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Mark Zuckerberg Worried for Facebook in Hong Kong After China’s Security Move

China’s move to insert a national security law into Hong Kong may create problems for U.S. social-media giant Facebook, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. “We don’t offer our consumer services (in China). We’re just never able to come to agreement on what it would take to operate there. So I think we’re gonna have […]
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Global, Whatsapp, Hong Kong After China


Most online grooming offences in UK committed on Facebook-owned apps

Data shows 55% of offences where the means of communication was given involved firm’s appsMore than half of online grooming offences recorded under a law that made it illegal to send sexual messages to children were committed on Facebook-owned apps, figures reveal.The data, obtained by the NSPCC under freedom of information laws, show 10,019 offences of sexual communication with a child were recorded since the legislation was introduced in April 2017. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Instagram, Privacy, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, Whatsapp, Child protection, Social Care, NSPCC


Looks Like Google Messages Might Finally Be Getting End-to-End Encryption

End-to-end encryption for RCS appears to finally be in the pipeline for Google’s messaging app. That’s according to code spotted in an upcoming version update by the folks at APKMirror, as first reported by 9to5 Google this weekend.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Imessage, Messaging, Whatsapp, Encryption, Facebook Messenger, Signal, Text Messaging, Encrypted Messaging, End To End Encryption, Text Messages, RCS


JioMart, the e-commerce venture from India’s richest man, launches in additional cities

The rationale behind the deluge of dollars flooding into billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms is beginning to become more clear as his e-commerce venture JioMart starts rolling out to more people across India. An e-commerce venture between the nation’s top telecom operator Jio Platforms and top retail chain Jio Retail, JioMart just launched its new website and started accepting orders in dozens of metro, tier 1 and tier 2 cities including Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Atlantic, Ant Financial, Zomato, Mumbai, Flipkart, BigBasket, Reliance


JioMart, the e-commerce venture from India’s richest man, launches in 200 cities and towns

The rationale behind the deluge of dollars flooding into billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms is beginning to become more clear as his e-commerce venture JioMart starts rolling out to more people across India. An e-commerce venture between the nation’s top telecom operator Jio Platforms and top retail chain Jio Retail, JioMart just launched its new website and started accepting orders in dozens of metro, tier 1 and tier 2 cities including Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Atlantic, Ant Financial, Zomato, Mumbai, Flipkart, BigBasket, Reliance


JioMart, the e-commerce venture from India’s richest man, launches in 200 cities

The rationale behind the deluge of dollars flooding into billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms is beginning to become more clear as his e-commerce venture JioMart starts rolling out to more people across India. An e-commerce venture between the nation’s top telecom operator Jio Platforms and top retail chain Jio Retail, JioMart just launched its new website and started accepting orders in dozens of metro, tier 1 and tier 2 cities including Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Atlantic, Ant Financial, Zomato, Mumbai, Flipkart, BigBasket, Reliance


WhatsApp Tests Using QR Codes to More Easily Share Contacts

WhatsApp is testing the use of QR codes to let users add contacts to the messaging platform, reports WABetaInfo. The feature appears in beta versions for both iOS and Android, and can be found in the app's settings menu, which includes options to display your own QR code and scan the codes of other users. QR codes can also be revoked if users decide they'd rather not share their number with someone anymore. The beta feature is a long-overdue way of adding contacts to WhatsApp directly. Curre...
Tags: Apple, Whatsapp


How to use WhatsApp on your desktop or laptop

WhatsApp isn't just for phones anymore. You can field messages on your desktop or laptop. Here's how to do it.
Tags: Mobile, Trends, Sms, Text Message, Whatsapp, How-to, Computing, Whatsapp Web, RamBox, Tier 4


Facebook Shovels Giphy Into Its Salivating Maw

It grows: Facebook has acquired the wildly popular gif-sharing service Giphy in a deal reportedly worth at least $400 million, even as it stares down an increasingly hostile reception in official DC and antitrust probes by feds and the states.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Antitrust, Gifs, Giphy, Mergersandacquisitions


Facebook to acquire Giphy in a deal reportedly worth $400 million

Facebook will acquire Giphy, the web-based animated gif search engine and platform provider, Facebook confirmed today, in a deal worth around $400 million, according to a report by Axios. Facebook said it isn’t disclosing terms of the deal. Giphy has grown to be a central source for shareable, high-engagement content, and its animated response gifs are available across Facebook’s platforms, as well as through other social apps and services on the web. Most notably, Giphy provides built-in ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, Gif, Whatsapp, Software, M&a, Search Engine, BetaWorks, Photo Sharing, Operating Systems, Dfj Growth, Dfj, Giphy


