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WhatsApp says it won't create an encryption backdoor, and that's a good thing

WhatsApp says it won't create an encryption backdoor, and that's a good thing Build a backdoor allowing government officials, and potentially nefarious actors, a future way in?But it's not like WhatsApp doesn't want to help.

How Microsoft helped British authorities after the London attack

How Microsoft helped British authorities after the London attack In a statement, the tech giant said it had received orders seeking email information related to the attack and it swiftly provided the information requested.“Our team responded in under 30 minutes last week to verify that the legal order was valid and provided law enforcement the information that was sought,” said Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Soon you'll be able to make payments using WhatsApp in India

Soon you'll be able to make payments using WhatsApp in India The company is in talks with the government to add support for UPI, a new payment system by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).In a statement to Mashable, WhatsApp spokesperson didn’t deny the claims and said, "India is an important country for WhatsApp, and we're understanding how we can contribute more to the vision of Digital India.

WhatsApp is testing a feature to make changing numbers easier, thank goodness

WhatsApp is testing a feature to make changing numbers easier, thank goodness Since WhatsApp is tied to your phone number, changing numbers can be a huge hassle.Now, the Facebook-owned company is reportedly testing a new "Change Number" feature in the beta version of WhatsApp.

How WhatsApp brings my family closer together

How WhatsApp brings my family closer together A few months ago my aunt, who is decades older but significantly savvier than any of us, started a WhatsApp group for our family.But even at our modest level of use, WhatsApp has completely changed the way we communicate.

WhatsApp just added an important feature for Siri

WhatsApp just added an important feature for Siri If the integration is not already set up, Siri will guide users towards authorizing it to send and read WhatsApp messages.The latest WhatsApp update on iOS enables the feature for users running iOS 10.

PayPal follows Amazon, applies for mobile wallet license in India

PayPal follows Amazon, applies for mobile wallet license in India Global payments major PayPal wants a slice of the blossoming mobile wallet pie in India, according to reports.This comes at a time when the payments space in India is abuzz with potential foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions.

Malaysia wants to hold WhatsApp group admins responsible for fake news spread over chat

Malaysia wants to hold WhatsApp group admins responsible for fake news spread over chat Those found allowing false information to be spread will face punishment, he said, adding that group admins should be a "gatekeeper to filter news before sharing.Another man was arrested in April for a photo he took and spread on Whatsapp, which "insulted" an unnamed government leader.

WhatsApp is testing the one chat feature we all need

WhatsApp is testing the one chat feature we all need WhatsApp users know that, with things like group chats and people messaging you all day, your most important chats can get lost in the shuffle.But now the messaging service is testing a new feature that'll make it a whole lot easier to manage your chats.

WhatsApp beta lets you pin your most important chats to the top of your inbox

WhatsApp beta lets you pin your most important chats to the top of your inbox As first reported by Android Police, WhatsApp beta 2.162 and 163 have added the new feature, which allows you to designate certain WhatsApp contacts as VIP.

A WhatsApp group admin was arrested for sharing 'offensive' content

A WhatsApp group admin was arrested for sharing 'offensive' content A WhatsApp group admin in India has courted trouble for circulating morphed images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The 30-year-old man was reportedly arrested in the state of Karnataka, and later released on bail.

WhatsApp is down and the internet is freaking out

WhatsApp is down and the internet is freaking out And the internet is not pleased.According to Down Detector, service problems started around 1 p.

WhatsApp's Snapchat Stories clone now has more users than Snapchat

WhatsApp's Snapchat Stories clone now has more users than Snapchat Another clone, Instagram Stories, announced 200 million daily users last month.Both services have slightly more daily users than Snapchat, which most recently announced 161 million daily users.

WhatsApp sees sudden crash for users across the globe; is now back up and running

WhatsApp sees sudden crash for users across the globe; is now back up and running According to the company, normal service should now be resumed around the world.“Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours,” the company said in a statement.

How the government can force WhatsApp to break its encryption

How the government can force WhatsApp to break its encryption The UK government is pretty damn serious about its secret surveillance plans.The latter is particularly worrying for services like WhatsApp, which offer end-to-end encryption.

Here's why breaking WhatsApp and iMessage encryption is such a dangerous idea

Here's why breaking WhatsApp and iMessage encryption is such a dangerous idea For most people, breaking WhatsApp's and iMessage's security to let the government stop terrorists sounds like a reasonable idea.In the past we had wiretaps, after all, so what's wrong in updating them to the modern digital era?

Australia wants to defy math and break into encrypted messaging apps

Australia wants to defy math and break into encrypted messaging apps So will these companies have to build a backdoor to these encrypted apps, creating a vulnerability that can be taken advantage by hackers with the right tools?Authorities will force companies to give access to these encrypted communications "lawfully" via a warrant or a court order.

WhatsApp now allows you to share any file type

WhatsApp now allows you to share any file type This new update could prove to be incredibly useful for people who want to share executable or other obscure files.It could also be useful for people who use WhatsApp at work who would otherwise have to share via email.

Whatsapp users in China report issues sending pictures and video, fearing censorship

Whatsapp users in China report issues sending pictures and video, fearing censorship Chinese Whatsapp users are fearing that the app is being blocked in the country.On Tuesday, users found they weren't able to send pictures or videos across.

WhatsApp is apparently really popular because 1 billion people use it daily

WhatsApp is apparently really popular because 1 billion people use it daily The company announced on Wednesday it has reached one billion daily active users (on both desktop and mobile) up from the on billion monthly users it announced last year.3 billion monthly active users WhatsApp announced in conjunction with its one billion daily active users even tops even Facebook Messenger's 1.