Encrypted WhatsApp Messages Could Be Read, Researchers Warn

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK Tech

A WhatsApp bug could enable government agencies to read encrypted messages, research suggests. Security expert Thomas Boelter has uncovered a flaw in ...

It's A Hoax, Facebook And WhatsApp Won't Start Charging Users

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Tech

Another year, another hoax proclaiming Facebook and WhatsApp are set to start charging their users. This time, the services are rumoured to be chargin...

Governments Shut Down The Internet 50 Times Last Year

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Tech

Governments shut down the internet more than 50 times last year, prompting calls for telecoms companies to stand up to politicians. Around the world, ...

Has WhatsApp Stopped Working On Your Phone? We've Got Some Bad News

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Tech

WhatsAppers with older smartphones are the latest victims of a technological arms race that punishes customers for not upgrading their mobiles. The Fa...

The EU Could Dramatically Change Privacy Laws For Facebook, WhatsApp And Skype

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech

The EU is set to toughen up privacy laws governing data processed by companies like Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, according to reports. Reuters reported ...

Two In Three Internet Users Live Under State Censorship

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Tech

Internet freedom has fallen for the sixth year running after governments ramped up efforts to censor messaging apps, according to a damning report. Fr...

WhatsApp Is The World's Most Secure Messaging App, Study

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech

Amnesty has awarded Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger apps the top spot in a new privacy ranking for messaging services. The human rights NGO gave ...

Facebook Ordered To Stop Collecting WhatsApp Data In Germany

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has been ordered to stop collecting and storing data from German users of WhatsApp, which it acquired for $19bn (£14.6bn) in 2014. The direc...

WhatsApp's Newest Feature Is Its Most Annoying Yet

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Tech

There’s one thing Facebook’s suite of social networks is lacking: notifications. Besides Facebook wall notifications, Facebook group notifications...

WhatsApp's Privacy Changes Are Being Looked Into By The Information Commissioner

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Tech

WhatsApp’s recent privacy policy changes are being looked into by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to make sure that they fall within t...

Opting Out Of The Facebook-WhatsApp Data Agreement Proves Difficult

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook is seeking to better tailor its adverts by harvesting up to a billion mobile phone numbers from its messaging service WhatsApp. WhatsApp’s ...

Firms Could Target WhatsApp Users After Privacy Policy Change

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

Businesses could soon be able to target WhatsApp users following changes to the messaging app’s privacy policy. With a renewed focus on revenue, it...

WhatsApp Chats Aren't Being Deleted, Even When You've Deleted Them

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Tech

When you press ‘delete’ on your iPhone, the general expectation is that you have actually deleted that item. It’s gone. Destroyed. Well an iOS r...

When will the Lawyers Understand WhatsApp And Encryption?

Mark Hillary | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

This continuous agitation by the courts in Brazil is tiresome, not only because the lawmakers clearly don't understand how encryption works, but because WhatsApp is deeply ingrained in the cultural life of Brazil. It is a service that can be used to chat with friends, but also to book a haircut, or make a hotel reservation.

Facebook Messenger Is About To Start Taking Your Privacy Seriously

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook is trialling end-to-end encryption for its Messenger app in a move that will align the service with its sister platform WhatsApp. Selected u...

Loose Talk Could Cost Livelihoods

Mike Foreman | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

Office culture is changing rapidly. Many companies now allow employees to use group messaging apps like iMessage or WhatsApp to talk to one another. It's a new and largely unregulated medium. The odds are that it's just a matter of time before careless employee chat habits leave companies open to cyber attack, costing them their jobs and possibly their bosses' jobs too.

Texting On Your Smartphone Is Changing The Way Your Brain Works

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have found that text messaging has changed the way our brains work and created a new rhythm for brain waves. The study, published by Doctor...

Put the Phone Down: How the Internet Is Killing Our Manners

Naomi Cooper | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Cooper

Today's amazing technology means we can easily keep in touch with friends and family abroad and share our life experiences with our nearest and dearest, but it comes at a price. Our text conversations have jumped over to real life as we shun the use of please and thank you and speak in abbreviations.

One Tick, Two Ticks, Blue Ticks!

Naomi Hefter | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

For anyone in a new relationship, WhatsApp can make you go a little insane. You send him a message. One tick. He has received it. Two ticks. He has read it. Blue ticks. You can see he is online. Nothing. He comes offline. Paranoia kicks in.

Whatever You Do, Don't Install WhatsApp Gold

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Tech
Read More: Whatsapp, UK Tech News

WhatsApp Gold or WhatsApp Plus are not real. Unfortunately a team of scammers have done their utmost to make them seem real and in turn convince users...

WhatsApp Has Finally Unveiled Its App For PC And Mac

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Tech

WhatsApp has officially unveiled a desktop version of its instant messaging service for Macs and PCs. The new app retains almost all of the features o...

The Future of Privacy: Who Protects the Public From Themselves?

Mark Hillary | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

he extent of NSA monitoring revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden showed that democratic and supposedly "free" governments do already attempt to monitor us. The scale of monitoring required is vast, but the technology is catching up. There are two technological changes that are taking place at present that I believe will fundamentally change our approach to privacy...

WhatsApp Gets Serious About Privacy for Its One Billion Users

Gary Newe | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

One seemingly simple update to the application caused a huge disruption across the technology industry. WhatsApp's announcement guarantees its one billion users around the world that neither WhatsApp or third parties can listen in to or read anything sent from one user to another - which includes messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents or calls.

5 Simple WhatsApp Tricks That'll Make Your Life Easier

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Tech
Read More: Whatsapp, UK Tech News

For better or worse, WhatsApp has become an important part of our lives. Whether you love or hate the little green box, it is beginning to hold more a...

WhatsApp Now Encrypts Everything You Send, Here's Why That's Important

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Tech

WhatsApp announced last night that it would now be adding end-to-end encryption to all of its communications. That means every message, every image, e...