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# whatsapp - Last month November 2022

'I got this wrong': Meta's layoffs and what they mean for Ireland
# Meta Misstep
# Meta Misstep

'I got this wrong': Meta's layoffs and what they mean for Ireland

Nov 9th 2022, 8:00 PM 33,443 Views 5 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg said things ‘did not play out’ as expected, but Meta has committed to long-term plans in Ireland.

WhatsApp begins rolling out Communities feature to bundle together group chats
# WhatsApp
# WhatsApp

WhatsApp begins rolling out Communities feature to bundle together group chats

Nov 3rd 2022, 9:42 AM 21,722 Views 10 Comments

It will be available globally in the next few months, WhatsApp has said.

# whatsapp - This year 2022

WhatsApp comes back online after global service outage
# Back In Business
# Back In Business

WhatsApp comes back online after global service outage

Updated Oct 25th 2022, 12:55 PM 44,161 Views 38 Comments

Many people took to social media this morning to complain that they were unable to send or receive messages on the platform.

People will be able to leave WhatsApp groups without alerting others under new privacy update
# Group Chat
# Group Chat

People will be able to leave WhatsApp groups without alerting others under new privacy update

Aug 9th 2022, 8:37 AM 30,260 Views 15 Comments

Users will also be able to hide that they are online as part of the new features.

# whatsapp - Last year 2021

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images
# UK
# UK

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 5:19 PM 49,270 Views 0 Comments

Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis took photos of the scene they were assigned to guard after sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead.

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court
# Court
# Court

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court

Nov 8th 2021, 4:59 PM 11,367 Views 0 Comments

WhatsApp claims the fine constitutes the imposition of a criminal sanction

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says

Oct 6th 2021, 2:34 PM 10,434 Views 15 Comments

The social networks and messaging service went offline for more than five hours on Monday.

Explainer: Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down yesterday?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down yesterday?

Oct 5th 2021, 12:33 PM 37,455 Views 25 Comments

The platforms were down for around six hours yesterday.

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages
# Social Media
# Social Media

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages

Updated Oct 4th 2021, 10:47 PM 219,511 Views 80 Comments

Facebook and its subsidiaries have tweeted statements confirming the outage.

Five members of Cabinet have downloaded app that allows encrypted messages to be wiped
# Signal App
# Signal App

Five members of Cabinet have downloaded app that allows encrypted messages to be wiped

Updated Sep 5th 2021, 3:10 PM 55,770 Views 39 Comments

Unlike WhatsApp, the data from Signal messages is retained on the device only and not backed up in the cloud.

'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues
# A Fine Mess
# A Fine Mess

'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues

Sep 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,218 Views 18 Comments
  • Some of the information provided by WhatsApp to users was described as "unnecessarily ambiguous" and "ill-defined".
  • Non-users of WhatsApp were given no information about why the company was processing their mobile phone numbers.
  • Engaging with WhatsApp's Privacy Policy during the inquiry was described as a "needlessly frustrating exercise".
WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner
# GDPR
# GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner

Sep 2nd 2021, 11:22 AM 71,414 Views 50 Comments

The Irish privacy watchdog has also reprimanded the company over its failure to comply with GDPR transparency rules.

Eamon Ryan says there's no space for 'demeaning' private messages after Green TD apology
# Brian Leddin
# Brian Leddin

Eamon Ryan says there's no space for 'demeaning' private messages after Green TD apology

Aug 30th 2021, 3:09 PM 32,546 Views 0 Comments

Limerick City TD Brian Leddin apologised at the weekend for messages posted in a WhatsApp group.

Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office

Jun 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 36,554 Views 29 Comments

Boris Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings criticised the UK Prime Minister for a lack of focus.

WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised
# WhatsApp
# WhatsApp

WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised

Feb 18th 2021, 10:41 PM 27,908 Views 24 Comments

It will also display messages in the Status section of the app.

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
# Privacy Vs Free Services
# Privacy Vs Free Services

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram

Jan 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 43,758 Views 46 Comments

“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.

# whatsapp - All time

The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of the year
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of the year

Dec 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 10,873 Views 0 Comments

Here’s the best bits of our podcast this year

Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp
# United States
# United States

Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp

Dec 10th 2020, 7:22 AM 13,660 Views 13 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission said Facebook has engaged in a “a systematic strategy” to eliminate its competition

'The only person that can hit me up on WhatsApp this time is Klopp' - Wycombe star
# Joy
From The42
# Joy

'The only person that can hit me up on WhatsApp this time is Klopp' - Wycombe star

Jul 13th 2020, 10:54 PM 13,620 Views 5 Comments

The 38-year-old forward gave a jubilant interview following the win over Oxford.

Your evening longread: What's wrong with Whatsapp?
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: What's wrong with Whatsapp?

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 55,741 Views 14 Comments

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

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

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

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:05 AM 48,164 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 17th 2020, 6:48 PM 368,284 Views 134 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 9th 2020, 6:00 AM 21,629 Views 3 Comments

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

Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?

Apr 7th 2020, 11:02 AM 14,861 Views 61 Comments

WhatsApp has moved to restrict the forwarding of content to just one person in one go.

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

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

Apr 7th 2020, 10:49 AM 31,213 Views 48 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 30th 2020, 3:34 PM 54,658 Views 29 Comments

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

World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service
# WHO Health Alert
# WHO Health Alert

World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service

Mar 21st 2020, 10:40 AM 125,317 Views 50 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 19th 2020, 6:00 PM 25,781 Views 38 Comments

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.

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

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

Mar 16th 2020, 10:53 AM 81,738 Views 89 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 47,415 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 4th 2020, 2:29 PM 57,952 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 20th 2019, 5:22 PM 43,061 Views 0 Comments

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

Man convicted of assaulting transgender escort after alleged dispute over payment
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

Man convicted of assaulting transgender escort after alleged dispute over payment

Dec 16th 2019, 5:39 PM 31,734 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 29th 2019, 10:18 PM 10,249 Views 10 Comments

NSO Group strongly denies the claims.

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 4:38 PM 33,335 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 4th 2019, 11:37 AM 11,615 Views 15 Comments

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

WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement

Aug 29th 2019, 1:49 PM 1,236 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

May 14th 2019, 2:56 PM 71,457 Views 19 Comments

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
# Spyware
# Spyware

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

Updated May 14th 2019, 1:00 PM 48,135 Views 30 Comments

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

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back after massive two-hour outage
# Down
# Down

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back after massive two-hour outage

Apr 14th 2019, 3:07 PM 19,077 Views 26 Comments

No, it wasn’t just you.

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