WhatsApp Fixes Privacy Flaw That Listed User Phone Numbers in Google Search Results

WhatsApp has fixed a flaw that it didn't think was that big of a deal, that listed user phone numbers in Google search results. Read More >>

Looks Like Google Messages Might Finally Be Getting End-to-End Encryption

End-to-end encryption for RCS appears to finally be in the pipeline for Google’s messaging app. That’s according to code spotted in an upcoming version update by the folks at APKMirror, as first reported by 9to5 Google this weekend. Read More >>

Zoom’s Adding End-to-End Encryption for Real This Time, But It’ll Cost You

Zoom, the video conferencing platform du jour while nearly everyone’s stuck inside under shelter-in-place orders, has been gradually beefing up its security as part of a 90-day plan after a wave of disturbing troll attacks drew international ire. On Thursday the company announced its latest step: finally implementing the kind of encryption protocols that it led investors and users to believe it already supported. Read More >>

Another WhatsApp Bot is Here to Do the Work Your Brain Should Be Doing for You

Another WhatsApp bot is here to save you from yourself and your dumb friends who refuse to do even a modicum of fact-checking before they send you a link to a story that is very obviously bullshit. Read More >>

Facebook Still Intends on Rolling Out Its Stupid Plan to Put Ads in WhatsApp

Not content with the fact that there's an ad-free refuge under its umbrella, Facebook has confirmed plans to shoehorn adverts into WhatsApp, describing it as "a long-term opportunity." Read More >>

WhatsApp Releases Weird Coronavirus and Social Distancing Stickers

I can never understand the whole thing around stickers on social media and communication apps. Emojis? Okay, yes. GIF support? Absolutely. But stickers? I just can't get my head round them, and that means I definitely can't understand why WhatsApp has released the quarantine-themed coronavirus stickers. Read More >>

UK Government’s WhatsApp Coronavirus Chatbot Now Has Even More Helpful Titbits

The government's WhatsApp coronavirus information service just got a tad more comprehensive with an additional list of handy topics being covered, like advice for high risk individuals, as well as how to go about getting financial support. Read More >>

WhatsApp Limits Message Forwarding to Stop Fake Coronavirus News Spreading

There's a lot of cockamamie coronavirus theories floating around right now. You may have even had an over-eager friend send you one or two, but in an effort to curb their proliferation, WhatsApp is tightening its limits on message forwarding. Read More >>

WhatsApp Might Finally Be Usable With Multiple Devices

While WhatsApp has become one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, there is one thing about it that some find incredibly annoying. Users can only use their account on one device at a time, but it looks like that could change soon. Read More >>

WhatsApp Gets Another Coronavirus Messaging Service From WHO

WHO has announced its own WhatsApp Health Alert service, that already has 12 million users for the English language version. Read More >>

WhatsApp Coronavirus Chatbot is Working Now After a Rocky Launch

The Covid-19 advice chatbot available on WhatsApp went live yesterday, but it had a few hiccups. If you had issues and gave up trying to communicate with it, it's stopped its bullshit now, and is working as intended. Read More >>

The UK Government Just Enabled a WhatsApp Chatbot to Offer Coronavirus Advice

The government has never really had a good relationship with WhatsApp. It's encrypted end-to-end, naturally, and various iterations of our government have spent years trying to disable it so our messages can be snooped on. But now the government is taking advantage of the service's ubiquity, with a brand new chatbot designed to help people learn more about the coronavirus pandemic. Read More >>

WhatsApp Dark Mode is Here so You Don’t Have to Burn Your Retinas Out at Night

At long last, WhatsApp is gettting a dark mode and it's live now for both Android and iOS users. Read More >>

How to Enable WhatsApp’s New Dark Mode on iOS and Android

A feature that’s long been requested on WhatsApp has finally, officially arrived. Read More >>

Watch Out, Opportunity, Mark Zuckerberg Is About to Fuck You Up

On Thursday, Facebook overlord Mark Zuckerberg published his annual New Year’s resolution list. Last year, he promised to hold a series of public talks on issues posed by the tech industry (and boy, did he ever). Read More >>