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Mark Zuckerberg's existential product crisis

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Facebook's product painsTech VCs "go direct"Amazon's "hire to fire" system Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. This week: Mark Zuckerberg's existential product crisis Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Steve Jobs famously said Apple makes products that consumers don't know they want. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Enterprise, Media, Instagram, California, Germany, Advertising, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newsletter


A guide to end-to-end encryption, the system that keeps your transmitted data and communication secure

End-to-end encryption ensures your messages can only be read by you and the recipient(s). Teera Konakan/Getty Images End-to-end encryption secures messages before they're sent and decrypts them only after arriving at a recipient's device. This is different from encryption-in-transit, when messages may be decrypted at the server before going to a final destination. There are several messaging apps that use end-to-end encryption, including Signal, Telegram, and WhatsApp. Visit Ins...
Tags: Google, Security, Email, Server, Trends, Communication, Data, Cybersecurity, Whatsapp, End-to-end Encryption, Messages, Hackers, Telegram, Signal, Metadata, Dave Johnson


What Happens If You Don't Accept WhatsApp's New Privacy Policy?

WhatsApp’s controversial new privacy policy goes into effect May 15, 2021. The updated agreement gives Facebook permission to collect your WhatsApp data, and lots of people aren’t happy about it. That said, users are not forced to accept the new terms automatically—but those who don’t agree to them will experience…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Social Media, Whatsapp, Instant Messaging, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


WhatsApp will gradually stop you calling or messaging contacts if you don't agree to its new privacy policy

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, which owns WhatsApp. Drew Angerer / Getty WhatsApp will eventually stop users sending and receiving messages if they refuse a new privacy policy. If users do not agree to the policy, after several weeks they will begin to lose access to their chat lists. After a few more weeks, users won't receive calls or notifications, WhatsApp said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Whatsapp will gradually turn off calls and messages for users who do ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Trends, Whatsapp, Tech News, Telegram, Signal, Signal and Telegram, Anna Cooban, WhatsApp Drew Angerer Getty, Downloads for Signal


What happens when WhatsApp’s new terms start on 15 May?

Messaging app will begin to turn off features until users agree to Facebook’s updated terms of serviceIf you have not agreed to WhatsApp’s controversial new terms of service by 15 May, the app will begin to turn off features until you do, Facebook announced in an update to its FAQ page.At that point, the screen asking users to accept the terms of service set by Facebook, WhatsApp’s parent company, will become permanent, with users needing to click through to directly use WhatsApp at all. Users w...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, UK News, World news, Whatsapp, Facebook WhatsApp


Facebook ordered not to apply controversial WhatsApp T&Cs in Germany

The Hamburg data protection agency has banned Facebook from processing the additional WhatsApp user data that the tech giant is granting itself access to under a mandatory update to WhatsApp’s terms of service. The controversial WhatsApp privacy policy update has caused widespread confusion around the world since being announced — and already been delayed by Facebook for several months after a major user backlash saw rivals messaging apps benefitting from an influx of angry users. The Indian gov...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, Privacy, Germany, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Whatsapp, Ireland, Italy, Data Protection, Hamburg, Privacy Policy, Gdpr


WhatsApp users need to take action to keep the app working

WhatsApp users have until May 15 to accept its new privacy policies or face seeing the messaging app's functionality gradually removed.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Messaging, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Messaging Apps


WhatsApp Will Turn Your Account Into a Useless Zombie If You Don't Accept Its New Privacy Policy

After facing international backlash over impending updates to its privacy policy, WhatsApp has ever-so-slightly backtracked on the harsh consequences it initially planned for users who don’t accept them—but not entirely.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Software, Operating Systems, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Private Message


Loan sharks target new victims via WhatsApp and Facebook

Criminals have been using social media – from dating sites to local community groups – to find, threaten and control people in debtLocal WhatsApp groups have been one of the silver linings of the pandemic, creating community ties and support networks. Yet loan sharks are increasingly using these groups to extort money from their victims, according to England’s Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT), an organisation that prosecutes illegal lenders and supports victims.Such lenders are also targeting t...
Tags: Facebook, England, Crime, Money, Social Networking, Social Media, Society, UK News, Consumer affairs, Scams, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Illegal Money Lending Team IMLT, IMLT, Tony Quigley


WhatsApp, growing despite backlash, relaxes May 15 policy update deadline

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In the ca...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


WhatsApp is doing fine despite months-long backlash over policy update

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary-worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In case o...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


