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# whatsapp - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Debunked: No, WhatsApp isn't about to start charging users to send messages

A message circulating WhatsApp claims that the platform is going to start charging users from “Saturday morning”.

# whatsapp - Friday 17 April, 2020

Debunked: No, this is not a picture of Bulgarian workers outside a supermarket in Dublin this week

The photo has been widely shared on social media and messaging services.

# whatsapp - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Debunked: A video called 'move your cucu' will not format your phone, but people still advised to be wary of scams

The WhatsApp message is reminiscent of a previous hoax text in 2015.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19

Volumes of misinformation about coronavirus has been circulated through messaging and social media apps.

# whatsapp - Monday 30 March, 2020

Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading

A message claiming to be from a friend’s uncle who works in a hospital in China has been circulating lately.

# whatsapp - Saturday 21 March, 2020

World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service

This is to fight misinformation that has been spreading like wildfire on social media, mostly on WhatsApp.

# whatsapp - Thursday 19 March, 2020

The Explainer: How did misinformation about the coronavirus spread on Whatsapp in Ireland?

One of the striking things about the coronavirus outbreak is the sheer scale of misinformation being spread about it. We take a look at why, and what it means.

# whatsapp - Monday 16 March, 2020

Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'

No: that WhatsApp message about a military lockdown, that went viral at the weekend, is not true.

# whatsapp - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Explainer: How a woman was prosecuted over deleted child sex abuse images she was sent without consent

The woman believed she had deleted the video, but it had saved automatically to her phone.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Woman who was sent child sex abuse images on Whatsapp but deleted video prosecuted for possession

The court heard that Omo Delpin Omorouyi can no longer pursue her career as she cannot get garda vetting.

# whatsapp - Friday 20 December, 2019

Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages WRC

Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages

The Workplace Relations Commission has found that he was unfairly dismissed.

# whatsapp - Monday 16 December, 2019

Man convicted of assaulting transgender escort after alleged dispute over payment

Ben O’Reilly was acquitted of robbing Fernanda de Freitas’s cash and phone.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm accusing it of hacking phones of journalists and activists

NSO Group strongly denies the claims.

# whatsapp - Monday 14 October, 2019

Law Society claims 'tits and filth' WhatsApp group contained no reference to female students

‘Offensive’ content was allegedly circulated among students at Blackhall Place.

# whatsapp - Friday 4 October, 2019

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

# whatsapp - Thursday 29 August, 2019

WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement

Analysts are responsible for checking requests made by authorities like An Garda Síochána.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know

The company has officially notified the Data Protection Commission about the breach.

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls

The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.

# whatsapp - Sunday 14 April, 2019

# whatsapp - Monday 25 February, 2019

Parents warned over online 'Momo challenge' that encourages children to self-harm

The “Momo challenge” has started to appear on social media platforms in recent days.

# whatsapp - Friday 25 January, 2019

Facebook wants to merge Messenger with WhatsApp and Instagram

Facebook said that it would make connecting easier for users, while critics said that it was a way of circumventing regulations.

'The loss of a loved one is traumatic enough without this': People asked to report photos of fatal M50 crash

The woman in her 30s who was killed in the incident has been named as Jackie Griffin.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Sinn Féin probes derogatory messages in party WhatsApp group about Fine Gael TD

“We need to put some manners on him. Any ideas,” one message said of Dublin West TD Noel Rock.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

From The42 'The first person who introduced me to WhatsApp was the footballer Benoit Assou-Ekotto' Column

'The first person who introduced me to WhatsApp was the footballer Benoit Assou-Ekotto'

Eoin Butler on the joys of watching and discussing sport through different mediums.

# whatsapp - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Police arrest 32 in India after latest lynching sparked by WhatsApp rumours

More than 20 people have been lynched in India after being accused of child abduction.

# whatsapp - Saturday 26 May, 2018

From The Daily Edge 9 things that you've definitely seen in your family WhatsApp Fun For All The Family

9 things that you've definitely seen in your family WhatsApp

‘You’ll never guess who died’ is a phrase you see at least once a week.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

From The42 BBC announce World Cup pundits in 'WhatsApp group' video, Keane and O'Neill part of ITV's team Line-ups This post contains videos

BBC announce World Cup pundits in 'WhatsApp group' video, Keane and O'Neill part of ITV's team

Former Ireland international Kevin Kilbane will also be working for the Beeb in Russia.

# whatsapp - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Gardaí investigating as video shows cars rampaging through Finglas housing estate

The video has been shared widely across social media and on messaging apps.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

# whatsapp - Sunday 22 April, 2018

FactCheck: Is the 'Martinelli' virus real and can it hack your phone through Whatsapp?

Commonly shared around WhatsApp groups, it portends great doom coming to your phone.

# whatsapp - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Gardaí on standby to help taxi drivers who raise alarm over suspicious passengers

A number of taxi drivers have been targeted in west Dublin since the end of last year.

# whatsapp - Monday 22 January, 2018

Dublin man (26) used WhatsApp and Kik to force children to send him explicit photos

Matthew Horan was found in possession of thousands of child porn images.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

PSNI launches investigation after private image of female officer shared online

It is not yet clear how the image ended up on social media websites.

# whatsapp - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp

Afghan authorities said that it was just “testing new technologies” when explaining the reasons for the ban.

# whatsapp - Monday 30 October, 2017

Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp

A research paper has identified the widespread use of WhatsApp at the University Hospital Limerick.

# whatsapp - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Dublin private school suspends two boys for racist abuse and violent threats

The three first-years had been part of a private messaging group.

# whatsapp - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say

Only 14% of people studied were securing their messaging apps properly.

# whatsapp - Friday 7 July, 2017

Male nurse who contacted patient on Whatsapp and Facebook found guilty of professional misconduct

The nurse was also found guilty of non-compliance with the nurses’ professional code of conduct.

# whatsapp - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Facebook fined €110 million for providing false information on WhatsApp takeover

The social media giant said that any errors it made were not intentional.

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