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Data & insights

WhatsApp co-founder tells followers to delete Facebook

Brian Acton joins ‘deletefacebook’ calls
21 Mar 2018
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data protection

WhatsApp lacks 'legal basis' to share data with Facebook

Data privacy authority says WhatsApp has breached the Data Protection Act
19 Dec 2017
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Gov accuses Whatsapp of creating security 'black hole'

Gov ramps up pressure on app to hand over encrypted messages - report
22 Sep 2017
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Business strategy

WhatsApp reveals enterprise app in its monetisation push

New features are being tested to help businesses chat directly with customers
6 Sep 2017
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Mobile

WhatsApp now back up after suffering massive global outage

Users reported being unable to load the app for several hours on Wednesday
4 May 2017
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Network & Internet

Facebook will block revenge porn

Both human and machine-based measures will be used to stop the spread of hateful images
6 Apr 2017
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business apps

Is WhatsApp exploring digital payments?

A peer-to-peer payment trial in India may herald a worldwide rollout - report
5 Apr 2017
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Security

EU wants to create backdoors to encrypted social media apps

The proposals would force companies like WhatsApp to hand over user data
30 Mar 2017
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Security

The government needs to abandon its war on WhatsApp

Encryption might seem like an easy target, but mess with it at your peril
27 Mar 2017
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Security

Dodgy pics sneak into WhatsApp web

Web version of WhatsApp messenger was at risk from malicious files
15 Mar 2017
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business apps

WhatsApp tightens security with two-step verification

You will be able to temporarily disable it if you give WhatsApp your email address
13 Feb 2017
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Policy & legislation

Government WhatsApp chats revealed by FOIA

Irish officials used WhatsApp to chat about Brexit, and that's covered by the Freedom of Information Act
16 Jan 2017
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business apps

WhatsApp could stop working on older phones

WhatsApp updates may stop users messaging via the app on their phone
2 Dec 2016
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Business strategy

WhatsApp blocks data sharing with Facebook across Europe

Companies bow to European pressure over user privacy concerns
17 Nov 2016
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Business strategy

Facebook forecasts fall in growth as adverts hit peak

Slower growth is despite better than expected third quarter earnings
3 Nov 2016
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data protection

ICO investigates WhatsApp-Facebook data sharing deal

Data watchdog says it will "pull back the curtain" on how information will be shared
26 Aug 2016
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business apps

WhatsApp will let businesses chat with you

Messaging platform begins plan to monetise its 1 billion users
25 Aug 2016
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data protection

BlackBerry supports government data requests

Canadian mobile maker says tech companies should be "good corporate citizens"
19 Apr 2016
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Security

WhatsApp announces end-to-end encryption

Al voice messages, text messages, photo and videos sent on the platform are hidden from third parties
6 Apr 2016
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Mobile

BlackBerry "fought back" against WhatsApp's BB10 departure

Legacy smartphone provider urges users to protest decision on social media
18 Mar 2016
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Security

WhatsApp blocks links to rival Telegram

The messaging app has reportedly blocked links to Telegram, a rival app, on Android
1 Dec 2015
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WhatsApp, Web app, Messaging
Security

WhatsApp among worst-rated companies in privacy study

Electronic Frontier Foundation gives messaging app one star out of five for security
22 Jun 2015
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WhatsApp Web release date sees iOS users shunned

WhatsApp's new desktop messaging service is off-limits to Apple users for now
22 Jan 2015