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April 9th, 2013

WhatsApp Denies Takeover Claims

WhatsApp is denying claims that it is in takeover discussions with Google. DigitalTrends reported Friday that Google and Whatsapp were locked in negotiations, with WhatsApp playing hardball and asking for a price that was close to $1-billion. WhatApp’s chief of business development denied the claims today when speaking with AllThingsDigital. In December, the company was [...]

January 28th, 2013

Canadian Privacy Commish Says WhatsApp Violates Privacy Laws

Popular cross platform instant messaging app Whatsapp has run afoul of Canada’s privacy laws, says privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart. A statement released today by Stoddart’s office, and the Dutch Data protection Authority, said that WhatsApp violated Canadian and Dutch privacy laws dealing with retention and disclosure of personal data. “Our investigation has led to WhatsApp [...]