Didi Chuxing’s Brazilian Business Reached Cooperation With WhatsApp

By 99, chinatechnews, Software, Whatsapp

Brazilian ride-hailing service 99, which is controlled by China’s Didi Chuxing, has reached cooperation with Facebook’s chat platform WhatsApp. With the cooperation, 99 will accept orders on WhatsApp, allowing users to request a ride without using another app. This is reportedly the first time for Didi Chuxing to reach such cooperation in the world. It […]

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Facebook leak hints at its defense against a government-ordered breakup

By antitrust, engadget, facebook, gear, instagram, Internet, News, Regulation, social media, Social network, social networking, Whatsapp

Facebook is under intense regulatory pressure, and it appears to be bracing itself for the worst. The Wall Street Journal says it has obtained a document outlining Facebook’s defense if the government orders a breakup that would unload Instagr…

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WhatsApp makes it easier to fact-check forwarded messages

By encryption, engadget, fake news, forwarded messages, forwarding, gear, Messages, misinformation, News, pilot, search, search the web, testing, Web, Whatsapp

WhatsApp has been clamping down forwarded messages for years, but its work still isn’t complete. Today, the platform announced a new feature that lets users search the web for more info about frequently forwarded messages.Already, messages for…

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WhatsApp and WHO create a chatbot to share reliable coronavirus info

By chatbot, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, facebook, gear, Internet, medicine, misinformation, Mobile, Security, Whatsapp, who, world health organization

In an attempt to help users find accurate coronavirus information, WhatsApp and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched a chatbot that will answer questions about the pandemic. When users text "hi" to the new WHO Health Ale…

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WhatsApp debuts coronavirus fact-checking hub

By api, apps, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, facebook, gear, grant, Messaging, messaging app, Mobile, poynter institute, services, UNDP, unicef, Whatsapp, whatsapp api, whatsapp business, who, world health organization

WhatsApp can be more than a messaging app — in Europe, India and other parts of the world, it’s a social network in its own right. To help avoid the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, the company — which is owned by Facebook -…

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Phishing scams leveled up, and we didn’t

By bad password, badpassword, Business, data breach, engadget, facebook, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hacks, infosec, Internet, jamal khashoggi, Jeff Bezos, Mobile, Opinion, Phishing, phishing scams, proofpoint, ransomware, Security, services, Whatsapp, wordpress

More than a bit of “I’m smarter than you” politics creates the divide between hacking headlines and what we actually need to worry about. On one side, researchers present findings at conferences hoping someone will raise the alarm and practical thing…

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Facebook tells US, UK and Australia it won’t weaken chat encryption

By attorney general, backdoor, bill barr, encryption, engadget, facebook, Facebook Messenger, gear, Internet, messenger, politics, privacy, Security, Whatsapp, william barr

If officials were hoping that Facebook would stop end-to-end encryption in its messaging apps just because they sent a strongly-worded letter, they had another thing coming. Facebook has sent its own letter to US Attorney General Bill Barr, ac…

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