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Do three WhatsApp tick marks mean you’re being watched?

A message doing the rounds on WhatsApp claims three tick marks on a sent message means a government agency has read your chat and may take action against you. It was shared widely among Nigerians shortly after the country’s information minister, Lai Mohammed, declared on 28 October 2019 that the …

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WhatsApp sues Israeli firm over phone hacking claims

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against Israel’s NSO Group, alleging the firm was behind cyber-attacks that infected devices with malicious software. WhatsApp accuses the company of sending malware to roughly 1,400 mobile phones for the purposes of surveillance. Users affected included journalists, human rights activists, political dissidents, and diplomats. …

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