Messaging

tech-social-media

Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users

Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.
Joseph Cox
5.23.19
sms sos

Why Do We Need So Many Different Messaging Apps?

Slack, Signal, Hangouts, Wire, iMessage, Telegram, Facebook Messenger. Why do we need so many apps to do one thing?
Owen Williams
3.19.19
OpSec

Politician Accidentally Doxes His Old Boss By Reading Encrypted Signal Messages in Front of a Bunch of Cameras

All the encryption in the world is not going to help if someone can read over your shoulder.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.31.18
Tedium

The 80s Software Program That Made Email Famous

Even as die-hard Eudora users held on, it couldn’t. Did we lose something great?
Ernie Smith
12.6.17
Maximal Function

Six Tricks to Get the Most Out of WhatsApp

We compiled the best codes, tricks, and add-ons to help you have a lot more fun with the messaging app.
Richard Diesing
8.22.17
PGP

Activists Need to Watch Out for Fake Encryption Keys

An attacker could disrupt messages, or in more limited cases, perhaps read email contents.
Joseph Cox
4.5.17
ASL

Messaging Apps, Ranked

An exhaustive consideration of the ways humans interact with each other.
Motherboard Staff
3.29.17
food waste

How Ugly Emojis Are Helping Fight Food Waste

A Maryland-based start-up has launched the world’s first “ugly” fruit and veg emojis as a way to get consumers used to eating blemished produce.
Phoebe Hurst
10.10.16
Design

Reinventing Analog Signs Of The Past Through Pixel Technology

Part-digital, part-analog, Pixel Track brings The Internet Of Things into public signs.
Zach Sokol
9.5.16
short circuit

Snowden’s Favorite Cloud Service Now Has a Group Chat App

The cloud service that earned Edward Snowden's trust is now taking on the likes of Slack.
Yael Grauer
6.30.16
bots

Your Friendly Slack Bot Might Be Exposing Your Company's Conversations

Sloppy developers are leaving tokens in their public bot code that would let others listen in on company conversations and pull sensitive data.
Joseph Cox
4.28.16
News

The FBI Is at War With Apple Because It Couldn’t Change Wiretap Law

When politicians talk about legislating encryption, what they’re really talking about is lawful surveillance.
Matthew Braga
3.1.16
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