Category: Applications

App security, Applications

Instagram is making it easier to get your account back from hackers

June 17, 2019


Instagram is testing new features that could make it harder for hackers to steal accounts and hold them for ransom. Hackers have been targeting high-profile Instagram accounts owned by influencers, and threatening to delete them unless victims pay up. First […]

App security, Applications

Telegram blames China for ‘powerful DDoS attack’ during Hong Kong protests

June 13, 2019

Via: The Verge

Telegram founder Pavel Durov has suggested that the Chinese government may have been behind a recent DDoS attack on the encrypted messaging service. Writing on Twitter, the founder called it a “state actor-sized DDoS” which came mainly from IP addresses […]

App Review, Applications

Facebook Watch grows to more than 720 million monthly users

June 12, 2019


Facebook said Wednesday that more people are visiting its video hub Facebook Watch and spending more time there compared with the end of last year. The number of people visiting Watch every month increased to more than 720 million, up […]

App security, Applications, News and Press

Google, WhatsApp, and Apple slam GCHQ proposal to snoop on encrypted chats

May 30, 2019

Via: The Verge

A group of 47 companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and WhatsApp have strongly criticized a proposal by the UK intelligence agency GCHQ to eavesdrop on encrypted messages. In an open letter published on Lawfare the companies say that the plans […]

App security, Applications

Snapchat employees spied on users with internal tool, report says

May 24, 2019


Your snaps seem ephemeral, which makes it easy to forget that Snapchat employees can view your data under certain circumstances — and potentially abuse that access. Snapchat employees used internal tools to spy on users, according to a report Thursday […]

App Review, Applications

7 paid iPhone apps you can download for free on May 23rd

May 23, 2019

Via: Boy Genius

Was yesterday’s roundup of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free not enough for you? Well don’t worry, because we’ve got seven fresh iOS apps on sale for a limited time that you can check out on Thursday. […]

App Review, Applications

WhatsApp for Android and iPhone will have ads starting next year

May 22, 2019

Via: Phone Arena

Facebook is a for-profit organization and some form of ads inside WhatsApp has been inevitable since the day it bought the messaging platform. Now, after previously confirming plans for monetization, the social media giant has announced that WhatsApp ads will […]

App security, Applications

WhatsApp Used By Attackers To Install Spyware On Phones

May 14, 2019

Via: Pymnts

Hackers found a way to use messaging app WhatsApp to install spyware onto phones. The Financial Times reported that a vulnerability in the popular app — which currently has 1.5 billion users worldwide — allowed the attackers to install commercial […]

App Review, Applications

WhatsApp is ending support for Windows Phone, and old Android / iOS devices

May 10, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

As time rolls forward we have to forget the past – that’s what WhatsApp is doing, at least, as it’s discontinuing support for a large number of outdated smartphone models over the course of the next year. In a blog […]

App Review, Applications

Google Lens will start recommending what you should eat at restaurants

May 7, 2019

Via: The Verge

Today at Google I/O 2019, Google has announced several new additions to Google Lens, its image recognition software that’s available as an app and is built into the cameras of Google Pixel devices. The biggest new addition is better support […]