SOCIAL networking has long been predicated on people sharing their status updates, photos and messages with the world.

[SAN FRANCISCO] Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is planning to integrate the chat tools on the WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services, a move that could help the...

FACEBOOK-OWNED mobile messaging platform WhatsApp announced on Monday that it was restricting how many times any given message can be forwarded in an effort to boost privacy and security.

[SAN FRANCISCO] Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp announced Monday it was restricting how many times any given message can be forwarded in an effort to boost privacy and security.

[CANBERRA] Australia is set to give its police and intelligence agencies the power to access encrypted messages on platforms such as WhatsApp, becoming the latest country to face down privacy...

[CANBERRA] Australia is set to pass legislation giving police and intelligence agencies access to encrypted messages on platforms such as WhatsApp, despite protests from civil libertarians and tech...

ONE recent afternoon in the Indian city of Pune, a 35-year-old mason named Om Prakash Gaekwad gets a crash course in technology. He watches a street-corner skit explaining the virtues of WhatsApp...

THE BROAD VIEW

SHOULD the world worry about WhatsApp? Has it become a virulent new force in global misinformation and political trickery?

[SAO PAULO] Allegations of a dirty tricks campaign on WhatsApp dominated Brazil's presidential election race on Thursday, turning attention to social media manipulation following abuses...

[JAIPUR] On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colours of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane,...