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....Visually arresting flow charts that take hours to absorb fully, but which show how the data we give Facebook is used to calculate our ethnic affinity (Facebook's term), sexual orientation, political affiliation, social class, travel schedule and much more. One map shows how everything - from the links we post on Facebook, to the pages we like, to our online behaviour in many other corners of cyber-space that are owned or interact with the company (Instagram, WhatsApp or sites that merely use your Facebook log-in) - could all be entering a giant algorithmic process. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:09:51 PM
....Visually arresting flow charts that take hours to absorb fully, but which show how the data we give Facebook is used to calculate our ethnic affinity (Facebook's term), sexual orientation, political affiliation, social class, travel schedule and much more. One map shows how everything - from the links we post on Facebook, to the pages we like, to our online behaviour in many other corners of cyber-space that are owned or interact with the company (Instagram, WhatsApp or sites that merely use your Facebook log-in) - could all be entering a giant algorithmic process. ...
Facebook fined £94m for 'misleading' EU over WhatsApp takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:56:52 AM
. Facebook has been fined €110m (£94m) by the EU for providing misleading information about its 2014 takeover of WhatsApp. ...
EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:12:36 AM
. Facebook has been fined 110m euros (£95m) by the EU for providing "incorrect or misleading" information during its purchase of messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. ...
‘It’s two hit songs then off’ – artists fight festivals’ shorter sets image
....”. The way people interact at some festivals is also changing, with many audience members busy posting on Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp throughout a set. ...
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Aw Snap: Snapchat parent company's value plummets after earnings report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:22:36 PM
....To compensate for the lacklustre user growth, Snap pointed out that more than 3 billion daily snaps were created in order to underscore how actively engaged its user base is. Facebook, which once made a $3bn bid for Snapchat, has upped the ante by making the camera a central piece of its apps and offering features similar to Snap on its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp. ...
Facebook revenge porn to be blocked from reposts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 01:27:19 PM
....The social network is making it impossible to repost or share intimate images of people thought to have been uploaded without their permission once they have been identified as such and removed. The measure is being rolled out across Facebook, Messenger and Instagram but not WhatsApp. ...
WhatsApp leak lands ex-investment banker with £37,000 fine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 12:35:59 PM
. A former investment banker has been fined more than £37,000 for sharing confidential client information over the WhatsApp messaging service. ...
WhatsApp must not be 'place for terrorists to hide' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 04:33:52 AM
....Khalid Masood killed four people in Westminster this week. It is understood his phone had connected to messaging app WhatsApp two minutes earlier. ...
George Osborne facing calls to quit as MP over Evening Standard job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:51:44 PM
.... “I think he must want to be mayor of London and is modelling himself on Boris [Johnson],” he said. A number of other Conservative MPs, who declined to be named, expressed disquiet and anger about the appointment, some using WhatsApp groups to share their surprise. ...
Snapchat firm share price soars on debut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:33:26 PM
....Others were more positive. Before the trading debut, Jordan Hiscott, chief trader at Ayondo Markets, said: "What sets it apart from other messaging apps like WhatsApp for me is the innovative features built into the app's interface, such as the lenses function. ...
Free-range eggs temporarily lose status after bird flu measures image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:46:06 AM
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Pokémon Go and no sign of stopping: Apple’s App Store sales boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 03:59:04 PM
....Mike Anderson, founder of London-based consultancy the Chelsea Apps Factory, cites claims by analysts that the next $1bn-plus hit will not be a Snapchat-style consumer app, but something targeted at the business world. “The first clients we would see would say ‘I’ve got £5,000 and an idea I’m going to be the next Instagram or WhatsApp’. ...
Dentists call to end 'workplace cake culture' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 01:40:48 AM
Tech startups to make your life more slick, secure and stylish in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:00:00 PM
.... The non-profit group is in charge of the development of iPhone app Signal, an encrypted messaging service that has Edward Snowden’s seal of approval. Where Signal differs from most secure chat apps is its ease-of-use: the app feels very similar to everyday services like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. ...
