WhatsApp

WhatsApp says no to sharing with parent Facebook

The Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK has announced WhatsApp has agreed not to share user information with parent-company Facebook until the process is compliant with GDPR.

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.

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