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Signal hires ‘Big Tech’ critic Meredith Whitaker

Encrypted messaging app Signal has announced that it has hired Meredith Whitaker, the former Google manager as the inaugural President of the non-profit entity. The move adds another notable name driving the app forwards. Whilst...

Brazil electoral court could ban Telegram app for not fighting fake news

Brazil's top electoral authority, the TSE, is considering whether to ban the messaging app Telegram during the run-up to October elections because it has not responded to requests to help combat the spread of...

WhatsApp co-founder Acton named Signal’s interim CEO

Messaging app Signal's founder and CEO Moxie Marlinspike will step down and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton will become the interim CEO, Marlinspike said in a blog post. "It's a new year, and I've decided it's...

Apple’s alleged restriction on workers’ Slack use sparks labor complaint

Apple has restricted employees' use of workplace messaging app Slack, hampering workers' ability to engage in protected speech and organizing, a former employee alleged in a complaint to a US labor regulator filed. Slack, which...

Twitter acquires Slack-like company Quill to improve messaging tools

Twitter Inc has announced that it has acquired Slack competitor Quill to help the social networking company improve its own messaging tools. The acquisition comes as Twitter recently named a new chief executive Parag Agrawal...

Snap shares plunge 25% as Apple privacy changes hit ads business

Shares of Snap Inc plummeted 25% after the owner of photo messaging app Snapchat said privacy changes implemented by Apple Inc on iOS devices hurt the company's ability to target and measure its digital...

18 social media platforms, by active users

Social media and networking continues to be one of the most significant methods of communication for the majority of Internet users in the world. Last year, it was estimated that the total number of Internet...

Telegram says over 70 million new users joined during Facebook outage

Messaging app Telegram gained over 70 million new users during the latest Facebook outage, its founder Pavel Durov has said, as people worldwide were left without key messaging services for nearly six hours. Facebook blamed...

Facebook rolls out new messaging, business tools for brands

Facebook Inc is rolling out new ways for businesses to find and chat with potential customers on its apps, the social media company said Thursday, as it seeks to become an online shopping destination. The...

WhatsApp privacy case must be decided in a month, EU watchdog says

EU privacy watchdog EDPB gave the Irish data protection agency a month to issue a long-delayed decision on compliance by Facebook's WhatsApp after its peers objected to its draft finding. The agency, which leads oversight...

Facebook rolls out business messaging changes in e-commerce push

Facebook is opening up ways for businesses to interact with customers on Instagram and WhatsApp, it has said at its virtual developers conference 'F8 Refresh.' The world's largest social network said it was rolling out...

WhatsApp tells Indian government user privacy is ‘highest priority’

WhatsApp has said that it had told the Indian government that the privacy of users was its highest priority after the country's technology ministry raised questions about the messaging app's new privacy policy. India's technology...