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# whatsapp - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says

Oct 6th 2021, 2:34 PM 10,407 Views 15 Comments

The social networks and messaging service went offline for more than five hours on Monday.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Explainer: Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down yesterday?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down yesterday?

Oct 5th 2021, 12:33 PM 37,003 Views 25 Comments

The platforms were down for around six hours yesterday.

# whatsapp - Monday 4 October, 2021

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages
# Social Media
# Social Media

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages

Updated Oct 4th 2021, 10:47 PM 218,323 Views 79 Comments

Facebook and its subsidiaries have tweeted statements confirming the outage.

# whatsapp - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Five members of Cabinet have downloaded app that allows encrypted messages to be wiped
# Signal App
# Signal App

Five members of Cabinet have downloaded app that allows encrypted messages to be wiped

Updated Sep 5th 2021, 3:10 PM 55,645 Views 39 Comments

Unlike WhatsApp, the data from Signal messages is retained on the device only and not backed up in the cloud.

'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues
# A Fine Mess
# A Fine Mess

'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues

Sep 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,138 Views 19 Comments
  • Some of the information provided by WhatsApp to users was described as "unnecessarily ambiguous" and "ill-defined".
  • Non-users of WhatsApp were given no information about why the company was processing their mobile phone numbers.
  • Engaging with WhatsApp's Privacy Policy during the inquiry was described as a "needlessly frustrating exercise".

# whatsapp - Thursday 2 September, 2021

WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner
# GDPR
# GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner

Sep 2nd 2021, 11:22 AM 71,033 Views 50 Comments

The Irish privacy watchdog has also reprimanded the company over its failure to comply with GDPR transparency rules.

# whatsapp - Monday 30 August, 2021

Eamon Ryan says there's no space for 'demeaning' private messages after Green TD apology
# Brian Leddin
# Brian Leddin

Eamon Ryan says there's no space for 'demeaning' private messages after Green TD apology

Aug 30th 2021, 3:09 PM 32,516 Views 0 Comments

Limerick City TD Brian Leddin apologised at the weekend for messages posted in a WhatsApp group.

# whatsapp - Monday 21 June, 2021

Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office

Jun 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 36,503 Views 29 Comments

Boris Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings criticised the UK Prime Minister for a lack of focus.

# whatsapp - Thursday 18 February, 2021

WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised
# WhatsApp
# WhatsApp

WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised

Feb 18th 2021, 10:41 PM 27,868 Views 24 Comments

It will also display messages in the Status section of the app.

# whatsapp - Thursday 14 January, 2021

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
# Privacy Vs Free Services
# Privacy Vs Free Services

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram

Jan 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 43,725 Views 46 Comments

“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of the year
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of the year

Dec 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 10,830 Views 0 Comments

Here’s the best bits of our podcast this year

# whatsapp - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp
# United States
# United States

Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp

Dec 10th 2020, 7:22 AM 13,637 Views 13 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission said Facebook has engaged in a “a systematic strategy” to eliminate its competition

# whatsapp - Monday 13 July, 2020

'The only person that can hit me up on WhatsApp this time is Klopp' - Wycombe star
# Joy
From The42
# Joy

'The only person that can hit me up on WhatsApp this time is Klopp' - Wycombe star

Jul 13th 2020, 10:54 PM 13,593 Views 5 Comments

The 38-year-old forward gave a jubilant interview following the win over Oxford.

# whatsapp - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Your evening longread: What's wrong with Whatsapp?
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: What's wrong with Whatsapp?

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 55,718 Views 14 Comments

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Debunked: No, WhatsApp isn't about to start charging users to send messages
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, WhatsApp isn't about to start charging users to send messages

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:05 AM 44,642 Views 11 Comments

A message circulating WhatsApp claims that the platform is going to start charging users from “Saturday morning”.

# whatsapp - Friday 17 April, 2020

Debunked: No, this is not a picture of Bulgarian workers outside a supermarket in Dublin this week
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, this is not a picture of Bulgarian workers outside a supermarket in Dublin this week

Apr 17th 2020, 6:48 PM 368,025 Views 134 Comments

The photo has been widely shared on social media and messaging services.

# whatsapp - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Debunked: A video called 'move your cucu' will not format your phone, but people still advised to be wary of scams
# Fake Message
# Fake Message

Debunked: A video called 'move your cucu' will not format your phone, but people still advised to be wary of scams

Apr 9th 2020, 6:00 AM 21,609 Views 3 Comments

The WhatsApp message is reminiscent of a previous hoax text in 2015.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?

Apr 7th 2020, 11:02 AM 14,851 Views 61 Comments

WhatsApp has moved to restrict the forwarding of content to just one person in one go.

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19
# Incoming Message
# Incoming Message

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19

Apr 7th 2020, 10:49 AM 31,202 Views 48 Comments

Volumes of misinformation about coronavirus has been circulated through messaging and social media apps.

# whatsapp - Monday 30 March, 2020

Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading
# False Claims
# False Claims

Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading

Mar 30th 2020, 3:34 PM 54,557 Views 29 Comments

A message claiming to be from a friend’s uncle who works in a hospital in China has been circulating lately.

# whatsapp - Saturday 21 March, 2020

World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service
# WHO Health Alert
# WHO Health Alert

World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service

Mar 21st 2020, 10:40 AM 125,265 Views 50 Comments

This is to fight misinformation that has been spreading like wildfire on social media, mostly on WhatsApp.

