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Privacy-focused messenger Signal is ready to go mainstream and take on WhatsApp

Privacy-focused messenger Signal is ready to go mainstream and take on WhatsApp

It grew its team from 3 to 20 thanks to a $50 million investment from one of WhatsApp's co-founders Signal is universally praised as one of the most simple-to-use secure messaging apps and is

Flip raises $4M to pounce on the growing sector of employee messaging

We’re all familiar with text messaging groups for multi-person coordination. I’ve lost count of how many WhatsApp, Telegram and Facebook messenger groups I’m on! Other apps like Threema have started

Russia’s push back against big tech has major consequences for Apple

Tech companies are getting so large that Russia is fast-tracking laws aimed at developing "digital sovereignty." How will these regulations affect tech companies looking to do business in the country?
Messenger Kids rolls out a bevy of new parental controls

Messenger Kids rolls out a bevy of new parental controls

Facebook today announced several new features for Messenger Kids. Like Messenger Kids in general, these features are meant to give parents (and children themselves) more control over their
Messenger Kids rolls out a bevy of new parental controls

Messenger Kids rolls out a bevy of new parental controls

Facebook today announced several new features for Messenger Kids. Like Messenger Kids in general, these features are meant to give parents (and children themselves) more control over their
Messenger Kids adds expanded parental controls, details how much kids’ data Facebook collects

Messenger Kids adds expanded parental controls, details how much kids’ data Facebook collects

Facebook’s messaging app for families with children, Messenger Kids, is being updated today with new tools and features to give parents more oversight and control over their kids’ chats. Now, parents

Smart TV hub Solaborate secures $10M Series A and a go-to-market partnership

When siblings Labinot and Mimoza Bytyqi fled the war in Kosovo in 1999, arriving as refugees on the West Coast of the U.S., they would have had no idea they’d go on to launch a technology company
The future of Facebook is everything but Facebook

The future of Facebook is everything but Facebook

The company whose success relied on making everyone’s private lives more public than ever is imagining a more intimate future.
Facebook Messenger may soon use face recognition to lock the app

Facebook Messenger may soon use face recognition to lock the app

Facebook may now be better known for violating the privacy of its users but it doesn’t want anyone else from doing the same. All your best efforts to set all the privacy options on Facebook are all
Facebook Messenger may soon use face recognition to lock the app

Facebook Messenger may soon use face recognition to lock the app

Facebook may now be better known for violating the privacy of its users but it doesn’t want anyone else from doing the same. All your best efforts to set all the privacy options on Facebook are all
Emoji We Lost

Emoji We Lost

Who doesn’t love a good Google blob? From 2013-2017, these doughy emoji served a special role in the digital universe. They represented humans in the form of blobs and gum drop faces, with actual
Emoji We Lost

Emoji We Lost

Who doesn’t love a good Google blob? From 2013-2017, these doughy emoji served a special role in the digital universe. They represented humans in the form of blobs and gum drop faces, with actual
Facebook Says Encrypting Messenger by Default Will Take Years

Facebook Says Encrypting Messenger by Default Will Take Years

Mark Zuckerberg promised default end-to-end encryption throughout Facebook's platforms. Nearly a year later, Messenger's not even close.
Need a New Year’s resolution? Here’s what it’s like to quit Facebook

Need a New Year’s resolution? Here’s what it’s like to quit Facebook

I deleted my Facebook profile one year ago. I'm not going back.
New Messenger users now required to sign up for Facebook too

New Messenger users now required to sign up for Facebook too

A Facebook account is now a requirement for people who are signing up for Messenger, when previously a phone number was enough.
You Now Need A Facebook Account To Use Facebook Messenger

You Now Need A Facebook Account To Use Facebook Messenger

Facebook had initially built Facebook Messenger directly into the app itself. This meant that as long as you had a Facebook account, you could use the chat feature. However, when Facebook spun

Messenger signups without a Facebook account are no longer possible

You'll no longer be able to sign up for Messenger if you don't have a Facebook account. Back in 2015, the social network started allowing potential users to sign up for its messaging app using only
Facebook owns the 4 most downloaded apps of the decade

Facebook owns the 4 most downloaded apps of the decade

History may not look kindly upon it, but the 2010s really was the decade of Facebook. A new report from analytics firm App Annie revealed the top 10 most downloaded mobile apps of the decade, and
FTC Might Block Facebook From Merging Its Messaging Apps

FTC Might Block Facebook From Merging Its Messaging Apps

As many of you know, Facebook owns several prominent social media platforms and messaging apps, such as Instagram and WhatsApp. For the most part, they have all managed to stay separate and somewhat