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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?

Unsurprisingly, People Are Pretty Upset About The Government's Plan To Ban WhatsApp

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2015 | UK Tech

During the Queen's Speech, the Government unveiled plans for a new version of the controversial 'Snoopers Charter' bill which would potentially allow ...

Ode to My Family (And My iPhone)

Sophie Bauer | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Sophie Bauer

Smartphones are pretty darn good at uniting people. However, how do they fare under the pressure of having to unite larger groups of people when conflicting time zones and work schedules act as obstacles to meaningful or sustained conversation?

The Rise of Mobile and Social News - And What It Means for Journalism

Emily Bell | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Emily Bell

Social platforms which felt they could maintain their status as 'just a platform' and avoid the implications of bearing publishing responsibility are also realising that this is untenable. What follows will reshape journalism more profoundly than we once could have imagined. This might be good news for consumers, but in terms of civic and democratic health, the jury is still out.

Louise Ridley

Digital Media Companies Are Taking On The BBC - And Gaining Ground

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

'Digital born’ media companies like The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Vice are threatening the dominance of traditional online news organisations li...

Would You Like to WhatsApp Ronald McDonald?

Richard Batt | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Batt

Reports online are saying WhatsApp is going to open up to more commercial messages, allowing companies and entrepreneurs to contact customers. Which is great if you run a high-level spam operation, not so great if you just enjoy messaging your friends.

Over-The-Top Is Coming to Take Your Voice

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

The tech giants are only just starting to recognise what they can potentially offer to their customers - and by offering their users new services they hope to tie them into their existing social networks.

Guess Which Emoji The UK Uses The Most...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Tech

What does your favourite emoji say about you? Well it turns out it can be quite a lot. A new study by SwiftKey has discovered each country's favourite...

70 Lashes And Divorce For Saudi Wife Who Insulted Husband On WhatsApp

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

An instant messaging App has been cited as the reason for a divorce between a couple in Saudi Arabia. The man filed to end his marriage after noti...

Join Our Young Voices WhatsApp News Alert Service

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Here at Huffington Post UK Young Voices we're always looking for ways to bring you the very latest news, quickly and in the most convenient way possib...

Gatekeepers of Dark Social Report Rapidly Growing Power of WhatsApp

Will Bancroft | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

All in all, it seems there's yet more evidence in the social media ecosystem that WhatsApp sharing is growing rapidly.

What Can We Learn from the News Sites Pioneering Dark Social?

Will Bancroft | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

Last year some incredible data from BuzzFeed and USA Today's viral sports site, For The Win, showing the rise of WhatsApp and decline of Twitter, for mobile sharing, sparked even more interest in dark social.

Incredible Celeb Portraits Made Entirely From... Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

Rapper and artist Yung Jake is painting amazing pictures of famous people using nothing but Emojis. If you've ever used an Emoji keyboard (or been ...

WhatsApp VoIP: Will it Succeed in the Developing World?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

VoIP technology is actually now more than 20 years old and the initial boom in consumer wireline VoIP came more than 10 years ago. Wireless mobile VoIP has also been around for quite a number of years. The first consumer application was introduced in 2006. A long time ago in telecoms!

David Cameron Wants To Ban... Snapchat?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Tech

David Cameron has today revealed his intention to ban communication services like Snapchat, WhatsApp and iMessage if they continue to be encrypted fro...

Man Divorces Wife For Ignoring WhatsApp Messages

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

A Saudi man has reportedly divorced his wife after she refused to acknowledge his WhatsApp messages, instead choosing to chat to her friends and famil...

WhatsApp At The Centre Of HALF All Italian Affairs

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Tech

Italian marriages are suffering from the digital age according to new data from the Italian Association of Matrimonial Lawyers. The organisation re...

This Is Why There Are Now Blue Ticks On WhatsApp

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech

If you've recent updated WhatsApp you may have noticed that there are now... blue ticks. But what do these mysterious signifiers mean? What is thei...

Using WhatsApp To Deliver News Alerts Is Great - But Ever So Laborious

Chris York | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech
Chris York

A WhatsApp news alert service is a brilliant idea and works really well but there are some rather glaring problems...

The Top 10 at 25

The Mac Twins | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Our mid twenties without Google search would be a shameful series of questions to family members starting with 'I know I should know this but...' whilst gazing wearily down at our Young person railcards. Much like the deteriorative hangover, the road to 30 creeps up without warning or fan fare..

Until Brands Get Smart, It's Not Time to Ditch Your Stupid Watch

James Connelly | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

A confession - I'm not a smartwatch fan. They're nearly all ugly, crap battery and over-engineered. Also, I like normal watches, with nice dials and nice straps. Smartwatches stink of innovation by public companies to drive sales and share value. I'm perfectly happy having a smartphone and a stupid watch.