France is building a rival WhatsApp-like messenger service to minimise the risk of data breaches

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None of the world's major encrypted messaging apps, including Facebook's WhatsApp and Telegram, a favorite of President Emmanuel Macron, are based in France, raising the risk of data breaches at servers outside the country. About 20 officials and top civil servants are testing the new app which a …

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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 …