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22 Jan 2020

Jeff Bezos

Apparently, Saudi Crown Prince hacked Jeff Bezos's phone via WhatsApp

Last year, Gavin de Becker, a security specialist known for assisting the CIA and FBI, claimed that the Saudi government had hacked the phone of Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man.

19 Jan 2020

Disappearing Messages

WhatsApp to get support for animated stickers, hints beta update

WhatsApp is constantly improving its platform with new features, and the latest one to come to the messaging app might be animated stickers.

17 Jan 2020


Facebook taking U-turn, drops plan to show WhatsApp ads: Report

For more than a year, we have been hearing about Facebook's highly ambitious plan to monetize WhatsApp by showing ads.

13 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

JNU violence: Delhi HC issues notice to Google, WhatsApp, Apple

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to Google, WhatsApp, and Apple, on a plea seeking the preservation of evidence of the January 5 violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

11 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

JNU: Delhi Police identifies 37 members of 'Unity against Left'

The Delhi Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) has identified 37 people from the 60-member WhatsApp group associated with the violent attack on Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University on January 5.

07 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

JNU: ABVP leader admits they were 'asked' to carry acid

There is a huge buzz that ABVP, the student-wing of RSS, was involved in Sunday's attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which left over 20 injured.

01 Jan 2020


WhatsApp will stop working on these smartphones from today

WhatsApp is withdrawing support for a number of dated smartphones from today.

30 Dec 2019


WhatsApp's Delete Message feature will work only on group chats

We know WhatsApp is working to introduce a new 'Delete Messages' feature (also referred to as Self-disappearing Messages) that automatically deletes/destructs the sent messages after a pre-determined time period.

30 Dec 2019


Indian Navy bans smartphones, Facebook on bases, ships: Here's why

Navy personnel can't use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp on ships and bases, the Indian Navy said in a strict order.

29 Dec 2019


#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alexa suggests suicide, messaging app spying, WhatsApp fraud, more

Even as the world celebrated Christmas this week, there were some interesting developments in the sphere of technology.

27 Dec 2019


Dark mode to ads: How WhatsApp will change in 2020

2019 was hard on WhatsApp.

26 Dec 2019


#FraudAlert: Scammers using QR codes on WhatsApp to steal money

Amid a wave of phishing scams, another kind of attack has surfaced on the internet, this time targeting WhatsApp users.

26 Dec 2019


WhatsApp for iPhone to get these new features soon

WhatsApp constantly adds new features to its platform, making the messaging app more functional and secure for billions of users.

25 Dec 2019


Twitter bug let researcher match 17 MILLION numbers with accounts

In a major case, a security researcher has revealed that a flaw in Twitter's app allowed him to match as many as 17 million numbers to the users of the service.

25 Dec 2019


Smartphone affecting sleep? Here are some ways to fix it

A few days back, scientists at the University of Machester shocked the world by claiming that Night Mode, found on most modern-day smartphones, can negatively affect sleep patterns.

24 Dec 2019

United Arab Emirates

Uninstall ToTok messenger, it is UAE's surveillance app

When Israeli malware was caught spying on WhatsApp chats of thousands of activists, journalists, and academicians, we knew that the nightmares of dystopian state surveillance are coming to life.

20 Dec 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Internet shutdown? Try these 'offline' messaging apps to communicate

In the wake of violent mass protests breaking out against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the government has resorted to shutting down the internet.

17 Dec 2019


This bug crashes WhatsApp for entire groups, deletes chat history

WhatsApp - the biggest messaging service on the planet - has become a point of security concern for people around the globe.

17 Dec 2019


Most downloaded apps and games of this decade

Over the years, phones have changed much more than anyone could have imagined.

17 Dec 2019


#TechBytes: 5 new features you can try on WhatsApp

Unlike Telegram and Signal, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been incredibly slow with feature upgrades.

11 Dec 2019


WhatsApp won't work on these smartphones from February 2020

WhatsApp will withdraw support for a number of dated smartphones by early next year. The Facebook-owned company has announced that the messaging platform will stop working on Windows Phones after the end of this year.

