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WhatsApp Messages can be Read via a Security Backdoor

In a blog, Boetler warned users concerned about their privacy to use Signal, an open source encrypted message service . WhatsApp seems to have added a little extra something in to the mix. "In these situations, we want to make sure people's messages are delivered, not lost in transit". Facebook's site says "we apply strict legal and privacy requirements" before complying with any requests for access to data from law enforcement officials.

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Takata airbag recall, biggest in history, just got bigger

In total, the automaker is looking to recall three million cars worldwide that have been fitted with malfunctioning air bag inflators. United States auto giant Ford Motor Company said Thursday it was expanding its safety recall of some defective airbag inflators from Japanese parts maker Takata.

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Snapchat Finally Has Search That Makes Sense

In its latest update, now live to users of its beta Android app and rolling out to other platforms in the coming days, Snap Inc.is redesigning its app to include a search bar, which should make both navigation and discovery quicker and more straightforward.

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Apple To Face Lawsuit Over App Monopoly Allegations

Apple was a distributor of iPhone apps, selling them directly to buyers through its App Store, according to the court. According to the Reuters report , the goal is that Apple will open up the app ecosystem, allowing users to download apps from third-party sources, which could ultimately lower the price of apps.

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Trump taps Giuliani as cybersecurity adviser

Giuliani said his responsibility would be to coordinate future meetings between Trump and tech industry leaders to inform the president-elect on the solutions that industry is working on "in an organized way". Giuliani himself, in a phone call with reporters, compared the issues with cyber security to cancer, saying if all the people doing cancer research were brought together, "you might be able to cure it".

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PMO Seeks Report From Home Ministry on BSF Jawan's Food Video

Mr. Singh is heard saying in the video that while the Army gets a pension post retirement, it is on a contributory basis for the CAPFs. I also request the Prime Minister to conduct a probe into the matter. "What the Jawan said doesn't concern CRPF", Director General K Durga Prasad told Indiatimes . We don't have a problem with the facilities given to the Army, they are entitled to it.