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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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Silicon Valley Gazillionaire At WhatsApp Quits To Become Ultimate Porsche Man

The Silicon Valley gazillionaire of concern today is Jan Koum, now ex-CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp, a Facebook subsidiary. Koum, according to the Washington Post, is peacing out over the usual complaints of “strategy” and “Facebook’s attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption.” But importantly, he’s…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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See Which of Your WhatsApp Contacts Have Been Chatting With This Creepy New App

iOS: Facebook spies on us all the time, and, by extension, so do the companies it owns like Instagram and WhatsApp. Now, one app is turning the tables by letting you use all that data they’re quietly collecting to spy on your own WhatsApp friends and contacts.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I’m WhatsApp Product Designer Charlie Deets, and This Is How I Work

As the lead product designer at WhatsApp, Charlie Deets makes decisions that affect over 1.5 billion users each month. That means solving some unusual challenges, like building a chat interface that even illiterate users can navigate. It also means distinguishing WhatsApp’s visual “stories” feature from similar…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Riding Along With a Night Stringer, Chasing Car Crashes for Local News

The engines are already pulling away by the time we get to a reported dryer fire. There won’t be any footage of flames lapping up from the basement or smoke inhalation victims being wheeled into ambulances through the drizzling gloom—not tonight anyway. The rain makes shootings unlikely too, in Adam’s opinion, but…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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WhatsApp Just Added Live Location Sharing—Here’s How to Do It In All Your Favorite Apps

WhatsApp announced on Wednesday that it’s adding live location sharing, making it easier to find your friends in real life with the Facebook-owned messaging app. It’s also great for sharing your commute so people know when you’ll arrive and that you’re safe.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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