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Couple Chat Over Wrong Number On Whatsapp, End Up Getting Married

Couple Chat Over Wrong Number On Whatsapp, End Up Getting Married

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Just four hours after that WhatsApp message, they were on a date. Love is beautiful... Perhaps a little more so when someone finds it without putting much of an effort. But can it blossom even from an innocent WhatsApp message sent to a wrong number? Michael Evangelou from Colliers Wood in south London would say 'yes'. Evangelou, 44, sent a message, which read "Girls Trip", to a number he thought was his own as a reminder to see the film at the cinema. It sparked a conversation with a stranger and ultimately led to their marriage, independent.co.uk reported on Monday. The recipient happened to be Lina Dahlbeck, 37, from Morden in south London, who sent a reply reply saying, "Hi! Girls trip? Who's this please? I'm guessing this was intended for another Lina". The pair str...
Scammers Seek SIM Numbers in New WhatsApp Scam in UAE

Scammers Seek SIM Numbers in New WhatsApp Scam in UAE

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Con men are demanding the serial number written on the reverse side of the SIM card. A new scam has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp and SMSes across the UAE, where recipients of a fraudulent message are being asked to participate in a "SIM Card Lucky Draw Comption" (sic). The scammers claim to be offering Dh200,000 as cash prize, and are demanding the numbers written on the back side of the SIM card, along with The message reads, "Dear customer, you are a great lucky winner from Du and Etisalat telecommunications with the participation of Dubai Islamic Bank for 200,000AED cash prize. please contact the number below to claim your prize." When Khaleej Times called up one of the numbers, a male voice on the other end demanded to know "the number on the back of your SIM", the mob...
Young Man, Woman Exchange Nude Photos on WhatsApp in UAE, Land in Court

Young Man, Woman Exchange Nude Photos on WhatsApp in UAE, Land in Court

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The man threatened to post her photos on social media if she severed ties with him. A young man and a woman have landed in the Ras Al Khaimah criminal court for exchanging their nude pictures, and having consensual sex out of wedlock. As per court records, the case came to the fore when the 19-year-old man, an Asian, threatened to defame the 20-year-old woman, also an Asian, to post her nude pictures on social media if she severed her ties with him. When alerted of the threat, the woman's mother lodged a complaint against him before the RAK Police. The cops immediately took action and detained the suspect, who later proved to be in relation with the woman's daughter. The man was referred to the RAK public prosecution, which charged him with exchanging nude photos with the woman...
Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, FaceTime VoIP Disabled in UAE & Qatar

Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, FaceTime VoIP Disabled in UAE & Qatar

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In case you’re wondering if you cannot make calls through Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, FaceTime in countries in the Middle East like the UAE and Qatar, it is because the calling features of these apps are blocked or disabled by the telecom providers in the country. You can still use these apps in order to ‘chat’, but the VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) service, which includes video calling and voice calling, is banned. Although it is not unusual for a country to regulate the usage of internet for their citizens, The United Arab Emirates and Qatar now officially joins China, Egypt, Jordan, and Belize (to name a few) to have blocked Skype services in their regions. Skype, the Microsoft acquired company in 2011, has just been added to the list of banned VoIPs in the UAE and Qatar. The tw
WhatsApp Stops Working on These Smartphones

WhatsApp Stops Working on These Smartphones

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Users would be able to use WhatsApp but would not be able to create new accounts or re-verify existing accounts. Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp has stopped working on smartphones that support 'BlackBerry OS', 'BlackBerry 10', 'Windows Phone 8.0' and older platforms in the New Year "These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future," a spokesperson wrote in a support note on the company's website. "If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 4.0+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8.1+ so that you can continue using WhatsApp," it said. Users would be able to use WhatsApp but would not be able to create new accounts or re-ve...
WhatsApp Will not Work on These phones Starting December 31

WhatsApp Will not Work on These phones Starting December 31

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WhatsApp said that it will not work on 'Nokia S40' after December 2018 Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on a number of platforms from December 31, the company has confirmed. The messaging app will drop support for 'BlackBerry OS', 'BlackBerry 10', 'Windows Phone 8.0' and older platforms, from December 31, 2017, according to an express.co.uk report published on Monday. "We will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time," WhatsApp said. "These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 4.0+, iPhone running iOS 7+,...
UAE Ministry Warns of Malicious Files Sent Over WhatsApp, Emails

UAE Ministry Warns of Malicious Files Sent Over WhatsApp, Emails

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The TRA called upon the users of electronic devices, be individuals or institutions, to beware The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) has on Monday warned against malicious PDF files sent from anonymous parties through WhatsApp and emails, which may steal a user's personal data and render the smartphones and electronic devices nonfunctional. The national PC emergency response team at the TRA earlier announced that it managed to ward off about 615 attacks in 10 months this year. The cyber-attacks had targeted many websites of government and semi government bodies as well as those of the private sector. The TRA called upon the users of electronic devices, be individuals or institutions, to beware while dealing with such malicious files that are sent from untrusted sources....
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