MILAN (Reuters) – Facebook Inc. launched a service in Italy to check the accuracy of information on coronavirus circulating on its messaging platform WhatsApp, the US tech firm said. In a fresh attempt to fight manipulated content, Facebook said it was working with local fact checking service Facta which is analysing content circulating on WhatsApp, … Read More
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Government has launched Corona Helpline on Whatsapp. People can get all coronavirus related information on latest statistics and nearest labs by sending a message writing ‘Hi’ at 00923001111166. This was shared by Prime Minister’s official twitter handle tonight.
LAHORE (92 News) – The Punjab government has banned the sharing of official documents on WhatsApp. The ban will be imposed immediately. A letter has been issued to government departments in this regard. The decision has been made in the light of the orders issued by the Cabinet Division on January 31.
(Reuters) – Messaging app WhatsApp said on Wednesday it now has over 2 billion users worldwide, making it the largest social media platform after Facebook Inc, its parent company. Facebook had about 2.50 billion monthly active users as of Dec. 31, the company said. Earlier, Facebook Inc launched a catalog feature for its WhatsApp messaging … Read More
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU efforts to create a level playing field between telecoms operators and Facebook’s WhatsApp and Microsoft unit Skype stalled on Friday after member countries failed to agree on the scope of proposed rules. The European Commission kicked off the process two years ago with its proposal for an ePrivacy regulation which would … Read More
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc launched a catalog feature for its WhatsApp messaging app, it said in a blog post, building out the service’s e-commerce tools as it moves slowly toward monetizing the app it bought in 2014 for $19 billion. Facebook has been trying to boost revenue from higher-growth units like Instagram and … Read More
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior government officials in multiple US-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp to take over users’ phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company’s investigation. Sources familiar with WhatsApp’s internal investigation into the breach said a “significant” portion of the known victims are … Read More
WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – iPhone users who have not upgraded to a new version of the operating system for long – there is one more reason to do so. If WhatsApp is currently active on your iOS 8 device, you will be able to use it only until February 1, 2020, according to an update … Read More
TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Amnesty International called on Thursday for Israel’s government to ensure that an Israeli company, whose spyware has been linked to a WhatsApp breach that may have targeted human rights groups, be held accountable for the way its software is used. Amnesty on Tuesday filed a petition in Israel seeking the revocation … Read More
TEL AVIV (Reuters) – NSO Group’s owner said it will do whatever necessary to ensure the Israeli firm’s spyware does not undermine human rights, after Amnesty International sought to revoke the export license for NSO, which has been linked to a WhatsApp breach. While it did not comment on specific attacks, NSO said in a … Read More
(Reuters) – A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on iPhones this month, the service said on Wednesday after users posted about the problem on social media. The disclosure comes as messaging and other applications race to improve security and privacy and as Facebook Inc … Read More
CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc 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. The three services will, however, continue as stand-alone apps, the report said, citing four people involved in the … Read More
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said it had removed 68 pages and 43 accounts associated with a Brazilian marketing group, Raposo Fernandes Associados (RFA), for violating the social media network’s misrepresentation and spam policies. The newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo said the group was the main network of support for far-right presidential candidate … Read More
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger service said it has fixed the latest bug on its platform that allowed hackers to take over users’ applications when they answered an incoming video call. The announcement follows reports from technology websites ZDnet and The Register that the vulnerability, which affected WhatsApp applications on Apple and … Read More
CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s Instagram announced that long-term insider Adam Mosseri will take over as the new head of the photo-sharing app, a week after its co-founders resigned. Mosseri, who joined Facebook in 2008, was most recently Instagram’s vice president of product. He had previously overseen Facebook’s news feed and spent a decade working … Read More