Mob arrests after latest ‘WhatsApp lynching’

Police in India have arrested 25 people after a man was lynched by a mob following rumours on Whatsapp that he was child abductor.
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Mob lynchings: India asks WhatsApp to curb fake news

India’s government has asked WhatsApp to take urgent steps to prevent the spread of rumours following a series of deadly mob attacks.
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Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami Talk Making Art Via WhatsApp

SEEING IN TECHNICOLOR: Don’t let staging his first men’s show for Louis Vuitton on Thursday, the day after presenting the latest collection under his own line, Off-White, slow Virgil Abloh down. The designer was on fine form at the inauguration of his show, “Murakami & Abloh, Technicolor 2,” at the Gagosian gallery in Paris on Friday night.
Asked how he was feeling having created such a happy moment at Vuitton, with his Technicolor runway, he replied: “A bit of humanity in our industry can always go a long way.”
He reiterated that it felt like his first real show. “There’s only a few moments in a fashion designer’s career where this opportunity for a perfect storm, where the right platform, the right attention, the right time in our society to do something like that comes along. I have the feeling my intention came through,” he said.
He described the basis of the exhibition as “basically a conversation that Takashi Murakami and I have daily and we produce work out of that conversation. We make paintings, digital works, sculptures, that report our time. We’re both from different fields: I’m multidisciplinary, he practices his art and so where we meet in the middle are these

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WhatsApp boss and co-founder Jan Koum to quit

Jan Koum says he wants to pursue new projects, but reports say he clashed with parent company Facebook.
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WhatsApp Co-Founder Leaving Facebook After Dispute Over Ads

Jan Koum, a co-founder of Facebook’s WhatsApp unit, is leaving the messaging service after what people familiar with the matter described as disagreement over putting advertising on its app and frustration over the confines of working in a big company.
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WhatsApp founder quits ‘over privacy plans’

The co-founder of WhatsApp has quit after disagreeing with Facebook’s attempts to weaken the messaging service’s privacy rules.
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WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU

The messaging app is changing its rules ahead of the introduction of new data privacy regulations in May.
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Android malware can steal WhatsApp messages

Security researchers have discovered powerful new malicious software which is capable of stealing WhatsApp messages from Android devices.
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WhatsApp to pull support on older smartphones

WhatsApp will stop working on older smartphones from 1 January 2018 as the company pulls support for older operating systems.
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Fake WhatsApp app downloaded more than one million times

A bogus version of the popular messaging app was available via the Google Play Store.
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WhatsApp struck by ‘worldwide outage’

WhatsApp users had to find another way to communicate with their friends and loved ones on Friday morning after reports of an outage in countries across the world.
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WhatsApp disruption in China amid crackdown

Officials in China appear to have launched a crackdown on the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.
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Facebook Tees Up WhatsApp to Make Money

WhatsApp will eventually charge companies to use some future features in the two free business tools it started testing this summer.
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Facebook fined £95m by EU over WhatsApp info

Facebook has been fined €110m (£94.5m) by EU competition regulators in relation to its takeover of WhatsApp.
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Facebook Accused of Misleading EU Investigators in WhatsApp Purchase

The European Union accused Facebook of giving “incorrect or misleading information” to investigators who were probing its purchase of WhatsApp in 2014.
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Facebook may net EU fine over WhatsApp merger

Facebook has been handed a deadline to confirm whether it gave EU regulators misleading information about its takeover of WhatsApp two years ago.
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