whatsapp

Hacking

The DEA Didn’t Buy Malware From Israel’s Controversial NSO Group Because It Was Too Expensive

Emails between the DEA and NSO obtained by Motherboard explain why the DEA didn't purchase the company's malware in 2014.
Joseph Cox
9.11.19
Hacking

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.19
whatsapp

Hackers Could Get Into Your Phone Just by Calling WhatsApp

You really need to update your WhatsApp, now.
David Gilbert
5.14.19
Social Media

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
Tim Marcin
5.13.19
india elections

Modi's trolls are ready to wreak havoc on India's marathon election

“In terms of potential, the Indian elections are probably the ripest target for disinformation this year.”
David Gilbert
4.11.19
In Moderation

Gun Sellers Are Advertising on Instagram and Directing Customers to Encrypted Chat Apps

A leaked Facebook document gives more detail on the type of firearm parts that the social network does not allow people to sell peer-to-peer.
Joseph Cox
4.10.19
misinformation

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.
Caroline Haskins
4.2.19
big tech

Elizabeth Warren plans to break up Amazon, Facebook, and Google

Big Tech has "bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else," she said.
Rex Santus
3.8.19
cybercrime

Cybercriminals Are Taking Advantage of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp social engineering scams have become common in the country.
Melanio Escobar
1.16.19
tech

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.7.19
Sex

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.
Payal Mohta
12.4.18
whatsapp

WhatsApp is managing its fake news crisis in Brazil from an office in Silicon Valley

“It gives us a sense of how important we are.”
David Gilbert
10.26.18
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