AIM Will Enter Instant Messenger Heaven on December 15
AOL is putting up a permanent away message on one of the most important messaging services of all time.
A Messaging App for Ethereum Just Raised $44 Million With Barely An Alpha
The company is hoping that its user-friendly app design will help bring cryptocurrency to the masses.
Building a Database of WhatsApp Users Can Be Pretty Easy
A researcher showed how it’s possible to grind through phone numbers, see if the person is using WhatsApp, and then grab some user details.
What Is Even Happening
Google's Ripping Text Messages Out of Hangouts, But You Have Options
The search giant wants Hangouts to become a Slack-like chat app for teams, and is consequently stripping out features intended for everyday people.
Crypto Experts Say Discussed WhatsApp Feature Is Not a Backdoor
Around 30 cryptographers, security researchers and technical experts have signed an open letter to The Guardian.
This Facebook Messenger Chatbot Tells You a Short Story
The short story LOST examines a new form of interactive storytelling that uses a chatbot.
Signal Claims Egypt Is Blocking Access to Encrypted Messaging App
According to Open Whisper Systems, Egypt is censoring access to the encrypted messaging app.
From WhatsApp to Hawala, How the Taliban Moves Money Around
The insurgents use apps such as Telegram, Viber, and WhatsApp, to solicit donations, backed by an old value transfer system.
Don't Worry, Here's How You Can Disable Twitter DM Read Receipts
Do. Not. Want.
Facebook Slapped With FTC Complaint Over WhatsApp Data Grab
Consumer groups urge the feds to crack down on Facebook’s latest privacy breach.
After DNC Hack, Staffers Told to Use 'Snowden-Approved' App, Signal
Signal isn't only for scrappy hacktivists and privacy wonks.
Facebook’s WhatsApp Data Gambit Faces Federal Privacy Complaint
Memo to Facebook and WhatsApp users: You are the product.