It threatened that any other app that fails to comply with those regulations will also be banned.““Appropriate action will be taken against applications or services that do not comply with the regulations,” a spokesman at the commission told Arab News.With Facebook’s help, the police were able to commandeer the teenage girl’s computer.According to Special Agent Supervisor Jeffrey Duncan of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the information provided by Facebook allowed for the arrest of the suspect.Whats App says that the addition, launched in time to mark its 8th birthday, is a reaction to changes in how people are using the app.“When we noticed people were using the feature to communicate in real time, we redesigned Whats App as a messaging app,” Whats Appp CEO Jan Koum wrote.“This new and improved status feature will let you keep your friends who use Whats App easily updated in a fun and simple way." Previously, Whats App users were only able to set their own message as a status, or choose from a number of pre-set alternatives such as “At Work” or “Available”.The launch comes days after Android users were finally able to enjoy hundreds of new Whats App emoji as part of another major update.If something is fishy, the content is flagged and then read by an employee who will access the conversation and call the police, if necessary.This monitoring came to light a few years ago when a man is his thirties was chatting with a 13-year old female minor from South Florida.
New updates will be shown when users open up Whats App, separate from existing conversations in a new Status tab.
Similar apps including Tango and Line are still available in the country.
The service had been banned because it failed to “comply with regulations”, an official told local news services.
Additionally, he noted that Facebook doesn’t focus on pre-existing friendships.
While Facebook is taking some measure to ensure user privacy, and that even though thwarted sexual predators is a moral good, the invasion of personal information may cross the line into an invasion of privacy.