of the chat application. After all, Facebook just showed the world …

WhatsApp Encryption

Facebook talks up end-to-end encryption, but still won’t use it on Messenger

May 8th, 2018

News broke out a few days ago that the WhatsApp co-founder that’s still working for Facebook will leave the company soon over various differences with Facebook’s vision for WhatsApp that include monetization and encryption. Jan Koum, reports said, has had it with fighting Mark Zuckerberg and Co. about user data sharing and encryption. Facebook was …

WhatsApp Emoji Crashes App

You don’t need to freak out about the latest WhatsApp-crashing bug

May 7th, 2018

Every once in a while, smartphone users discover ways of crashing their phones, or the phones of their friends, that involve sending out a particular string of characters, or an emoji. The newest such endeavor affects Android users of Facebook’s popular chat app WhatsApp. A single emoji is enough to crash the app and other …

Fingerprints In Photos

Police extracted fingerprints from WhatsApp photos to convict drug dealers

April 16th, 2018

Law enforcement officials have been complaining for quite a while now that encrypted devices and encrypted chat apps are slowing down investigations. Key evidence that could be used in criminal cases is protected by encryption, making it hard for police to crack those devices and obtain the evidence they need. Now a recent report from …