Facebook has finally given a reason for the six-hour outage Monday

Facebook’s outage came a day before whistleblower Frances Haugen was set to testify before Congress about her experiences at the company. Haugen, a former Facebook product manager who worked on its Civic Integrity group, provided a trove of internal Facebook documents to reporters at the Wall Street Journal. She told 60 Minutes on Sunday that Facebook “pays for its profits with our safety.”

WhatsApp is Officially Now on Your Status Update

Earlier this morning 27 January, Android users noted that WhatsApp published four images to its own account on the Status platform, which functions similarly to Instagram’s stories and comprises time-limited updates shared with contacts.

WhatsApp status update
The WhatsApp Status update seems to be viewable by all Android users and includes a reminder of WhatsApp’s commitment to user privacy.

WhatsApp promise to allow users know about new features and application updates through its Status platform.

Beware of This Android Malware That Spreads Through WhatsApp

A new malware has been discovered on Android spreading fast through WhatsApp messages to other contacts in order to expand what appears to be an adware campaign.

Android malware
“This malware spreads via victim’s WhatsApp by automatically replying to any received WhatsApp message notification with a link to [a] malicious Huawei Mobile app,” ESET researcher

The link to the fake Huawei Mobile app, upon clicking, redirects users to a lookalike Google Play Store website.