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Second WhatsApp co-founder leaves Facebook over privacy concerns

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum has stepped down from Facebook amid clashes between the companies’ executives regarding its privacy policy moving forward

WhatsApp takes first step to monetise corporate users

The Facebook-owned company announced plans to charge businesses to use WhatsApp as part of an effort to make the messaging platform profitable

Facebook fined €110m over 2014 WhatsApp merger

Facebook supplied misleading information in an investigation into its acquisition of WhatsApp, the European Commission has ruled

UK Government calls for access to encrypted messages

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said intelligence services need access to encrypted messages after last week’s attack in Westminster

Facebook fires up Snapchat rivalry with new ‘status’ feature on Whatsapp

Instant messaging app Whatsapp has introduced a new time-limited content sharing feature in an obvious attempt to compete with Snapchat

WhatsApp CEO calls data privacy reports ‘careless’ and ‘inaccurate’

“Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA”, wrote WhatsApp founder and CEO Jan Koum in a blog post that aimed to quash concerns that a partnership with Facebook will compromise data privacy

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Facebook snaps up WhatsApp: what does this mean for business?

Facebook has acquired WhatsApp for a staggering $19bn, in a deal that weakens the bargaining power of the telecoms industry

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