Anthony de Caluwe, Alleged Ambassador-Stalker, Directs Group To Turn Humans Into ‘Interstellar Civilization’

Anthony de Caluwe, a Belgian national and ardent Donald Trump supporter whose text messages appear to show that he was somehow stalking United States Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, is also listed as the director of The Leeward Space Foundation, which is dedicated to turning the human race into an “interstellar civilization.” The connection was […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Jared Kushner’s WhatsApp Use Could Be Putting ‘Thousands Of Americans At Risk’

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used a Tuesday House hearing to criticize the security protocol of President Donald Trump’s administration and his son-in-law Jared Kushner in particular. The hearing focused on White House security clearances, which Ocasio-Cortez used to bring up reports of Kushner using WhatsApp messaging service for government business. Per Fox News, House Oversight and […]

Facebook Targeting Fake News Ahead Of 2019 Elections In India

Fake news, famously, was a huge problem in the 2016 presidential election, with various bad actors creating websites with false information and getting huge amounts of traffic through Facebook. Facebook has taken certain steps to prevent such incidents in the future, but now a similar problem is on the rise in another election – in […]

Hillary Clinton & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Troll Jared Kushner Over WhatsApp Use

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Hillary Clinton are having a bit of fun with White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The two women trolled Kushner over his use of WhatsApp to communicate with Saudi leader Mohammed bin Salman — and others — to do the business of the government. The Daily Mail says […]

Facebook Denies They Were Under Attack During Outage And Assures Users Their Platform Is Now Working

Users of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp found they had plenty to say, but no platform on which to say it when a lengthy disruption to the platforms saw people unable to access their accounts for hours. Facebook has now rectified the situation and insists they were not a victim of a cyber attack, stating the […]

During Facebook And Instagram Outage, Authorities In Australia Urged People Not To Call Triple-Zero

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are experiencing a massive unexplained downtime. In the current age of technology, these platforms — particularly Facebook and Instagram — are considered essential social media requirements by many people. And, as the downtime increased, so did the panic surrounding the outage. As a result of […]

YouTube Denies ‘Momo Challenge’ Exists On Their Platform

The “Momo Suicide Challenge” first reared its ugly head last year, reportedly whispering creepy things to whoever saw the disfigured being, encouraging people and young kids to harm themselves. After a good long period of silence about the dangerous challenge, it seems to have returned, starting with a parent from the U.K. claiming that they […]

Facebook Is On The Cusp Of Letting You Unsend Messages

We humans don’t always think it through before hitting send. We are also not always the model of sobriety during internet debates and squabbles. Even so, we usually are aware enough to know when we should have given it a little more thought before hitting “send.” If you are a frequent Facebook Messenger user, you […]

Brazil: Bolsonaro Allies Using WhatsApp To Spread Fake News

As the Inquisitr previously reported, far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is heading toward victory in Brazil. Bolsonaro obtained 46.7 percent of the votes in the first round vote, while leftist Fernando Haddad got only 28.37 percent. While some have compared Bolsonaro’s impending election upset to now-U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 ascendance, Bolsonaro is thought to […]

WhatsApp Founder Brian Acton On Letting Facebook Buy His Company: ‘I Am A Sellout’

WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton said that he felt like a “sellout” for allowing Facebook to buy the company. In an interview with Forbes, Acton admitted that he had to live with the decision of letting Mark Zuckerberg acquire his company every day, as he reckons he is responsible for selling WhatsApp users’ privacy “to a […]

Facebook, WhatsApp And Instagram Update: Sites Go Down On September 3, Unclear When They Will Be Working Again

Anyone who wanted to relax on Facebook or Instagram or chat with friends on WhatsApp on Monday got an unwelcome surprise. All three of the social media sites have been hit with intermittent outages for much of the end-of-summer Labor Day holiday, leaving many to head to the remaining social media site, Twitter, to vent […]

WhatsApp Limiting Usage In India After Numerous Lynchings

After a spate of lynchings in India, the popular communication platform, WhatsApp, has decided to severely limit services in the country. According to BBC News, the decision comes after it was discovered that several mob lynchings “were linked to messages that circulated on WhatsApp groups.” WhatsApp had been silent about the usage of their app […]

WhatsApp Popularity Increasing, Facebook Use Decreasing Among Young People As New Generation Shifts Course

Young people are shifting gears when it comes to their use of social media applications and how they get their news. Reports show that Facebook is becoming less popular among the younger generation, with applications like WhatsApp surging in use. According to Reuters, the usage of Facebook to check news fell nine percentage points last […]

