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From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin probes derogatory messages in party WhatsApp group about Fine Gael TD Noel Rock

Sinn Féin probes derogatory messages in party WhatsApp group about Fine Gael TD

“We need to put some manners on him. Any ideas,” one message said of Dublin West TD Noel Rock.

From The42 'The first person who introduced me to WhatsApp was the footballer Benoit Assou-Ekotto' Column

'The first person who introduced me to WhatsApp was the footballer Benoit Assou-Ekotto'

Eoin Butler on the joys of watching and discussing sport through different mediums.

From TheJournal.ie Police arrest 32 in India after latest lynching sparked by WhatsApp rumours Kidnap Rumours

Police arrest 32 in India after latest lynching sparked by WhatsApp rumours

More than 20 people have been lynched in India after being accused of child abduction.

9 things that you've definitely seen in your family WhatsApp

‘You’ll never guess who died’ is a phrase you see at least once a week.

From The42 BBC announce World Cup pundits in 'WhatsApp group' video, Keane and O'Neill part of ITV's team Line-ups This post contains videos

BBC announce World Cup pundits in 'WhatsApp group' video, Keane and O'Neill part of ITV's team

Former Ireland international Kevin Kilbane will also be working for the Beeb in Russia.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating as video shows cars rampaging through Finglas housing estate Berryfield

Gardaí investigating as video shows cars rampaging through Finglas housing estate

The video has been shared widely across social media and on messaging apps.

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is the 'Martinelli' virus real and can it hack your phone through Whatsapp? Debunked

FactCheck: Is the 'Martinelli' virus real and can it hack your phone through Whatsapp?

Commonly shared around WhatsApp groups, it portends great doom coming to your phone.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí on standby to help taxi drivers who raise alarm over suspicious passengers West Dublin

Gardaí on standby to help taxi drivers who raise alarm over suspicious passengers

A number of taxi drivers have been targeted in west Dublin since the end of last year.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin man (26) used WhatsApp and Kik to force children to send him explicit photos Matthew Horan

Dublin man (26) used WhatsApp and Kik to force children to send him explicit photos

Matthew Horan was found in possession of thousands of child porn images.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI launches investigation after private image of female officer shared online Security Breach

PSNI launches investigation after private image of female officer shared online

It is not yet clear how the image ended up on social media websites.

From TheJournal.ie 'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp Censorship

'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp

Afghan authorities said that it was just “testing new technologies” when explaining the reasons for the ban.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp Research

Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp

A research paper has identified the widespread use of WhatsApp at the University Hospital Limerick.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin private school suspends two boys for racist abuse and violent threats WhatsApp

Dublin private school suspends two boys for racist abuse and violent threats

The three first-years had been part of a private messaging group.

From TheJournal.ie Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say Cyber Security

Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say

Only 14% of people studied were securing their messaging apps properly.

From TheJournal.ie Male nurse who contacted patient on Whatsapp and Facebook found guilty of professional misconduct Inquiry

Male nurse who contacted patient on Whatsapp and Facebook found guilty of professional misconduct

The nurse was also found guilty of non-compliance with the nurses’ professional code of conduct.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook fined €110 million for providing false information on WhatsApp takeover European Commission

Facebook fined €110 million for providing false information on WhatsApp takeover

The social media giant said that any errors it made were not intentional.

From TheJournal.ie Store manager shared videos of disabled employee in WhatsApp group for 'merriment' Mr Price

Store manager shared videos of disabled employee in WhatsApp group for 'merriment'

The sales assistant’s disability is a result of a road traffic accident.

From TheJournal.ie Garda allegedly shared video of woman's arrest on WhatsApp days before she took her own life Investigation

Garda allegedly shared video of woman's arrest on WhatsApp days before she took her own life

The video was subsequently shared on Facebook and was viewed over 100,000 times.

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp back in service after worldwide blackout Whatsup

WhatsApp back in service after worldwide blackout

This could be helpful for those following our Live A Better Life series.

The 18 commandments of being in a Whatsapp group

It’s complicated.

From TheJournal.ie Crackdown on paedophile ring that uses Whatsapp to share images of child sex abuse Europol

Crackdown on paedophile ring that uses Whatsapp to share images of child sex abuse

Arrests were made across Europe and Latin America.

From TheJournal.ie UK government demand access to WhatsApp messages after London attack Security V Privacy

UK government demand access to WhatsApp messages after London attack

It’s been reported that the 52-year-old Briton who killed four people in Westminster used WhatsApp moments before the assault.

From TheJournal.ie Whatsapp denies claims of a 'backdoor' into the messages of its 1 billion users Encryption

Whatsapp denies claims of a 'backdoor' into the messages of its 1 billion users

The Facebook owned company has flatly denied a report by The Guardian.

From TheJournal.ie Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data WhatsApp

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data

The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.

From TheJournal.ie Scammers using Whatsapp and Daft to extort money from desperate renters Rental Crisis

Scammers using Whatsapp and Daft to extort money from desperate renters

The property letting website has asked the messaging app for assistance to shut down the scam.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you think instant messaging is private, you're in for a big surprise' Safe Text

'If you think instant messaging is private, you're in for a big surprise'

Amnesty International said more must be done to protect internet privacy.

From TheJournal.ie Germany has stopped Facebook from harvesting WhatsApp subscriber data Hamburg

Germany has stopped Facebook from harvesting WhatsApp subscriber data

Hamburg’s Commissioner for Data Protection added that Facebook would be required to delete data already received from WhatsApp in Germany.

From TheJournal.ie If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook Opinion

If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook

Julien Mercille explains how you can take steps to protect your data.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook will get access to WhatsApp phone numbers to hit people with more targeted ads Targeting You

Facebook will get access to WhatsApp phone numbers to hit people with more targeted ads

The newly shared data is likely to prove a valuable commodity for the world’s largest social network.

A girl convinced her mam that her face had turned square and it’s gas

“U can’t go out looking like that”

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or iMessage - which is your winner? Heating Up

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or iMessage - which is your winner?

All the major messaging apps are fighting for the same users as they transform into something more.

From TheJournal.ie Android users, this is the quickest way to access your important WhatsApp chats TechKnowHow

Android users, this is the quickest way to access your important WhatsApp chats

Better make some room on your home screen.

From TheJournal.ie Now you have two ways to access WhatsApp on your computer Alternatives

Now you have two ways to access WhatsApp on your computer

You did realise you could load it up on your browser in the first place, right?

From TheJournal.ie This rival app is benefiting from Brazil blocking WhatsApp (again) Knock-on Effect

This rival app is benefiting from Brazil blocking WhatsApp (again)

While the ban only lasts for 72 hours, Telegram has added more than a million new users and counting.

From TheJournal.ie This is why you're getting a strange message from Whatsapp

This is why you're getting a strange message from Whatsapp

The service, which is owned by Facebook, is used to send billions of messages daily.

From Business ETC Germany is starting to become a serious thorn in Facebook’s side Privacy

Germany is starting to become a serious thorn in Facebook’s side

After months of criticism, the country’s watchdog now suspects Facebook of abusing its position for more personal data.

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