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Pirate Bay co-founder developing un-spyable mobile messaging app

Keep Big Brother at bay with this surprisingly design-minded encrypted mobile app.

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Pirate Bay founder working on spy-proof text messaging app

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Peter Sunde, the co-founder of BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay, is working on developing a secure mobile messaging app and service that's intended to be safe from government surveillance and be user friendly at the same time.

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China's Tencent seeks to accelerate growth of WeChat outside China

Chinese Internet giant Tencent is rolling out a global marketing campaign for its WeChat messaging app in a bid to expand the product's reach across 15 different markets, and boost its popularity among users outside China.

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SMS spam borrows from email phishing with empty promises

Texting scams continue to increase, with scammers using come-ons similar to the phishing techniques used in spam email for years.

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Make your employees happier: Limit multitasking

Over-reliance on digital communications may be impacting job happiness and performance.

Messaging application Line flags sensitive phrases in China

A mechanical engineering student in Taiwan has found the messaging application called Line warns and stops users in China from sending certain politically sensitive keywords.

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Google axes Meebo toolbar to instead promote Google+

Google plans to shut down in June the Meebo Bar for receiving and sharing personalized content from websites in favor of Google+ tools for interaction between websites and users.

Services seek money in social messaging as SMS declines

A large number of customers are migrating from SMS to free or cost-effective social messaging apps, but that's where the money is, says global analyst firm Ovum.

Line's e-manga service

Chat app takes on e-book retailers, Amazon with manga comics service

Line, the popular messaging platform based in Japan, is challenging e-book vendors like Amazon and Rakuten with a new service to download and view manga, or Japanese comic books.

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Android messaging malware targets Tibetan activists

An analysis of a piece of Android spyware targeting a prominent Tibetan political figure suggests it may have been built to figure out the victim's exact location.

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