WhatsApp limits message forwarding to slow spread of fake virus news

World Apr 7, 2020

WhatsApp limits message forwarding to slow spread of fake virus news

Facebook Inc.'s WhatsApp tightened message forwarding limits Tuesday, restricting users to sharing forwarded content one chat at a time after a jump in messages touting bogus medical advice since the start of the coronavirus crisis. The pandemic, which has killed more than 70,000 people worldwide, ...

Business Dec 4, 2019

EU to relaunch push to regulate WhatsApp and Skype on privacy

The EU will relaunch its deadlocked effort to more closely regulate internet phone and message services such as WhatsApp, Skype and Messenger, a top bloc official said on Tuesday. The European Union has struggled to revamp privacy and data rules on telecoms since a proposal ...

WhatsApp hacked to spy on top government officials of U.S. allies, sources say

Business Nov 1, 2019

WhatsApp hacked to spy on top government officials of U.S. allies, sources say

Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc.'s WhatsApp to take over users' phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company's investigation. Sources familiar with WhatsApp's internal investigation into the breach said a ...