WhatsApp is growing despite months-long backlash over policy update

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In the ca...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


WhatsApp, growing despite backlash, clarifies May 15 policy update deadline

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In the ca...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


How to turn on WhatsApp's dark mode color scheme on a computer or mobile device

Dark mode makes your screen appear in darker tones instead of bright white, which can feel more gentle on the eyes. Petri Oeschger/Getty Images You can use WhatsApp's dark mode on the Android, iOS, and Windows desktop apps. You can also enable dark mode on WhatsApp's web browser client. Dark mode flips the color scheme in WhatsApp so the background is dark and the text is light. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When it comes to mobile apps and operating...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Google, Android, Windows, Trends, Whatsapp, Start, Messaging Apps, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Dark Mode, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


Tim Cook told Mark Zuckerberg that Facebook should delete all data it collected after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and he was 'stunned' by the suggestion, report says

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, left, and Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, right. Nick Wass/Associated Press/Apple Apple's Tim Cook and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg had an unpleasant meeting in 2019, The NYT reported. They discussed Facebook's user privacy after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Zuckerberg was said to be "stunned" by Cook's proposal to delete any data Facebook had collected. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In 2019, amid a flock of bill...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Instagram, Privacy, Trends, Social Media, Data, Whatsapp, Idaho, New York Times, Tim Cook


Tim Cook reportedly told Mark Zuckerberg that Facebook should delete all data it collected after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and he was 'stunned' by the suggestion

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right. Nick Wass/Associated Press/Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly had an unpleasant meeting in 2019. They discussed Facebook's user privacy after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the NYT reported. Zuckerberg was said to be "stunned" by Cook's proposed solution to delete any data Facebook had collected. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In 2019, amidst a flock of bi...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Instagram, Privacy, Trends, Social Media, Data, Whatsapp, Idaho, New York Times, Tim Cook


How to Fix Your Phone After Downloading 'WhatsApp Pink'

Security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia took to Twitter the other day to warn about a new scam making the rounds—the goofily named “WhatsApp Pink.” This Android app promises to be a fun new variant of the popular chat app that comes with an all-pink UI. And while the “pink app” part might be true, the app isn’t…Read more...
Tags: Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Software, Lifehacks, Yo, Operating Systems, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Rajshekhar Rajaharia, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Photo-sharing is back: how social media has framed the pandemic

Pictures of pubs and haircuts as UK Covid restrictions eased highlight how our digital lives have changedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey have flooded in recent days on to Twitter and Facebook, or been shared in excited texts and WhatsApps: photographs of beaming friends and colleagues, delightedly capturing the moment they could at last down a pub garden pint, or have a haircut, or receive a long-awaited vaccine.As Britain has begun to ease Covid restrictions and...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, England, Media, Instagram, Social Media, UK News, Whatsapp, Britain, Digital Media, Coronavirus, UK Covid


Pakistan temporarily blocks social media

Pakistan has temporarily blocked several social media services in the South Asian nation, according to users and a government-issued notice reviewed by TechCrunch. In an order titled “Complete Blocking of Social Media Platforms,” the Pakistani government ordered Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Telegram from 11am to 3pm local time (06.00am to 10.00am GMT) Friday. The move comes as Pakistan looks to crackdown ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Youtube, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Pakistan, Telegram, Islamabad, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, South Asian, Tehrik, Labaik Pakistan, Twitter Facebook WhatsApp YouTube


How to Keep Attackers From Locking You Out of WhatsApp

Though the result is more annoying than dangerous, a newly exploited quirk of WhatsApp’s two-factor authentication system does appear to make it relatively easy for an attacker to lock you out of your account for varying amounts of time. And all a bad actor needs to pull it off, as of this writing, is to know the…Read more...
Tags: Authentication, Whatsapp, Software, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Multi Factor Authentication, Zak Doffman, Cross Platform Software, Computer Access Control


German Regulators Seek to Stop WhatsApp Sharing Data With Facebook

Regulators in Germany are seeking to bar Facebook from collecting user data from its subsidiary, WhatsApp (via Bloomberg). The Hamburg regulator is looking to achieve an "immediately enforceable order" against Facebook by May 15, due to concerns that WhatsApp's privacy policy changes could lead to the unlawful use of user data for marketing and advertising purposes. Data Commissioner Johannes Caspar said in a statement earlier today:WhatsApp is now used by almost 60 million people in Germany ...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Bloomberg, Whatsapp, Hamburg, Johannes Caspar


