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At least 90 people scammed into sending gift cards to their ‘friends’ over WhatsApp

Victims would first receive a message from a friend saying that their WhatsApp account had been compromised.
Hillary Clinton

‘But his WhatsApp’: Hillary Clinton and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez poked fun at revelations that Jared Kushner used WhatsApp messages for Wh...

House Democrats are investigating Jared Kushner on his use of WhatsApp for White House duties, which they say may have violated federal records laws.
Jared Kushner in Washington, DC, August 29, 2018.

Jared Kushner is under the microscope again, accused of using WhatsApp for official White House duties

Rep. Elijah Cummings and the House Oversight Committee are investigating violations of the Presidential Records Act in relation to Kushner's work.
Diego Dzodan, former Facebook VP for Latin America.

Mark Zuckerberg used this story about a jailed Facebook executive to make a point about keeping your messages secret

In March 2016, Facebook's then-VP for Latin America, Diego Dzodan, was jailed for 24 hours for not handing over WhatsApp messages to Brazilian police.
Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook says it will move to encrypted, auto-deleting messages — and warns that some countries might decide to ban it

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to be a "privacy-focused communications platform" — despite all its privacy scandals.

Momo is actually just a creepy sculpture made by a Japanese special effects company

The sculpture "Mother Bird" was made by artist Keisuke Aisawa for the Japanese special-effects company Link Factory.

The Momo Challenge is supposedly instructing children to kill themselves, but there are no confirmed cases of it actually happening

The Momo Challenge first hit headlines in mid-2018, when a 12-year-old Argentinian girl's suicide was linked to the internet meme.
Kim Kardashian's Instagram story about the Momo Challenge.

Kim Kardashian is warning parents about the Momo Challenge, but YouTube says there’s no evidence that it’s actually real

Kim Kardashian shared Facebook posts about YouTube clips featuring the Momo Challenge on her Instagram story. YouTube said there are no such clips.

Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition might not have happened if it wasn’t for Mark Zuckerberg’s Hungarian sheepdog, Beast

In an interview with CNN, Zuckerberg said, "My dog Beast, I think, is actually the secret weapon here."

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook won’t merge the backends of WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram until at least 2020

Mark Zuckerberg laid particular emphasis on rolling out end-to-end encryption on the new amalgamated Facebook service.