APRNEWS - Spyware crafted by an “advanced cyber actor” infected multiple targeted mobile phones through the popular WhatsApp communications program without any user intervention through in-app voice calls, the company said.
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APRNEWS - Lawyers in Chad on Thursday presented an application to the courts seeking an order to force government to lift a social media blackout.
But the Appeals Court struck out the case allowing the government to continue the blackout which has been in force since March 2018.
APRNEWS - In a bid to fight fake news globally, popular messaging app, WhatsApp is limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, company executives said on Monday.
The messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, is hoping to fight “misinformation and rumours”.
APRNEWS - A group of lawyers in Chad is blaming two major mobile companies in the country for blocking access to social media networks.
The lawyers, petitioned the two mobile telecom operators Airtel and Tigo who are alleged to have for five months, blocked access to social networks such as Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber and Twitter.
APRNEWS - It’s a big one for smaller businesses around the world as whatsapp’s business app continues to grow. Call it the whatsapp version of a facebook page. Whatsapp first launched the app earlier this year in select markets in the US, UK, Italy among others and now it is available worldwide. This means if you are a small business, it’s a pretty convenient way to keep up with customers and grow your clientele.
APRNEWS - WhatsApp announced limits on Friday on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market.
APRNEWS - The Indian government directed WhatsApp, a messaging service, to immediately contain spread of fake, motivated and sensational messages in wake of recent killings of innocent people in the country, a government spokesman said Wednesday.