Telegram just added a feature that makes it easier for users to delete any message they’ve ever sent — or any message they’ve ever received.
The service announced this weekend that users can now delete messages from both individual conversations and group chats; however, unlike other services, deleting a message will delete it from the record for every user in the chat, not just the person who deletes it.
This is in stark contrast to something like Twitter direct messaging, where users can remove messages they personally don’t want to see, but the message will remain for everyone else in the chat. Even the WhatsApp and Facebook unsend features are limited to messages sent by the user who wants to delete them. Read more…
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Brace yourself: AOC and Hillary Clinton have joined forces on Twitter to created a clapback so powerful that you may need to take a some deep breaths to compose yourself.
It went down on Thursday night, when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a very straightforward “But his WhatsApp,” after it was alleged that Jared Kushner had been communicating with foreign officials using WhatsApp.
Kushner’s behavior is obviously problematic on any number of levels, not least of which is that his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, ran his campaign against Hillary Clinton almost exclusively on the charge that she’d used a private email server while she was secretary of stateLock her up, etc. Read more…
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Lagos based online lending startup OneFi is buying Nigerian payment solutions company Amplify for an undisclosed amount. OneFi will take over Amplify’s IP, team, and client network of over 1000 merchants to which Amplify provides payment processing services, OneFi CEO Chijioke Dozie told TechCrunch. The move comes as fintech has become one of Africa’s most […]
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Chief Product Officer Chris Cox who has been with the company since 2005 and is a top aide to CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his departure from Facebook. Recently, Cox was in charge of managing services like Instagram and Messenger. The other executiv…
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In 2014, Facebook acquired the messenger from Brian Acton for $19 billion. He left in 2017 over disagreements concerning the platform’s running of promotional ads. Since departing, Acton has not shied away from his disdain for Mark Zuckerberg’s compa…
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Facebook is in the midst of its biggest outage in recent memory. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been down for users around the world for at least five hours.
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The company hasn’t commented on exactly how many of its users are affected, bu…
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You might have to wait for awhile. The social network is down for many people and Instagram, also owned by Facebook, is behaving strangely as well. To complete the trifecta, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is also havin…
is continuing to ramp up the fight against fake news, this time setting its sight on visual misinformation.
The Facebook-owned messaging app is a new “search image” feature that allows users to easily upload an image found on its platform to Google, according to . The image tool was discovered in the latest WhatsApp beta for Android.
With the tap of a button, WhatsApp will send a photo from within its application to the search giant. The messaging app will then direct users to a Google search results page that shows “similar or equal images” elsewhere on the web. Read more…
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Breaking up tech giants should be a measure of last resort, the European Union’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has suggested. “To break up a company, to break up private property would be very far reaching and you would need to have a very strong case that it would produce better results for consumers in the […]
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With the swelling confidence of a colonial power happening upon a long-settled distant land, today Mark Zuckerberg discovered the concept of privacy. In a ballooning 3,225 words — a roughly average word count for the terminally verbose Facebook founder — Zuckerberg informed his miserably loyal 2.3 billion plus subjects that his company has happened upon […]
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A report by the lead data watchdog for a large number of tech giants operating in Europe shows a significant increase in privacy complaints and data breach notifications since the region’s updated privacy framework came into force last May. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC)’s annual report, published today, covers the period May 25, aka […]
View More Privacy complaints received by tech giants’ favorite EU watchdog up more than 2x since GDPR
Viber, the messaging app down by Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten, is poised to implement a controversial new strategy that will see it charge companies that run chatbots on its platform. The conventional wisdom is to work with content companies to help bring users to messaging platforms and keep them engaged but Viber, which has struggled […]
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