Facebook accused over WhatsApp takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 11:45:31 AM
. Facebook has been accused by the European Commission of misleading it during its investigation of the company's 2014 takeover of WhatsApp. ...
Bad money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 12:34:01 AM
.... "The latest is that there is a chip in the 2,000 (rupee) note which is being used to identify the place where the notes are being stored. "It's been on all kinds of media like WhatsApp. ...
2016: the year Facebook became the bad guy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 11:00:10 AM
.... “They’ve squeezed the newsfeed lemon as far as it will go,” Martínez said. This means it will need to find other ways to make money, presumably through the other companies it owns, including WhatsApp and Instagram, or through virtual reality – if it is to continue growing at the same pace. ...
Children see 'worrying' amount of hate speech online image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:01:23 AM
.... But for the first time a majority of 12-15 girls have a Snapchat account. Ofcom also notes a trend towards increased use of group messaging services within WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. ...
UK halts Facebook's WhatsApp data dip image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 06:46:56 PM
. Facebook has been told it must not use data gathered from UK WhatsApp users to target ads on its core social network. ...
Virgin becomes last major UK 4G network image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 12:38:32 PM
....Virgin Media has launched its first 4G tariffs, the last major UK network to offer high-speed mobile internet plans. The network said it would "zero-rate" both WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, so using the apps would not count towards customers' data usage. ...
How to avoid mobile rip-offs image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 07:57:00 AM
.... . Doku says: “If you regularly send text messages containing photos or videos then WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger will prevent you running up excess costs. ...
WhatsApp warned over Facebook data share deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 05:01:42 PM
. WhatsApp has been warned by European privacy watchdogs about sharing user data with parent company Facebook. ...
Samsung permanently stops Galaxy Note 7 production image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of October 2016 01:34:57 PM
.... You can also contact us in the following ways:. ·WhatsApp: +44 7525 900971. ...
Are you a danger? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of October 2016 12:16:14 AM
....". While apps such as Slack, Evernote, WhatsApp, and Dropbox, can help us do our jobs more efficiently - in the office and away from it - we often don't know if they've been approved by our IT departments or how much corporate data we may be sharing - wittingly or unwittingly - with the cloud. ...
Facebook Messenger 'slims down' for old phones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of October 2016 10:52:30 AM
....The company said Messenger Lite had the "core features" of the full app such as the ability to share text and photos. The app will compete with Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which the company says is used by more than a billion people. ...
Customers 'bewildered and fearful' about use of their data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 11:05:15 PM
....Should patients trust Google with data?. WhatsApp data sharing being investigated. ...
Hike Messenger: Can India's answer to WhatsApp make money? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 11:23:47 PM
. Hike Messenger is India's answer to WhatsApp. ...
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The ultra-Orthodox Jews combining tech and the Torah image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 11:14:54 PM
....During the week, Kleinhandler is as connected as any plugged-in teenager, constantly checking her phone and ignoring Blau's concerns about the internet. "I'm a workaholic," she says, "and even when I go on vacation I take my laptop and my iPhone and my iPad and I'm connected on my WhatsApp and my Messenger and everything. ...
WhatsApp and Facebook data sharing plan being investigated image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of August 2016 02:20:58 PM
. The UK's Information Commissioner (ICO) is looking into WhatsApp's decision to share more data with parent company Facebook. ...
Apple tackles iPhone one-tap spyware flaws image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 11:51:30 PM
....Had he done so, Citizen Lab says, his iPhone 6 would have been "jailbroken", meaning unauthorised software could have been installed. "Once infected, Mansoor's phone would have become a digital spy in his pocket, capable of employing his iPhone's camera and microphone to snoop on activity in the vicinity of the device, recording his WhatsApp and Viber calls, logging messages sent in mobile chat apps, and tracking his movements," said Citizen Lab. ...
Love to chat  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 11:23:25 PM
....No wonder so many of us blunder into lamp-posts and each other rather than looking where we're going. But which dedicated chat app do you use? WhatsApp, Snapchat, Viber, Line? That largely depends on where in the world you live. ...
