China bans Facebook messaging service WhatsApp

The Chinese government has disabled Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, the New York Times reports. Nadim Kobeissi, an applied cryptographer at Paris-based research firm Symbolic Software, told the Times his company began noticing slowdowns in the service Wednesday. By Monday, the block had become comprehensive. Authorities blocked video-chat and file-sharing functions within WhatsApp in mid-July, but […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • September 25, 2017
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Beijing Blocks WhatsApp Access in Mainland China

Chinese users have reported trouble regarding the use of WhatsApp instant messaging tool on Tuesday. Many suspect that Beijing is responsible for the issues that are arising as part of its latest regulations on internet use. The issues included involved being unable to send or receive photos using the chat app, which is owned by […]
  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • July 22, 2017
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Facebook’s WhatsApp Deal Faces Review by EU

Facebook is one of the giant corporations right now that has been snatching up other tech and social media companies like it’s going out of style. Though their acquisition of WhatsApp is no longer breaking news, the social networking giant is waiting on European Union courts to review whether or not it has violated antitrust […]
  • Ben Feinstein
  • May 28, 2014
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