WhatsApp Black Spot Challenge Is A Prank Message That Could Crash The App

A new viral message is causing trouble for WhatsApp users around the world, as clicking on a black spot, contrary to what the message warns you, will cause the app to hang. However, the apparent prank message doesn’t seem to be anything to worry about, according to a number of recent reports. As noted by […]

Facebook Former Exec Struggles With What Facebook Has Become: Cites 7 People Killed Due To Rumor On WhatsApp

A former top executive for Facebook is opening up about his remorse over what the company has become today. He warns of the dangers that he sees coming from the social media platform and offers up a horrific example of what rumors are responsible for. The Facebook alum expresses deep regret over his involvement in […]

China Blocks WhatsApp In Latest Censorship Bid

Authorities in China moved Tuesday to block WhatsApp, the popular smartphone messaging service with over 1 billion users, in yet another clampdown on the country’s internet access. The censorship bid to silence the application comes on the heels of a new cybersecurity law that went into effect last month, according to the New York Times. […]

WhatsApp Testing Feature To ‘Unsend’ A Message And Delete The Notification From The Recipient’s Phone

Ever sent a message and immediately regretted it? We’ve all been there and have wished for a feature to undo the catastrophe. Now, WhatsApp is testing a neat feature that does exactly this and even deletes the notification of your text message. The feature, called Delete for Everyone, is now in the final testing phase, […]

WhatsApp Went Down Worldwide: Here Are Some Messaging Alternatives

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps around. It allows you to communicate with anyone around the world for free. Some love that it’s an alternative to traditional text messaging and SMS messaging. You don’t have to worry about fees or overage charges. The best thing about WhatsApp is that you can use […]

Thousands Of Snapchat Users Uninstalled The App — #BoycottSnapchat Trending

The image messaging and multimedia mobile application Snapchat is facing a very tough time in Central Asia region. After an alleged statement released from Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel, thousands of India users, who were active on this mobile application, have uninstalled the application from the android and ios mobile phones and currently #BoycottSnapchat has over […]

Are WhatsApp Messages Encrypted? Yes, And The Secretary of State Is Not Happy

Are WhatsApp messages encrypted? Yes, at least for now. However, that might change very soon, as a senior U.K. official is demanding that WhatsApp give police access to the Facebook-owned company’s messages following a London terrorist attack last Wednesday. U.K. government wants access to WhatsApp messages: The U.K. government is pushing for a backdoor into […]

Tinder Introduces New Snapchat-like Video Feature, Will Users Love It?

Tinder is catching up with the updates of messaging apps as they introduce their newest feature: video chat. According to Maxim, Tinder has become one of the world’s most popular dating apps. Because of its simple interface and “rule,” it has attracted millions of users from different countries. Though it has been made as a […]

WhatsApp’s Security Flaw Deadly Serious: What You Need To Know

An ongoing security flaw in popular messaging app WhatsApp could allow your conversations to become intercepted by Facebook or anyone else with access, including the government. The Guardian published an expose on January 13, 2017, highlighting how the security flaw works, and within days, virtually everyone had something to say about the security hole. The […]

‘Satanic’ WhatsApp Message Unleashes Demonic Possession On Two Teenage Girls [Video]

Two teenage girls were hospitalized in Peru after a WhatsApp message unleashed a “satanic possession” attack on them. The two sisters were found rolling around on the ground and babbling incoherently after receiving a “supernatural” WhatsApp message from a “satanic group,” the Peruvian Diario Correo reported. The two teenage girls, aged 13 and 16, from […]

WhatsApp Safer For Users Now That Facebook Agrees To Suspend Using Data

WhatsApp users in the United Kingdom can use the messaging app knowing that their personal information is more secure now that its parent company, Facebook, has agreed to suspend using such data for “advertisements or product-improvement purposes,” Reuters reports. Facebook purchased the messaging app in 2014. The decision to suspend using data from U.K. users […]

Bradford Man Accused Of Rape Apologizes To Victim Through WhatsApp: ‘I Wanted You To Say No One More Time’

After allegedly raping a female friend, Bradford, England, resident Ryan Falconer, who is on trial for his supposed actions, reportedly texted his victim through the popular cell phone application WhatsApp to apologize for what he did. During proceedings for the case in Bradford Crown Court on Wednesday, jurors and other court attendees were read the […]

Whatsapp Facebook Data Sharing: Downloadable Messenger App To Start Sharing Your Phone Number With Facebook, But Here’s How To Opt-Out And Protect Yourself

