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Kim Dotcom takes on Skype with end-to-end encrypted video calling service

MegaChat opens up for public testing

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WhatsApp comes to your browser, with a catch

Users can pair the app to a Web client in Google's Chrome browser

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Peerio hands-on: This secure messaging suite packs dead simple end-to-end encryption

The creator of Cryptocat and miniLock is back with yet another encryption tool .

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Kakao Talk adds encrypted 'secret chat' feature amid privacy worries

Secret Chat offers end-to-end encryption on messages

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New communications app Wire tones down encryption claims

During its launch this week, Wire promised a Skype built with today's technologies. But when it comes to use privacy the new service doesn't appear to be that different than other platforms that came before it.

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Wickr brings its self-destructing messages to Windows, Mac and Linux

Just like the mobile version, Wickr's new desktop apps sends messages that vanish without a trace. But there's one thing it can't do on the new platforms that's pretty important.

Twitter’s tweet-sharing is first small step in larger messaging revamp

The network promised a lot of great changes are coming to direct messages in the next year. The first is here.

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WhatsApp now using end-to-end encryption in its Android app

It's the largest messaging service to roll out this type of security option.

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Google's new Messenger app just adds more clutter to your Home screen

You don't need this app to send text messages. I'm actually struggling to understand who needs a separate SMS app when there's Hangouts.

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Changes coming to Twitter: Videos, timeline highlights, and new ways to chat

Twitter outlined new features and how it plans to draw in the 500 million people who use the network without signing in.