whatsapp

HOWTO: Block A Contact In WhatsApp

There are plenty of reasons where you might want or need to block contacts on WhatsApp. Everything from stalkers, online abuse, cyber bullying, obscene and unwanted messages. When you block a contact, you won’t be able to send or receive messages from them, you won’t be able to make or receive calls from them and […]

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HOWTO: Hide Your WhatsApp Profile Picture

Sometimes you might want to hide your WhatsApp profile picture in chats or if you are a member of a few groups, you might want to keep under the radar to start with. Do not fret ! You can choose if everyone, no-one, or only your contacts see your picture. iOS & Android: Settings > Account […]

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HOWTO: Lurk On WhatsApp

When you send and receive messages on WhatsApp, the chat windows display two blue ticks in the bottom right hand corner. When a message has been delivered you will see one blue tick, when the other person has read your message you will see two. Now its safe to say those blue ticks can get […]

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HOWTO: Turn Off Last Seen in WhatsApp

WhatsApp’s last seen feature allows you to see when someone last checked WhatsApp, but also allows other users to see see when you last checked. If a contact hasn’t disabled last seen, it will appear under their name at the top of an open chat.  To disable last seen on your device: iOS & Android: Settings […]

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HOWTO: Send Your Location in WhatsApp

There might be times where you are in an emergency situation & you need to send or share your location to a contact or group on WhatsApp. This could be very useful if you are in an accident or feel that you are being stalked or followed. You can Share Live Location, which allows your […]

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TikTok Fined For Violating Child Privacy

Video sharing app TikTok has received the largest ever fine from a US regulator for violating children’s privacy, resulting in login issues for many of its users.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that the Musical.ly app, now owned by TikTok, illegally collected personal information from children under the age of 13. TikTok agreed to pay $5.7 […]

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Access All Data Apple Holds On You

Apple has updated its privacy pages to now allow US, Canadian, Australian & New Zealand user to be able to see all the information Apple has collected about them. European users have had this ability since the GDPR regulations came into force earlier this year. The requests typically take around 1 week to process, compared […]

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