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New online scam targeting Whatsapp users

New online scam targeting Whatsapp users

WhatsApp users should keep an eye out for this growing online scamShlomo Witty, 31/01/2021 15:36
WhatsApp delays enforcement of new data-sharing policy until May

WhatsApp delays enforcement of new data-sharing policy until May

The new terms caused an uproar, with many users flocking to alternatives such as Telegram or Signal.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 15/01/2021 22:00
WhatsApp continues to spark privacy concerns

WhatsApp continues to spark privacy concerns

A change in WhatsApp's privacy policy has users worried, with millions of users switching apps.Shlomo Witty, 13/01/2021 09:39
Beginning of the end for WhatsApp?

Beginning of the end for WhatsApp?

Will WhatsApp be affected by the app's new privacy changes?Amichai Ben-David, 11/01/2021 10:16
Beginning of the end for WhatsApp?

Beginning of the end for WhatsApp?

Will WhatsApp be affected by the app's new privacy changes?Amichai Ben-David, 11/01/2021 09:35
The suits filed against Facebook - it's about time

The suits filed against Facebook - it's about time

Change coming? 48 Attorneys General sued to break up Facebook's monopoly.. FTC filed asking it divest of Instagram, Whatsapp etc. Op-ed.Jeff Dunetz, 11/12/2020 04:00
Seven reasons to get the Kosher News WhatsApp status

Seven reasons to get the Kosher News WhatsApp status

Kosher News is a popular and fast-growing WhatsApp status, which delivers the latest & most important global reports straight to your phoneSponsored by Kosher News, 23/07/2020 12:01
Worldwide WhatsApp outage reported

Worldwide WhatsApp outage reported

Users report a glitch in the "WhatsApp" instant messaging app, and problems sending and receiving messages through the app.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2020 23:28
WhatsApp to fight fake news

WhatsApp to fight fake news

WhatsApp to impose new limit on message forwarding as it seeks to slow dissemination of fake news.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2020 03:40
Silicon Valley executives to host Holocaust remembrance events

Silicon Valley executives to host Holocaust remembrance events

YouTube, Houzz, WhatsApp, and ICON executives host Holocaust survivors, hold remembrance events in their homes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/01/2020 13:57
WhatsApp sues Israeli firm over cyberespionage

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm over cyberespionage

WhatsApp accuses NSO Group of using social media company to spy on journalists, human rights activists.AFP, 30/10/2019 00:12
The silent bystanders in the war against the Jews

The silent bystanders in the war against the Jews

Fearfulness, cowardice, avoidance of feared punishment—or silent approval—is precisely how Hitler triumphed.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 25/10/2019 13:41
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks - straight to your Whatsapp

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks - straight to your Whatsapp

This Elul, join Rabbi Sacks’ new WhatsApp group for daily inspirational ideas as we approach Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and 5780.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/08/2019 17:45
How Hamas is using Whatsapp to try to gain IDF secrets

How Hamas is using Whatsapp to try to gain IDF secrets

IDF reveals attempts by Hamas hackers to use cellular chat application to trick soldiers into revealing sensitive information.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2019 23:00
How can Whatsapp users stay secure against hackers?

How can Whatsapp users stay secure against hackers?

Recently, Financial Times reported hackers able to get into our phones through Whatsapp. How can we, as users, stop this?i24News, 19/05/2019 15:47
Surveillance program made use of WhatsApp security breach

Surveillance program made use of WhatsApp security breach

WhatsApp vulnerability allows hackers to install surveillance program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2019 10:09
Caution! Whatsapp account hijacking wave

Caution! Whatsapp account hijacking wave

'Currently no way to regain control over hijacked account, meaning attacker has access to all details of Whatapp account,' experts warn.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/02/2019 19:18
Whatsapp, Instagram and FB Messenger to integrate by 2020

Whatsapp, Instagram and FB Messenger to integrate by 2020

Mark Zuckerberg seeks to integrate Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger, with end-to-end encryption.Arutz Sheva, 25/01/2019 16:16
German neo-Nazis use Whatsapp to share anti-Semitic 'stickers'

German neo-Nazis use Whatsapp to share anti-Semitic 'stickers'

Anti-Semitism monitor calls on popular cell phone-based messenger service to block users from sharing Nazi-themed digital stickers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/11/2018 18:28
Israeli WhatsApp accounts hacked

Israeli WhatsApp accounts hacked

National Cyber Directorate warns WhatsApp users of security breach, suggests enabling two-step verification.Ido Ben Porat, 03/10/2018 10:01
Rabbi denounces Whatsapp: 'Destroying the world'

Rabbi denounces Whatsapp: 'Destroying the world'

Yeshivat Kisei Rahamim head harshly criticizes Whatsapp users, says app 'destroys the world'.Michal Levy, 26/08/2018 14:56
FakesApp: A Vulnerability in WhatsApp

FakesApp: A Vulnerability in WhatsApp

Check Point Research discovers weaknesses allowing attackers to commandeer communications in world's leading messaging application.Mordechai Sones, 08/08/2018 10:11
WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16

WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16

Complying with Europe's new data protection regulation, WhatsApp bans European under-16s from using its app.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2018 14:28
Shaked: Judge to face disciplinary hearing over collusion

Shaked: Judge to face disciplinary hearing over collusion

Judge who coordinated upcoming hearing for case involving ex-Netanyahu aide will face disciplinary hearing, say Justice Min., chief justice.David Rosenberg, 28/02/2018 11:40
'I'm fine', clarifies MK after rumors of his death

