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Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram glitches affect some users globally

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram glitches affect some users globally

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday some of its users globally were facing issues while sending media files over its social media platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram, and the social media company said it was working to fix the problem.

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights groups.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after outages

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after outages

Facebook Inc said it restored services on Sunday after some users could not access its social networking site, photo-sharing network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp.

Facebook's WhatsApp limits text forwards to 5 recipients to curb rumours

Facebook's WhatsApp limits text forwards to 5 recipients to curb rumours

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight ‘misinformation and rumours’, company executives said on Monday.

Police arrest 10 over latest lynching murder in India

Police arrest 10 over latest lynching murder in India

Indian police said Tuesday that 10 people had been arrested over the murder of a man accused of kidnapping children in the latest lynching linked to rumours circulating on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp to start charging business users

WhatsApp to start charging business users

The messages will be charged at a fixed rate for confirmed delivery, ranging from 0.5 cents to 9 cents per message depending on the country, WhatsApp said.

Another woman lynched in India after WhatsApp rumours

Another woman lynched in India after WhatsApp rumours

More than 20 people have been killed in similar incidents in India in the past two months.

WhatsApp curbs India service after lynchings

WhatsApp curbs India service after lynchings

WhatsApp announced curbs on its service in India on Friday in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market.

WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders

WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders

The Facebook-owned messaging service has been under immense pressure to curb the spread of misinformation in India.

Child kidnap rumours spark five more Indian mob attacks

Child kidnap rumours spark five more Indian mob attacks

The assaults in Gujarat, sparked by talk of hundreds of child kidnappers on the loose, are just the latest in a string of similar recent episodes in at least five Indian states.

WhatsApp bans European under-16s from using app

WhatsApp bans European under-16s from using app

WhatsApp has raised its minimum age for users in the European Union to 16 years, as the bloc prepares for a new online privacy law to come into force next month.

Students protest leak as India sets new dates for exams

Students protest leak as India sets new dates for exams

Police have questioned 45 people, including students and tutors, over the leak but no arrests have been announced.