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22 Jan 2020Jeff 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 2020Disappearing 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 2020Facebook
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 2020Delhi 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 2020Delhi 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 2020Delhi 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 2020Android
WhatsApp will stop working on these smartphones from today
WhatsApp is withdrawing support for a number of dated smartphones from today.
30 Dec 2019Signal
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 2019Facebook
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 2019Amazon
#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 2019India
Dark mode to ads: How WhatsApp will change in 2020
2019 was hard on WhatsApp.
26 Dec 2019Gurugram
#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 2019iPhone
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 2019Twitter
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 2019Android
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 2019United 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 2019Uttar 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 2019Android
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 2019Facebook
Most downloaded apps and games of this decade
Over the years, phones have changed much more than anyone could have imagined.
17 Dec 2019Android
#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 2019Android
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 2019Android
#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 2019Google
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 2019Signal
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 2019India
After spyware hack, Indian Government plans security audit of WhatsApp
WhatsApp has come under the scanner of the Indian Government.
27 Nov 2019Signal
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 2019Facebook
#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 2019iOS
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 2019iPhone
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 2019Security
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 2019iPhone
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 2019Reddit
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 2019Facebook
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 2019India
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 2019Priyanka 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 2019Hindustan 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 2019India
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 2019iPhone
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 2019iOS
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 2019India
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.