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Entries in 'WhatsApp' (10)

What next for outgoing WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton?

What next for outgoing WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton?

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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has announced his departure from the popular messaging service. Acton, who started at Facebook in 2014 when WhatsApp was acquired for $19 billion, may be less ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Sep 13th 2017 at 9:31AM
WhatsApp opens new retail channel with business accounts

WhatsApp opens new retail channel with business accounts

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WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned instant messaging service, yesterday announced that it is to create verified business accounts, making official – and monetised – a practice that has long been employed by ...

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on Sep 6th 2017 at 11:30AM
'Real people' DO need encryption despite what Amber Rudd says

'Real people' DO need encryption despite what Amber Rudd says

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s personal mission to rid the world of privacy took a rather ugly turn yesterday. Writing for the Telegraph while visiting Silicon Valley to address the world’s ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Aug 2nd 2017 at 10:07AM
G20 calls for tech firms to give access to encrypted messages

G20 calls for tech firms to give access to encrypted messages

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World leaders at the G20 have called for ‘lawful and non-arbitrary access to available information to fight terror’. In other words, they want access to encrypted messages.

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jul 11th 2017 at 10:17AM

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EU looks to ban encryption backdoors in messaging services

EU looks to ban encryption backdoors in messaging services

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To ban or not to ban, that is the question. In the wake of a number of terrorist attacks, the issue of end-to-end encryption – and whether or not it ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jun 19th 2017 at 10:09AM
Theresa May labelled as 'intellectually lazy' over internet regulation plan

Theresa May labelled as 'intellectually lazy' over internet regulation plan

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Technology firms and security experts have again hit out at Theresa May’s promise to tighten internet regulation following the London attacks. In the wake of the attacks – which killed ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jun 5th 2017 at 10:47AM
UK Government to push through laws forcing social media firms to hand over encrypted data

UK Government to push through laws forcing social media firms to hand over encrypted data

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THE UK government will attempt to push through new laws to compel technology companies to hand over encrypted data. Should the Conservatives win the general election on June 8, then ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 25th 2017 at 10:20AM
Facebook hit with €110 million fine for 'misleading' EU over WhatsApp data use

Facebook hit with €110 million fine for 'misleading' EU over WhatsApp data use

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Facebook has been slapped with a €110 million fine for misleading the EU over its WhatsApp takeover. The European Commission has ruled that Facebook intentionally mislead officials in order to ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 18th 2017 at 10:18AM
Canonical: 'rip up the rule book' for engineers

Canonical: 'rip up the rule book' for engineers

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Big software is going to change the way we work. That is according to Canonical, the firm that coined the term. At a breakfast at the Duck & Waffle in ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 10th 2017 at 10:46AM
Encryption ban would be 'waste of government time and money', claim experts

Encryption ban would be 'waste of government time and money', claim experts

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The UK government would be ‘wasting its time and money’ if it attempted to ban end-to-end encryption from services such as WhatsApp, according to many industry experts. In fact, it ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Mar 29th 2017 at 10:10AM

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