Loan sharks target new victims via WhatsApp and Facebook | Scams- Tempemail

Local WhatsApp groups have been one of the silver linings of the pandemic, creating community ties and support networks. Yet loan sharks are increasingly using these groups to extort money from their victims, according to England’s Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT), an organisation that prosecutes illegal lenders and supports victims. Continue Reading

Facebook Will Limit Your WhatsApp Features For Not Accepting Privacy Policy – Tempemail

WhatsApp on Friday disclosed that it won’t deactivate accounts of users who don’t accept its new privacy policy rolling out on May 15, adding it will continue to keep reminding them to accept the new terms. “No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May Continue Reading

New WhatsApp Bugs Could’ve Let Attackers Hack Your Phone Remotely – Tempemail

Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently addressed two security vulnerabilities in its messaging app for Android that could have been exploited to execute malicious code remotely on the device and even compromise encrypted communications. The flaws take aim at devices running Android versions up to and including Android 9 by carrying out what’s Continue Reading

WhatsApp Explains its Privacy Policy Update – Tempemail

WhatsApp has offered to clear up ‘any confusion’ for its controversial privacy policy. The social platform has revealed users want more information; like whether or not WhatsApp and Facebook can read or listen to personal conversations, keep logs of who everyone is messaging or share contact lists with Facebook. “We’re Continue Reading

What’s up with WhatsApp? Why millions of users are shifting to new platforms – podcast | News- Tempemail

With a user base of 2 billion people, WhatsApp’s dominance has long seemed indisputable. But in recent weeks, millions have suddenly flocked to competitors such as Signal and Telegram. It all began with an ill-phrased notification to WhatsApp users, informing them of modifications to the app’s privacy policy. Freelance journalist Continue Reading

UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing | WhatsApp

The UK’s data regulator is writing to WhatsApp to demand that the chat app does not hand user data to Facebook, as millions worldwide continue to sign up for alternatives such as Signal and Telegram to avoid forthcoming changes to its terms of service. Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, told Continue Reading