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WhatsApp for Windows phones updated, fixes WhatsApp Web connection issues

WhatsApp for Windows phones updated, fixes WhatsApp Web connection issues If you’re an avid user of the popular app WhatsApp, then we’ve got some good news for you.The developers have just given the Windows Phone version of the app a touch of love and have delivered a new update which fixes WhatsApp Web connection issues.

WhatsApp shares data with Facebook ahead of monetisation

WhatsApp shares data with Facebook ahead of monetisation The move comes as WhatsApp prepares to roll out an application-to-person communications offering, which will enable businesses to send chat messages to WhatsApp users.” It has also said that WhatsApp and other third parties will remain unable to read users’ messages (which are protected by end-to-end encryption).

New WhatsApp scam offering free internet without Wi-Fi

New WhatsApp scam offering free internet without Wi-Fi This particular WhatsApp scam promises users a free internet service, without needing to use Wi-Fi.And it’s also selling something pretty amazing… Imagine being able to navigate with your smartphone wherever you are, without mobile data from your carrier or a Wi-Fi network.

Beware! New WhatsApp scam offering “free internet without Wi-Fi”

Beware! New WhatsApp scam offering “free internet without Wi-Fi” This particular WhatsApp scam promises users a free internet service, without needing to use Wi-Fi.Despite being complete nonsense from a technical point of view, the offer may nevertheless appear tempting to those unaware of the realities.

Behind the WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ allegations: An expert's opinion

Behind the WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ allegations: An expert's opinion With WhatsApp denying that its popular messaging app has a backdoor that allows government agencies to snoop and read our messages, app privacy has once again been called into question.ESET senior research fellow Nick Fitzgerald says that the WhatsApp saga demonstrates that the company chose ease of use over better security and privacy, but ‘backdooring’ is an overreaction.

This article about WhatsApp made security experts furious

This article about WhatsApp made security experts furious Last week, The Guardian published a bombshell "exclusive" report claiming to reveal disturbing information about a "backdoor" into WhatsApp's encrypted messaging platform.The article was met with near-immediate backlash from information security experts and cryptologists, who took to Twitter to voice their complaints.

iPhone users can finally send WhatsApp messages offline

iPhone users can finally send WhatsApp messages offline On Monday, WhatsApp, the popular Facebook-owned messenger, welcomed iOS users to the world of offline messaging.The app's latest iOS update allows iPhone users to engage in offline message queueing, so they can prep messages to send while they're waiting for a connection and quickly keep their conversations going when they regain one.

WhatsApp is testing a feature that lets you 'revoke' unread messages you sent prematurely

WhatsApp is testing a feature that lets you 'revoke' unread messages you sent prematurely The Facebook-owned messaging service is reportedly testing the ability to edit or recall messages that have already been sent.The feature was first spotted by Twitter account @WABetaInfo, which tracks features that WhatsApp is testing across platforms.

Scottish man messages boss asking for day off, gets a hilarious response

Scottish man messages boss asking for day off, gets a hilarious response LONDON — There are probably many, many brilliant exchanges that have taken place between bosses and employees asking for last-minute sick days, but this has to be one of the best.On Sunday, Mark McLelland from Glasgow, Scotland, messaged his boss to ask if he could take the day off.

Change this security setting on WhatsApp right now

Change this security setting on WhatsApp right now The app is officially adding support for two-step verification, which prevents someone else from activating your phone number without a six-digit passcode.The feature, which has been testing in beta since November, is starting to roll out now to WhatsApp's iOS, Android and Windows apps.

Security first: WhatsApp begins rolling out two-step verification for its users

Security first: WhatsApp begins rolling out two-step verification for its users On Friday, the Facebook-owned messaging service announced the implementation of two-step verification to improve security for its more than 1 billion monthly users.Once activated, you’ll have to enter a six-digit security code alongside your phone number and text or voice call verification.

This privacy app may work for White House aides, but it's still a mystery

This privacy app may work for White House aides, but it's still a mystery Second, the texts disappear as soon as they're read.This all fits with the app's motto of sorts, which is that they believe texts should be as private as "the spoken word.