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Say ‘Goodbye’ to this Good Old Chat Service

“Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally. After July 17, you’ll no longer be able to access your chats and the service will no longer work,” Yahoo said in a statement on Friday. “There currently isn’t a replacement product available for Yahoo Messenger,” the company said, adding that it is constantly experimenting with new services and apps, one of which is an invite-only group messaging app called ‘Yahoo Squirrel’ which is currently in beta form.

Facebook Alerts 14 M to Privacy Bug that Changed Status Composer to Public

Facebook has another privacy issue on its hands. A bug in May accidentally changed the suggested privacy setting for status updates to public from whatever users had set it to last, potentially causing them to post sensitive friends-only content to the whole world. Facebook is now notifying 14 million people around the world who were potentially impacted by the bug to review their status updates and lock them down tighter if need be.

Man Arrested for Creating Fake Government Facebook Account

Dubai Police have arrested a young man on suspicion of creating a fake social media page for a government entity with the intent of selling fraudulent UAE residencies for Dh 30,000. Brig Salem Al Rumaithi, director of the criminal investigation department at Dubai Police, said: “We received reliable information from an Arab journalist about a fake page claiming to belong to a government body linked to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. The man who created the page claimed he was working for the government body.”

Egyptian Court Orders One-month Ban on YouTube

An Egyptian court has ordered an immediate ban on YouTube for a month over the website hosting an ‘anti-Islamic video’. The controversy of the ‘un-Islamic’ video has been raging for a while now. Not long back a lower administrative court in Egypt had ordered the country’s National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) to do block YouTube.

Here’s how to Fix this Bug in WhatsApp

If you are a Whatsapp user, you might have come across this bug that’s frustrating Whatsapp users across the globe. Many among them posted their anger on Twitter after a bug stopped them from seeing the names of senders in their message notifications. Users just see ‘Whatsapp’ instead of the sender’s name whenever they get a notification! It’s iPhone users that seem to be impacted the most by a recent Whatsapp update.