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9 Signal Features You Should Start Using If You Just Switched from WhatsApp

signal-features-you-should-try-now-featu In the wake of WhatsApp’s recent privacy policy change announcement, record numbers of disgruntled users have opted to switch to alternative apps. If you recently switched to Signal, then you may want to get acquainted with what the app has to offer. Here are some of the best Signal features you should definitely start using. Related: Why You Should Switch to the Signal Chat App 1. Make Use of Your Phone’s Biometric Security Options Signal comes with a built-in app locker that takes advantage of your phone’s own biometric security options, including fingerprint, FaceID and so… Read more14262860.gif

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How to Create a Public Link for Your WhatsApp Group

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When you have a public WhatsApp group, adding each new member yourself can be tedious. Thankfully, you have an alternative. WhatsApp allows you to create a shareable link that interested participants can click to join your group instantly. Here’s how to use it.

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Signal is down as rush of new users swamps secure messaging service

Secure messaging service Signal is down this morning, with users reporting an inability to log into their account and check their encrypted messages. The company reported a huge influx of new registrations over the past week, accelerated by chatter that Facebook-owned WhatsApp planned to share user data with its social network parent. The controversial change in the privacy policies seemingly … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Alternatives to WhatsApp

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WhatsApp has become ubiquitous with mobile messaging, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re suffering from WhatsApp fatigue or you don’t like the privacy issues with this Facebook-owned app, here are the best WhatsApp alternatives you should look into.

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How to Set Different Light and Dark Mode Wallpapers in WhatsApp

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WhatsApp can automatically change its theme based on the system-level dark mode setting on your iPhone or Android. But did you know that you can set a different chat wallpaper based on light or dark mode?

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Google, Cisco and VMware join Microsoft to oppose NSO Group in WhatsApp spyware case

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A coalition of companies have filed an amicus brief in support of a legal case brought by WhatsApp against Israeli intelligence firm NSO Group, accusing the company of using an undisclosed vulnerability in the messaging app to hack into at least 1,400 devices, some of which were owned by journalists and human rights activists.

NSO develops and sells governments access to its Pegasus spyware, allowing its nation-state customers to target and stealthily hack into the devices of its targets. Spyware like Pegasus can track a victim’s location, read their messages and listen to their calls, steal their photos and files and siphon off private information from their device. The spyware is often installed by tricking a target into opening a malicious link, or sometimes by exploiting never-before-seen vulnerabilities in apps or phones to silently infect the victims with the spyware. The company has drawn ire for selling to authoritarian regimes, like Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates.

Last year, WhatsApp found and patched a vulnerability that it said was being abused to deliver the government-grade spyware, in some cases without the victim knowing. Months later, WhatsApp sued NSO to understand more about the incident, including which of its government customers was behind the attack.

NSO has repeatedly disputed the allegations, but was unable to convince a U.S. court to drop the case earlier this year. NSO’s main legal defense is that it is afforded legal immunities because it acts on behalf of governments.

But a coalition of tech companies has sided with WhatsApp, and is now asking the court to not allow NSO to claim or be subject to immunity.

Microsoft (including its subsidiaries LinkedIn and GitHub), Google, Cisco, VMware and the Internet Association, which represents dozens of tech giants, including Amazon, Facebook and Twitter, warned that the development of spyware and espionage tools — including hoarding the vulnerabilities used to deliver them — make ordinary people less safe and secure, and also runs the risk of these tools falling into the wrong hands.

In a blog post, Microsoft’s customer security and trust chief Tom Burt said NSO should be accountable for the tools it builds and the vulnerabilities it exploits.

“Private companies should remain subject to liability when they use their cyber-surveillance tools to break the law, or knowingly permit their use for such purposes, regardless of who their customers are or what they’re trying to achieve,” said Burt. “We hope that standing together with our competitors today through this amicus brief will help protect our collective customers and global digital ecosystem from more indiscriminate attacks.”

A spokesperson for NSO did not immediately comment.

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How to Send Disappearing Messages in WhatsApp

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While most of our WhatsApp conversations are with friends and families, we also often use it to talk to people we don’t know like local shops. Because we don’t need such non-personal chats forever, it’s best to send them disappearing messages for a clean inbox.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/702533/how-to-send-disappearing-messages-in-whatsapp/
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How to Know if Someone Blocked You on WhatsApp

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If you’re sending someone WhatsApp messages, but you’re not getting any replies, you might be wondering if you’ve been blocked. Well, WhatsApp doesn’t come outright and say it, but there are a couple of ways to figure it out.

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How to Use WhatsApp on Your Computer (and Web)

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Want to use WhatsApp from your computer? While there’s no standalone WhatsApp client, you can use WhatsApp’s web app and desktop client to send messages via your smartphone. Here’s how to use WhatsApp on your Windows 10 PC, Mac, or computer.

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