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This mum's well-meaning WhatsApp fail may be the greatest of all time

This mum's well-meaning WhatsApp fail may be the greatest of all time When you're getting to grips with new technology or testing out a freshly downloaded app, mistakes can happen.No one knows this better than anyone who's ever received a bungled attempt at communication from a parent or a grandparent.

A bunch of 5-star reviews of WhatsApp's Snapchat update sure look fake

A bunch of 5-star reviews of WhatsApp's Snapchat update sure look fake Just like everything else owned by Facebook, WhatsApp is becoming more like Snapchat.Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on your own preferences and loyalty to the actual Snapchat.

UK targets WhatsApp and encrypted messaging after London attack

UK targets WhatsApp and encrypted messaging after London attack The UK government wants there to be "no place for terrorists to hide," and that includes on encrypted messaging services.But in this situation, we need to make sure that our intelligence services have the ability to get into situations like encrypted WhatsApp.

Politician's baffling quote about hashtags gets the mocking it deserves

Politician's baffling quote about hashtags gets the mocking it deserves Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called for tech companies that provide "completely unacceptable" end-to-end encrypted messaging services to work with law enforcement.Rudd's interview with BBC's Andrew Marr Show came after reports that the Westminster Bridge attacker, Khalid Masood, had sent a WhatsApp message prior to the incident that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted.

U.K. targets Whatsapp encryption in the wake of Parliament attack

U.K. targets Whatsapp encryption in the wake of Parliament attack The attack, which took place on March 22 and saw many people injured and several killed, involved just one man, though many related arrests have been made since.However, the lone attacker was found to have used Whatsapp half an hour before the attack began, which has prompted the authorities’ increased scrutiny of the messaging application.

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.