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# WhatsApp

This week
25th February 2024 - 29th February 2024
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This month
February 2024
WhatsApp to lower minimum age requirement across Europe from 16 to 13
Last year
2023
Boris Johnson admits ‘underestimating’ threat of Covid in early days of pandemic
Anti-corruption unit investigating 'false, insensitive' messages circulated about female gardaí
Parenting: 'As a rough guide, I would say to expect 78 new WhatsApp groups per child, per term'
Meta unveils new broadcasting WhatsApp feature 'Channels'
WhatsApp Ireland fined €5.5 million for breaches of GDPR
All time
'I got this wrong': Meta's layoffs and what they mean for Ireland
WhatsApp begins rolling out Communities feature to bundle together group chats
WhatsApp comes back online after global service outage
People will be able to leave WhatsApp groups without alerting others under new privacy update
Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images
WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says
Explainer: Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down yesterday?
WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages
Five members of Cabinet have downloaded app that allows encrypted messages to be wiped
'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues
WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner
Eamon Ryan says there's no space for 'demeaning' private messages after Green TD apology
Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office
WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised
WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of the year
Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp
'The only person that can hit me up on WhatsApp this time is Klopp' - Wycombe star
Your evening longread: What's wrong with Whatsapp?
Debunked: No, WhatsApp isn't about to start charging users to send messages
Debunked: No, this is not a picture of Bulgarian workers outside a supermarket in Dublin this week
Debunked: A video called 'move your cucu' will not format your phone, but people still advised to be wary of scams
Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?
New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19
Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading
World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service
The Explainer: How did misinformation about the coronavirus spread on Whatsapp in Ireland?
Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'
Explainer: How a woman was prosecuted over deleted child sex abuse images she was sent without consent
Woman who was sent child sex abuse images on Whatsapp but deleted video prosecuted for possession
Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages
Man convicted of assaulting transgender escort after alleged dispute over payment