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From TheJournal.ie World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service WHO Health Alert

World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service

This is to fight misinformation that has been spreading like wildfire on social media, mostly on WhatsApp.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How did misinformation about the coronavirus spread on Whatsapp in Ireland? Podcast

The Explainer: How did misinformation about the coronavirus spread on Whatsapp in Ireland?

One of the striking things about the coronavirus outbreak is the sheer scale of misinformation being spread about it. We take a look at why, and what it means.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic' FAKE NEWS

Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'

No: that WhatsApp message about a military lockdown, that went viral at the weekend, is not true.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How a woman was prosecuted over deleted child sex abuse images she was sent without consent Courts

Explainer: How a woman was prosecuted over deleted child sex abuse images she was sent without consent

The woman believed she had deleted the video, but it had saved automatically to her phone.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who was sent child sex abuse images on Whatsapp but deleted video prosecuted for possession Courts

Woman who was sent child sex abuse images on Whatsapp but deleted video prosecuted for possession

The court heard that Omo Delpin Omorouyi can no longer pursue her career as she cannot get garda vetting.

From TheJournal.ie Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages WRC

Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages

The Workplace Relations Commission has found that he was unfairly dismissed.

From TheJournal.ie Man convicted of assaulting transgender escort after alleged dispute over payment Circuit Criminal Court

Man convicted of assaulting transgender escort after alleged dispute over payment

Ben O’Reilly was acquitted of robbing Fernanda de Freitas’s cash and phone.

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp sues Israeli firm accusing it of hacking phones of journalists and activists Nso Group

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm accusing it of hacking phones of journalists and activists

NSO Group strongly denies the claims.

From TheJournal.ie Law Society claims 'tits and filth' WhatsApp group contained no reference to female students Law Society

Law Society claims 'tits and filth' WhatsApp group contained no reference to female students

‘Offensive’ content was allegedly circulated among students at Blackhall Place.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse Message Encryption

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement Startups And Tech

WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement

Analysts are responsible for checking requests made by authorities like An Garda Síochána.

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know Spyware

WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know

The company has officially notified the Data Protection Commission about the breach.

From TheJournal.ie Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls Spyware

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls

The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back after massive two-hour outage Down
From TheJournal.ie Parents warned over online 'Momo challenge' that encourages children to self-harm Viral Challenge

Parents warned over online 'Momo challenge' that encourages children to self-harm

The “Momo challenge” has started to appear on social media platforms in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook wants to merge Messenger with WhatsApp and Instagram Friend Request

Facebook wants to merge Messenger with WhatsApp and Instagram

Facebook said that it would make connecting easier for users, while critics said that it was a way of circumventing regulations.

From TheJournal.ie 'The loss of a loved one is traumatic enough without this': People asked to report photos of fatal M50 crash Finglas

'The loss of a loved one is traumatic enough without this': People asked to report photos of fatal M50 crash

The woman in her 30s who was killed in the incident has been named as Jackie Griffin.

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.

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