WhatsApp users to receive adverts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 11:42:05 AM
. WhatsApp says it will begin sharing more data with Facebook and will start letting some companies send messages to users. ...

Rugby star accused of raping girl he met on Tinder cleared of all charges
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....Mr Kibirige, who gained top grades at A-level and is studying for a psychology degree alongside his rugby career, was accused of raping the woman when they met for the first time. The pair had swapped almost 1,000 WhatsApp messages over a fortnight before they met in person. ...

Would-be lawyer and brother raised £10,000 for sibling fighting for Isil by selling wedding dress and BMW on eBay
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....The court heard Musadikur had worked at the family laundrette in Walsall, Birmingham, before heading off for a week's holiday to Turkey with his wife in December 2014. But the family did not hear from him again until late January 2015 when he got in touch via WhatsApp, the court heard. ...

'Leave your bags and jump down the slide!' Moment terrified passengers evacuated from Emirates flight after Dubai crash-landing
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. A video posted on messaging service WhatsApp shows the moment terrified passengers were evacuated from Emirates Flight EK521 after it crash-landed at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday. ...

Paedophile hip-hop rapper who used 'gangsta' image to groom five schoolgirls for sex on social media jailed for 16 years
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....A self-styled "gangsta rapper" who filmed himself having sex with schoolgirls after contacting thousands of youngsters on social media has been jailed for 16 years. Daniel Rodriguez, 28, also known as Grimey D, groomed five teenage girls via Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Blackberry Messenger. ...

Brazil police arrest 10 in alleged Isil Rio Olympics terror plot
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 03:22:35 PM
....Three members were reportedly identified after a police officer overheard them talking about bombs and explosions in Arabic in a bar in São Paulo, where the bar owner helped translate. However, Mr Moraes said there had been no direct contact with the jihadi group and those involved had not left the country but there had been sympathetic messages shared on applications like WhatsApp and Telegram. ...
WhatsApp in Brazil temporarily suspended image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of July 2016 09:46:23 PM
. WhatsApp was temporarily suspended in Brazil after a judge said the company had failed to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation. ...
Florida teens, mistaken for thieves, shot at playing Pokemon Go image
....The sheriff's office also advises parents of Pokemon Go players to:. According to data from SimilarWeb, people are now spending more time playing Pokemon Go than they are on Snapchat, Instagram and WhatsApp. ...
Housing market 'falters amid Brexit campaign and vote' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 11:03:39 PM
....Send an SMS or MMS to 61124 or +44 7624 800 100. Contact us on WhatsApp number +44 (0)7525 900971. ...
What is Line? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 08:30:35 PM
.... . Line is looking to raise funds to expand into the US and help it compete with rivals Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and WeChat. ...
Line: Is there room for another messaging app? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 08:30:31 PM
....The Japanese messaging service Line is set to sell shares for the first time in an initial public offering (IPO) in both New York and Tokyo. Popular in Japan, Thailand and Taiwan, it is similar to the likes of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or WeChat in China. ...
Lingerie firm Amoena wins mastectomy bra tax case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 10:13:55 AM
.... . Or WhatsApp us on +44 7525 900971. ...
Software firm Twilio soars 88% on first day of trading image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of June 2016 08:44:52 PM
....19, valuing the company at more than $2bn. Its software is used by companies including OpenTable, WhatsApp and Uber, which uses the technology to withhold the actual mobile numbers of drivers when they call passengers. ...
WWDC 2016: key points at a glance from Apple's conference image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 07:22:14 PM
.... The update cleans up the look of the already-minimalist interface, as well as adding lyrics to playing songs for the app’s 15 million subscribers. The Phone app received the same treatment Music got a few years back: third-party voice calling apps can now get almost the same access as the built-in phone app, with a full-screen calling dialogue, and the ability to pick which app – say, WhatsApp or Skype – becomes the default for calling each contact. ...
