France builds WhatsApp-like service to avoid privacy breaches

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The French government's privacy concerns come amid a backlash against Facebook following a massive data leak concerning millions of users. WhatsApp, which provides encrypted messaging services, is owned by Facebook and shares user information with its parent company — something that hasn't …

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How WhatsApp Group turned into a Sacco

Sirende Sacco Society was formed from a WhatsApp group in November 2017 with as little as 20 members. The Sacco, which has over 125 members, has helped a lot of people from the Sirende Community. ​. Speaking to the Sirende Sacco Treasury Interim, Joseph Murambi, the then WhatsApp group … Read …

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Welsh police used fingerprints from a WhatsApp photo to nab a drug dealer

Some time ago, cybersecurity experts were warning that smartphone photographs were now of a high enough quality that criminals could potentially lift fingerprints from a peace sign and unlock a smartphone with them. Well, now the shoe is on the other foot (or more accurately: the glove is on the …

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WhatsApp is about to get a RIVAL from one of the most unlikely places

WhatsApp could be about to get a brand-new rival – from an unlikely place. The French government is building its own WhatsApp rival from the ground-up, to allay fears that foreign entities could spy on private conversations between top officials. The forthcoming WhatsApp rival was confirmed in a … Read More …