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WhatsApp limits forwarding in India after mob lynchings

WhatsApp limits forwarding in India after mob lynchings

WhatsApp announced limits on Friday on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market. More than 20 people have been butchered by crazed mobs in the past two months across India after being […]

WhatsApp ‘horrified’ over India lynchings, promises action

WhatsApp ‘horrified’ over India lynchings, promises action

WhatsApp said on Wednesday it was “horrified” by a spate of lynchings in India sparked by false rumours shared on its platform as the government accused the messaging service of irresponsibility. More than 20 people have been killed in India in the last two months, according to media reports, after rumours were spread on smartphones […]

Beware of this latest WhatsApp scam

Beware of this latest WhatsApp scam

A new WhatsApp scam has been doing the rounds of late. Users on the popular messaging platform have been receiving messages tricking users to visit a http://шһатѕарр.com/?colors domain that promises to let them install WhatsApp in different colours. Screengrab: Reddit The malicious website redirects users to http://blackwhats.site/ which asks them to share the link to […]

EU accuses Facebook of misleading it in WhatsApp probe

EU accuses Facebook of misleading it in WhatsApp probe

The European Commission has charged Facebook Inc with providing misleading information during its takeover of the online messaging service WhatsApp, opening the company to a possible fine of 1 percent of its turnover. However, the statement of objections sent to Facebook will not affect the EC’s approval of the $22 billion merger in 2014, the […]