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...

How To Use WhatsApp's Incredible New Features

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Tech

WhatsApp has introduced a treasure trove of new features that will help you jazz up your messages. This includes the ability to bold text, type in it...

You're in Love With Your Phone and It's Making You a Bit Rubbish

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jade E. Bradford

I've had all the notifications turned off on my phone for about a year now. Nobody would ever know, though. I never miss a thing. Because the damn phone is always in my hand. I'm never not looking at it. On the rare occasions I'm not looking at it, I'm thinking about the fact that I'm not looking at it. I'm in an unhealthy relationship with my phone and we need to break up.

5 WhatsApp Features That Will Revolutionise Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Tech

WhatsApp for iOS has been updated to a new version, 2.12.15, that could revolutionise your life. The little green box, which usually has the power...

WhatsApp Has Drastic News For BlackBerry Owners

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech

BlackBerry mobile users brace yourselves and start saying your goodbyes to WhatsApp. The messaging platform is to end its support for mobile device...

RIP SMS, Google Is Finally Killing Off The Iconic Text Message

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech

The SMS text message: A trusty friend that led to the creation of the emoji, gave us an entirely new way of spelling words and ultimately cost teenage...

How To Check Your WhatsApp Messages Without Anyone Knowing You've Read Them

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Tech

One of the worst (or best) features of WhatsApp is that you can always tell when someone has read your message and is choosing to ignore you. At t...

Six Ways to Use Social Media to Play Mind Games

Olivia Jones | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

1. Crop them out of your profile picture. I know you think we're probably past that, it's 2016, it's something you do to your mates on a weekly basis but stop. This is the semi-crop. You need to leave in a creepy amount of them, like a single eye in the corner of the photo.

America Could Make The 'Snoopers' Charter' Even Worse And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

Hillary Clinton has given a hint during the last Democratic debate that talks between the US Government and Silicon Valley companies over personal enc...

Hurrah, WhatsApp Is Scrapping Everyone's Most-Hated Feature

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

The instant messaging service WhatsApp will soon be completely free after the company's CEO and co-founder Jan Koum announced that it would be scrappi...

A European Court Just Gave Your Boss The Right To Read Your Private Messages

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Tech

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that it is acceptable for an employer to monitor their employee's private online communications. The r...

Guy Adds Ex-Girlfriends Into Whatsapp Group To Wish Them 'Merry Ex-mas'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A guy has managed to piss off the majority of his ex-girlfriends, by adding them into a group Whatsapp message to wish them a 'Merry Ex-mas'. For ...

Can Facebook Deal With the Rise of the 'Golden Oldies'?

Edward Lowe | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

Mark Zuckerberg should be smiling from ear to ear, right? Whilst obviously happy with these results, there is a nagging concern that Facebook is still grappling with. The platform is not attracting the younger generation, who are turning their backs to the platform in favour of alternatives like Twitter and Instagram (albeit the latter is also owned by Facebook).

A Dangerous WhatsApp Bug Could Let Hackers Take Over Our Computers

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

A bug in the web version of WhatsApp could leave 200 million open to hacking according to security firm Check Point. The flaw introduces dangerous...

11 Reasons Why We Hate WhatsApp

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

WhatsApp, the little green square that tends to take over phone notifications has now hit 900 million monthly active users. CEO Jan Kourn confirme...

WhatsApp Has A New Feature And It Is Really Rather Rude

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

WhatsApp has unveiled a raft of new features for its Android users and one of them is really rather rude. The middle-finger emoji has been introduc...

WhatsApp Finally Unveils Mark 'Unread' Feature, But It's Not All It Seems

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech

WhatsApp has issued a flurry of updates to its hugely popular messaging app, including a new ability to mark messages as 'unread' on your home screen....

Why Banning Encryption Just Won't Work

Tom Gaffney | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Gaffney

This attitude encourages people who value privacy to seek out tools to protect it and this leads to encryption. The United States-based providers Google, Facebook and Apple all added encryption to their services as a response to Snowden. But now, the UK Government wants to go after that.

Is the UK Government About to Ban WhatsApp?

Dr Andres Guadamuz | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Andres Guadamuz

I have been baffled by the headlines assuring us that the end of Whatsapp is near. The problem is that as of today, there is no actual proposal from the government that says that encrypted tools and apps will be outlawed, banned, restricted, regulated, or subjected to licensing.

Is Snapchat a Threat to National Security?

Andrew Murray | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Murray

There is a risk that a terrorist cell may use WhatsApp to organise a terrorist attack, but equally there is a risk they will use a family car to carry a car bomb or public transport to get to their target. Are we also going to ban public transport and family cars unless the security services have the ability to monitor everyone who makes use of them?