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Meta Delays Encryption On Facebook, Instagram Until 2023

Meta executive tells newspaper that encryption rollout has been delayed on Facebook and Instagram over child safety concerns

5 days ago

Facebook Can Pursue NSO Lawsuit, Appeals Court Rules

Pegasus fallout continues. Facebook granted permission to pursue a lawsuit, after US court rejects NSO's claim of immunity

3 weeks ago

Facebook Blames Configuration Change For Global Outage

Back online. Facebook confirms 'configuration change' for seven hour global outage that halt access to most of its services on…

2 months ago

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Suffer Global Outage

As CTO departs, a major global outage rocks the Facebook platform, as well as its WhatsApp and Instagram platforms on…

2 months ago

WhatsApp Moderators Can Read Messages – Report

Concern raised again about how secure messages are on WhatsApp, after it emerges moderators can access messages if a complaint…

3 months ago

WhatsApp Slapped With $267m GDPR Fine For Sharing Data

Ouch. Irish Data Protection Commission hits WhatsApp with an increased fine of 225m euros, due to its handling and processing…

3 months ago

FTC Amends Antitrust Complaint Against Facebook, After Setback

US regulator amends antitrust complaint against Facebook, after a US judge in June had dismissed the initial claims filed by…

3 months ago

Facebook Seeks To Analyse Encrypted Messages – Report

Social network reportedly studying 'homomorphic encryption' in order to analyse encrypted WhatsApp messages without decrypting them

4 months ago

Facebook Rolls Out Disappearing WhatsApp Photos, Videos

Snapchat challenge as new WhatsApp feature is rolled out that allows photos and videos to disappear once they have been…

4 months ago

WhatsApp Tests Message Sending Without Smartphone

Look mum, no smartphone. For the first time WhatsApp to test a feature to allow users to send messages without…

4 months ago

WhatsApp Beta Tests Disappearing Video, Photo Messages

Self destruct feature. Disappearing photo and video message option is being deployed for iOS and Android WhatsApp beta apps

5 months ago

Users Warned Over WhatsApp Account Hijack Scams

Users are continuing to fall for scams that allow hackers to take over their WhatsApp accounts or trick them into…

6 months ago

WhatsApp Sues Indian Government Over Surveillance Law

Privacy champion? Facebook's WhatsApp division alleges controversial new law gives Indian government mass surveillance capabilities

6 months ago

German Regulator Orders Facebook To Stop Using WhatsApp Data

Three month data collection ban. Facebook has been banned by regulator from processing the personal data from German WhatsApp users

7 months ago

Telephone Landline Usage In ‘Terminal Decline’, Uswitch Finds

As usage of WhatsApp, Zoom etc soars, the humble telephone landline declines, with 26 percent not even bothering to connect…

7 months ago

MPs Face Legal Challenge Over Disappearing Messages

Legal challenge seeks to ban ministers from using disappearing messages on apps such as WhatsApp and Signal over transparency fears

8 months ago

India Orders Watchdog Probe Over WhatsApp Privacy Policy

WhatsApp's largest market in India is launching an official antitrust investigation over its mandatory privacy policy update

8 months ago

Facebook Fixes Glitch That Took Services Offline Worldwide

Facebook fixes 'technical issue' that caused Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and other services to go offline globally for about an hour

8 months ago

WhatsApp Adds Voice And Video Calling To Desktop App

Bigger screen time. Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service has finally added voice and video calling capabilities to its desktop version

9 months ago

WhatsApp To Limit Messaging, Unless Users Agree New Terms

Users who don't agree to WhatsApp's updated terms will be blocked from messaging, and their account could be eventually deleted

9 months ago

WhatsApp To Press Ahead With Privacy Update

What backlash? Facebook's WhatsApp says it will go ahead with its privacy policy update, but hopes that it has better…

9 months ago

India To Quiz Facebook Over WhatsApp Privacy Terms

Delayed mandatory privacy policy update by Facebook's WhatsApp, to reportedly trigger questions from Indian parliamentary panel

10 months ago

WhatsApp Delays Deadline For New Privacy Terms

WhatsApp delays deadline for users to agree to new privacy policy by three weeks as notice triggers backlash over Facebook…

10 months ago

Signal Ramps Up Hiring After Surge – Report

Signal reportedly hiring more staff to cope with surge, as it and Telegram benefit from WhatsApp data policy update controversy

11 months ago

Signal Installations Surge Amid WhatsApp Data Concerns

Research shows installations of Signal messaging app approaching one million a day, amid concern over WhatsApp data policy update

11 months ago

WhatsApp Will Share Data With Facebook, Despite User Wishes

What is the point of end-to-end encryption? Facebook to access people's WhatsApp data, whether they like it or not, from…

11 months ago

Facebook, WhatsApp And Messenger Services Crash In Europe

Significant outage for a number of Facebook services including Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram on Thursday for thousands of users

12 months ago

Facebook Hit With Two Antitrust Lawsuits From FTC And US States

Breakup threat. Social networking giant sued by federal regulator and US states, and could be forced to sell WhatsApp, Instagram

12 months ago

Children At Risk From End-to-End Encryption, Says Report

Plans by social media firms to widen the use of end-to-end encryption will put children a risk, Children Commissioner warns

12 months ago

WhatsApp Setting To Remove Messages After Seven Days

Messaging titan to implement setting to allow for “disappearing messages” option after seven days, in an effort to bolster privacy

1 year ago