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  • Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffer outages

    Facebook said it restored services on Sunday after some users could not access its social networking site, photo-sharing network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp.

    Written by Reuters15 April 19 09:10
  • Activists urge Indian lawmakers to summon tech giants

    Indian activists have petitioned a parliamentary panel to summon the heads of U.S. tech firms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google and question them on issues ranging from tax compliance to data privacy.

    Written by Reuters13 Feb. 19 09:16
  • Government’s encryption backdoor plan flawed: SafeSwiss chief

    The chief executive of a Swiss digital encryption app provider has lambasted the Australian government’s proposed new laws that will compel tech companies to help local security forces access encrypted messages.

    Written by Byron Connolly17 July 17 15:37
  • ​The rise of robotics-as-a-service

    We are hearing about more and more of this concept of robots. In financial services, robo-advisors are the rage as there is a shift of economic cycles.

    Written by David Gee30 June 16 11:27
  • WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption

    Facebook-owned WhatsApp has strengthened the encryption of its widely used instant messaging app, a development that in theory makes it harder for law enforcement to gain access to communications.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk06 April 16 10:47
  • Revealed: The top 10 apps that companies hate

    Companies are wary about what employees are doing on their smartphones. Be it data loss or time-wasting, a growing number of employers are actively stopping staff from using certain apps on company-controlled devices.

    Written by Martyn Williams03 Nov. 15 15:25
  • Will Facebook envy wreck Twitter?

    There's never been anything quite like Facebook. As a company, Facebook specializes in collecting, hoarding, keeping and engaging users. As a social network, it dominates the market with the largest user base. Facebook has a monopoly as the social network of choice for friends and families.

    Written by Mike Elgan04 Aug. 15 01:48
  • Facebook and Google dominate time spent with mobile apps

    The battle for mobile social supremacy is largely a two-horse race these days as Facebook and Google combine to claim one of every four minutes U.S. users spend on mobile devices, according to a report released this week by Forrester Research. Forrester tracked the app use of 1,721 adult smartphone users in the U.S. during the three-month period ending in December 2014.

    Written by Matt Kapko03 July 15 04:57
  • AT&T, WhatsApp get low marks from EFF for data disclosure policies

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation released the latest version of its annual "Who Has Your Back" report on tech companies' data disclosure policies Wednesday afternoon, giving perfect five-star ratings to companies including Apple, Adobe, Dropbox and Yahoo.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank18 June 15 08:38
  • What’s all the fuss about messaging apps?

    Emojis, picture characters that emanated from Japanese messaging systems, have found their way into our everyday lexicon. However, there has been an increasing focus on ‘attracting our thumbs’ with the uptake of messaging systems booming worldwide.

    Written by David Gee29 April 15 13:43
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