messaging

Leaked Document Outlines Government Plans For ‘Live’ Internet Surveillance

Open Rights Group head says public has a right to know about government surveillance plans

3 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Email

Email was invented before the Internet arrived, with early versions being used more than fifty years ago

4 years ago

Yahoo ‘Temporarily’ Disables Email Forwarding As Users Seek To Flee

The change makes it more difficult for email users to switch away from the embattled company

4 years ago

Android Scam Call And SMS Security Is Undone By HTML Exploiting Malware

Android's built-in protection which flags warnings about apps trying to send premium rate messages without user consent can be manipulated…

4 years ago

Bugs Found In ‘Secure’ Signal Messaging Service

Attackers could use the bugs to block attachments sent using the Edward Snowden-recommended service

4 years ago

WhatsApp Changes Privacy Policy To Let Businesses Send Messages

WhatsApp changes terms and conditions to allow businesses to send users messages and to give Facebook more information for ad…

4 years ago

Google I/O 2016: Allo And Duo Offer Smart, Secure Messaging For iOS And Android

Google I/O: Google attempts to monopolise mobile life even further with video app Duo and smart messaging app Allo that…

4 years ago

Facebook Messenger Launches Group Calls

Up to 50 people can now conflab together thanks to new expansion of messaging app

4 years ago

WhatsApp Switches On Full End-To-End Encryption For All Users

Update to WhatsApp should protect users from government snooping and cybercriminals

4 years ago

Slack Secures £141m In Fresh Funding For Business Collaboration Push

Three year old Slack is now worth £2.7bn as it looks to continue rapid rise from startup to business tool

4 years ago

Skype Founder Touts Ultra Secure Messaging App Wire

For when you absolutely, positively, don't want the NSA snooping on your communications

4 years ago

WhatsApp Tops One Billion Monthly Users

Facebook-owned instant messaging service looking for further expansion, says Zuckerberg

5 years ago

WhatsApp Scraps Annual Subscription Fees

Facebook-owned WhatsApp goes free as service wants to remove barriers to adoption and connect users to businesses

5 years ago

European Court Rules Employers Can Monitor Your Private Messages

European Court of Human Rights says reading messages sent at work is permitted for employers

5 years ago

Brazil Shuts Off WhatsApp For 48 Hours

Two day shutdown ordered by judge following WhatsApp’s failure to share messages from alleged gang member

5 years ago

British Workers Are Scared Of Texting Their Boss

Ricoh study finds one in five would feel uncomfortable contacting a senior colleague if they needed help

5 years ago

Stagefright: How To Defend Against Future Messaging Vulnerabilities

Derek McElhinney, senior consultant at Openmind Networks, says mobile operators need to start taking the stagefright bug more seriously

5 years ago

Major Windows 10 Update Coming Next Month

‘Threshold 2’ update will bring UI, Skype and Messaging improvements to Windows 10

5 years ago

Twitter Replaces CEO, Ditches 140 Character DM Limit

Jack Dorsey rejoins the company he founded as Dick Costolo is shown the door

5 years ago

iOS Bug Crashes Your iPhone With One Text

iPhones will restart following SMS containing Arabic text, user reports say

5 years ago

Skype Taken To Court Over Customer Data Refusal

Microsoft refuses to hand over customer data to Belgian authorities investigating criminal matter

5 years ago

BitTorrent Releases Secret Messaging App

'Bleep' goes public, with BitTorrent promising to keep user identity anonymous by storing encryption keys and messages locally

5 years ago

Facebook Hello Wants To Make Phone Calls More Social

Facebook Hello app will let users see extra information on their contacts, but what does it mean for Whatsapp?

5 years ago

Voice Calls Are Coming To WhatsApp For iOS

Following Android launch earlier this year, iOS service could launch within weeks

5 years ago

WhatsApp Users ‘Can Be Tracked By Anyone’

A design flaw reportedly allows WhatsApp users' online status and other information to be monitored, even with the strictest privacy…

5 years ago

Whatsapp Goes Global With New Enabled SIM

WhatSim allows users to access the service across the world without the need for Wi-Fi connection

6 years ago

IBM Launches Social Media-Powered Enterprise Email Service

IBM Verse uses social, analytics and cloud technology, and is aimed at transforming the way people work and collaborate

6 years ago

Snapcash Lets You Snapchat Money To Your Friends

Snapchat partners with payments provider Square to provide fast payments alongside self-destructing selfies

6 years ago

Twitter To Introduce Full Video Uploading And Pre-Loaded Timelines

Company looks to new features to attract new Twitter users

6 years ago

Microsoft Replaces Lync With Skype For Business

New rebranded service will be available from early next year

6 years ago