WhatsApp co-founder renews call for users to delete Facebook, questions Apple’s App Store moderation

Almost exactly one year ago, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton publicly called on users to delete Facebook. Now, Acton is renewing that call, while also criticizing companies like Apple for certain privacy and moderation stances. more… The post WhatsApp co-founder renews call for users to delete Facebook, questions Apple’s App Store moderation appeared first on 9to5Mac. […]

WhatsApp updated with ability to lock app behind Face ID or Touch ID

Popular Facebook-owned chat service WhatsApp has updated its iOS app today with support for biometric authentication, allowing users to ‘lock’ the app with Face ID or Touch ID. Although the feature does not work on a per chat basis, enabling the feature does add an extra layer of security to your private WhatsApp conversations. more… […]

Facebook reportedly developing its own cryptocurrency for use in WhatsApp

Amid its myriad of privacy scandals, Facebook is allegedly planning to launch its own cryptocurrency. According to a report from Bloomberg, Facebook is developing a cryptocurrency that would enable WhatsApp users to transfer money. more… The post Facebook reportedly developing its own cryptocurrency for use in WhatsApp appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

App Roundup: Fortnite for iOS, Tweetbot 3 for macOS, WhatsApp, eBay, more!

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there’s simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Report: Democrats outline plans to ask Apple & WhatsApp for help in the Trump-Russia investigation

It appears that Washington D.C. lawmakers are planning to ask Apple for help as they investigate the use of encrypted messaging apps in the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation. In a memo, democrats on the Intelligence Committee outlined what they may do if they take over the House of Representatives in November… more… 9to5Mac