News - subcat

Facebook sues NSO
Published in News
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:44

Facebook sues NSO


WhatsApp hack

Social networking site Facebook sued Israeli cyber surveillance firm NSO Group, alleging it hacked users of its messaging platform WhatsApp earlier this year.

Encryption equals freedom
Published in News
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 11:38

Encryption equals freedom


Snowden warns of the new battleground

Security whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the world is facing its biggest security crisis in history as governments attempt to undermine encryption.

Beware the WhatsApp scam
Published in News
Monday, 29 July 2019 11:53

Beware the WhatsApp scam


No such thing as a free launch

ESET researchers in Latin America received a message on WhatsApp stating that the scam app was giving away 1000GB of internet data to celebrate its anniversary.

Facebook imitates Snapchat
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 21:19

Facebook imitates Snapchat


All Facebook’s apps and acquisitions now have Stories feature

Today Facebook completed the launch of a feature named Stories that allows people to share videos and photographs at the top of their newsfeeds for 24 hours. After this period, Stories will disappear.

UK wants WhatsApp to open a backdoor with federal services
Published in News


Companies should take “more active role” combating criminal violence, hate messages


In the ongoing battle between state governments and national security agencies to ascribe regulations for encrypted IP-based communications, the UK government has now asked WhatsApp to open its encryption to security services in the world effort to combat off-grid cyberterrorism efforts.

WhatsApp launches video calling for all users
Published in News
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 23:38

WhatsApp launches video calling for all users


iOS, Android and Windows Phone

On Monday, Facebook owned chat service WhatsApp announced that it will be launching video calling capability to over one billion users around the world on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Why did Istanbul's Internet get the works?
Published in News
Friday, 04 November 2016 12:23

Why did Istanbul's Internet get the works?


That’s nobody’s business but the Turks


Much of the internet appears to have gone down in Turkey and it is widely believed that the government is doing the throttling.

Italian watchdog sniffs at WhatsApp
Published in News
Monday, 31 October 2016 13:42

Italian watchdog sniffs at WhatsApp


Antitrust deals with Facebook

Italy’s antitrust watchdog is snuffling around the rump of the social notworking site WhatsApp.

Facebook and WhatsApp abandon Blackberry
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 21 March 2016 12:37

Facebook and WhatsApp abandon Blackberry


No one is interested any more

Facebook and WhatsApp have decided to cease all support for BlackBerry 10 and BBOS platforms.

WhatsApp starts to talk
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 15:20

WhatsApp starts to talk


Everyone's talking at me, can't hear a world they are saying...

WhatsApp has commenced rollout of its voice calling feature to all users on Android.