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WhatsApp will drop support for Android 4.0.3, iOS 9, KaiOS 2.5.0 from 1 November 2021
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WhatsApp will drop support for Android 4.0.3, iOS 9, KaiOS 2.5.0 from 1 November 2021

Users need to have a smartphone/feature phone running on OS 4.1 and up, iOS 10 and up or selected phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 and above.

Centre asks WhatsApp to withdraw changes to privacy policy, says it is discriminatory towards Indians
India

Centre asks WhatsApp to withdraw changes to privacy policy, says it is discriminatory towards Indians

In a letter to WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart, the government said the proposed new changes raise 'grave concerns' about the 'choice and autonomy of Indian citizens'

Parliamentary panel summons Facebook, Twitter officials over misuse of social media platforms on 21 Jan
India

Parliamentary panel summons Facebook, Twitter officials over misuse of social media platforms on 21 Jan

The summons comes amid a raging debate after messaging platform WhatsApp updated its privacy policy. The panel, chaired by Shashi Tharoor, will hear the representations from 4:00 pm

WhatsApp's Privacy Policy, Terms of Service update does not affect the privacy of your messages in any way, company says
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WhatsApp's Privacy Policy, Terms of Service update does not affect the privacy of your messages in any way, company says

WhatsApp has released a clarification on how the new policy is different, what has changed, how the new policies work for business accounts and personal messaging and more.

WhatsApp privacy policy update: Concerned about privacy, users look at alternative like Signal, Telegram
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WhatsApp privacy policy update: Concerned about privacy, users look at alternative like Signal, Telegram

Tesla, SpaceX and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk has also been urging people into "Use Signal".

WhatsApp users are reportedly facing an 'OTP scam': All you need to know
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WhatsApp users are reportedly facing an 'OTP scam': All you need to know

The OTP scam can not only give a hacker access to your personal information but also lock you out of your WhatsApp account.

WhatsApp defends its privacy policy; assures users that only sender and recipient can read private chats
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WhatsApp defends its privacy policy; assures users that only sender and recipient can read private chats

Experts can reportedly create a 'clone' of any phone and get access to backed up WhatsApp chats.

WhatsApp replaces a useful privacy feature in Groups with something a little less convenient
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WhatsApp replaces a useful privacy feature in Groups with something a little less convenient

Users will now be able to restrict people from their contact list from adding them to WhatsApp groups.

WhatsApp hackers targeted top government officials of many US-allied countries
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WhatsApp hackers targeted top government officials of many US-allied countries

WhatsApp sued Israeli hacking tool developer NSO Group for spying on at least 1,400 users.

WhatsApp sues Israeli surveillance firm for spying on over 1,400 users via the app
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WhatsApp sues Israeli surveillance firm for spying on over 1,400 users via the app

WhatsApp said that 100 civil society members had been targeted, called it 'an unmistakable pattern of abuse.'

WhatsApp updates group privacy settings, consecutive voice note playback comes to web
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WhatsApp updates group privacy settings, consecutive voice note playback comes to web

WhatsApp will now let you choose particular contacts who can not add you to group chats.

WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature is now available for Android beta users
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WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature is now available for Android beta users

You can also choose if you want to see WhatsApp messages in the notification bar or not.

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed hackers to manipulate messages, sender identity
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WhatsApp vulnerability allowed hackers to manipulate messages, sender identity

The vulnerability allowed hackers to change the content of the message in the quoted text.

WhatsApp, Telegram media files saved in phones are vulnerable to attacks: Report
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WhatsApp, Telegram media files saved in phones are vulnerable to attacks: Report

Malware with access to external storage can exploit the data saved on the phone via these apps.

WhatsApp says it will take legal action against public claims of messaging abuses
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WhatsApp says it will take legal action against public claims of messaging abuses

WhatsApp was being misused ahead of India’s general election through the use of free clone apps.

SC to decide if WhatsApp privacy policy affects users' rights;
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SC to decide if WhatsApp privacy policy affects users' rights; "Why do you share the data?" asks bench

The Supreme Court today said it was "concerned" whether the citizens' rights were being affected by WhatsApp's 2016 privacy policy

WhatsApp will share user data with Facebook regardless of Delhi HC order demanding otherwise
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WhatsApp will share user data with Facebook regardless of Delhi HC order demanding otherwise

WhatsApp has refused to comply with a Delhi High Court order to delete all user data collected before 25 September. The order required WhatsApp to also delete the data of all users who opted out of WhatsApp’s new privacy policy.

WhatsApp Privacy Policy: Yes, the Delhi High Court can find fault with it
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WhatsApp Privacy Policy: Yes, the Delhi High Court can find fault with it

WhatsApp’s new Privacy Policy came as a sharp contradiction to every promise of privacy and security made by it in the past. The new Policy is now being challenged in the Delhi High Court, possibly the first such case in India.

WhatsApp's new privacy policy is unfair, but legal
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WhatsApp's new privacy policy is unfair, but legal

WhatsApp has always made huge promises of safeguarding privacy, whether through the introduction of end-to-end encryption or through its promise of no compromise with privacy following its acquisition by Facebook.