Apple Pulls WhatsApp, Threads From China App Store

Beijing orders Apple to pull Meta's WhatsApp and Threads from its Chinese App Store over national security concerns

1 month ago

Telegram To Reach One Billion Users Within Year

Catching WhatsApp? Billionaire founder of Telegram claims encrypted platform will reach one billion users within a year

1 month ago

Meta Adds Messaging Interoperability For Whatsapp, Messenger

Meta turns on interoperability for Messenger and WhatsApp, to comply with EU digital markets act (DMA), but only if Signal…

2 months ago

NSO Ordered To Hand Over Spyware Code To WhatsApp

US Judge orders spyware firm NSO Group to hand over Pegasus code to Meta's WhatsApp as part of the ongoing…

3 months ago

Russian Court Orders Arrest Of Meta Spokesman

Empty threat? Court in Moscow orders arrest in absentia of Meta spokesman Andy Stone, over terrorism-related charges

3 months ago

Meta To Deploy Broadcast Channels For Facebook, Messenger

Because social media really needs more ways to spread information. Broadcast channels are coming soon to Facebook and Messenger

7 months ago

Russia To Try Block VPN Access In 2024, Lawmaker Claims

Access to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) in Russia will be blocked from March 2024, Russian lawmaker claims

8 months ago

SEC Probe ‘Collects Thousands Of Wall Street App Messages’

SEC reportedly reviewing thousands of private messages from apps such as WhatsApp and Signal in Wall Street record-keeping probe

8 months ago

UK Urges Meta Not To Add End-To-End Encryption

Government minister urges Meta not deploy end-to-end encryption on Instagram and Facebook Messenger, after passing of Online Safety Bill

8 months ago

WhatsApp Boss Denies Chat App Is Exploring Ads

Head of WhatsApp at Meta Platforms firmly denies media report the service is exploring adverts to bolster revenues

8 months ago

Government Abandons Plan To Scan Encrypted Messages

Online Safety Bill climbdown? After tech platforms threaten to quit UK, government abandons plan to scan encrypted messages

9 months ago

WhatsApp Adds Support For HD Photos

Upgrade to messaging giant WhatsApp will allow users to send high definition (HD) photos, and soon even HD videos

9 months ago

Apple Objects To Spy Clause In UK Online Safety Bill

Apple adds to criticism of spy powers in Online Safety Bill that could force messaging firms to scan encrypted messages

11 months ago

Meta Looks To Private Broadcasting With WhatsApp Channels

New Channels feature for WhatsApp offers creators and organisations the ability to 'broadcast' content to wide audience of followers

12 months ago

WhatsApp Lets Users Edit Sent Messages – For 15 Minutes

Meta encrypted messaging platform WhatsApp introduces editing of sent messages, but only for 15 minutes after original post

1 year ago

WhatsApp Adds ‘Chat Lock’ To Secure ‘Intimate’ Messages

Extra layer of security has been added for WhatsApp messages, with ability to lock and hide sensitive conversations

1 year ago

Silicon UK Pulse: Your Tech News Update: Episode 2

Welcome to Silicon UK Pulse – your roundup of the latest tech news and developments impacting your business for the…

1 year ago

Twitter To Launch Encrypted Direct Messaging

Elon Musk reveals Twitter is to launch encrypted direct messages on Wednesday, and voice and video chat are to follow

1 year ago

Truecaller To Offer WhatsApp Caller ID As Scams Surge

Caller ID app Truecaller to offer service on WhatsApp, other messaging services as telemarketers, scammers switch to internet calls

1 year ago

Appeals Court Dismisses Lawsuit To Break Up Meta

US Federal Appeals court dismisses antitrust attempt by US states to breakup Facebook parent Meta Platforms

1 year ago

Meta Pleases Investors After Sales Rise, As Profits Dive

Plunge in profits at Facebook parent, but Meta pleases Wall Street after sales rose for first time after three quarters…

1 year ago

WhatsApp, Other Messaging Firms Urge Online Safety Bill ‘Rethink’

WhatsApp, six other encrypted messaging firms call for 'urgent rethink' of Online Safety Bill that they say woud weaken user…

1 year ago

WhatsApp Will Not Comply With UK Online Safety Bill

WhatApp becomes second major platform to indicate it will not comply with the UK's revised Online Safety Bill

1 year ago

Meta Prepping Fresh Round Of Layoffs – Report

Facebook parent Meta is reportedly planning a fresh round of job cuts, after axing more than 11,000 staff last year

1 year ago

WhatsApp To Bypass Regime Internet Shutdowns

Iran, China blow? Internet shutdowns by authoritarian regimes will not prevent WhatsApp users from messaging, Meta confirms

1 year ago

WhatsApp To Stop Working On Older Mobile Phones

Millions of users of older iPhones and Android handsets are to lose access to WhatsApp, after support ends 31 December

1 year ago

Instagram Blames ‘Bug’ After Global Outage

Monday's Instagram outage comes less than a week after another Meta platform (WhatsApp) suffered major outage

2 years ago

WhatsApp Down For Users Around The World

Global outage for one of the world's most popular messaging app, as WhatsApp goes offline for most users just before…

2 years ago

Russia Adds Meta To Terrorist Blacklist

Moscow declares Meta a terrorist organisation, so accessing Facebook or Instagram is now a criminal offence for Russian citizens

2 years ago

Facebook Tests Default End-to-End Encryption For Messenger

Privacy move. Platform tests secure storage of people's chats on Messenger, in a move sure to provoke pushback from law…

2 years ago