WhatsApp to delay of business features following backlash over privacy policy

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp is delaying an update aimed at increasing business transactions on the platform after a storm of concern from users who feared that the messaging platform was watering down its privacy policy in the process. WhatsApp users received a notification this month that it was preparing a new privacy policy and terms, and… Read More WhatsApp to delay of business features following backlash over privacy policy

WhatsApp faces legal petition in India over new privacy policy

WhatsApp’s updated privacy policy verges on user surveillance and threatens India’s security, a petition filed in an Indian court said on Thursday, presenting another legal challenge for the Facebook Inc-owned messenger. California-based WhatsApp said on January 4 it reserved the right to share some data including location and phone number with Facebook and its units… Read More WhatsApp faces legal petition in India over new privacy policy

Turkey launches investigation into WhatsApp, Facebook user data collection

The Turkish Competition Board said on Monday it launched an investigation into WhatsApp and its owner Facebook Inc after the messaging app asked users to agree to let Facebook collect user data including phone numbers and locations. In a written statement, the Competition Board said it ruled the data-collection requirement should be suspended until the… Read More Turkey launches investigation into WhatsApp, Facebook user data collection

U.S. FTC, states file lawsuit against Facebook over violation of antitrust law

Facebook Inc could be forced to sell its prized assets WhatsApp and Instagram after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and nearly every U.S. state filed lawsuits against the social media company, saying it used a “buy or bury” strategy to snap up rivals and keep smaller competitors at bay. With the filing of the twin… Read More U.S. FTC, states file lawsuit against Facebook over violation of antitrust law

WhatsApp files lawsuit against Israeli firm NSO Group for allegedly aiding global hack of mobile phones

WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents in a hacking spree whose targets included diplomats, political dissidents, journalists and senior government officials. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco, messaging service WhatsApp, which… Read More WhatsApp files lawsuit against Israeli firm NSO Group for allegedly aiding global hack of mobile phones