US Supreme Court lets Meta's WhatsApp pursue 'Pegasus' spyware suit
WhatsApp in 2019 sued NSO seeking an injunction and damages, accusing it of accessing WhatsApp servers without permission six months earlier to install the Pegasus software on victims' mobile devices.
WhatsApp has until July to comply with EU consumer law
The European Consumer Organisation and the European Network of consumer authorities say WhatsApp has not explained the changes in plain and intelligible language in breach of EU consumer law.
Russia finds Meta guilty of ‘extremist activity’ but WhatsApp can stay
Russia has in the past designated groups such as the Taliban and Islamic State as 'extremist' but later expanded this to the Jehovah's Witnesses and jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation.
Lacking oversight, Telegram thrives in Ukraine disinformation battle
Two days after Russia invaded Ukraine, an account on the Telegram messaging platform posing as President Volodymyr Zelensky urged his armed forces to surrender.
WhatsApp extends encryption from phones to backups on Google Drive, iCloud
The new feature will be rolled out gradually, beginning with users who have the most recent version of WhatsApp on their phones.
Indonesia president backs amnesty for professor jailed for WhatsApp message
Saiful Mahdi was imprisoned for three months over comments made in a WhatsApp messenger group chat among fellow academics, which criticised a hiring process for lecturers.
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by widespread outage
A major outage hitting all three platforms, which have billions of users, is rare though apps are regularly forced offline by technical problems.
Facebook moves to block Taliban’s WhatsApp accounts
A Taliban spokesman meanwhile criticises Facebook for blocking 'freedom of speech' in Afghanistan.
WhatsApp tests breaking free from smartphones
Facebook engineers say the new feature will allow WhatsApp to be used on phones and 'up to four other non-phone devices simultaneously – even if your phone battery is dead'.
Another Singapore public servant nabbed for leaking pandemic curbs on WhatsApp
The accused leaked information regarding the suspension of sport, physical activity classes and programmes for children and youth.
WhatsApp sues Indian govt over new law making private messages ‘traceable’
WhatsApp says rules that require tracing the origin of chats are the equivalent of keeping a 'fingerprint of every single message sent on the service'.
WhatsApp delays enforcing new privacy terms
Users will get 'persistent' reminders about the policy and may lose some functionality if they fail to accept the new terms.