Fake Netflix app spread via WhatsApp found on Google Play

Malware lurking in a fake 'FlixOnline' app was discovered by Check Point Research.


WhatsApp ‘disappointed’ after it’s blocked from off-boarding GovChat

The Facebook-owned app vows to defend the popular messaging platform from abuse, insisting GovChat has repeatedly refused to comply with its terms of service.

25 Mar

GovChat granted interim relief in Facebook, WhatsApp face-off

The Competition Tribunal deals Facebook-owned WhatsApp a blow, restricting it from removing the official citizen engagement platform for government from the messaging app.

25 Mar

Africa’s mobile users stick with WhatsApp

A poll by KnowBe4 finds that convenience overrides risk when it comes to WhatsApp data privacy concerns.

Mar 16, 2021

Ukheshe, Infobip create Telkom WhatsApp payment gateway

The solution allows Telkom customers to quickly and securely send money to anyone with a mobile number, with no need for another app or additional software.


WhatsApp does not share user contacts, says Facebook SA

Facebook South Africa responds to the Information Regulator, saying users’ contacts will not be shared across the social media giant’s platforms.

Mar 4, 2021

Information Regulator worries SA will get less WhatsApp privacy

In a letter to Facebook, the Information Regulator highlights concerns that EU citizens will receive higher privacy protection than South Africans.

Feb 19, 2021

WhatsApp forges ahead with controversial privacy update

The Facebook-owned messaging app moves ahead with its planned privacy update that caused uproar, using the opportunity to take a swipe at its competitors.


Facebook to face the music in SA Parliament, says DA

Parliament’s Committee of Communications and Digital Technologies is set to invite the social media player to respond to questions about misinformation on its platform.

Feb 16, 2021

Parliament must protect SA from Facebook, WhatsApp, says DA

Facebook has a strong case to answer before Parliament, regarding its role in the dissemination of COVID-19 misinformation in SA, says the Democratic Alliance.

Feb 15, 2021

Aura, Tracker build WhatsApp security chatbot

Powered by Aura, Tracker’s CareGuard service enables rapid emergency response by sharing a location pin in WhatsApp.


WhatsApp’s privacy fiasco draws attention to risks of messaging apps

The backlash to WhatsApp’s terms and privacy policy changes have brought forward the privacy and cyber security conversation necessary around messaging apps, says Takalani Mavhunga, CFO at Nexio.

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