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WhatsApp Now Encrypting Messages From Beginning To End

WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users’ conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.

11/18/2014

Whatsapp CEO Jan Koum during a Keynote conference as part of the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2014 at the Fira Gran Via complex on February 24, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress hosts some of the world's largest communication companies, with many unveiling their latest phones and gadgets. The show runs from February 24 - February 27.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Sale Of WhatsApp To Facebook Turns Founder Koum, Once On Welfare, Into Overnight Multi-Billionaire

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum a Ukraine immigrant who was once living on welfare, hit the jackpot with 76.4 million Facebook shares now worth $5.8 billion when he and his partner sold their mobile messaging service to the social networking leader.

10/29/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Research Suggests The Youth Demographic Still Likes Facebook

Remember all those headlines suggesting the younger crowd was abandoning Facebook? New research says that may not be the case after all.

06/24/2014

World Cup on Facebook (credit: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook, Twitter Looking To Score Big By Catering To World Cup Audience

Social media & messaging apps progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro…

06/10/2014

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a press event at Facebook headquarters on June 20, 2013 in Menlo Park. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Iran Orders Facebook CEO Zuckerberg To Appear In Court Over Instagram, WhatsApp Privacy Complaints

A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported Tuesday.

05/27/2014

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and California Gov. Jerry Brown (2nd L) sign a pact to strengthen economic and research ties between California and Israel at the Computer History Museum on March 5, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a historic agreement that expands California's partnership with Israel on economic development, research and trade. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Pro-Business Pact With Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is swinging through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and has signed a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.

03/05/2014

The logo of mobile app 'WhatsApp' is displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: WhatsApp Acquisition A Brilliant Move For Facebook

Facebook has agreed to acquire messaging application, WhatsApp, for a whopping $19 billion in cash and stock, but our tech expert explains what the app does and if this is a good move or not.

02/19/2014

The logo of mobile app 'WhatsApp' is displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook To Buy Popular Messaging Service WhatsApp For $19 Billion; Largest Ever Acquisition

Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company’s largest acquisition.

02/19/2014

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WhatsApp Accused Of Violating Privacy Norms

Regulators in the Netherlands and Canada say that popular messaging application WhatsApp is violating internationally accepted privacy norms by stockpiling phone numbers belonging to people who don’t even use the service.

01/29/2013

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