WHATSAPP users who log in with "clone" versions of the app are being banned – and in some cases, can lose their chat histories for ever. It's part of a crack-down by WhatsApp on rogue third-party versions of the app, which are hugely popular but break the firm's rules. WhatsApp issued a warning about the bans today, requesting that users immediately switch over to a legitimate version of the app. Some users download rival versions of WhatsApp – like Whatsapp Plus and GB WhatsApp – to take advantage of different designs or features, but it's a risky move. "If you received an in-app message stating your account is “Temporarily banned” this means that you're likely using an unsupported version of WhatsApp instead of the official WhatsApp app," WhatsApp explained. "If this is the case, you must download the official app to continue using WhatsApp." According to WhatsApp, apps like Whatsapp Plus and GB WhatsApp are "altered versions" of the main app, and breach … [Read more...] about WhatsApp users BANNED and their chat histories deleted for using ‘clone’ apps
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APPLE wants to make you fork out for a new overpriced charging cable when it releases its next iPhone. The cash hungry tech colossus plans to adopt a USB-C charging port for the 2019 iPhone, just like it did for the latest iPad Pro. The switch would make current iPhone charging cables useless, and force Apple fans to buy a new cable if they upgrade their phone. The fruity firm charges just shy of £20 for USB-C cables on its website – though you can get them for as little as £4 elsewhere. Rumours Apple plans to adopt the iPhone's third charging port in 12 years come from supply chain blog Macotakara. They suggest Apple is following bitter rivals Samsung with a switch to a new USB Type-C port, which is thicker than the lightning port used by iPhones since 2012. Citing "supply chain sources", the blog says Apple might make the change to a USB-C port for iPhones next year, following last March's successful Type-C switch for the 2018 iPad Pro. Those working on … [Read more...] about Your iPhone charging cable ‘about to change AGAIN’ – and users are furious
WHATSAPP has quietly announced that its app will soon stop working on a bunch of iPhones and Android phones. The Facebook-owned messaging service currently boasts 1.5billion users worldwide, but it will cut off millions from its platform in the next two years. WhatsApp sneakily revealed the purge in an update to an old blog post titled "support for older operating systems". In it, the company says it will nix support for the following systems on February 1, 2020: iOS 7 and older Android Gingerbread versions 2.3.7 and older. Users of those operating systems can no longer create new WhastApp accounts, but will be able to use the app until the deadline. What's more, the app could stop functioning at any time, so maybe it's time to buy a new phone. Android Gingerbread launched in 2010 and still makes up for 0.3 percent of Android's market share – which amounts to roughly six million devices. Back in December, WhatsApp ended support for BlackBerry OS (including BlackBerry … [Read more...] about WhatsApp will stop working on THESE phones soon – is yours on the list?
GOOGLE and Facebook are the targets of new lawsuits worth £6.1billion accusing the tech giants of "blackmailing" users into accepting their data hoovering policies. The complaints, filed by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, allege the two firms are breaking the EU GDPR laws that came into effect today. Under the new privacy rules, companies need your consent to handle your data, or even contact you via email. If they don't comply, they can be fined up to €20million or 4% of their annual turnover – whichever is greater. Schrems and his non-profit organisation None of Your Business have filed four complaints in total under the GDPR: one against Facebook, one each against its apps Instagram and WhatsApp, and another against Google's Android. The lawsuits take aim at the "take it or leave it" approach to GDPR compliance used by the Silicon Valley titans. What is GDPR?Here's what you need to know... GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation It protects … [Read more...] about Facebook and Google hit with $6.1BN lawsuits over “consent blackmail” under GDPR