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SHARING OF OTHERS PERSONAL INFO VIA WHATSAPP GETS COMPANY IN TROUBLE

In what was the first case of its kind in Singapore, a local firm has been warned by the Personal Data Protection Commission after a staff member disclosed personal information of a former employee in a WhatsApp group. The commission found that a director at Executive Coach International had shared highly sensitive information about the former employee's drug problem and "issue with infidelity" with more than 50 members of a closed WhatsApp group.

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POLICE WARNS AGAINST CIRCULATION OF TEXT MSG ABT TERRORIST ATTACKS

The Police are aware of a text message that has been circulating via Whatsapp. The message warns of potential terrorist attacks in December at popular shopping areas such as Orchard Road and Vivocity. We urge members of the public to refrain from circulating unsubstantiated information as this may cause public alarm.

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WHATSAPP WANTS TO SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFO WITH FACEBOOK, THIS IS HOW U DISABLE IT

Singapore's most popular online messaging platform Whatsapp is finally updating privacy terms and conditions 4 years after it was bought over by Facebook. Whatsapp will now share your personal account information with Facebook in hope of providing better targeted advertisement for the consumer. Luckily for Singaporeans, we can opt out of this service and disallow Whatsapp to share your personal information with Facebook. Here's how:

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WHATSAPP ENCRYPTION & WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE USERS

WhatsApp has successfully rolled out end-to-end encryption for all of its 1 billion users, a massive achievement which effectively blocks any third party—including WhatsApp itself—from reading users' chats. This means even if Whatsapp is pressured by the authorities to hand over chat logs, WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook will not be able to do so. This roll out comes weeks after Apple's high profile clash with the FBI over the decryption of the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters.

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