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WhatsApp users warned to change voicemail PINs
Attackers are allegedly gaining access to users’ WhatsApp accounts by using the default voicemail PIN to access voice authentication codes.
18 Feb 2019
Facebook fights fake news ahead of Africa elections
“We also show related articles from fact-checkers for more context and notify users if a story they have shared is rated as false.”
14 Feb 2019
Twilio launches new developer API for WhatsApp platform
“We're excited to provide the most expansive set of messaging experiences to billions of end users. We can't wait to see what developers build."
02 Aug 2018
Why cybercriminals are corrupting popular social media platforms
Fraudsters are targeting legitimate social media platforms to create a new type of fraud market – one that has a global reach.
06 May 2018
Singapore WhatsApp users urged to watch out for phishing scams
Victims who give the scammers access to the verification codes would then be locked out of their own account and lose access.
20 Apr 2018
Queensland Premier bans Ministerial use of private email & messaging apps
The Queensland Government has forbidden its ministers from using their own private email and messaging accounts for ministerial business.
21 Mar 2018
NHS staff breaking data security policies every day with WhatsApp
The 'unsustainable' issue of NHS staff using consumer instant messaging services is actually much bigger than has been previously reported.
14 Mar 2018
Behind the WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ allegations: An expert's opinion
Apple’s iMessage made the same tradeoff between ease of use and security, but nobody has accused Apple of backdooring, says ESET.
18 Jan 2017
Beware! New WhatsApp scam offering “free internet without Wi-Fi”
WhatsApp keeps on increasing, with deceptive campaigns coming up with with novel ways of luring in victims. Today we will show you a new example.
16 Jan 2017
New WhatsApp scam offering free internet without Wi-Fi
Unfortunately, victims will only see offers, but no trace of free internet.
12 Jan 2017
WhatsApp shares data with Facebook ahead of monetisation
More than two years after its acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp has seemingly succumbed to the inevitable pressure from its parent company.
29 Aug 2016
Kiwi teachers off to Singapore to bridge online classroom connections
A select group of New Zealand teachers are off to Singapore to learn, study and bring students' cultural connections online.
03 Aug 2016
Social media platforms causing VoIP revival
In the age of hyper connectivity, VoIP is enjoying a very mainstream renaissance across business and consumer usage.
14 Aug 2015
WhatsApp for iOS updated
The new version 2.12.5 includes the ability for users to include videos in chat backups.
06 Aug 2015
WhatsApp brings slew of new features to Android
WhatsApp has added new features to the instant messaging application for Android users.
24 Jul 2015
Mobile and online messaging traffic skyrockets
Mobile and online messaging traffic will reach 160 trillion per annum by 2019. This is up from 94.2 trillion this year and equals 438bn daily.
08 Jul 2015
Meet SkipRoaming: "Like WhatsApp on steroids"
“It's a combination of the best features of WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, and Facebook Messenger all put together in one app and on steroids."
26 May 2015
WhatsApp: Not so free after all?
WhatsApp is quick to say its calling feature is free, even between countries, but only when a user has an unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot...
15 May 2015
Facebook: 10% of VoIP market - and aiming much higher
Facebook is claiming 10% of the mobile VoIP market via Messenger, as it looks to ramp up that figure with its WhatsApp voice offerings.
23 Apr 2015
WhatsApp finally shares VoIP love with iOS users
iOS users can today jump on the WhatsApp bandwagon with the popular app finally announcing the voice calling capability is now available on iOS.
22 Apr 2015
WhatsApp increases VoIP play
WhatsApp ramps up its push into voice, prompting suggestions that it is one of the most disruptive forces in telecommunications history.
10 Apr 2015
WhatsApp’s voice service a wake-up call for operators
The sheer size of WhatsApp's network could disrupt the market and some operators are already adopting a defensive stance.
30 Mar 2015
Scammers target WhatsApp's new VoIP function
With many WhatsApp users looking to get the new VoIP feature, it is likely many will fall for the scam as WhatsApp slowly releases the functionality.
25 Mar 2015
WhatsApp for PC snubs iOS users
Hugely popular messaging platform WhatsApp has announced it has launched a desktop messaging option that allows its users to send messages via a web browser.
22 Jan 2015