Reception and criticism of WhatsApp security and privacy features

Messaging with WhatsApp

This article provides a detailed chronological account of the historical reception and criticism of security and privacy features in the WhatsApp messaging service.

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  11. ^ "WhatsApp, the Internet Messenger, to Become Free". The New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  12. ^ "Russia's Zuckerberg launches Telegram, a new instant messenger service". Reuters.com. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  13. ^ "Voice Messaging Comes To Whatsapp". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
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  20. ^ "WhatsApp Says It's Not "Permanently" Banning Users From Its Service, Just Blocking Third-Party Clients". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  21. ^ "Brazil Restores WhatsApp Service After Brief Blockade Over Wiretap Request". The New York Times. December 17, 2015. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  22. ^ "WhatsApp Is Briefly Shut Down in Brazil for a Third Time". The New York Times. July 19, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
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  25. ^ "No Subscription Charges For WhatsApp: Does Facebook Have A Monetization Strategy In Place?". Forbes. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  26. ^ "Brazil Arrests Facebook Executive in WhatsApp Data Access Case". The New York Times. March 1, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  27. ^ "Senior Facebook executive arrested in Brazil after police denied access to data". The Washington Post. March 2, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  28. ^ "WhatsApp adds support for document sharing, but only PDFs at launch". TechCrunch. March 2, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  29. ^ Metz, Cade (April 5, 2016). "Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People". Wired. Condé Nast. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
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  33. ^ Ong, Thuy (January 19, 2018). "WhatsApp launches a separate app for small businesses". The Verge. Archived from the original on January 19, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  34. ^ Nieva, Richard (September 26, 2018). "WhatsApp co-founder: 'I sold my users' privacy' with Facebook acquisition". CNET. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  35. ^ Chowdhry, Amit. "WhatsApp's Group Audio And Video Calling Features Arrive On iPhone And Android". Forbes. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2021.

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