WhatsApp may soon share your phone number with Facebook, according to recent reports. Data sharing is a tough business, and companies have privacy policies in place that you’re asked to comply with before you are permitted to access their site. However, if you don’t understand the technical mumbo-jumbo, you can easily get lost in a […]

Whatsapp Blocked In Brazil Ahead Of 2016 Rio Olympic Games For Protecting User Privacy

Foreign and Brazilian Whatsapp users alike attending the 2016 Rio Olympic Games may find themselves unable to access the popular instant messaging service after it was blocked by a judge on Tuesday. After Whatsapp has repeatedly been unable to hand over its users’ messages to police, one particular case has caused Judge Daniela Barbosa Assunção […]

Line Chat App Largest Tech IPO In History, What Does This Mean To Users And Competitors Like Facebook’s Messenger?

Tech company Line Corp has just made history with their chat app. Line has been introduced to Tokyo and New York listings and has been recognized as the largest technology initial public offering of 2016, according to CNBC. Line Corp is owned by South Korean Internet company Naver, and they just opened up 22 million […]

WhatsApp Desktop App For Windows And Mac OS X Users Launched

Last year, in January 2015, WhatsApp launched WhatsApp Web, a browser-based client for chatting with your folks right from the comfort of your web browser. This was a source of great relief for WhatsApp junkies who, otherwise, would need to remain hooked to their mobile phones in order to reply to chats. WhatsApp Web solved […]

Brazil Shuts Down WhatsApp For 72 Hours, For The Second Time In Less Than Six Months

Brazilian WhatsApp users will not be able to use the app after a judge declared that wireless phone carriers were to block access. This, according to Newsweek, is going to affect over 100 million people in Brazil who use WhatsApp, preventing them from using the instant-messaging app for 72 hours. This is apparently the second […]

WhatsApp Launches End-To-End Encryption Against Government Intrusion

After the legal battle between Apple and the FBI concluded last week, WhatsApp unveiled “end-to-end” encryption today as part of its own fight to secure customer privacy against governmental intrusion. “The idea is simple: when you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat gat you send […]

Messaging Apps: Have You Replaced Your Texting with A Messaging App?

According to research by IHS Technology, a UK consultancy firm, the number of people using top messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and SnapChat increased by more than a billion in 2015 to a combined 4.2 billion active users. Messaging apps have effectively pushed out social networks to become the most dominant platforms and apps […]

Facebook And WhatsApp Will No Longer Support Messenger Services On Blackberry

Facebook pulled support for the Blackberry mobile phone one month after WhatsApp messenger pulled its support for the cellphone. The support for the cellphone will completely end at the end of 2016. CNET reported that once the phone of choice for people like Hillary Clinton, it has seen a major decline in recent years. Now, […]

WhatsApp To End Support For Nokia And Blackberry Devices – Messaging Platform Signaling Dominance Of Android And iOS?

WhatsApp will soon end support for devices running operating systems from Blackberry and Nokia. The messaging platform, owned by Facebook, has explained that these platforms don’t offer “the kind of capabilities” it needs to expand. WhatsApp, the insanely popular internet-based instant messaging service across the globe, has confirmed through a blog post that it will […]

Indonesia Imposes A Ban On ‘Gay’ Emojis — Muslim-Majority Country Claims Emoticons In Instant Messaging Could Cause ‘Public Unrest’

Indonesia has imposed a ban on “gay” emojis in instant messaging apps. The Muslim majority country claims the same-sex emoticons may cause “public unrest.” With an intention to cleanse instant messaging apps of emojis that imply relation between two same-sex people, the Indonesian government has begun imposing a strict ban on same-sex emoticons, stickers and […]

WhatsApp Won’t Ask For Your Dollar Anymore – Service Drops Annual Fee And Goes Completely Free, But Still Won’t Introduce Ads

WhatsApp has confirmed it will stop asking for its annual subscription fees, which is a single dollar. The messaging service won’t introduce ads, but will rely on enhancing business communication to make money. WhatsApp, the insanely popular messaging service, has announced that it is dropping the annual subscription fee of 99 cents and making the […]

WhatsApp Web To Launch On Windows 10 Edge Browser

Following a successful launch earlier this year for Chrome users, WhatsApp Web will soon be supported on the default Windows 10 browser, Edge, as reported by Neurogadget. Microsoft will likely be relieved to see the popular WhatsApp Web come to Windows 10 early after some app developers were slow to embrace Windows 8.1, the previous […]

