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6 Nov
A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from FRANCE 24 Observers around the world – all checked by our staff here in Paris.
5 Oct
Without access to social media, many users felt lost. Their explanations for the technical glitch ranged from wild conspiracy theories to the not-too-far-fetched concern that governments could be blocking the platforms.
5 Oct
Website monitoring group Downdetector said Monday's outage was the largest such failure it had ever seen. While services maybe reconnected, Facebook still has to contend with damaging revelations from an ex-employee.
4 Oct
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
11 Jul
WhatsApp video uploads could use less data in the future.
14 May
Hamburg's top data protection official has banned Facebook from using WhatsApp customer data, citing concerns over the "mass building" of user profiles that could be exploited. Facebook says it will appeal the move.
4 Mar
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Here are some of the stories to look out for when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Friday.
28 Feb
Under the new rules, companies will have to remove content within a certain timeframe and disclose the source of "mischievous tweets or messages."
23 Jan
If you have been getting a pop-up message from WhatsApp, asking you to agree to its new update policies, then be ready to give up some of your own privacy. On 'Have Your Say' today, we ask if WhatsApp is trying to take our privacy.
18 Jan
The messaging app WhatsApp has announced that it will postpone planned changes to its data-sharing policy after a widespread backlash. Also, a number of corporations in the US have paused political donations in the aftermath of the January 6 riot at the Capitol. And here in France, 2020 saw a record number of companies created.
10 Jan
WhatsApp asked its users to agree to its new updated terms, which would allow the service to share users' data with Facebook and facilitate e-commerce.
17 Dec 2020
US-based record label "Sahel Sounds", which specialises in music from Africa's semi-arid Sahel, releases monthly EPs online which local artists record on mobile phones and send to Portland, Oregon over WhatsApp.

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