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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.

How to use WhatsApp on your computer to message more

How to use WhatsApp on your computer to message more Here's how to set up WhatsApp Web so you have access to the app in two places instead of one.The next step is opening up WhatsApp on your phone and signaling that you want to use WhatsApp Web.

WhatsApp adds colorful text-only updates to Status

WhatsApp adds colorful text-only updates to Status Now, instead of just photos and videos, you can update your WhatsApp Status with colorful, meme-like text posts.The feature, which is rolling out now, is a lot like Facebook's colorful status updates: write a snippet of text, pick a background color, and customize the font.

Hackers offered $500,000 for WhatsApp and Signal exploits

Hackers offered $500,000 for WhatsApp and Signal exploits A company that specializes in acquiring and reselling zero-day exploits has set its sights on Signal and WhatsApp, two popular secure mobile messaging platforms, and is offering serious cash to hackers willing to play ball.And just who, exactly, are Zerodium's customers?

Group Messages on the iPhone are driving me nuts, and I'm so over it

Group Messages on the iPhone are driving me nuts, and I'm so over it These issues would be less of a problem if Apple actually offered viable options for briefly tuning out of group messages.There are a couple of ways to make group messages a little less annoying, but they're not foolproof.

WhatsApp rolls out verified business accounts — and might have a whole new app in the works

WhatsApp rolls out verified business accounts — and might have a whole new app in the works The Facebook-owned chat service is rolling out a new pilot program for verified business accounts, tagging some accounts with a green check symbol once their contact info is certified by WhatsApp.The rumbles about a new business app are well-founded, as rumors go; Business Insider spotted a new job post on Facebook's Careers Page that hints at a new app explicitly, naming it directly.

Get ready for businesses to start blowing up your WhatsApp messages

Get ready for businesses to start blowing up your WhatsApp messages The Facebook-owned chat platform just announced that it will test some new features designed specifically for business-to-customer messaging, following up on the rumors that it would expand on its offerings.The new features include the closed pilot of a new WhatsApp verification program, which tags corporate accounts with green check marks just like Facebook's verified business Pages, and a whole new WhatsApp Business app.