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WhatsApp caves in: Won't limit features if you reject privacy changes

WhatsApp says that it will no longer limit the app's functionality for users who disagree with the new privacy policy requiring them to share their data with Facebook companies.

WhatsApp to Limit its Feature if you Refuse to Accept Data Sharing Policy

Whatsapp is sending notifications of a policy update that requires sharing data with Facebook companies but it also said that No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th because of this update. WhatsApp will restrict its features if we refuse data sharing with Facebook.

Facebook Messenger users targeted by a large-scale scam

A large-scale scam campaign targeting Facebook Messenger users all over the world has been detected by Group-IB researchers.

Malaysia's biggest bank warns of fake Maybank website used by

SE Asia News -Users are being lured to the fake website through a promotional post on Facebook promising prizes.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Bot Lets Hackers Easily Lookup Facebook Users' Phone Numbers

A user of a low level cybercriminal forum is selling access to a database of phone numbers belonging to Facebook users, and conveniently letting customers lookup those numbers by using an automated Telegram bot.

Bugs in Signal, Facebook, Google chat apps let attackers spy on users

Vulnerabilities found in multiple video conferencing mobile applications allowed attackers to listen to users' surroundings without permission before the person on the other end picked up the calls.

WhatsApp users flock to rival message platforms

Millions have signed up to Signal and Telegram after WhatsApp announced an update to its terms.

Signal fixes verification delays caused by WhatsApp mass exodus

Signal's encrypted messaging service has recovered from delays affecting its new user verification process after a mass exodus of WhatsApp users to their platform.

WhatsApp's New Terms Won't Let You Opt Out of Sharing Data With Facebook

WhatsApp users will be required to either accept the updated privacy policy and terms of service or lose their access to the app from February 8, 2021.

Facebook Messenger Bug Lets Hackers Listen to You Before You Pick Up the Call

A Bug in Facebook Messenger App for Android Could've Let Hackers Listen to the Person You Are Calling Before Even They Pick Up.

Folksam data breach leaks info of 1M Swedes to Google, Facebook, more

Folksam, one of the largest insurance companies in Sweden, today disclosed a data breach affecting around 1 million Swedes after sharing customers' personal info with multiple technology giants.

WhatsApp is now exchanging close to 100 billion messages each day

Mark Zuckerberg announced that WhatsApp is now delivering around 100 billion messages a day. Userbase has grown considerably to two billion users now, compared to 500 million back in 2014.

Cybercriminals Step Up Their Game Ahead of U.S. Elections

Ahead of the November U.S. elections, cybercriminals are stepping up their offensive in both attacks against security infrastructure and disinformation campaigns – but this time, social media giants, the government and citizens are more prepared.

Beware: New Android Spyware Found Posing as Telegram and Threema Apps

Hackers found impersonating legitimate messaging apps such as Telegram and Threema to infect Android devices with a new malware.

Spyware Labeled 'TikTok Pro' Exploits Fears of US Ban

Researchers have discovered a new Android spyware campaign pushing a “Pro” version of the TikTok app that is exploiting fears among its young and gullible users that the popular social media app is on the cusp of being banned in the United States. The malware can take over basic device functions—such as capturing photos, reading and sending SMS messages, making calls and launching apps—as well as uses a phishing tactic to steal victims’ Facebook credentials.

WhatsApp Discloses 6 Bugs via Dedicated Security Site

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has fixed six previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in its chat platform, revealing the move on a new dedicated security advisory site aimed at informing its more than 2 million users about bugs and keeping them updated on app security.

Facebook announces measures to protect the U.S. elections

Facebook has outlined the measures it will take during the U.S. presidential election to ensure that misinformation cannot spread rapidly. With these measures, it hopes to make the election fairer.

StashAway Malaysia Users Left With Drained Bank Accounts After Major Direct Debit Error

On the evening of July 27, StashAway users began writing panicked Facebook posts in groups about how their bank accounts had been practically drained by the robo-advisor wealth management platform in a series of back-to-back transactions.

Facebook adds security to Messenger with Face ID unlock option

Facebook has begun rolling out additional security features for its dedicated chat application, Messenger, that will make it essentially impossible for anyone to read your conversations in the app -- even if you give someone your phone. Facebook describes this feature, called App Lock, as giving users "the confidence to know that if a friend or family member needs to borrow your phone, they won't be able to access your chats."

Trump campaign runs anti-TikTok ads on Facebook and Instagram

U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign is now running ads against TikTok on Facebook and Instagram warning people that the company is spying on users and was caught red-handed doing so. One of the anti-TikTok ads tells users: “Protect your children from China.”

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