Zoom's Adding End-to-End Encryption for Real This Time, But It'll Cost You

Zoom, the video conferencing platform du jour while nearly everyone’s stuck inside under shelter-in-place orders, has been gradually beefing up its security as part of a 90-day plan after a wave of disturbing troll attacks drew international ire. On Thursday the company announced its latest step: finally implementing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Whatsapp, Encryption, Signal, Video Conferencing, Zoom, End To End Encryption, Zoombombing, Encryption Key


Using codewords to protect against domestic violence

A Cape Town women’s group is using coded text messages to help victims of gender-based violence and abuse get out of harm’s way The post Using codewords to protect against domestic violence appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Whatsapp, Article, Cape Town, National, Cape Flats, Bheki Cele, South Africa (country, Gender Based Violence, Codewords, Koeksisters


Locatee raises $4M Series A for its workplace analytics platform

Locatee, a Swiss startup that uses existing sensors and IT infrastructures to provide employers and commercial real estate owners with detailed data about how their spaces are utilized, today announced that it has raised a $4 million Series A funding round led by San Francisco-based FYRFLY Venture Partners and Zurich-based Tomahawk VC. “We started the company based on the experience we had with the big banks,” Locatee CEO and co-founder Thomas Kessler told me. “As users, we were introduced to...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Europe, Real Estate, San Francisco, Social Media, Tech, Cisco, Economy, Analytics, Google Analytics, Whatsapp, Munich, Starbucks, Johnson


Debunk Coronavirus Hoaxes With This WhatsApp Bot

To help slow the seemingly endless spread of COVID-19-related misinformation on social media, the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) launched a chatbot on WhatsApp to help you sniff out coronavirus-related hoaxes. The bot cross-references questions sent by users with a database of information collected…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Whatsapp, Lifehacks, Hoaxes, Coronavirus, COVID, Poynter International Fact Checking Network IFCN


Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network launches chatbot on WhatsApp to debunk thousands of coronavirus-related hoaxes

You can now debunk thousands of coronavirus-related hoaxes with a few texts on WhatsApp . Poynter Institute, a non-profit organization that supports journalism, today launched a bot on the Facebook -owned service that will allow people across the globe to debunk over 4,000 hoaxes surrounding the pandemic such as whether the infectious disease originated in a lab in Wuhan, China. (A belief popular in many circles, though no conclusive evidence to support this claim has been disclosed to the p...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Tech, Whatsapp, Wuhan China, Poynter Institute, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, WhatsApp Poynter Institute


Poynter Institute launches WhatsApp chatbot to debunk coronavirus-related hoaxes

You can now debunk thousands of coronavirus-related hoaxes with a few texts on WhatsApp . Poynter Institute, a non-profit organization that supports journalism, today launched a bot on the Facebook -owned service that will allow people across the globe to debunk over 4,000 hoaxes surrounding the pandemic such as whether the infectious disease originated in a lab in Wuhan, China. (A belief popular in many circles, though no conclusive evidence to support this claim has been disclosed to the p...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Tech, Whatsapp, Wuhan China, Poynter Institute, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, WhatsApp Poynter Institute


This Week in Apps: Zoom gets busted, TikTok’s new record, contact tracing API launches

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s “State of Mobile” annual report. People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobi...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Australia, Tech, Whatsapp, App Annie, Apple News, U S Canada the U K, Bytedance


How to Share Your Location in WhatsApp and Other Apps

The idea of giving your phone permission to allow others to track your location is a little creepy, but there are plenty of scenarios where you might want a friend or family member to know exactly where you are at any given time.
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Whatsapp, Location Sharing, Lifehacks


Documents reveal FBI head defended encryption for WhatsApp before becoming fierce critic

Christopher Wray defended encryption in 2015 as a lawyer, contradicting his current opposition to the practiceChristopher Wray, the FBI director who has been one of the fiercest critics of encryption under the Trump administration, previously worked as a lawyer for WhatsApp, where he defended the practice, according to new court filings.The documents, which were released late on Wednesday night as part of an unrelated matter, show Wray worked for WhatsApp in 2015 while he was an attorney for the...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Washington, US news, Whatsapp, Encryption, Fbi, Donald Trump, Trump, Wray, Christopher Wray, King Spalding Continue


