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9.25.19

Pakistan Authorities Promise a Bounty of over $600 to Those Who Snitch on Litterers

Sindh minister Saeed Ghani is asking potential whistleblowers in Karachi to film people while throwing garbage, and WhatsApp their identification to the authorities.

7.18.19

Emojis That Don’t Exist but Should

If we all had a bong, we’d all get along.

5.16.19

It’s Almost Impossible to Tell if Your iPhone Has Been Hacked

A recent vulnerability in WhatsApp shows that there’s little defenders can do to detect and analyze iPhone hacks.

5.13.19

Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp Banned Again in Sri Lanka After Violence Against Muslims

It’s part of a worrisome trend of governments blocking citizens' internet access

5.10.19

Can Singapore’s New Law Against Fake News Affect Free Speech?

Activists say the law grants the government sweeping powers and could lead to censorship.

4.18.19

Who’s Afraid of TikTok?

The interim ban by the Indian Supreme Court has led to the removal of the Chinese app from Google Play and Apple stores. But digital activists say the move might be reducing India to a “nanny state”.

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4.2.19

WhatsApp Launches a Tip Line for Misinformation in India Ahead of Elections

WhatsApp has been struggling to address misinformation and rumors on its app without compromising security. “Checkpoint Tipline” gives users in India an opt-in option to submit rumors for fact-checking.

2.12.19

Meet ‘The Godfather’ of India’s Hot Wheels Collectors

This is serious business.

1.8.19

You Can Now Get $1 Million for Hacking WhatsApp and iMessage

Companies that buy and sell exploits, or zero-days, are now willing to offer seven figures for hacks that allow spies and cops to steal WhatsApp, iMessage and other chat app messages.

12.5.18

The WhatsApp Group Fighting Virginity Tests in India

Newly-married women in the Kanjarbhat community must submit to a humiliating test to prove their chastity. Members of Stop The V-Ritual say it's time for the practice to end.

9.6.18

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: We’re Very Committed to Encryption in WhatsApp

During a Senate hearing, Sandberg said Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is still using end-to-end encryption, but did leave room for potential changes.

7.12.18

BRB Texting, It’s All About Voice Notes Now

If you want to get close to someone, send them a voice note, maybe you can get stuck inside of their head.

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