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  • Facebook getting its messaging apps to be friends

    Facebook said it is trying to get its messaging apps to be friends, allowing encrypted missives be exchanged no matter which of its services are used.

  • WhatsApp limits text forwards to 5 recipients

    Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight "misinformation and rumours", company executives say.

  • Taking a week off from social media causes withdrawal symptoms

    New European research finds that even just a one-week break from social media can cause withdrawal symptoms similar to those experienced when quitting addictive substances.

  • Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp

    Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm said Wednesday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app.

  • WhatsApp labels forwarded messages to fight fake news

    In an attempt to curb the spreading of inaccurate and sometimes downright wrong information, WhatsApp announces that it is rolling out a feature that indicates which message has been "forwarded".

  • WhatsApp toughens encryption after Apple-FBI row

    The popular messaging service WhatsApp says it had implemented "full end-to-end encryption," a move which steps up privacy but may lead to conflicts with law enforcement agencies.

  • Why is Mark Zuckerberg angry?

    Mark Zuckerberg is feeling the force of critics who believe his effort to provide Indians with free access to a limited number of internet services hurts India's democracy and violates net neutrality.

  • Mobile internet use drops after Facebook bar

    Telecom regulator registers 5.14 crore active mobile internet connections last month – what was 5.23 crore in October-end. The move comes after weeks of ban on Facebook that started last month and continued till December. BTRC, however, did not explain the reason of the fall.

  • All social media, apps unblocked

    The government unblocks all social media platforms including Skype, Twitter, WhatsApp and Viber.

  • Govt blocks Twitter, Skype, Imo

    Three days after lifting a 22-day ban on Facebook, the government blocks the social networking sites Twitter, Skype and Imo while WhatsApp and Viber still under the restrictions.

  • Facebook unblocked

    The government decides to unblock Facebook but the restriction on online messaging and calling services WhatsApp and Viber will stay for security reasons, the BTRC chairman says.

  • Legal notice seeks lifting social media ban

    A Supreme Court lawyer sends a legal notice to the government, requesting it to lift the restrictions on Facebook, Whatsapp and Viber within 24 hours.

  • Bar on Facebook, Viber to go after ‘normalcy’

    The existing bar on Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber will go after the “situation becomes normal”, country’s telecom regulatory body said today.

  • Internet price in Bangladesh may be cheaper

    Internet restored after an hour’s block

    Internet blocked across country for over an hour shortly after blocking of Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber.

  • Govt blocks Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber

    The government has ordered blocking popular social networking platform Facebook and online messaging and calling services WhatsApp and Viber this morning.

  • WhatsApp, Viber to be blocked, when needed: PM

    PM Hasina tells the Jatiya Sangsad that WhatsApp and Viber will be blocked, when needed, to nab people who are carrying out criminal activities in the country using the apps.

  • French beheading suspect sent selfie

    The man suspected of an attack on a factory in France has sent a selfie posing with the severed head of the victim.

  • Police team to hunt IS web accounts

    A Europe-wide police team is being formed to track and block social media accounts linked to Islamic State (IS).

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook bets on Messenger app, opens it to developers

    Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Messenger Platform, describing it as a way for software developers to boost appeal to the more than 600 million people using the application.