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Amazon extends last year’s job cuts to 18,000

The giant retailer said it had “hired rapidly” over the past few years. It also cited the “uncertain economy” as a reason for its latest round of job cuts. Giant retailer Amazon announced on Wednesday...

Ireland fines WhatsApp €225 million for EU privacy breach

Ireland’s privacy regulator has fined WhatsApp a record amount for breaking European Union data protection rules. It said the company had failed to give users transparency about how their data would be used. Ireland’s Data...

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WhatsApp controversy highlights growing fears about data privacy

Many users abandoned WhatsApp after the messenger service changed its privacy policy. Worries that their data could end up with Facebook are driving them to competitors pushing superior data protection. Millions of digital messenger app...

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Security flaw leaves WhatsApp open to snooping

A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the messaging platform that allows third parties to intercept messages. Although notified in April, Facebook has failed to redress the security flaw. Tobias Boelter, a cryptography researcher...

WhatsApp’s new voice calling highlights industry shift

Popular mobile messenger WhatsApp has joined the fray of allowing users to place in-app calls. It’s the latest development in a broader shift toward Internet-based services and away from conventional tariff models. It didn’t take...

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WhatsApp with your Facebook data?

Facebook’s acquisition of smartphone messaging service WhatsApp widens the social network giant’s portfolio and opens the door to further data. But analysts say that could go hand-in-hand with more data abuse. Facebook’s chief executive Mark...

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Facebook Messenger: More fun, flirty & a newer blue

On first sight, the latest Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android doesn’t resemble any Facebook product. If someone asked me what app this was, I would have blindly said a newer version of Skype...

Net neutrality is still a chimera in the EU

Some Internet services in the European Union are blocked by providers because they undermine profits. Skype and Whatsapp are just two examples. The EU now wants to take action, but critics are skeptical. EU commissioner...

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SMS is dead…

The telecommunications industry is losing billions to competition from social messaging apps like Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber, a report says. The industry knows it’s time to fight back. On a recent trip abroad, I had...