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Facebook Messenger users top 200M, says Zuckerberg

More than 200 million Facebook users are regularly using Facebook Messenger, the social networking site's mobile texting app for Android and iPhone, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in the firm's quarterly earnings conference call on Wednesday, Re/code reports.

Facebook's dodgy privacy record prompts FTC warning over WhatsApp buy

Facebook's dodgy privacy record has prompted the Federal Trade Commission to take the extraordinary step of warning the social media giant about its proposed $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging startup WhatsApp.

FTC to Facebook: Stick to your promises after buying WhatsApp

If this is really an approval by the Federal Trade Commission of Facebook's pending acquisition of the messaging app maker, it did not come gift-wrapped.

Spotlight: Android version of WhatsApp chat log vulnerable to hackers

The Android version of WhatsApp--the instant messaging firm being acquired by Facebook for $16 billion--has a security flaw that leaves chat histories open to theft and decryption by malicious apps installed on the same smartphone, warns an article in  Ars Technica. 

News Scan: Facebook ponies up $19B for Whatsapp; AT&T beefs up Toggle for BYOD; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Feb. 20, including Facebooks multibillion dollar deal for WhatsApp, Bluebox's solution for mobile app security, AT&T's expansion to workspace management product Toggle, NetMotion Wireless' international vision and Google's ground rules for Glass users.

Mobile marketing: It pays to be pushy

"Pull" mobile marketing techniques such as responsively-designed websites and customer-facing apps get a lot of attention, but "push" marketing--where a company meets the end user rather than waiting for the audience to come to it--is also important. And sometimes, it's a tougher nut to crack.

News Scan: Mobile-first players challenge status quo; WLAN market on the rise; more

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 12/2 including: a switchup in the game of mobile-first players, growth in the wirless LAN market, a software glitch that affects six states, Lowe's new in-store locator app and the latest on Android malware stats.

WhatsApp introduces voice messaging, surpasses 300M active users

WhatsApp is rolling out push-to-talk messaging services, enabling users to share voice memos across multiple mobile platforms.

WhatsApp shifts iOS app to premium subscription model, adds iCloud backup

Cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp has shifted its popular Apple iOS application from premium to freemium, embracing annual subscription pricing.

WhatsApp eclipses 250M active users, now bigger than Twitter

WhatsApp has surpassed the 250 million active user milestone, the over-the-top messaging services firm told  The Wall Street Journal.