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France is building a WhatsApp-like encrypted app for security reasons
Apr16

France is building a WhatsApp-like encrypted app for security reasons

In the wake of the recent Cambridge Analytical data scandal, many organizations, individuals and even countries are beginning to take security even more seriously. Apparently, France doesn’t feel it can trust Facebook enough to protect high level conversations between top government officials. To this end, the French government is already testing its own encrypted app to rival WhatsApp and Telegram. According to Reuters, the French...

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Telegram feels the heat as providers start blocking its service in Russia
Apr16

Telegram feels the heat as providers start blocking its service in Russia

Is the end in sight for Telegram in Russia? Following the unfavorable court ruling by a court in Russia which gave Roskomnadzor, the Russian communications and technology watchdog an express right to ban Telegram, telecom operators appear to have started implementing the order. The right to ban the messaging app followed Telegram’s failure to give Russian security service the ability to access users’ encrypted messages. Roskomnadzor...

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Android Messages for Web is almost set to hit your desktop
Apr14

Android Messages for Web is almost set to hit your desktop

A while ago we published a report that Google was working on bringing Android Messages to web just like it did in the case of Allo. There is an update on that—and the good news is that we have only a short time to wait until it becomes a reality. What that means is that you would soon start sending and receiving SMS on the web just like you do on your mobile phone. Despite having an array of mobile messaging apps, Google has managed...

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Russian court gives express right to shut down Telegram
Apr14

Russian court gives express right to shut down Telegram

A court in Moscow today granted Roskomnadzor, the Russian communications and technology watchdog an express right to ban Telegram. The right to ban the messaging app followed Telegram’s failure to give Russian security service the ability to access users’ encrypted messages. Roskomnadzor had prayed the court to block Telegram from operating in Russia, and that the ban should be immediate. Well, it didn’t take the court more than 18...

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Twitter’s new water gun emoji replaces its gun emoji
Apr13

Twitter’s new water gun emoji replaces its gun emoji

Twitter has replaced its gun emoji to a water emoji. Apparently, this is an update that is aimed at sending the right message to the Twitter community that the microblogging company wants to get rid of harassment from its platform. The Twitter gun emoji is popular for the wrong reasons, and now Twitter has replaced it with a water gun emoji. That is more like it considering the number of issues it [the gun emoji] keeps generating on...

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Uber app gets an emergency button to enable you dial 911 during crisis
Apr13

Uber app gets an emergency button to enable you dial 911 during crisis

Uber has announced a major update to its app, and it is one change that will be applauded by many users. The update is an emergency button that will allow a rider to contact first responders in the event of crisis during a trip. The emergency button, according to Uber, will be located in a new “safety center” that can be accessible with ease in the app’s home screen. Locating it in the “safety center” will give riders easy access to...

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