'I'm fine', clarifies MK after rumors of his death

Malicious rumors distributed on WhatsApp about death of Zionist Union MK Nachman Shai. "This is wickedness," he says.Ben Ariel, 30/10/2017 03:12
Britain seeks to access London terrorist's WhatsApp

Britain seeks to access London terrorist's WhatsApp

British security services ask WhatsApp to assist in accessing final communications sent by London terrorist Khalid Masood.Ben Ariel, 27/03/2017 03:05
Terrorist's Whatsapp group uncovered

Terrorist's Whatsapp group uncovered

Following stabbing attack, authorities discover Whatsapp group declaring terrorism the 'path to heaven'.David Rosenberg, 19/03/2017 17:00
Most Whatsapp rumors are true

Most Whatsapp rumors are true

Research that mapped Whatsapp rumors during Operation Brother's Keeper shows that 69% of the rumors were trueIdo ben Porat, 13/07/2016 12:59
Rabbi's daughter found out he had died on WhatsApp

Rabbi's daughter found out he had died on WhatsApp

Daughter of Rabbi Yitzhak Rosenberg calls on the community to be careful with the news they spread.Tova Dvorin, 18/05/2016 18:29
Rebellion in Gur: Hasidim reject new regulations

Rebellion in Gur: Hasidim reject new regulations

Synagogues shut down as congregants refuse to comply with last week's new regulations regarding cell phone use.David Rosenberg, 15/05/2016 08:05
'You can use Whatsapp - but only with seculars'

'You can use Whatsapp - but only with seculars'

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, 11/05/2016 22:20
WhatsApp malfunctions

WhatsApp malfunctions

Many users reported problems in sending and receiving messages with the popular application.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/12/2015 20:36
Peres's office: He's alive and well

Peres's office: 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, 29/12/2015 04:46
IDF notified reservists their unit closed via text

IDF notified reservists their unit closed via text

Soldiers livid after they say their own commander was not informed of the move. IDF denies blunder.Tova Dvorin, 25/12/2015 14:01
'Whatsapp law' would ban rumor-mongering

'Whatsapp law' would ban rumor-mongering

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, 06/12/2015 22:43
IDF joins WhatsApp to fight terror

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, 27/10/2015 08:25
Lapid: I Love Haredim, But They Don't Like Me

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, 21/09/2015 17:16
Teachers Livid Over Union Signing Boycott Document

Teachers Livid Over Union Signing Boycott Document

Furious WhatsApp debate over Teachers' Union support of document blaming 'settlements' results in threats of legal action.Uzi Baruch, 10/07/2015 14:18
Top IDF General to Soldiers: Stay Off WhatsApp!

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, 23/06/2015 17:58
IDF Widow Implores: Stop KIA Rumors on WhatsApp

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, 29/01/2015 19:37
Iran Serious About Banning 'Un-Islamic' WhatsApp

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, 08/01/2015 08:33
Entire Class Under Investigation for Neo-Nazism

Entire 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, 29/10/2014 16:04
IDF Releases New Guidelines for Smartphones

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, 21/10/2014 15:17
Iranian Government Given a Month to Block WhatsApp

Iranian Government Given a 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, 22/09/2014 03:16
IDF Soldiers Punished for Whatsapp Name Leaks

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, 11/09/2014 14:54
MK Says: Stop Spreading War Rumors

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, 20/07/2014 16:39
Iran: 'Zionist' Whatsapp OK, But Viber Said Banned

Iran: 'Zionist' Whatsapp OK, But Viber Said 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, 15/05/2014 08:15
Iran Bans WhatsApp Because of 'Zionist Connection'

Iran Bans WhatsApp Because of 'Zionist Connection'

Iran bans access to WhatsApp due to its connection with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.Elad Benari, 04/05/2014 05:36
IDF Officers Dismissed Over WhatsApp Group

IDF Officers Dismissed Over WhatsApp Group

Group slandering elite unit's commander has real repercussions as IDF officers discharged.Oranit Etzer, 26/03/2014 12:48
PM Connects Silicon Valley with 'Silicon Wadi'

PM Connects Silicon Valley with 'Silicon Wadi'

Cooperation agreement with California to link 'most powerful hubs of innovation on planet', promote investments in Israel.Ari Yashar, 06/03/2014 16:09
Netanyahu Visits Silicon Valley, Whatsapp Founder

Netanyahu Visits Silicon Valley, Whatsapp Founder

US trip next week includes meetings with hi-tech figures to strengthen bonds with Israeli hi-tech industry.Ari Yashar, 27/02/2014 20:50
IDF Bans Soldiers From Using WhatsApp

IDF Bans Soldiers From Using WhatsApp

Information Security Department bans popular messaging application over concerns about sensitive intelligence reaching the wrong hands.Tova Dvorin, 26/02/2014 22:56
Police Shut Down WhatsApp Drug Ring

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, 25/02/2014 01:42
WhatsApp Goes Down for 2 Hours

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, 23/02/2014 04:54
Facebook Pays More than $16 Billion for WhatsApp

Facebook Pays More than $16 Billion for WhatsApp

In biggest acquisition yet, Facebook purchases fast-growing mobile messaging service WhatsApp.Elad Benari, 20/02/2014 02:12
Saudi Arabia is Hottest New Twitterspace

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, 19/06/2013 02:14
Saudi Arabia May Ban Skype, WhatsApp, Viber

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, 27/03/2013 11:19