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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