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AT&T adds free international texting to Mobile Share plans

And cheap international calls are coming for people without a contract.

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What else could Facebook buy for $16 billion?

Sure, snapping up a popular messaging app is nice. But we think Mark Zuckerberg could have gotten more bang for his megabucks.

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With WhatsApp buy, Facebook wants to become the only network you need

When you send a text, share a photo, or read the news, you’re on Facebook. Just when you think you're out, it pulls you back in.

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German privacy regulator: WhatsApp users should switch to a more secure service

The German data protection authority recommended Swiss WhatsApp alternatives Threema and myEnigma

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Facebook wants to live in the moment with WhatsApp

Facebook sees opportunity in real-time conversations carried out using WhatsApp

App Invasion: PhoneTag Messenger

PhoneTag Messenger for iOS combines photos with quick voice memos, stored as a back-and-forth thread exchange between you and a friend.

Two Skype irritations, gone: message syncing and mobile performance improve

Skype knows it needs to do better with mobile, and it's starting with the basics: speedier run times and syncing that's less clunky as you move among devices.

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Encrypted messaging startup Wickr offers $100K bug bounty

The company hopes to tap the security research community to find potential problems

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Snapchat, feeling the heat, will let users opt out of compromised feature

New controls will let people stop themselves from being searchable based on their phone numbers

Snapchat's Replay gives snaps a second viewing

An iOS update to America's favorite disappearing message app added a few new features.

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