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Google is notifying Android users targeted by Hermit government-grade spyware

Hermit spyware works on all Android versions, and also targets an unknown number of iPhone users.

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Telegram tops 700 million users, launches premium tier

Telegram has amassed 700 million users and is rolling out a premium tier with additional features as it pushes to monetize a portion of its large...

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WhatsApp now lets you hide your profile picture and ‘Last seen’ status from specific people

WhatsApp announced this week that it’s rolling out the ability for users to select who from their contact list can see their profile photo,...

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WhatsApp now lets you export your chat history, photos, videos and more from Android to iPhone

WhatsApp is adding the ability for users to transfer their conversation chat history, photos, videos and voice messages from Android to iPhone via...

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WhatsApp given a month to fix consumer ToS concerns in Europe

WhatsApp has been warned by European regulators it has one more month to fix its confusing terms of service, the Commission said today. The...

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Social app IRL lays off 25% of team, says it has enough cash to last well into 2024

The cut comes around a year after the startup landed a $170 million SoftBank-led Series C and hit coveted unicorn status. 

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Meta and Google’s Gradient back LatAm startup OlaClick

Over 80% of food delivery orders in Latin America are still made over phone calls and settled with cash. OlaClick, a young startup that is helping...

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If you can’t leave Facebook, know these Facebook privacy settings

Here's how to reclaim — or delete — your Facebook data with a step-by-step guide in Facebook's privacy settings.

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Daily Crunch: ‘Things don’t look good’: Y Combinator sends founders a 10-point survival strategy

Thursday May 19, 2022, and it’s the last day of our in-person Mobility event. Tomorrow we take the journey to the mean streets of the world wide...

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WhatsApp ramps up revenue with global launch of Cloud API and soon, a paid tier for its Business App

WhatsApp is continuing its push into the business market with today’s news it’s launching the WhatsApp Cloud API to all businesses...

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Instagram test makes it easier to get product and service quotes from businesses

Instagram is testing a new “Get Quote” button with select businesses on its app, Meta announced on Wednesday. The new button allows users...

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WhatsApp follows Google in giving cash-back rewards to win payments users in India

WhatsApp, used by over 400 million users in India, is giving cash-back rewards to expand the reach of its mobile payments app.

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TikTok was the top app by worldwide downloads in Q1 2022

TikTok is one of the world’s fastest-growing social media platforms. Sensor Tower recently released its “Q1 2022: Store Intelligence Data...

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WeChat’s newsfeed turns 10. Is it still relevant?

Over the last few days, my WeChat has been inundated with people reminiscing about the first post they ever published on the app’s newsfeed,...

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Daily Crunch: Elon Musk sets sights on Twitter with unsolicited $43B takeover bid

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WhatsApp to launch ‘Communities’ — more structured group chats with admin controls

Meta is throwing billions of dollars into building out the metaverse as the future of social networking but in the near term, the tech giant is...

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Daily Crunch: Brex says DoorDash is ‘first of many’ new enterprise customers to come

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WhatsApp permitted to extend payments service to 100 million users in India

The National Payments Corporation of India has given approval to WhatsApp to extend its payments service to 100 million users in the South Asian...

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Daily Crunch: After 16 months on the job, Better.com CTO Diane Yu steps down

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NSO hacked new Pegasus victims weeks after Apple sought injunction

Jordanian journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders were targeted in the latest wave of phone hacking.

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People are sending 7 billion voice messages on WhatsApp every day

To mark the milestone, WhatsApp is introducing a host of new features and refinements, including the ability to pause a voice note recording and then...

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Instagram is now blocked in Russia

Russia followed through on its threat to block Meta-owned Instagram on Monday, cutting off access to tens of millions of users in the country....

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Ubisoft won’t say why it reset employee passwords after ‘cyber incident’

The gaming giant said the incident led to a "temporary disruption to some of our games, systems, and services."

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Google’s Message app can now handle iMessage reactions, challenges Apple with new features

Google is giving its default messaging app a big upgrade, the company announced today. The Messages app, which comes pre-installed on most Android...

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Zapt is now Trela; aims to remove the middleman from group food shopping

The inspiration for Brazil-based Trela came from a person buying food for their neighbors directly from suppliers rather than the grocery store.

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Instagram makes encrypted direct messaging available in Ukraine and Russia

As part of a series of actions Meta (previously Facebook) is taking in response to the conflict in Ukraine, which have included restricting state...

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Ukrainians turn to encrypted messengers, offline maps and Twitter amid Russian invasion

Ukrainians have turned to offline mapping and encrypted communication apps in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country, which is displacing...

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Russia says it is restricting access to Facebook in the country

The Russian government announced Friday that it will begin to “partially restrict” access to Facebook, according to an announcement from...

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