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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Senate tech critic tells Facebook CEO: Sell message services

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers in Washington to discuss regulation of the tech industry, including the companies’ collection of users’ personal data on their platforms.

UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Closing arguments due in Navy SEAL court-martial

It was called the “The Sewing Circle,” an unlikely name for a secret subsect of Navy SEALs. Its purpose was even more improbable: A chat forum to discuss alleged war …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

WhatsApp flaw let spies take control with calls alone

WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call alone.

UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

AP Explains: What Facebook’s ‘privacy vision’ really means

Mark Zuckerberg’s abrupt Wednesday declaration of a new “privacy vision” for social networking was for many people a sort of Rorschach test.

UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018

As rumors fuel mob lynchings in India, WhatsApp offers $50,000 grants to curb fake news

WhatsApp is offering research grants to social scientists to help it combat the spread of “misinformation” through the cross-platform messaging service. The move comes in the wake of a string …

WhatsApp, Snapchat banned on company devices at Continental

German auto parts maker Continental said it will forbid its 240,000 employees from using Facebook’s WhatsApp or Snap Inc.’s Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices.

International child porn chat network broken up, Spain says

An international law enforcement crackdown on a network that allegedly distributed child pornography via the popular online chat application WhatsApp resulted in the arrests of more than three dozen people …

UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017

UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.

A record number of U.S. billionaires are immigrants

Forbes Magazine on Tuesday released its annual list of the 400 richest Americans, a record 42 of whom are immigrants from 21 countries.

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook

Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted …

Court freezes Facebook’s funds in Brazil

A Brazilian news site said a federal court has ordered more than $6 million in Facebook funds frozen because its popular messaging service WhatsApp failed to turn over messages sought …