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Install the Latest WhatsApp Update to Fix a Major Bug

WhatsApp users should hit up the Google Play Store or the App Store and make sure they’re running the latest version of the app, as a new update fixes a major security bug that could let hackers slip malicious code onto devices through seemingly innocent .MP4 video files.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Should You Sign Up for Facebook Pay?

Facebook has launched Facebook Pay, a payment system for Facebook and Messenger. It’ll roll out first for “fundraisers, in-game purchases, event tickets, person-to-person payments on Messenger and purchases from select Pages and businesses on Facebook Marketplace,” the company said in its announcement. It plans to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Update Your WhatsApp Account Right Now

WhatsApp users everywhere: Update your app now. A vulnerability in the app has allowed one company to install surveillance software on both iPhones and Android phones by calling users on the app, regardless of whether they answered. Worse, after a call was placed and software installed, the call could also be removed…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Lock WhatsApp on iOS with Touch ID or Face ID

WhatsApp just got a neat new security feature on iOS. With version 2.19.20, iPhone and iPad users can now lock the app using their devices’ biometric locks—Touch ID or Face ID, depending on your device’s capabilities. Adding the lock requires you to re-authenticate yourself every time you open the app, even if your…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Join This Week’s Facebook Boycott

Any day is a good day to boycott Facebook, but today is especially perfect. Yesterday the Senate Intelligence Committee released two reports on Russian propaganda and its use of social media. Russia’s Internet Research Agency used Facebook and Instagram extensively to target people of various political stripes, with…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Join This Week’s Facebook Boycott

Any day is a good day to boycott Facebook, but today is especially perfect. Yesterday the Senate Intelligence Committee released two reports on Russian propaganda and its use of social media. Russia’s Internet Research Agency used Facebook and Instagram extensively to target people of various political stripes, with…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Backup Your WhatsApp Conversations to Google Drive

Earlier this week Google announced that thanks to a partnership with WhatsApp, backups from the app will no longer count against your Google Drive storage limits. That means it’s an even better idea than ever to use Google Drive as a backup for your messages.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Anonymous Chat Apps like Signal and Whatsapp Are Only as Private as the People You Talk To

In the show I’m in right now, there’s an scene when the less-than-pleasant Archdeacon of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Claude Frollo, tells his adopted son, Quasimodo, that “it takes two people to communicate.” But it’s not just the hunchback that forgets this lesson—I’m surprised, but not that surprised, about how easy…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy

Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet Union under heavy government surveillance, and he promised to keep user data protected after Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014. Now, with Koum on the way out, it may be…Read more… […]

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