messaging

Twitter dropping new encryption project indefinitely

Twitter, who has been at the forefront of protecting our data from the prying eyes of the NSA and other entities, has apparently stopped plans for further safeguarding our messages. A new report suggests that Twitter, which had plans to encrypt private messages via their service, has since dropped those plans altogether. There is no timetable for the project to come back, either.

Autodesk Instant group messaging app launches

The messaging service world is already crowded, but here's yet one more trying to squeeze its way in. But Autodesk Instant aims to be less of a personal or social networking service and instead tries to target the more tedious job of corralling everyone at work.

Viber sold for $900 million to Rakuten

In a move to round out their digital media options, Rakuten has purchased Viber. The $900 million selling price now keeps Viber neatly in the fold with Kobo, Viki, and play.com. Viber is already a popular standalone service, but Rakuten has bigger aspirations.

Snapchat’s new security system thwarted in 30 minutes

In the wake of various security concerns, Snapchat created their own type of CAPTCHA. Rather than ask for a phrase to be used, theirs asks that we find their ghost mascot. It’s fun, and sounds like a pretty decent security feature. One Developer has cracked Snapchat’s new security puzzle, and did so in the time it takes to watch a SitCom.
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