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The Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has added an extra layer of security to the app which offers its two billion users end-to-end encrypted messaging.

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Social media behemoth Facebook has released its first post about how the site and its associated properties Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus Web went down for six hours on Tuesday AEDT – but reading it is of little use.

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Facebook. The company has been on an apology tour for most of its existence, mostly for invading people's privacy in different ways, and hot on the heels of a whistleblower exposing Facebook's allegedly dodgy algorithms comes the now resolved outage that affected Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and Oculus Web.

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Web infrastructure and website security company Cloudflare has beaten Facebook to the punch in explaining why the latter suffered a major outage earlier today, with the site disappearing from the Web at about 2.30am AEDT.

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The A and AAA domain name system records for Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have disappeared, leading to the blackout of the three sites from the Internet, in what appears to be a problem caused by a border gateway protocol mistake.

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ANALYSIS The British Government has given a clear indication that it will launch an advertising blitz to fight Facebook's move to roll out encrypted messaging to all its apps.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Tech giant Facebook has joined the ID2020 Alliance, a global public-private partnership committed to shape the future of digital ID and ensure technologies are designed and implemented in ways that are privacy-protecting, user-controlled, equitable, and interoperable.

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Pharmacy IT solutions provider Fred IT is using Twilio’s Programmable Messaging API and Twilio Studio to deliver electronic prescriptions that provide access and convenience to patients, doctors, and pharmacists in Australia.

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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.

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India has given WhatsApp, a company owned by Facebook, a week to drop its proposed new privacy policy or face punitive action. WhatsApp is not enforcing the new privacy policy in European Union countries.

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Changes announced to the WhatsApp privacy policy and scheduled to take effect on 15 May will not result in accounts being deleted or the app becoming unusable immediately after that date, the company, part of Facebook, says in a statement.

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Hardly a month after he exposed the poor security in software deployed by Israeli mobile surveillance firm Cellebrite, Signal creator Moxie Marlinspike has taken a potshot at Facebook's practices of collecting personal data.

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Tuesday, 27 April 2021 10:59

Wondershare Mobile Trans Software Review

Guest Review: In a digital era where the majority of people store their most sensitive data and information on their smartphones, the need for a versatile data transfer software is paramount.

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Leaked data from Facebook shows that the company's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, uses the end-to-end encrypted messaging app Signal, according to a report in the Indian news magazine, India Today.

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GUEST OPINION by Sam Deckert, Founder and Principal Consultant, Peak Insight: During this current period of disruption and uncertainty, the ways in which customers interact with businesses is changing. Face-to-face dealings are being replaced with phone and online encounters while deliveries are now favoured over in-store transactions.

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WhatsApp users will be unable to read or send messages from the app soon after the 15 May deadline for its new changes in privacy expires, the company says in a FAQ.

Published in Apps
Tuesday, 02 February 2021 15:42

Zendesk Suite offers 'one with the lot'

Customer service software Zendesk has announced Zendesk Suite, bringing all of the company's service capabilities into one package.

Published in Business Software

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.

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Chinese smartphone vendor Huawei Technologies has announced the Australian release schedule for EMUI 11, the operating system based on the open-source version of Android that it uses on its smartphones.

Published in Mobility

Forty-eight US states, led by New York, have filed a lawsuit against Facebook claiming that the company has illegally stifled competition in order to protect its monopoly power.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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