WhatsApp

Facebook shrugs off feeble fine from Europe

The European Commission has hit Facebook with a €110 million fine for providing incorrect or misleading information during the WhatsApp acquisition, but Facebook doesn’t seem bothered.

WhatsApp faces another privacy PR disaster

WhatsApp has picked up in 2017 where it finished in 2016 fighting another potential PR disaster as researchers claim there is a security backdoor to its encryption.

UK slams Facebook and WhatsApp data relationship

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has cast a shadow over data sharing between Facebook and WhatsApp in a move which could have complicated implications in the long-run.

Allo, is it privacy you’re looking for?

Google has launched its artificial intelligence inspired messaging app Allo, but seems to have compromised on user privacy in its desperation to compete with WhatsApp.

WhatsApp raises the OTT stakes with new calling feature

The most popular instant messaging app in the world has raised the OTT stakes even further with the introduction of calling via the app. In the light of moves by parent company Facebook to make its messenger app more central to the mobile communications experience, the pressure is on telecoms companies to respond.

Lycamobile CEO hints at upcoming OTT communications app

Lycamobile, the international low-cost calling MVNO, said it will soon be releasing a communications app for its growing international customer base. Speaking to telecoms.com, CEO Chris Tooley hinted the app will be in the same vein as global OTT communications services like Whatsapp and Viber.

European Commission antitrust probe clears ISPs

The European Commission has announced that an investigation into content delivery antitrust has failed to find evidence of wrong-doing by internet service providers. Inspections were carried out after concerns were raised about the potential abuse of dominant market positions and violation of EU antitrust regulations.

WhatsApp gains more traction in India

Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp has struck its fourth carrier deal in India, extending its services further into the territory through a contract with Bharti Airtel.

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