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'You can use Whatsapp - but only with secular people'

Gur hasidic sect bans popular cell phone app, rules biblical injunction to honor one's father and mother not applicable to internet users.Ben Shaul, 5/11/2016, 10:20 PM

WhatsApp malfunctions

Many users reported problems in sending and receiving messages with the popular application.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2015, 8:36 PM

Peres's office denies death rumors: He's alive and well

An explosion on Shimon Peres Street? An obituary for a man of the same name? What caused false report of former president's death?Ben Ariel, 12/29/2015, 4:46 AM

Report: IDF notified reservists their unit closed via WhatsApp

Soldiers livid after they say their own commander was not informed of the move. IDF denies blunder.Tova Dvorin, 12/25/2015, 2:01 PM

'Whatsapp law' would ban rumor-mongering about terror deaths

Using social media to spread rumors about terror attacks, true or false, would be banned by a new law proposed by MK Nissan Slomiansky.Yaakov Levi, 12/6/2015, 10:43 PM

IDF joins WhatsApp to fight terror

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em: IDF seeks to quell rumors after attacks by joining app. At stake: victims' families' peace of mind.Tova Dvorin, 10/27/2015, 8:25 AM

Lapid: I Love Haredim, But They Don't Like Me

If anyone owes anyone an apology on Yom Kippur, it's the haredi journalists who write mean things about him, says Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid.Moshe Cohen, 9/21/2015, 5:16 PM

Teachers Livid Over Union Signing Anti-'Settlement' Document

Furious WhatsApp debate over Teachers' Union support of document blaming 'settlements' results in threats of legal action.Uzi Baruch, 7/10/2015, 2:18 PM

Top IDF General to Soldiers: Stay Off WhatsApp!

IDF general warns too many officers communicating with their soldiers via social media in potential risk to army.Yaakov Levi, 6/23/2015, 5:58 PM

IDF Widow Implores: Stop KIA Rumors on WhatsApp

Sivan Bar-Or says she learned her husband was killed from insensitive people who posted it on WhatsApp. She demands the practice end, now.Gil Ronen, 1/29/2015, 7:37 PM

Iran Serious About Banning 'Un-Islamic' WhatsApp

An Iranian court Wednesday ordered the government to halt the activities of WhatsApp, the IRNA news agency reported.Moshe Cohen, 1/8/2015, 8:33 AM

Entire High School Class Under Investigation for Neo-Nazism

Ninth-graders in Germany had secret WhatsApp group with anti-Semitic slurs and 'Heil Hitler' photos. Parents are horrified.Tova Dvorin, 10/29/2014, 4:04 PM

Hold That Phone! IDF Releases New Guidelines for Smartphones

Soldiers now expected to be respectful of their cell phone usage, both online and in public, in system designed to prevent security risks.Tova Dvorin, 10/21/2014, 3:17 PM

Iranian Court Gives Government One Month to Block WhatsApp

Iran's judiciary gives the government one month to block WhatsApp and other instant messaging services which have "immoral content".Ben Ariel, 9/22/2014, 3:16 AM

IDF Soldiers Punished for Whatsapp Name Leaks

Two soldiers who were involved in leaking a list of IDF soldiers killed in action were punished by their commanders.Moshe Cohen, 9/11/2014, 2:54 PM

MK Says: Stop Spreading War Rumors

'We are all surrounded by terrible rumors,' says Dep. Min. Hotovely. 'This is part of Hamas's psychological warfare.'Hezki Baruch, 7/20/2014, 4:39 PM

Iran: 'Zionist' Whatsapp OK, But Group Says Viber Now Banned

Iran announced Wednesday that it was OK to use Whatsapp - but a group said that Viber, another 'Zionist' app, was to be bannedMoshe Cohen, 5/15/2014, 8:15 AM

Iran Bans WhatsApp Because of 'Zionist Connection'

Iran bans access to WhatsApp due to its connection with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.Elad Benari, 5/4/2014, 5:36 AM

IDF Officers Dismissed Over WhatsApp Group

Group slandering elite unit's commander has real repercussions as IDF officers discharged.Oranit Etzer, 3/26/2014, 12:48 PM

PM Inks Agreement Connecting Silicon Valley with 'Silicon Wadi'

Cooperation agreement with California to link 'most powerful hubs of innovation on planet', promote investments in Israel.Ari Yashar, 3/6/2014, 4:09 PM

Netanyahu to Visit Silicon Valley, Whatsapp Founder

US trip next week includes meetings with hi-tech figures to strengthen bonds with Israeli hi-tech industry.Ari Yashar, 2/27/2014, 8:50 PM

IDF Bans Soldiers From Using WhatsApp for Operations

Information Security Department bans popular messaging application over concerns about sensitive intelligence reaching the wrong hands.Tova Dvorin, 2/26/2014, 10:56 PM

Police Shut Down WhatsApp Drug Ring

Israeli police said that they had arrested three youths who were the brains behind a drug ring that used WhatsApp to distribute drugs.David Lev, 2/25/2014, 1:42 AM

Because of Facebook? WhatsApp Goes Down for 2 Hours

Three days after being purchased by Facebook, WhatsApp's users were unable to access the service for several hours on Saturday.Elad Benari, 2/23/2014, 4:54 AM

Facebook Pays More than $16 Billion for WhatsApp

In biggest acquisition yet, Facebook purchases fast-growing mobile messaging service WhatsApp.Elad Benari, 2/20/2014, 2:12 AM

Saudi Arabia is Hottest New Twitterspace

Saudi Arabia is the hottest new Twitterspace in the cyber world, according to a recent report by GlobalWebIndex.Chana Ya'ar, 6/19/2013, 2:14 AM

Saudi Arabia May Ban Skype, WhatsApp, Viber

Saudi Arabia may ban Skype, WhatsApp and Viber if the software firms don’t give the government with a way to monitor user communications. Chana Ya'ar, 3/27/2013, 11:19 AM