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After talking tough about cutting off functionality to users if they refuse to accept new changes to privacy from 15 May, WhatsApp has backed down and now says this will not be implemented.

Published in Technology Regulation

If you have a Facebook account and have had one for a few years, chances are high that your phone number and other user data has been leaked to the Internet.

Published in Security

A version of the CANVAS exploit platform, that can be used to test the vulnerability of computer systems or to break into remote systems using exploits that come along with it, has been leaked on the VirusTotal database and can now be accessed by all paid subscribers of the service.

Published in Security

End-to-end encrypted messaging platform WhatsApp has put off privacy changes it planned, after pushback from users who have been moving over to Signal and Telegram in droves.

Published in Apps

With less than six weeks to go for the US presidential election, it is not surprising that the American media is full of tales about Russian hacking, election interference and likely scenarios where some foreign country meddles in the contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Published in Open Sauce

Cybercriminals are abusing Twitter via tech support scams, command-and-control (C&C) operations and data exfiltration, with criminals found using fake Twitter accounts to spoof those of legitimate vendors for credible tech support scams.

Published in Security

Secure messaging applications that offer end-to-end encryption — like Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal — can leak users' confidential information through session hijacking because they depend on the operating system they are running on to protect application state and user information.

Published in Security

Apple appears to have fallen in line with the block on messaging app Telegram by Russia, blocking updates to the app globally since Moscow imposed a ban on it.

Published in Mobility

Russia's efforts to block the messaging app Telegram, after the country's authorities imposed a ban on the app, are proving more difficult than first thought, due to the way such apps work.

Published in Technology Regulation

The company behind encrypted messaging app Telegram has lost a bid in Russia's Supreme Court to prevent the state from gaining access to the encryption keys it uses.

Published in Security
Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:52

Russia demands encryption keys for Telegram

The founder of the encrypted messaging app Telegram has come under pressure from Russia's Federal Security Service, with a demand the encryption keys for the app be provided to the agency.

Published in Technology Regulation

Hong Kong-based global mobile payment company Smart Transfer has launched a person-to-person payment platform that is says enables international social payments across multiple currencies at no charge to users.

Published in Market

Exploit vendor Zerodium has added new categories to its payout list, with sums of half a million dollars (US) on offer for fully functioning weaponised exploits against Signal, WhatsApp, Telegram and other encrypted messaging apps.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:38

'Real people' need no encryption: UK home secretary

In what is the latest attempt by a politician to argue against the use of encrypted apps by the general public, UK home secretary Amber Rudd has penned an article in which she says that "real people" do not need end-to-end encryption.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Indonesia has moved to limit access to the messaging app Telegram and also threatened a complete ban on the use of the app in the country.

Published in Government Tech Policy

In March, following a terror attack in London, The Age came out with the incredible claim that WhatsApp had something to do with it. This time, The Age, whose parent company Fairfax Media boasts that it practises quality journalism, has got a new theory: the instant messaging app Telegram had something to with it.

Published in Open Sauce

Every time an act of terrorism is committed, there is an outcry about encryption. This time, following the UK incident last week, is no different with some publications bringing WhatsApp into the picture.

Published in Open Sauce

ChatSim Unlimited has arrived nearly a year after the original ChatSim was introduced, billed as ‘the solution to your roaming problems’ for all instant messaging apps.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Chatsim lets you globally ‘chat for free’ with no limits, using messaging apps and emoji for a year for €10 - and has won an award.

Published in Mobility

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