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WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a cross-platform, free-to-use instant messaging service for smartphones.

WhatsApp is a cross-platform, free-to-use instant messaging service for smartphones.

Timeline

May 5, 2021
WhatsApp launches a new feature of MyGov Corona Helpdesk, a WhatsApp chatbot that helps in finding nearby vaccination centres
April 7, 2021
WhatsApp announces two new Business features that make WhatsApp Business--the new e-commerce side of the platform--more effective and friendly for businesses.
December 19, 2020
WhatsApp says it plans to bring voice and video calls to desktop in 2021.
November 5, 2020
WhatsApp introduces new feature that makes messages disappear after seven days.
May 15, 2020
WhatsApp launches new campaign to curb fake news amid COVID-19

March 22, 2020
WHO launches a messaging service with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Afsheen Ghorashy

Employee

Aleksander Bello

Employee

Alexandra Swan

Employee

Ana Maria Pezzolla

Employee

Andrew Strange

Employee

Andrey Chursin

Employee

Anjuli Felix

Employee

Anton Borzov

Employee

Arda Yüceler

Employee

arjunrathore

Employee

Aswin A V

Employee

Bastian Lengert

Employee

Bosco Zubiaga

Employee

Brayson Ware

Employee

Brian Aspland

Employee

Bridget McDowell

Employee

Charles Deets

Employee

Charles Kung

Investor

Christian Bloom

Employee

Evgeny Levin

Investor

Helen Chen

Employee

Jean Leconte II

Employee

Julian Maingot

Employee

Justin Clegg

Investor

Kelsey Rocha

Employee

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Further reading

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News

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Date
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Alan Boyle
May 12, 2021
news.yahoo.com
Wanna take a ride to space? There's a smorgasbord of spaceflight shaping up for paying customers, ranging from the suborbital tours planned by Amazon CEO...
May 12, 2021
The Indian Express
The screenshots shared by WaBetaInfo shows that no one, including WhatsApp, will be able to access your private chats if you enable the 'End-To-End Encrypted Backups' option.
Reuters
May 12, 2021
The Hindu
The regulatory action has opened a new front in Germany over Facebook's privacy policies, with its national antitrust regulator waging a legal battle over data practices it says amount to an abuse of market dominance
Deutsche Welle (www.dw.com)
May 11, 2021
DW.COM
Hamburg's top data protection official has banned Facebook from using WhatsApp customer data, citing concerns over the "mass building" of user profiles that could be exploited. Facebook says it will appeal the move.
Aashish Aryan
May 11, 2021
The Indian Express
On May 7, WhatsApp said it will not delete any accounts that did not accept its updated terms of privacy policy by May 15.
Cal Jeffrey
May 11, 2021
TechSpot
Johannes Caspar, the commissioner of the HmbBfDI, indicated in a press release that Facebook has a history of user-privacy abuse, pointing to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and...
Natasha Lomas
May 11, 2021
TechCrunch
The Hamburg data protection agency has banned Facebook from processing the additional WhatsApp user data that the tech giant is granting itself access to under a mandatory update to WhatsApp's terms of service. The controversial WhatsApp privacy policy update has caused widespread confusion around the world since being announced -- and already been delayed by [...]
Alex Hern UK technology editor
May 11, 2021
the Guardian
Messaging app will begin to turn off features until users agree to Facebook's updated terms of service
Robin Wauters
May 11, 2021
Tech.eu
Hello! Here's what happened today in European Tech. Deals - Hedosophia, the London-based fund manager, plans to raise an initial €400 million through a SPAC in Amsterdam. Dubbed 'Hedosophia European Growth', it then plans to merge with a European tech "unicorn" and then use the newly merged vehicle to target other European tech companies, valued [...]
The Associated Press
May 11, 2021
ABC News
A German privacy regulator banned Facebook on Tuesday from gathering data on WhatsApp users, citing an update to its privacy policy that breaches stringent European data protection rules by allowing access to a lot more information on the chat app's users
Anna Cooban
May 11, 2021
Business Insider
The WhatsApp privacy policy was delayed over confusion about whether users would share more data with Facebook, WhatsApp's parent company.
Natasha Lomas
May 11, 2021
TechCrunch
The Hamburg data protection agency has banned Facebook from processing the additional WhatsApp user data that the tech giant is granting itself access to under a mandatory update to WhatsApp's terms of service. The controversial WhatsApp privacy policy update has caused widespread confusion around the world since being announced -- and already been delayed by [...]
DNA Web Team
May 11, 2021
DNA India
COVID-19 vaccination: Platforms that will help find vaccine centres with available slots - The third-party platforms can only help in finding a vaccine centre with available slots but the booking continues to happen via the CoWIN portal.
DNA Web Team
May 11, 2021
DNA India
What happens to your WhatsApp account if you do not accept privacy policy post May 15 - we answer all doubts - At some point, users will encounter limited functionality on WhatsApp until they accept the updates, according to WhatsApp's FAQ page.
May 11, 2021
The Indian Express
While the company is giving some more time to WhatsApp users, one will have to accept the new privacy policy if they want to use all the features of the app.
May 10, 2021
The Indian Express
Last week, the Facebook-owned company had said users not accepting its privacy policy update by its May 15 deadline will not face deletion or lose functionality of their accounts on the said date.
Pragya Sehgal
May 10, 2021
IT Business
Deadline looms for Women In Cyber Day petition, data theft from insurance quote websites and advice from Canada's top cyber agency Deadline looms for Women In Cyber Day petition, data theft from insurance quote websites and advice from Canada's top cyber agency
Press Trust of India
May 10, 2021
@bsindia
WhatsApp will not delete any account for not accepting its new privacy update, but users not agreeing to the controversial terms after several weeks will not be able to access their chat list
May 10, 2021
HT Tech
One of WhatsApp's most widely requested features could finally be arriving, according to a new report on changes to recent beta versions of the WhatsApp Web app.
Rob Thubron
May 10, 2021
TechSpot
As one would expect, the five billion+ download club, according to Google Play, is dominated by Google's apps: YouTube, Maps, Gmail, and the like are found on...
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