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Twitter Now Testing Setting for Limiting Who Can Reply to Tweets | MacRumors

Twitter today announced that it has started testing new conversation settings that were first outlined earlier this year at CES.
A "Conversation Participants" option in the window where a tweet is composed will allow users to select who can reply to a tweet. Options include everyone, people you follow, and only people you mention.
#technology #tech #internet #messaging #Twitter
 

Signal to move away from using phone numbers as user IDs | ZDNet

Secure instant messaging app Signal launched this week a new feature called "Signal PINs" which the company says will help users migrate account data between devices.
Signal says that in the long run, this new feature is the base and the first step towards moving away from using phone numbers as profile IDs.
About time, too!

#technology #tech #security #privacy #hacking #messaging #Signal
 

This WhatsApp hack puts your friends, family at risk | Android Authority

WhatsApp is one of the best messaging services you can use. It’s been around for more than 10 years, and people all around the world use it every day. Unfortunately, WhatsApp’s popularity makes it a prime target for attackers. That’s exactly what’s happening right now as a current WhatsApp hack is putting users’ accounts at risk.
#internet #messaging #WhatsApp #privacy #security #hacking
A current WhatsApp hack could put your friends and family at risk
 
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Private WhatsApp groups visible in Google searches

Your #WhatsApp groups may not be as secure as you think they are


Google is indexing invite links to private WhatsApp group chats. This means with a simple search anyone can discover and join these groups including ones the administrator may want to keep private.

Does #Google care about your privacy and security? No.

Does #Facebook honestly care about your privacy and security? No.

https://www.dw.com/en/private-whatsapp-groups-visible-in-google-searches/a-52468603

#Facebook #chat #apps #privacy #security #surveillance #messaging #im
 
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Private WhatsApp groups visible in Google searches

Your #WhatsApp groups may not be as secure as you think they are


Google is indexing invite links to private WhatsApp group chats. This means with a simple search anyone can discover and join these groups including ones the administrator may want to keep private.

Does #Google care about your privacy and security? No.

Does #Facebook honestly care about your privacy and security? No.

https://www.dw.com/en/private-whatsapp-groups-visible-in-google-searches/a-52468603

#Facebook #chat #apps #privacy #security #surveillance #messaging #im
 

How to Get iMessage On an Android Device | Make Tech Easier

Let’s face it; iMessage isn’t coming to your Android device any time in the near or distant future because it’s intended to work exclusively on Apple gadgets.

With the right software, some technical know-how and a bit of patience though, there’s a way to get the iMessage on Android and enjoy the cool features that iOS device users brag about.
It works through one of two apps you install on your Android device and the corresponding Mac program. In other words, you need a Mac of some sort.

#technology #tech #Apple #iMessage #Mac #Android #messaging
 

‘Smishing’: the new SMS fraud | TechRadar

While most people now know to ensure they have antivirus software to help protect themselves from malware, fraudsters are getting more clever, and are now turning their attention to SMS fraud.
Phishing? Smishing!

#technology #SMS #messaging #fraud #security #privacy
 

Signal Users on Android Need to Update Right Now | Gizmodo

Signal, a popular encrypted messaging app, has recently patched a flaw that left Android users’ audio calls vulnerable to bad actors. Basically, the bug would’ve let someone answer calls for you—and it could all happen without you even knowing.
#technology #Android #messaging #Signal #security
 

Signal Users on Android Need to Update Right Now | Gizmodo

Signal, a popular encrypted messaging app, has recently patched a flaw that left Android users’ audio calls vulnerable to bad actors. Basically, the bug would’ve let someone answer calls for you—and it could all happen without you even knowing.
#technology #Android #messaging #Signal #security
 

Siri will soon default to the messaging apps you prefer, not just iMessage - The Verge

In a software update coming this year, Apple will allow Siri to use third-party messaging apps by default, Bloomberg reports. It will later expand to phone apps for making calls.

Currently, if you want Siri to message or call a contact using WhatsApp or Skype, for example, you need to specifically mention those apps. Otherwise, the voice assistant defaults to Apple’s iMessage service or the Phone app. However, in the future, Siri will learn which service you prefer for each contact and default to that for communications, according to Bloomberg.
#technology #Apple #iPhone #iPad #Mac #messaging #iMessage #Siri
 

Telegram gets message scheduling, major privacy additions

The Telegram team has been pretty busy in 2019, and the version 5.11 update brings even more goodness to the table. For starters, the app now lets you schedule messages.
The app also has cloud theme functionality now, letting you share a custom theme with others via a sharing link and having any changes to said theme being pushed out to all users.
#technology #messaging #Telegram
Telegram gets message scheduling, major privacy additions
 

Kill Instant Messaging


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20142907
Posted by sewfr (karma: 44)
Post stats: Points: 103 - Comments: 97 - 2019-06-10T00:38:22Z

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