Whatsapp returns after 6-hour crash, Facebook apologizes

Whatsapp returns after 6-hour crash, Facebook apologizes

The giant company started losing shares after whistleblower leaked secrets on Facebook’s management agenda * In Israel, the widely popular Whatsapp messaging app begins to return to function. Users have begun reporting Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp returned to function after going offline for users across the globe at approximately 18:30 p.m. on Monday and remaining down for nearly six hours. The Facebook homepage has also resurrected after hours of a DNS error message. Some are […]

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8 Ways Your WhatsApp Messages Can Be Hacked

8 Ways Your WhatsApp Messages Can Be Hacked

Think WhatsApp’s message encryption makes it secure? Here are several ways your WhatsApp can be hacked. WhatsApp is a popular and easy to use messaging program. It has some security features, like the use of end-to-end encryption to keep messages private. However, hacks targeting WhatsApp could compromise the privacy of your messages and contacts. Here are eight ways that WhatsApp can be hacked. 1. Remote Code Execution via GIF In October 2019, security researcher Awakened […]

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Xiaomi’s remote wireless charging powers up your phone from across the room

Xiaomi’s remote wireless charging powers up your phone from across the room

Inductive wireless charging that works via pads and coils is still not available everywhere or on every device, but XDA points out that Xiaomi is teasing a leap to the next step: remote wireless charging. Touchless “true” wireless charging could energize devices from several meters away, and Xiaomi is touting its approach, dubbed Mi Air Charge Technology. We’ve seen remote wireless charging equipment before, including the Energous WattUp approach we gave a Best of CES […]

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Zuckerberg says WhatsApp is under threat from Apple’s iMessage

Zuckerberg says WhatsApp is under threat from Apple’s iMessage

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has voiced his opinion against Apple’s privacy policies and how it will affect the social media giant’s business. He had alleged that Apple’s new policies have been rolled to help its own services flourish. By their own services, he means “iMessage” which he considers a threat to WhatsApp. Facebook had alleged that Apple’s new policy that requires the apps to add privacy labels on it and provide information to users about […]

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WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using the app

WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using the app

The Facebook-owned messenger with 2 billion users revamps its privacy policy. WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messenger that claims to have privacy coded into its DNA, is giving its 2 billion plus users an ultimatum: agree to share their personal data with the social network or delete their accounts. The requirement is being delivered through an in-app alert directing users to agree to sweeping changes in the WhatsApp terms of service. Those who don’t accept the revamped […]

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Facebook is secretly using your iPhone’s camera as you scroll your feed

Facebook is secretly using your iPhone’s camera as you scroll your feed

iPhone owners, beware. It appears Facebook might be actively using your camera without your knowledge while you’re scrolling your feed. The issue has come to light after a user going by the name Joshua Maddux took to Twitter to report the unusual behavior, which occurs in the Facebook app for iOS. In footage he shared, you can see his camera actively working in the background as he scrolls through his feed. The problem becomes evident […]

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FaceApp is back and so are privacy concerns

FaceApp is back and so are privacy concerns

FaceApp, a Russia-based app that applies filters to photos, is having another moment in the spotlight this week. The app first went viral in 2017, but this time it’s catching on because of a filter that makes users look older or younger. As with the last viral moment, however, users have been surprised to learn that the app’s creators are harvesting metadata from their photos. Close research suggests FaceApp isn’t doing anything particularly unusual in […]

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Google Duplex starts rolling out to iPhones and more Android phones

Google Duplex starts rolling out to iPhones and more Android phones

Google’s automated calling service, Duplex, is starting to roll out to iPhones and a lot more Android phones. The service, which lets a human-sounded robot voice make phone calls on your behalf to book restaurant reservations, launched on the latest Pixel devices in December. Google announced in March that it would come to more phones shortly, and now that rollout has begun. In an email, a Google spokesperson confirmed that broader Duplex rollout started this […]

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Apple reactivates Facebook’s employee apps after punishment for Research spying

Apple reactivates Facebook’s employee apps after punishment for Research spying

After TechCrunch caught Facebook violating Apple’s employee-only app distribution policy to pay people for all their phone data, Apple invalidated the social network’s Enterprise Certificate as punishment. That deactivated not only this Facebook Research app VPN, but also all of Facebook’s internal iOS apps for workplace collaboration, beta testing and even getting the company lunch or bus schedule. That threw Facebook’s offices into chaos yesterday morning. Now after nearly two work days, Apple has ended Facebook’s […]

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