Facebook is down, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus VR

Just as Facebook’s Antigone Davis was live on CNBC defending the company over a whistleblower’s accusations and its handling of research data suggesting Instagram is harmful to teens, the company’s entire network of services suddenly went offline. On Twitter, Facebook communications exec Andy Stone says,

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WhatsApp “end-to-end encrypted” messages aren’t that private after all

Enlarge / The security of Facebook’s popular messaging app leaves several rather important devils in its details. Yesterday, independent newsroom ProPublica published a detailed piece examining the popular WhatsApp messaging platform’s privacy claims. The service famously offers “end-to-end encryption,” which most

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WhatsApp gets new ‘View Once’ option for sending photos and videos that disappear after opened

WhatsApp today introduced a new feature in its iOS and Android apps that lets users send photos and videos that disappear after being opened. “View Once,” as the name suggests, deletes the content immediately after the other person has seen

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