Whatsapp under fire amid hacking and advertising concerns

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Whatsapp under fire amid hacking and advertising concerns

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Whatsapp’s collaboration with Facebook has proven to be its undoing once again with news of adverts soon coming to the app. Prior to being bought out by Facebook in 2014, Whatsapp’s lack of ads was one of its unique selling points.

Now, users could see full-screen adverts appearing in the app, using targeted advertising in a manner similar to Facebook and Instagram.

The decision comes as a second blow to Whatsapp after a vulnerability enabled hackers to install spyware via voice calls. Users have since been advised to update the app to prevent attacks.