WhatsApp voice calls used to inject Israeli Spyware on to phones: FT
A WhatsApp vulnerability allowed attackers to inject Israeli spyware on to mobile phones, according to a report in the Financial Times.
WhatsApp attacked by advanced spyware via missed calls
A missed call on WhatsApp was enough to infect some of the app users' phones with advanced spying software, the messaging platform has said. The malicious program was reportedly developed by Israel's NSO group.
Germany's anti-trust watchdog restricts Facebook's data collection via other sites
Facebook faces restrictions in Germany on its collection of data from other sites that it owns like Whatsapp. The social media giant intends to appeal, claiming the watchdog underestimated the competition it faced.
Zuckerberg to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger: NYT
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is planning to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of the WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services and incorporate end-to-end encryption into these apps, the New York Times reported on Friday.
Facebook to give community leaders $1mn to back their projects
Facebook Community leaders play a critical role in bringing people closer together. Many of these leaders turn to Facebook, Messenger and WhatsApp to create these connections, and often believe that they could have more impact with additional support, better tools and access to funding.
Local authorities in India fight fake news crimes
Maharashtra police are trying raise awareness about rumors on Whatsapp that motivate violent forms of revenge, as India has been rocked by a wave of mob lynchings across the country in recent months.
WhatsApp slows mobile revenue growth
Despite being the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, Africa's mobile revenue is declining. According to a report by the GSM Association, there is an increasing cannibalization of traditional voice and messaging revenues.
WhatsApp partially blocked in China
Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service has been partially blocked in China following a censorship crackdown by the government.