whatsapp Stories May 18

GOOG: 930.24

10.62

Antitrust regulators in Europe have fined Facebook €110 ($122M) for misleading them over its acquisition of the secure messaging service WhatsApp.

The European Commission said that the fine would have been more than twice as high but for Facebook’s acknowledgement of wrong-doing and cooperation with the investigation …

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whatsapp Stories May 3

GOOG: 927.04

10.60

Popular messaging service WhatsApp is experiencing a major outage this evening. According to a variety of reports on social media, users are unable to access the service and cannot send or receive any messages…

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whatsapp Stories March 10

GOOG: 843.25

4.57

Somewhat careless wording by Wikileaks has led to widespread reports than messaging apps that use end-to-end encryption – like Signal and WhatsApp – had been compromised by the CIA. There is in fact no evidence that this is the case.

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whatsapp Stories February 20

GOOG: 828.07

3.91

WhatsApp is introducing a new feature in its app called Status that uses a similar format to Snapchat Stories, TechCrunch reports. Like messaging through WhatsApp, however, Status will bring encryption to the popular format.

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whatsapp Stories January 13

GOOG: 807.88

1.52

Update: Updated with a response from WhatsApp, below.

A security researcher has found a backdoor in the end-to-end encryption system used by the WhatsApp messaging service. The vulnerability would allow Facebook to read messages sent through the supposedly secure system, as well as making it possible for the company to comply with court orders to make messages available to governments and law enforcement.

While end-to-end encryption would normally mean that not even the company operating the service can decrypt messages, only the intended recipient, the specific implementation used in WhatsApp includes a major security hole …

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whatsapp Stories January 11

GOOG: 807.91

3.12

WhatsApp now supports Giphy search on Android, increased media file limits

WhatsApp is a popular messaging service worldwide, and it’s also one that tends to stay on top of adding new features. In recent months, the app has added the ability to send GIFs, but now that’s being taken further with integrated Giphy search directly within the app…

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