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‘If you couldn’t post a picture of your dinner on Instagram, did you even have dinner at all?’
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‘If you couldn’t post a picture of your dinner on Instagram, did you even have dinner at all?’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
5 Oct 2021
Who is hacking Catalonian politicians’ phones?
Roger Torrent
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Who is hacking Catalonian politicians’ phones?

Facebook-owned messenger service confirms attempts to access regional parliament speaker’s device
28 Jul 2020
How Whatsapp is changing its forwarding function
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In Brief

How Whatsapp is changing its forwarding function

Facebook-owned messaging service introducing stricter limits to fight ‘infodemic’ of misleading medical advice
8 Apr 2020
What is the WhatsApp text hack and why hasn’t it been fixed?
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What is the WhatsApp text hack and why hasn’t it been fixed?

Israeli cybersecurity firm alerted the social media giant to flaws a year ago
8 Aug 2019
What caused the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage?
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What caused the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage?

Tens of thousands of users complain after images stop appearing on the social platforms
4 Jul 2019
WhatsApp reveals attack by ‘advanced cyber actor’
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WhatsApp reveals attack by ‘advanced cyber actor’

Reports say service was targeted by an Israeli security firm
14 May 2019
Will Facebook be broken up?
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Will Facebook be broken up?

Democratic presidential candidates join calls for Instagram and WhatsApp to be separated from the social media giant
13 May 2019

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Facebook redesign: what’s changing and when
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Facebook redesign: what’s changing and when

Social media firm announces privacy-focused updates at annual F8 developers conference
1 May 2019
Facebook restored after major outage affects ‘millions’
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Facebook restored after major outage affects ‘millions’

The social media giant suffers its second blackout in two months
15 Apr 2019
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down: what happened?
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In Depth

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down: what happened?

Complaints flood in as millions are left without social media access for 14 hours
14 Mar 2019
Momo challenge: what is it and how did the hoax begin?
Momo challenge
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Momo challenge: what is it and how did the hoax begin?

Whatsapp ‘suicide challenge’ branded a hoax by children’s charities
28 Feb 2019
Facebook to merge Messenger with Instagram and WhatsApp
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In Brief

Facebook to merge Messenger with Instagram and WhatsApp

Sources say the apps will use one messaging service but function independently
25 Jan 2019
WhatsApp Gold hoax: what is it?
WhatsApp
In Depth

WhatsApp Gold hoax: what is it?

Mysterious message warns of fake malicious video and account upgrades
4 Jan 2019
What’s driving India’s fake news problem?
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What’s driving India’s fake news problem?

Research by BBC links spread of misinformation to nationalism
12 Nov 2018
How WhatsApp plans to curb fake news
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In Brief

How WhatsApp plans to curb fake news

Facebook-owned firm introduces message forwarding limit following mob lynchings in India
20 Jul 2018
Five lynched in India over WhatsApp rumours
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Five lynched in India over WhatsApp rumours

Arrests made after allegations of child kidnapping exploded into mob violence
3 Jul 2018
Exeter students expelled over racist WhatsApp messages
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Exeter students expelled over racist WhatsApp messages

Screenshots of group’s ‘bigoted’ comments were leaked on social media
2 May 2018
WhatsApp to raise minimum age to 16 over new EU data laws
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WhatsApp to raise minimum age to 16 over new EU data laws

Facebook will also exclude children unless their parents vouch for them
25 Apr 2018
WhatsApp blocked in China ahead of Communist meeting
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WhatsApp blocked in China ahead of Communist meeting

The messaging service can only be accessed by VPNs that can bypass the ‘Great Firewall’
26 Sep 2017
Amber Rudd: WhatsApp gives terrorists secret place to hide
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Amber Rudd: WhatsApp gives terrorists secret place to hide

Home Secretary says intelligence services must have access to encrypted messaging services following Westminster terrorist attacks
27 Mar 2017
Germany orders Facebook to stop sharing WhatsApp users' data
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Germany orders Facebook to stop sharing WhatsApp users' data

Social network giant told it is infringing law and must delete any information it has already received
28 Sep 2016
Google Allo: What can the WhatsApp rival do?
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Google Allo: What can the WhatsApp rival do?

New messaging service is the smartest chat app you can download - but not the most secure
21 Sep 2016
EDIE LUSH: Why anti-social networks are all the rage
In Depth

EDIE LUSH: Why anti-social networks are all the rage

Cloak pulls in public location data to help you avoid people – and it's just the tip of the iceberg
26 Mar 2014
VIRTUAL REALITY: Will Facebook make it happen?
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VIRTUAL REALITY: Will Facebook make it happen?

Tech community divided by Facebook's purchase of much-hyped virtual reality firm Oculus VR
26 Mar 2014
WHATSAPP: Is Facebook’s new toy worth $19bn?
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WHATSAPP: Is Facebook’s new toy worth $19bn?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says the WhatsApp messaging service is 'incredibly valuable'
20 Feb 2014
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