• WhatsApp suffers 'targeted' surveillance attack

      WhatsApp suffers 'targeted' surveillance attack

      Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp. According to a statement by the company, which is owned by Facebook, the attack targeted a "select number" of users, mostly human rights attorneys, and was orchestrated by "an advanced cyber-actor," which the Financial Times identified as Israel's NSO Group.

    • WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger to become one platform

      WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger to become one platform

      Facebook's founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is currently considering a change in the online messaging game by combining WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger into one unified platform. Until now, the three biggest messaging networks have been run as separate and competing products and after their integration the services will still continue to function as stand-alone apps. There is however one big “but” in the whole situation - at a much deeper level, their technical infrastructure will be one.

    • Instagram founders leave Facebook

      Instagram founders leave Facebook

      Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks, adding to the challenges facing Instagram’s parent company, Facebook. Systrom, who is Instagram’s chief executive, and Krieger - the chief technical officer, have already notified Instagram’s leadership team and Facebook on Monday of their decision to leave. Later that day Systrom confirmed the resignations publicly in a company blog post, saying they were "now ready for the next chapter."