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EU Mulls Stricter Controls on WhatsApp, Skype

The European Union will in September propose subjecting internet services like WhatsApp and Skype to similar rules as traditional telecommunications companies, a spokesman said Wednesday. The European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation bloc, is set to recommend tighter privacy and security for services like Facebook-owned message service WhatsApp and Microsoft’s video phone portal Skype. Spokesman Christian Wigand said ... Read More »

Hacking Group Claims to Offer Cyber-Weapons in Online Auction

Hackers going by the name Shadow Brokers said on Monday they will auction stolen surveillance tools they say were used by a cyber group linked to the US National Security Agency. To arouse interest in the auction, the hackers released samples of programs they said could break into popular firewall software made by companies including Cisco Systems Inc, Juniper Networks ... Read More »

Keyless Systems of Older VW Group Cars Can Be Hacked: Study

Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen AG over the past 20 years are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European researchers. Computer security experts at the University of Birmingham have published a paper outlining how they were able to clone VW remote keyless entry controls by eavesdropping nearby ... Read More »

South Korea Says Investigating Whether Google Broke Antitrust Laws

South Korea’s antitrust regulator said on Friday it is looking into whether Google has violated the country’s anticompetition laws, acknowledging formal scrutiny of the global internet search company for the first time. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) disclosed the investigation in a brief statement, without commenting on the nature of the probe nor any potential antitrust violations. A person ... Read More »

Twitter Denies #SaveTwitter Rumours of Shutting Down in 2017

Twitter Inc denied on Thursday rumours that the social media messaging service will be shutting down in 2017, denouncing the claim as groundless. “There is absolutely no truth to the claims whatsoever,” a spokesman for Twitter said in an emailed response to a Reuters request for comment. Social media started buzzing with the hashtag #SaveTwitter early on Thursday, with more ... Read More »

WhatsApp for Android Gets Voicemail Feature; Beta Now Lets You Share With Multiple Contacts

HIGHLIGHTS Android users get callback and voicemail feature Beta version lets users send content to multiple chats Beta app is available via Google Play and can also be sideloaded WhatsApp has been introducing an array of features, the recent one being the voicemail feature. The feature arrived on iPhone devices first, and now the company has also rolled it out ... Read More »

You Can Now Send a Note to US President Barack Obama on Facebook Messenger

People hoping to send a note to President Barack Obama can now contact the White House usingFacebook Messenger, just as they would communicate with their friends. The White House says Obama reads 10 letters every night and that they help keep him in touch with what’s happening around the country. White House chief digital officer Jason Goldman says expanding the ... Read More »

Snapchat Pulls ‘Yellow Face’ Lens Amid Claims of Racial Insensitivity

Vanishing message app Snapchat made a photo lens quickly disappear after an online uproar branding it an offensive stereotype of Asians worthy of the label “Yellow Face.” The lens overlaid faces in photos with cartoon visages featuring slanted eyes, wide cheeks and toothy grins. Snapchat pulled the lens after its release on Tuesday ignited concerns it was insulting and racist. ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Gives $95 Million in Facebook Shares to Charity

In the first gesture to fulfill his pledge that he and his wife made last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has sold $95 million (roughly Rs. 638 crores) of the social networking giant’s shares. According to a US regulatory filing, The Chan Zuckerberg Foundation and CZI Holdings LLC sold Facebook shares worth $95 million before taxes, Forbes reported on Saturday. ... Read More »

Facebook Live Gets Touted 2-Person Broadcasting Feature

HIGHLIGHTS It is only available to US users for now Only verified pages will be able to use this feature Users must have an iOS device for this feature to work At the annual VidCon conference in June, the social giant had announced that it will roll out a bunch of new capabilities to Facebook Live. This included scheduling, two-person ... Read More »