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France builds WhatsApp rival due to surveillance risk

O) 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 state-employed developer has designed, a ministry spokeswoman said, … Read …

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Police catch criminal after spotting fingerprint in WhatsApp photo

Even on encrypted messaging platforms, be careful what you send. Police officers in South Wales were able to identify a drug dealer's fingerprints from an old WhatsApp photo, the BBC reports. The fingerprint helped secure 11 drug-trafficking convictions, which are believed to be the first convictions in … Read More

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WhatsApp feature alert! New payments option for Android will save you from embarrassments …

WhatsApp is now rolling out the Request Money feature for the WhatsApp Pay users in India. The new feature allows a user request money from the contact that the latter will pay using the UPI and QR code options. However, the individual selection of a contact to request money is …

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New WhatsApp update allows re-download of deleted pictures & videos

WABetaInfo which first discovered the feature said that they were able to download the deleted media— image, video, GIF, voice message and a document—from the WhatsApp servers even after they were deleted from the phone. The new feature to tweak this has been introduced in WhatsApp's recent … Read More

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Police extracted fingerprints from WhatsApp photos to convict drug dealers

Now a recent report from the UK shows what modern technology can do when access to apps like WhatsApp is obtained. Cops in Wales managed to use a picture sent via the popular chat app to extract fingerprints belonging to a suspected drug dealer. That evidence was then used to …

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Pioneering work allows drug dealer to be convicted from WhatsApp photo of ecstasy tablets in his …

The dealer sent a stream of WhatsApp messages offering drugs for sale, one of which showed a number of ecstasy pills in the palm of his hand, reports the BBC. An officer who recovered a phone noticed that the middle and bottom of a finger was shown, potentially allowing a …

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How to recover deleted Whatsapp photos and videos; you can really take charge of your content

WhatsApp beta users might have noticed a bug affecting the timestamp of chats on the app on version 2.18.109. Users should know that the first characters in the timestamp 'Yesterday' 'Today' are being replaced by their ASCII equivalent like '89esterday' and '84oday'. The operability of the app was not … Read …

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WhatsApp says Payments is secure, transaction details not shared with Facebook

In a recent US Congressional hearing, its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologised for sharing details of users with data consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Following this, questions were raised on the security features of WhatsApp, a cross-messaging platform, which was acquired by Facebook … Read More

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WhatsApp For Android Now Lets Users Redownload Deleted Media

Sometimes when we spring clean the contents of our phone, we might delete a file or two by accident. If these files were sent over WhatsApp, you might be pleased to learn that they might not be lost completely because according to WABetaInfo, Android users of WhatsApp will now be …

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WhatsApp clarifies that parent Facebook does not use customer payment data for commercial …

Facebook does not use WhatsApp payment information for commercial purposes, it simply helps pass the necessary payment information to the bank partner and NPCI. In some cases, we may share limited data to help provide customer support to you or keep payments safe and secure.” the messaging … Read More