# whatsapp - Thursday 19 March, 2020

The Explainer: How did misinformation about the coronavirus spread on Whatsapp in Ireland?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How did misinformation about the coronavirus spread on Whatsapp in Ireland?

Mar 19th 2020, 6:00 PM 25,757 Views 38 Comments

One of the striking things about the coronavirus outbreak is the sheer scale of misinformation being spread about it. We take a look at why, and what it means.

# whatsapp - Monday 16 March, 2020

Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'

Mar 16th 2020, 10:53 AM 81,672 Views 89 Comments

No: that WhatsApp message about a military lockdown, that went viral at the weekend, is not true.

# whatsapp - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Explainer: How a woman was prosecuted over deleted child sex abuse images she was sent without consent
# Courts
# Courts

Explainer: How a woman was prosecuted over deleted child sex abuse images she was sent without consent

Feb 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 47,134 Views 0 Comments

The woman believed she had deleted the video, but it had saved automatically to her phone.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Woman who was sent child sex abuse images on Whatsapp but deleted video prosecuted for possession
# Courts
# Courts

Woman who was sent child sex abuse images on Whatsapp but deleted video prosecuted for possession

Feb 4th 2020, 2:29 PM 57,829 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that Omo Delpin Omorouyi can no longer pursue her career as she cannot get garda vetting.

# whatsapp - Friday 20 December, 2019

Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages
# WRC
# WRC

Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages

Dec 20th 2019, 5:22 PM 42,951 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission has found that he was unfairly dismissed.

# whatsapp - Monday 16 December, 2019

Man convicted of assaulting transgender escort after alleged dispute over payment
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

Man convicted of assaulting transgender escort after alleged dispute over payment

Dec 16th 2019, 5:39 PM 31,621 Views 0 Comments

Ben O’Reilly was acquitted of robbing Fernanda de Freitas’s cash and phone.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm accusing it of hacking phones of journalists and activists
# Nso Group
# Nso Group

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm accusing it of hacking phones of journalists and activists

Oct 29th 2019, 10:18 PM 10,241 Views 10 Comments

NSO Group strongly denies the claims.

# whatsapp - Monday 14 October, 2019

Law Society claims 'tits and filth' WhatsApp group contained no reference to female students
# Law Society
# Law Society

Law Society claims 'tits and filth' WhatsApp group contained no reference to female students

Oct 14th 2019, 4:38 PM 32,917 Views 38 Comments

‘Offensive’ content was allegedly circulated among students at Blackhall Place.

# whatsapp - Friday 4 October, 2019

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse
# Message Encryption
# Message Encryption

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

Oct 4th 2019, 11:37 AM 11,590 Views 15 Comments

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

# whatsapp - Thursday 29 August, 2019

WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement

Aug 29th 2019, 1:49 PM 1,232 Views 0 Comments

Analysts are responsible for checking requests made by authorities like An Garda Síochána.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know
# Spyware
# Spyware

WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know

May 14th 2019, 2:56 PM 71,430 Views 19 Comments

The company has officially notified the Data Protection Commission about the breach.

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls
# Spyware
# Spyware

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls

Updated May 14th 2019, 1:00 PM 48,110 Views 30 Comments

The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.

# whatsapp - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back after massive two-hour outage
# Down
# Down

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back after massive two-hour outage

Apr 14th 2019, 3:07 PM 19,072 Views 26 Comments

No, it wasn’t just you.

# whatsapp - Monday 25 February, 2019

Parents warned over online 'Momo challenge' that encourages children to self-harm
# Viral Challenge
# Viral Challenge

Parents warned over online 'Momo challenge' that encourages children to self-harm

Feb 25th 2019, 2:17 PM 34,436 Views 40 Comments

The “Momo challenge” has started to appear on social media platforms in recent days.

# whatsapp - Friday 25 January, 2019

Facebook wants to merge Messenger with WhatsApp and Instagram
# Friend Request
# Friend Request

Facebook wants to merge Messenger with WhatsApp and Instagram

Jan 25th 2019, 9:35 PM 24,596 Views 43 Comments

Facebook said that it would make connecting easier for users, while critics said that it was a way of circumventing regulations.

'The loss of a loved one is traumatic enough without this': People asked to report photos of fatal M50 crash
# Finglas
# Finglas

'The loss of a loved one is traumatic enough without this': People asked to report photos of fatal M50 crash

Updated Jan 25th 2019, 6:15 PM 192,514 Views 68 Comments

The woman in her 30s who was killed in the incident has been named as Jackie Griffin.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Sinn Féin probes derogatory messages in party WhatsApp group about Fine Gael TD
# Noel Rock
# Noel Rock

Sinn Féin probes derogatory messages in party WhatsApp group about Fine Gael TD

Oct 24th 2018, 6:05 AM 23,268 Views 45 Comments

“We need to put some manners on him. Any ideas,” one message said of Dublin West TD Noel Rock.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'The first person who introduced me to WhatsApp was the footballer Benoit Assou-Ekotto'
# Column
From The42
# Column

'The first person who introduced me to WhatsApp was the footballer Benoit Assou-Ekotto'

Aug 21st 2018, 5:13 PM 27,977 Views 4 Comments

Eoin Butler on the joys of watching and discussing sport through different mediums.

# whatsapp - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Police arrest 32 in India after latest lynching sparked by WhatsApp rumours
# Kidnap Rumours
# Kidnap Rumours

Police arrest 32 in India after latest lynching sparked by WhatsApp rumours

Jul 15th 2018, 4:50 PM 29,309 Views 24 Comments

More than 20 people have been lynched in India after being accused of child abduction.

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