John McAfee Makes Desperate Plea to Keep WhatsApp Encrypted

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Somewhere in the world, seated in a makeshift faraday cage, the godfather of tech security John McAfee continues to passionately advocate for internet privacy. His latest comments focus on Facebook's encrypted messaging app, WhatsApp, and his fears that the U.S. government will eliminate any degree of privacy online. The Government's assault on Whatsapp and other encrypted communications - If...

Facebook's Social Media Platforms Crash. Will Libra Be Different?

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A few hours ago, the internet's top social networks suffered a crash that kept users from sharing photos, videos, and similar files. Almost simultaneously, Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram suffered the same malfunction causing, as expected, a big nuisance among netizens, who rushed to position the tags #Instagramdown, #facebookdown, and #whatsappdown on Twitter. And although many took the...

Narcotics Dealers Dump Dark Web for Telegram & WhatsApp

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As law enforcement increasingly cracks down on centralized dark-web markets, online narcotics dealers are migrating to encrypted messing apps like Telegram and WhatsApp, according to a new report from the Independent. Citing the findings of an anonymous dark web researcher, the report says that online drug dealers are advertising their illicit Telegram channels through graffiti markers spray...

Mammoth Facebook Outage Sends 3 Million Users Piling into Telegram

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Telegram CEO Pavel Durov announced that 3 million new users signed up to his encrypted messaging service in just 24 hours. The sudden, massive influx is likely due to the service outages affecting Facebook and WhatsApp on Wednesday. Facebook & WhatsApp Go Offline Facebook, its two messaging apps, and Instagram, its image-hosting app, suffered from their worst ever service outages yesterday...

Facebook Secretly Talking with Bitcoin Exchanges about Listing its WhatsApp Cryptocurrency

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Facebook’s blockchain team has made a significant amount of progress on its secretive cryptocurrency project since Bloomberg first reported that the company was building a dollar-pegged stablecoin. So much progress, in fact, that you may soon find the WhatsApp-focused cryptocurrency listed on a bitcoin exchange near you. Facebook Has Already Met with Bitcoin Exchanges to Discuss its WhatsApp...

Facebook's Crypto Shopping Spree Isn't Over Yet. Here's Who Else They Might Acquire.

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Facebook’s crypto ambitions are reportedly not limited to its acquisition of blockchain startup Chainspace, according to The Information. Facebook Has Met with at Least Three More Crypto Startups Citing unnamed sources, the publication said Facebook has been eyeing several blockchain startups with a view of making acquisitions. Some of these firms include Algorand, Basis and Keybase. Around two...

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