China: Regime blocks WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party gathering

Source: ZDNet

“China has largely blocked Facebook-owned encrypted messaging app WhatsApp ahead of a Communist Party gathering in October, The New York Times has reported. WhatsApp has experienced some disruptions since mid July, with users unable to send audio and video chats, photos, and other files. Users could still send text communications at the time, and the restrictions were lifted after several weeks, according to the publication. However, the report said that WhatsApp users in China can no longer send texts now, though the app is partially accessible to some users in some parts of the country.” (09/26/17)