WHATS APP WARNS USERS FROM HOAX MESSAGES !!!!

Whats app is the worlds leading online chat application.Whats app is avaible on multiple platforms making it a widely used application.However recently whats app faced a glitch.WhatsApp has reportedly fixed the glitch that sprung up earlier this week that showed “error:uknown” as contact status. According to reports, the glitch had affected thousands of users worldwide.

Whats app cleverly used whats app to address the issue using many social platforms like twitter.Here’s what was said.

WhatsApp acknowledged the glitch on Twitter and said it was working on resolving soon-ish. Here’s WhatApp’s message on Twitter:

“WhatgsApp status functionality is currently not available .We are working on resolving it 
soon-ish..”. 

This bug as usual was followed by a hoax message urging people who use the app to forward a message to all their contacts or face having their accounts deleted.

The viral message is from the CEO of WhatsApp, one ‘Jim Balsamic’, and reads, “We have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list.

Here’s the complete message :

” Message from Jim Balsamic (CEO of Whatsapp): we have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward this message, we will take it as your account is invalid and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours. Please DO NOT ignore this message or whatsapp will no longer recognise your activation. If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 25.00 will be added to your monthly bill “

WhatsApp has assures its users on circulated messages calling them hoax. The site quotes a Whatsapp blog as saying
We have been getting a lot of emails and questions from you about a chain letter message circulating in our network. Please understand that this is a hoax and there is no truth to it.
While we are flattered that we made it Hoax Slayer we would rather work on cool new features instead of debunking silly stories like these.”

This isn’t the first time such messages have been viral on whats app.Whats app has to regularly check for such messages and then declare them as hoax messages.It is a request , whats app will never make you pay for what they offer.If so , you will be notified via an official message from whats app.So all in all the error
 Status Unavailable   is a bug that whats app is facing and there’s no need to worry.As said in their blog this error should be completely removed world wide by the end of this weak.One last advide : do not pay heads to such viral messages.Live free and make others carefree

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Facebook clears the air on hoax copyright post!

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 Facebook is telling its users to ignore rumors spreading on the social network that they need to post a statement to protect their copyrights of their comments and other materials.

“There is a rumour circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users’ information or the content they post to the site,” Facebook said in a “fact check” notice on its website on Monday. 

“This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been.” 

The notice came after the copyright notice went viral — suggesting that a posted statement was needed to protect copyrights on Facebook. The hoax had been around in the past but resurfaced after Facebook announced changes to its privacy policies last week. 

Users began repeating these posts, which stated, “In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc… This will place them under protection of copyright laws.” 

Warnings about the so-called “chain letter hoax” were issued as far back as June from the security firm Sophos and others. 

And noted technology blogger Robert Scoble poured scorn Monday on those falling for the trick, saying on his Facebook page: “If you are posting about copyright on Facebook and you haven’t done your research you are an idiot.”