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‘They did all that for a 3-star review?’: Guest says Airbnb host used fake screenshots of WhatsApp conversation to report her

'That host should not be allowed to host anymore.'

On Dec 12, 2023 by Braden Bjella

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WhatsApp, Signal threaten to end service in U.K. if Online Safety Bill passes

The companies urged the UK government to 'urgently rethink' its legislation.

On Apr 18, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

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Win or lose: Chinese smartphones and WhatsApp enable offshore betting, newfound income, and hope for young Zimbabweans

Young bettors in Zimbabwe are connecting on WhatsApp and betting on the World Cup — even though it's illegal.

On Dec 17, 2022 by Ray Mwareya, Deogracias Kalima

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How police persecute the LGBTQ community—and how big tech can help its most vulnerable users

'They're forcing their way to them manually, very easily.'

On Apr 13, 2022 by Viola Stefanello

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Americans don’t trust TikTok with their data, but can’t stop using it

A poll found that 64 percent of Americans want the government to better regulate big tech.

On Dec 22, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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Conspiracy theories explode online after massive Facebook outage

Don't trust random tweets.

On Oct 4, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are down (updated)

Outages began being reported on Monday afternoon.

On Oct 4, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

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FTC demands answers on data collection from 9 biggest tech firms

They sent notices to some of the largest websites and platforms.

On Dec 14, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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Viral WhatsApp texts between intern and employer spark debate on responding to unknown numbers

Who was wrong?

On Nov 27, 2020 by Stacey Ritzen

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Trump almost banned a ton of popular video games by mistake

Games like 'Fortnite' were accidentally included in an executive order targeting WeChat.

On Aug 7, 2020 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

WhatsApp Coronavirus Fact Check Bot

New bot on WhatsApp fact-checks coronavirus misinformation

The bot will draw information from more than 80 fact-checking organizations around the world.

On May 5, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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WhatsApp users are being harassed with this ‘big penis meme’

The link purports to carry news about the coronavirus.

On Apr 13, 2020 by Tiffanie Drayton

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WhatsApp is limiting message forwarding to fight coronavirus misinformation

Messages can now only be forward to one contact at a time.

On Apr 7, 2020 by Mikael Thalen