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Facebook told to stop collecting German WhatsApp data

September 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has been ordered by a German privacy regulator to stop collecting and storing the data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said that the social network had not obtained effective approval from WhatsApp’s 35 million German users. Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19bn […]

Whatsapp to let companies message users

August 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Whatsapp has changed its privacy policy to let businesses send messages to people using the service. The company suggested messages typically sent via SMS text message – such as flight alerts from airlines – could be sent on Whatsapp instead. It said companies would be able to send appointment information and delivery notifications, but would […]

Whatsapp adds end-to-end encryption

April 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Instant messaging service Whatsapp has announced it will encrypt all its users’ communications from Tuesday. With end-to-end encryption, messages are scrambled as they leave the sender’s device and can only be decrypted by the recipient’s device. It renders messages unreadable if they are intercepted, for example by criminals or law enforcement. Whatsapp, which has a […]

WhatsApp to end Blackberry OS support

February 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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WhatsApp is to end support for a number of operating systems including Blackberry 10, Nokia Symbian S60 and Windows Phone 7.1. The company said it wanted to focus development “on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use”. Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which is used by a billion people worldwide, will stop working on the named […]

WhatsApp reaches a billion monthly users

February 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Mobile messaging service WhatsApp is now used by a billion people every month, Facebook has reported. The Facebook-owned app now outperforms the social network’s own Messenger mobile app, which has 800 million monthly users. The company said 42 billion messages and 250 million videos were sent over WhatsApp daily. But one analyst said WhatsApp still […]

Phony WhatsApp update could cost you much more than a dollar

December 10th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A bank industry group in Singapore is warning customers about malware hitting Android phones that can steal credit card numbers and other customer details for fraudulent purchases. The malware also has the ability to intercept incoming SMS text messages, which allows cybercrooks to steal┬áthe one-time passwords (OTPs) often sent by banks as a form of […]

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