WhatsApp delays privacy policy update after confusion, backlash

Millions of people flock to Signal and Telegram as WhatsApp scrambles to assuage users’ concerns. A little more than a week after announcing changes to its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, WhatsApp is now postponing the enforcement of its new data sharing rules until May 15th. “We’re now moving back the date on which people will be asked to … More WhatsApp delays privacy policy update after confusion, backlash

WhatsApp updates privacy policy to enable sharing more data with Facebook

Many users have until February 8 to accept the new rules – or else lose access to the app. In a major update to its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, WhatsApp is notifying users in many parts of the world that as of February 8 it will share some of their data with Facebook, the chat app’s … More WhatsApp updates privacy policy to enable sharing more data with Facebook

PayPal remains the most‑spoofed brand in phishing scams

WhatsApp also emerges as a favorite target for brand impersonation amid a general spike in social media phishing. PayPal, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, and WhatsApp were the most commonly impersonated brands in phishing campaigns in the fourth quarter of 2019, a report by email security company Vade Secure has found. The payment services provider retained its top spot … More PayPal remains the most‑spoofed brand in phishing scams

Scam impersonates WhatsApp, offers ‘free internet’

The fraudulent campaign is hosted by a domain that is home to yet more bogus offers pretending to come from other well-known brands. The fraudulent campaign is hosted by a domain that is home to yet more bogus offers pretending to come from other well-known brands. Recently, ESET researchers in Latin America received a message … More Scam impersonates WhatsApp, offers ‘free internet’