WhatsApp Web Comes To iPhone, WhatsApp 2.12.95 Download Available For Nokia

WhatsApp Web is finally coming to the iPhone. The handy feature that allows you to send messages to your contacts from your computer is finally arriving to some of Apple’s popular iPhones. The exciting news has been revealed on the WhatsApp website’s list of supported devices. It was only available for Android, BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, […]

New WhatsApp Download Saves Users’ Messages, But Causes Google Drive Backup Feature To Disappear

The new WhatsApp download is available. It includes new features like the ability to save your messages. But it’s also causing problems when it comes to integrating with the Google Drive Backup feature. WhatsApp has quickly become one of the most popular apps for sending and receiving free calls and messages. WhatsApp developers released an […]

WhatsApp, Viber Launching Paid Services, But Which Free Version Is Better?

WhatsApp and Viber are the top competitors when it comes to instant messaging and making domestic and international calls. But it looks like both companies are looking to offer paid services in the future. WhatsApp is continuing to tweak its services by offering paid versions of its services over the internet, according to credit rating […]

Google Photos App: What You Need To Know

The internet giant Google is stepping back in the ring with its new Google Photos app. The announcement made Thursday at its 2015 Google I/O had tech enthusiasts all ears about the new service. The app has the world already contemplating whether or not it can stand against the likes of Flickr or Dropbox’s Carousel. […]

WhatsApp Tests Voice Calling, Here’s Why You Care

Early this week, users on Reddit and other forums began to report that they were seeing hints that popular instant messaging client WhatsApp was integrating voice calling as a beta feature. Mashableconfirmed late yesterday with a spokesperson that the feature was being tested with a “small group of Android users.” If you’re not one of […]

Hitler Fan Club Created On WhatsApp By German Teens, ‘Secret Nazi Sympathizers’

German police are investigating a secretive neo-Nazi fan club that was formed in WhatsApp by teenagers from the Landsberg School near Leipzig. The Times of Israel reports that making the Hitler salute or using Third Reich symbols like the swastika is illegal according to German law. However, that didn’t stop a ninth grade class from […]

Facebook Acquires WhatsApp For A Lot More Money Than You Think — Here Are The Details!

It’s official! WhatsApp, the popular messaging service, is now owned by Facebook. Reports confirm that the filing to complete this lengthy acquisition process was made with the SEC on Monday. Keep in mind that the initial announcement of Facebook’s intent to acquire WhatsApp was made back in February. Since then, the social media powerhouse has […]

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Gets Blocked And Unfriended In Iran

Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is not very popular in Iran at the moment. In fact, Politico reports that a judge in Iran has ordered Zuckerberg to appear in court in Iran with regards to user privacy violations of the Facebook apps Instagram and WhatsApp. Huffington Post reports that 30-year-old billionaire Zuckerberg will most […]

WhatsApp Breaks Its Own Record! Users Sent 64 Billion Messages In A Single Day

Instant messaging client WhatsApp never ceases to remain outside the spotlight. Weeks after being in the headlines for becoming the most expensive acquisition by Facebook, the service is busy creating new records by breaking its own. In a recent tweet from WhatsApp’s official Twitter account, the company claims to have handled a staggering 64 billion […]

Facebook’s WhatsApp Acquisition Hits Roadblock As Privacy Groups Cry Foul

Social Media giant Facebook’s decision to acquire instant Messaging client WhatsApp for $19 Billion seems to have hit its first major roadblock. In a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), two privacy groups have argued that the sale of WhatsApp to Facebook would not be in the best interests of WhatsApp users and […]

Could WhatsApp Technology Problems Make It Worst Facebook Purchase Ever?

I’m not going to say that Facebook made a mistake here, but let’s face it. WhatsApp has done relatively nothing of note and has gotten massively worse since Facebook’s purchase of it recently for 19 billion dollars. Yes, you heard me right,19 BILLION DOLLARS! Let’s face it, Facebook made this purchase because they knew it […]

Mark Zuckerberg Could Save Your Children’s Lives

I know what you must be thinking. How can Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg save my child’s life? Sure, he’s the Facebook owner and has a lot more influence than he even realizes. Could he really save a child’s life or other nation’s youth however? It seems that he is trying. While it is not massively […]

Mark Zuckerberg Blamed For WhatsApp Downtime

Mark Zuckerberg was blamed by netizens for WhatsApp’s Saturday downtime three days after Facebook bought the app for $19 billion dollars, The Daily Beast reports. WhatsApp users filled Twitter with their frustrations over the newly-bought messaging app’s downtime. Some joked that the WhatsApp team is currently celebrating the buyout at the app headquarters, causing their […]