Business users of WhatsApp’s not protected by end-to-end encryption

With users migrating to other messaging platforms following privacy concerns stemming from Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp update, Facebook said, it will delay the update. WhatsApp users are concerned that the Facebook owned messaging app is watering down its privacy policy in the update. Earlier this month, WhatsApp notified users through a notification that it was preparing…

Twitter announces global launch of disappearing tweets – fleets

Twitter Inc has announced the global launch of a new feature – tweets that disappear after 24 hours. The feature has similarities with Snapchat’s stories, and Instagram’s status feature. “Some of you tell us that Tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and like there’s so much pressure to rack up Retweets and…

Walmart in partnership discussions with Comcast to develop and sell Smart TVs

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, Comcast and Walmart Inc are in collaborative talks to develop and distribute smart TVs. Under the terms of discussion, Walmart will promote TV sets running Comcast software and in return get a share of recurring revenues from Comcast. Comcast is competing with Apple TV+ and Netflix…

Australia framing regulatory code of conduct between media outlets and digital platforms, sees revenue sharings from Facebook and Google

On Monday, Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg disclosed, Canberra will force online giants including Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc to share advertising revenue with local media firms. Australia is set to become one of the firts countries to require digital platforms to pay for content that they use. The development comes in the wake of…

State Attorney Generals to meet and coordinate with Justice Department over Google probe

According to two sources familiar with the matter at hand, U.S. state attorneys general are scheduled to meet Justice Department attorneys later this week to share information on their investigations into Alphabet Inc’s Google. Their probe revolve around Google’s monopolistic behavior that could harm consumers through its control of search traffic and online advertising markets.…

Netherlands’ ASML – a victim of Chinese corporate espionage

In its annual threat assessment, Netherland’s intelligence agency had warned that China is targeting tech companies in the Netherlands for intellectual property theft, just like it does in other countries. In a significant development, Netherland’s ASML disclosed, it has become a victim of Chinese corporate espionage. Luckily the perpetrators who had stolen information did not…

The tech sector emerges as the best performer in the European stock market

Shares of AMS, a chipmaker appreciated by 206% in 2017. On Friday, European stocks steadied their footings and were set to post their strongest gains since 2013 buoyed by surging tech stocks as well as a robust resources sector. Although the eurozone blue chip stocks dropped by 0.1%, the pan-European STOXX 600 index remained flat,…