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  • WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption

    Facebook-owned WhatsApp has strengthened the encryption of its widely used instant messaging app, a development that in theory makes it harder for law enforcement to gain access to communications.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk06 April 16 10:47
  • Revealed: The top 10 apps that companies hate

    Companies are wary about what employees are doing on their smartphones. Be it data loss or time-wasting, a growing number of employers are actively stopping staff from using certain apps on company-controlled devices.

    Written by Martyn Williams03 Nov. 15 15:25
  • AT&T, WhatsApp get low marks from EFF for data disclosure policies

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation released the latest version of its annual "Who Has Your Back" report on tech companies' data disclosure policies Wednesday afternoon, giving perfect five-star ratings to companies including Apple, Adobe, Dropbox and Yahoo.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank18 June 15 08:38
  • WhatsApp not as open as Messenger to outside developers

    Facebook-owned WhatsApp, the popular mobile messaging and calling service, has no immediate plans to offer tools to outside developers to let them build services on top of it.

    Written by Zach Miners26 March 15 13:31
  • Facebook Messenger as a platform? It's a gamble

    Facebook's Messenger app has traditionally been used for keeping in touch with friends. Now people can also use it to send each other money. In the future, it could become a platform which other apps could use, if recent rumors prove true.

    Written by Zach Miners24 March 15 07:56
Features about WhatsApp
  • Social Media Getting More Spontaneous and Less Personal

    Deliberate status updates are losing luster as quick, impromptu, short-lived activity on social media gathers momentum. If the first phase of social media was a massive effort to share our online identities, this current wave is all about fleeting encounters.

    Written by Matt Kapko11 March 14 16:55