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WhatsApp strengthens encryption settings

Facebook has announced it had bolstered the default encryption settings for the more than one billion users of its popular WhatsApp messaging service so that all messages will now be accessible only to the sender and recipient.  

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WhatsApp drops token $1 subscription

The world's most popular messaging service, WhatsApp, is dropping its token $1 fee still levied on some users as it experiments with making businesses pay to reach their customers, chief executive Jan Koum said on Monday. In a

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Is there still life for SMS?

While some predict the death of SMS, its reach still makes it a widely used tool. In the last years, there has been a rise in OTT applications (over-the-top content, referring to delivery of media over the internet without the use of an operator

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Facebook completes WhatsApp buy at $22 billion

Facebook closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, with the final price tag rising an additional $3 billion to roughly $22 billion because of the increased value of Facebook's stock in recent months.

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Facebook wins EU nod for $19 billion WhatsApp bid

Facebook, the world's most popular social network, gained European Union clearance on Friday for its proposed $19 billion takeover of mobile messaging startup WhatsApp in a deal setting it against the telecoms industry. The la

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Facebook to win EU approval for $19bn WhatsApp bid

Leading social network Facebook will win unconditional EU approval for its $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp in a deal pitting it against telecoms operators, two people familiar with the matter said. The land

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Only Etisalat, du licensed for VOIP in UAE: TRA

Only Etisalat and du are licensed to provide telecommunication services in the UAE including VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) services, said the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). The VOIP regulatory

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WhatsApp to introduce voice calls?

Rumours are rife that WhatsApp could be offering free VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) calls to 600 million users, a report said, while casting doubts whether the service will be allowed in the UAE. "The leaked images of t

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Iran judge summons Facebook CEO

A conservative Iranian court opened a case against instant messaging services WhatsApp and Instagram while also summoning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over complaints of privacy violation, state news agency Isna reported on Tuesday.

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Whatsapp to offer voice calls

The world's biggest messaging service WhatsApp, which Facebook bought for $19 billion recently, will add voice calls to its product in the second quarter of this year, its chief executive Jan Koum said. With 450 million users

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