How the coronavirus pandemic has impacted Facebook; app usage, ad revenue, and the road ahead

Lockdowns across the world are driving people to the Facebook family of services, which saw a “record number of people” using them. 3 billion people are logging on its central app, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger every month. This represents roughly 2/3rd of the world’s online population.   Messaging volumes have increased by over 50% in places hit […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Messenger, News, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Earnings, Coronavirus, Earnings Mar20


TikTok tops 2 billion downloads

TikTok, the widely popular video sharing app developed by one of the world’s most valued startup (ByteDance), continues to grow rapidly despite suspicion from the U.S. as more people look for ways to keep themselves entertained amid the coronavirus pandemic. The global app and its Chinese version, called Douyin, have amassed over 2 billion downloads on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store, mobile insight firm SensorTower said Wednesday. TikTok is the first app after Facebook’s marquee a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Google Play Store, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Media, Instagram, Youtube, China, India, Tech, Whatsapp


WhatsApp: Israeli firm 'deeply involved' in hacking our users

NSO Group allegedly connected to hacks of 1,400 people including human rights activistsWhatsApp has alleged in new court filings that an Israeli spyware company used US-based servers and was “deeply involved” in carrying out mobile phone hacks of 1,400 WhatsApp users, including senior government officials, journalists, and human rights activists.The new claims about NSO Group allege that the Israeli company bears responsibility in serious human rights violations, including the hacking of more th...
Tags: Israel, US, Whatsapp, Software, Espionage, NSO Group


WhatsApp eyes lending feature in India as Amazon rolls out Pay Later to tens of thousands of customers

WhatsApp, which began testing its mobile payments feature in India two years ago, could offer at least one more financial service to people in its biggest market. In a filing with the local regulator in India, the company has listed credit as one of the areas it will pursue in the country. The Facebook -owned service declared with the local regulator earlier this month providing credit or loans as one of the “main objects to be pursued by it in the country.” No other financial service is li...
Tags: Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, India, Softbank, Tech, Whatsapp, Credit Suisse, Alibaba, Payments, New Delhi, Flipkart, Bangalore


WhatsApp eyes credit feature for users in India

WhatsApp, which began testing its mobile payments feature in India two years ago, could offer at least one more financial service to people in its biggest market: credit. In a filing with the local regulator in India, the company has listed credit as one of the areas it plans to explore in the country. At an event in Bangalore late last year, Abhijit Bose, WhatsApp’s head in India, said he believed that mobile payments market in India, which has attracted dozens of local and international fir...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Asia, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Payments, New Delhi, Bangalore, Paytm India, Facebook VP, Ajit Mohan, Abhijit Bose WhatsApp


How to record a WhatsApp call on Android or iOS

Need to record a WhatsApp call on your phone? We've put together a guide with the best ways to do just that
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Trends, Whatsapp, How-to, Call Recording, Call Recorder


How to Group Video Chat With Up to Eight People in WhatsApp

WhatsApp has upgraded its end-to-end encrypted video call feature, which now allows groups of up to eight participants to chat together, up from the previous limit of four. WhatsApp has been gradually developing its group video call capabilities through beta builds, as rival video call services like Zoom, FaceTime and Skype have exploded in popularity amid the ongoing stay-at-home measures. At the same time, Facebook has released Messenger Rooms, enabling up to eight people to join in on a gr...
Tags: Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype, Facetime


WhatsApp effort to disrupt the spread of misinformation bears fruit

The firm is concerned about bogus coronavirus content on its messaging service
Tags: News, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Misinformation, Coronavirus, COVID-19


70% drop in highly-forwarded messages globally, says WhatsApp

WhatsApp seems to have been successful in adding friction to its platform: the traffic of “highly-forwarded” messages has reduced by 70% globally, ever since Facebook limited the further distribution of such messages to only one contact at a time, the company said in a statement. This was first reported by Business Standard. The limit on forwards […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Messaging, Whatsapp, Fake News


WhatsApp’s new limit cuts virality of ‘highly forwarded’ messages by 70%

WhatsApp’s bid on cutting virality of messages circulating on its platform by introducing an additional limit earlier this month has already started to pay off. The Facebook -owned service said on Monday that spread of “highly forwarded” messages sent on WhatsApp had dropped by 70% globally in weeks after introducing a new restriction earlier this month. In one of the biggest changes to its core feature, WhatsApp said earlier this month that users on its platform can now send along frequent...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, India, Tech, Whatsapp, New Delhi, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19