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Why BBM for Android, iOS Success will be short-lived

Can 20 million new BlackBerry Messenger users really be wrong? Yes, if a cross-platform BBM can't offering uniquely compelling features.

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Researchers challenge Apple's claim of unbreakable iMessage encryption

A close look at Apple's iMessage system shows the company could easily intercept communications on the service despite its assurances to the contrary, researchers claimed Thursday at a security conference.

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D'oh! Basic flaw in WhatsApp could allow attackers to decrypt messages

The popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp Messenger has a major design flaw in its cryptographic implementation that could allow attackers to decrypt intercepted messages, according to a Dutch developer.

Leaked Google Hangouts text message support could come with a few caveats

Do you really want your Google+ pals to be able to text you?

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Be wary of the dubious 'iMessage chat' Android app

A new, non-Apple-sanctioned Android app claims to let you chat with iOS users via iMessage, but there are too many questions swirling around to trust it.

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Leak shutters plans to roll out BlackBerry Messenger on iOS and Android this week

BlackBerry's messenger app for Android and iPhone will not roll out this week as the company struggles to block an unreleased version of the Android app that affected its system.

See ya, SMS: Social messaging apps do more, for free

Social apps combining messaging, games, and stickers are already huge in Asia—and quickly growing here.

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NSA-resistant Android application 'burns' sensitive messages

Silent Circle, a company specializing in encrypted communications, released a messaging application for Android devices on Wednesday that encrypts and securely erases messages and files.

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China Telecom's YiChat takes aim at Tencent's WeChat

China Telecom is moving into the mobile instant messaging space with its own app that will compete against WeChat, the rival product from Internet giant Tencent that's become a hit in China.

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SMS spam intensifies, ranging from pesky to perilous

'Over-the-top' services are used to disguise text spam campaigns by sending a few messages from many phone numbers.

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