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WhatsApp spyware and adware: Israeli company NSO connected to hack faces lawsuit

The NSO Group which is at the centre of the WhatsApp spyware controversy is facing a lawsuit backed by US-based Amnesty International. The human rights advocacy organisation has submitted an affidavit (via The Guardian) in an Israeli court alleging that the software created by NSO Group has been used to keep tabs on its staff and other human rights...CONTINUE READING
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Spotify is checking out a voice-controlled song and podcast instrument referred to as Automotive Factor

Spotify is an online audio streaming platform that enables users to browse and listen to millions of songs that are available in its catalogue. While the software based service is doing rather well, the company has announced that it is testing new hardware called the ‘Car Thing,’ which is voice enabled. As the name suggests,...CONTINUE READING
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Telegram founder criticises WhatsApp harshly, says it’s going to by no means be safe

WhatsApp was recently under fire for harbouring a security vulnerability (named Pegasus) that let anonymous attackers and cybercriminals infect iOS and Android smartphones with spyware. While many WhatsApp users found the news surprising, Telegram founder Pavel Durov was unshaken. In a long opinion piece on Telegra.ph, the Russian entrepreneur writes why he thinks WhatsApp never...CONTINUE READING
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China’s indoctrination app downloaded greater than Gmail

The Chinese Communist Party’s indoctrination app is absolutely crushing it.  Study the Great Nation, available in the App Store, allows users to spend hours a day learning about their Great Leader, taking quizzes to demonstrate their devotion to said leader, and parroting back their absolute favorite leader’s quotes. And, according to mobile app analytics company...CONTINUE READING
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WhatsApp beta on Android now not permits saving profile footage, decal previews in notification added for iPhones

WhatsApp will soon remove the ability to download profile photos of your saved or unsaved contacts. The Facebook-owned online messaging platform has already removed the option to download the profile photos of other users in the current Android beta version 2.19.319 of the app, as per a WABetaInfo follower on Twitter. Additionally, the feature is...CONTINUE READING
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Twitter tweaks seek to curb unfold of incorrect information on vaccines

Tech and social media companies, including Twitter, are facing steadily mounting  pressure from US lawmakers, health experts, and activists over the increasing spread of misinformation on vaccines, reported CNET yesterday. Recent spread of misinformation may reportedly have contributed to an outbreak of measles in parts of the US. In a bid to combat the spread of...CONTINUE READING
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Twitter says a computer virus by chance shared location information of a few iOS customers

Twitter has disclosed that it recently discovered a bug, which was collecting and sharing location data for some iOS users. The data was apparently being shared with one of Twitter’s “trusted partners” in certain situations. As per the company’s blog post, there was a flaw in the precise location feature. If one used more than...CONTINUE READING
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