The smartphone app revolutionising foreign currency exchange image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 07:16:37 AM
.... Alternatively, you can apply for a physical card that can be used to pay abroad and withdraw up to £500 worth of fee-free cash, after which a 2% fee applies until the end of the month. You can also transfer money to other accounts using SMS, email, or WhatsApp. ...
Whatsapp adds end-to-end encryption image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 09:13:47 PM
....Whatsapp's decision was also welcomed by security professionals. "Wire-tappers lament, law-abiding citizens rejoice, for WhatsApp's latest update is a victory for communications privacy," said Lee Munson, a security researcher for Comparitech. ...
ONS weighs up how best to count the UK's sharing economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of April 2016 01:08:32 PM
.... In the past they may have paid a travel agent, bought a map or a guidebook and then paid to make calls home once on holiday. Now holidaymakers can make their own bookings online, use Google Maps once away and call home on WhatsApp or Skype. ...
Does 'pay by app' mean an end to shopping queues? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 11:06:01 PM
....This approach is also being adopted for easy person-to-person payments. For example, Paykey provides a keyboard update for iOS and Android that enables users to send payments to one another while chatting via apps such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram. ...
Cracked iPhone: Should you be worried? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of March 2016 12:35:32 PM
....Likewise, PQChat requires typing in a five-digit passcode of its own to get access. So, even if a cracked iPhone did give up the contents of its text messages, emails and WhatsApp chats, the contents of the apps mentioned above should remain safe. ...
Show, don't tell: How video is swamping the internet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 12:01:05 AM
....Google-owned YouTube may seem the obvious place to be seen, and there are plenty of companies - VideoCreators, for example - that will advise you how to do it. But Facebook's suite of platforms - WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram - now give it "a complete marketing ecosystem", says social media marketing expert Lasse Rouhiainen, providing access to nearly 3. ...
Tech giants back Apple on iPhone unlock image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 11:24:35 PM
....Another group have filed a separate joint amicus brief. These include Amazon, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Pinterest, Snapchat, WhatsApp and Yahoo. ...
Apple’s FBI battle is just the beginning of a reality check for the tech sector image
.... The FBI knows that the publicity from this battle won’t be favourable to Apple, whichever way the courts rule. That worries every other technology company: it’s notable that Google chief executive Sundar Pichai’s tweets on the topic were carefully hedged, while Microsoft’s Satya Nadella was similarly unwilling to stand foursquare behind Tim Cook (unlike WhatsApp’s Jan Koum and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey). ...
FBI escalates war with Apple: 'marketing' bigger concern than terror image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 09:09:24 PM
....Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, called the court order “chilling” in a letter published on the company’s website. Cook called for public debate and has been backed in his fight by some of tech’s biggest names, including Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai, WhatsApp and whistleblower Edward Snowden. ...
Facebook and Twitter back Apple in phone encryption battle with FBI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 01:28:17 AM
....If this precedent is set, the lawyers argue, what’s to stop a judge from forcing Apple or Google to help the FBI upload spyware onto a suspect’s phone? The FBI and the White House have said investigators in this case are only interested in getting inside Farook’s phone. Related: Google, WhatsApp and Snowden back Apple against FBI. ...
WhatsApp used by a billion people image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 09:59:10 PM
. Mobile messaging service WhatsApp is now used by a billion people every month, Facebook has reported. ...
In The City: Big banks are getting ready to fight back against the challengers image
.... That would follow the pattern seen in other industries as the most successful start-ups are bought by the giants. In the tech sector, Facebook snapped up WhatsApp for $19bn in 2014 and Apple bought British music analytics firm Semetric for a more modest $50m last year. ...
City News: Adidas, WhatsApp and Inflation image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 10:36:00 PM
....WHATSAPP, the Facebook-owned messaging service, is dropping its 1 US dollar (69p) annual subscription fee to go free for all users, the firm’s chief executive has confirmed. Speaking at a conference in Germany, WhatsApp chief Jan Koum said the annual fee would be scrapped immediately, and the service would become completely free to all users. ...

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