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Telegram now officially back in Russia again
Jun19

Telegram now officially back in Russia again

The last couple of years will go down the line as some of the most turbulent for Telegram following series of battles it engaged with Roscomnadzor; the government agency responsible for regulating telecommunication in the country. The bone of contention was Telegram’s refusal to hand over its encryption keys to the authorities in the country. If the chat app had bowed to pressure, the communist country would have had unrestricted...

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Zoom finally bows to pressure; promises to launch end-to-end encryption for free users
Jun18

Zoom finally bows to pressure; promises to launch end-to-end encryption for free users

Following sharp criticism over its decision not to offer end-to-end encryption to free users, Zoom has announced a change in that policy. The company said all users—including paid and free users will now have access to the encryption feature, which will be part of the beta scheduled to be released in July. Announcing this on Wednesday, the company said it has now taken a decision to extend the feature to all users. “We are also...

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Google Duo on the web now supports up to 32 participants in group calling
Jun17

Google Duo on the web now supports up to 32 participants in group calling

Google updates are coming out thick and fast; and that makes a lot of users excited. It means some of the features we have been anticipating could either soon be added or have already been added. Google Duo, the video-chat app launched by Google a couple of years ago, has expanded the number of people that can participate in group calling on the web version to 32. Until now, group calling on Duo was exclusive to the Android and iOS...

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Germany to launch COVID-19 contact tracing app
Jun16

Germany to launch COVID-19 contact tracing app

Germany has announced that its new coronavirus contact tracing app is set to be launched this week. Per Reuters, the COVID-19 contact tracing app is being launched by the European country to help avoid a second wave of the virus. Germany has managed to reduce the number of people infected by the coronavirus to 186, 000 [as at the time of putting this together], which is one of the lowest among major countries of the world. This is...

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Files by Google preparing to launch pin-enabled “Safe Folder”
Jun14

Files by Google preparing to launch pin-enabled “Safe Folder”

File by Google is reportedly working on a pin-enabled safe folder to enable you hide your sensitive data from people. The safe folder will be pin protected, and could be the perfect thing you need to keep your photos and other sensitive files safe. The dedicated safe folder being prepared by Google will safely hide your files and keep them from being accessed by other apps or by anyone other than you. You will be required to set a new...

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WhatsApp is testing multi-device logins, chat clearing, others
Jun12

WhatsApp is testing multi-device logins, chat clearing, others

WhatsApp seems to be working on a number of changes and updates per WABetaInfo. According to the reliable tech blogger, the Facebook-owned app is testing among other functionalities, multi-device logins, chat clearing, improved search, and support for in-app ShareChat video. Multi-device logins WhatsApp does not currently support multi-device logins—you are only allowed to login on mobile in addition to your PC, Mac or web browser....

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