10 Dec 2019


#TechBytes: How to enable official dark mode in WhatsApp

Even as Android, iOS and a bunch of apps available on both platforms continue to embrace dark mode, WhatsApp, the leading messaging app on the planet, remains devoid of the dark theme.

08 Dec 2019


WhatsApp gets call waiting feature on Android, with a caveat

WhatsApp is rolling out a stable update for its Android app that brings a host of new features and improvements including a new call waiting feature.

04 Dec 2019


WhatsApp's upcoming Dark Mode for Android gets new battery-saver option

WhatsApp has long been working on a new Dark Mode. And now, the feature seems to be getting some final changes before the launch.

29 Nov 2019


After spyware hack, Indian Government plans security audit of WhatsApp

WhatsApp has come under the scanner of the Indian Government.

27 Nov 2019


WhatsApp will bring the 'self destructing' messages, really soon

By now, everyone knows that WhatsApp is working to introduce disappearing messages and dark mode on its platform, to enhance the messaging experience.

24 Nov 2019


#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: OnePlus breach, Facebook's facial recognition, WhatsApp's bug, and more

The fourth week of November was pretty much quiet but we did get some concerning news from different corners of the tech sphere.

19 Nov 2019


Want to keep your WhatsApp chats safe? Update app now

A few weeks after the NSO Group debacle (wherein a malware was injected into WhatsApp for snooping), the messaging service is facing flak for another vulnerability in its system, a bug that hackers can exploit to snoop on your phone.

17 Nov 2019


WhatsApp introduces new Registration Notifications feature: Here's how it works

Just days after improving its platform with new group privacy controls and fingerprint authentication, WhatsApp is now introducing Registration Notifications feature.

11 Nov 2019


Leaving WhatsApp after hack? Other chat apps aren't secure either

The recent WhatsApp attack that compromised private chats of as many as 1,400 people, including Indian activists and journalists, has triggered a wave of departures.

10 Nov 2019


WhatsApp users report battery drain problems after latest update

WhatsApp is constantly introducing new features, general bug fixes, and performance improvements to its messaging platform. However, some updates do not perform as intended.

09 Nov 2019


WhatsApp may ban you permanently if...

If you are a part of a group that has an illegal and suspicious name, WhatsApp may ban you from using the messaging app, permanently.

05 Nov 2019


Facebook changes its logo to show it owns WhatsApp, Instagram

In a major move, Facebook has changed its corporate branding to better reflect the products that are owned by the company.

04 Nov 2019


A Chinese hacking group targeted Indian government organizations

In a major shocker, a team of security researchers has revealed that India has been targeted by a Chinese hacking group.

03 Nov 2019

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi's WhatsApp also spied on: Congress spokesperson

On Sunday, the Indian National Congress alleged that the WhatsApp account of senior party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also hacked by the Israeli spyware.

03 Nov 2019

Hindustan Times

121 Indians may have been snooped: WhatsApp in September alert

Even as Indian authorities previously claimed that WhatsApp failed to alert them about a privacy breach by Israeli spyware, the Facebook-owned company reportedly issued two notifications in May and September.

02 Nov 2019


Alerted Indian government about privacy breach, says WhatsApp; Centre denies

On Friday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp clarified that it had informed Indian authorities about a privacy breach on its platform in May.

02 Nov 2019


You can soon use WhatsApp on 2 phones, simultaneously

WhatsApp is constantly evolving its platform with new features and the latest one to come to the messaging app is a new multi-device platform.

01 Nov 2019


WhatsApp for Android gets fingerprint lock feature

WhatsApp has introduced a new biometric authentication feature on its Android app, making the messaging platform more secure for millions of its users.

31 Oct 2019


Several Indian activists, journalists targeted by Israeli WhatsApp spyware

In a shocking disclosure, WhatsApp has revealed that Israeli spyware Pegasus was used to snoop on the messages of several Indian journalists and activists.