3 helpful WhatsApp security tips for protecting your data on the voice and messaging service

WhatsApp has several security tools for protecting your data on and off the app. d3sign/Getty Images To improve your WhatsApp account's data security, you can enable two-step verification, disable cloud backups, and turn on security notifications. You can also change how much information you share through WhatsApp's Privacy menu, located in the messaging app's Settings section. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Most people who use social media and co...
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Google Drive, Facebook, Trends, Smartphones, Whatsapp, Data Protection, Chat Apps, Signal, Messaging Apps, Jennifer, Tech Insider, Whatsapp security, Voice Calling


Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are super broken right now (Update: but starting to work again)

Are Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp down for you right now? Us too! And lots and lots of other people too, it seems. We’re getting reports left and right of outages across the three Facebook properties, with no indication so far as to the cause. It’s all down so hard that Facebook’s own server status page won’t even load to explain what’s up. Some of the respective mobile apps appear to load, but are just loading cached data; refresh or try to pull in a new page, and things probably won’t load...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram


Uninstall This Android App, Which Gave You Malware Instead of Netflix

In what is becoming a recurring ritual, Google has removed a scammy Android malware app from the Google Play Store. This time, the offending culprit is FlixOnline, a malware app that roped people in by pretending to offer them free Netflix access. Its banishment from the Play Store is great, but the onus is on you to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Social Media, Malware, Whatsapp, Software, Netflix, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


How to hide online status on WhatsApp to protect privacy

WhatsApp's online or "last seen" status tells other users when you're using the app, but you can turn it off. Uwe Krejci/Getty Images You can hide your WhatsApp online status if you don't want others to see when you're online. WhatsApp normally allows everyone to view your online status, but it's easy to change in the app's settings. If you hide your online status on WhatsApp, you also won't be able to see other people's online status. This story is a par...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Messaging Apps, Tech Insider, Meira Gebel, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Uwe Krejci Getty, Online Status


An Android App That Promised Free Netflix Shockingly Just Highly Annoying Malware

So-called pirating apps have been around for years—and they have likely gained popularity since covid-19 put us all indefinitely on the couch, phone in hand, awaiting a reason (that never comes) to stop streaming. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Malware, Whatsapp, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, Computer Virus, Operating Systems, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Aviran Hazum, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


WhatsApp Testing Ability to Transfer Chats Between iOS and Android

WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will allow users to transfer their chat history, logs, and transcripts between iOS and Android devices, making it easier for WhatsApp users to switch between the two platforms. The new future, in the early stages of development, was brought to light by WABetaInfo, who often shares unreleased and hidden features behind the chatting service. According to the WhatsApp specialist, a future update will allow users to transfer their chats from an iOS device t...
Tags: Google, Whatsapp


Charles raises €6.4M seed to bring ‘conversational commerce’ to WhatsApp

Charles, a Berlin-based startup that offers a “conversational-commerce” SaaS for businesses that want to sell on WhatsApp and other chat apps, has raised €6.4 million in funding. Led by Accel and HV Capital, the seed funding will be used by the company to scale and meet existing demand for its conversational commerce platform. Launched in 2020 by Artjem Weissbeck and Andreas Tussing after the pair had run a year-long experiment running a store in WhatsApp, Charles enables businesses to sell prod...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, Berlin, Tech, Whatsapp, Charles, Accel, Zendesk, Tussing, Recent Funding, Luca Bocchio, HV Capital, Artjem Weissbeck


Consumers spent $32B on apps in Q1 2021, the biggest quarter on record

The pandemic’s remarkable impact on the app industry has not slowed down in 2021. In fact, consumer spending in apps has hit a new record in the first quarter of this year, a new report from App Annie indicates. The firm says consumers in Q1 2021 spent $32 billion on apps across both iOS and Google Play, up 40% year-over-year from Q1 2020. It’s the largest-ever quarter on record, App Annie also notes. Last year saw both app downloads and consumer spend increase, as people rapidly adopted apps un...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, India, Disney, Tech, Whatsapp, Netflix, Computing, App Annie, DOP, Mobile Applications, Roblox


How to block someone on WhatsApp messenger

Here's a step-by-step guide to blocking people in WhatsApp for iOS and Android, plus what to do if you change your mind and want to re-establish communications.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Apps, Trends, Smartphone, Whatsapp, How-to, Tier 4, Text Blocking