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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.

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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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Crackdown on SMS spammers could boost use of SIM mules

Recent FTC litigation against SMS junk mailers may force scammers to change tactics, a security firm suggests.

App Spotlight: TigerText promises to keep text messages private and secure

If you're trading in sensitive information, you'll want to install this app on all your workers' devices.

App Spotlight: Sendboo translates multi-lingual messages on the fly

This free iOS app lets you communicate effortlessly with people all over the world. Language barrier? What language barrier?

App Spotlight: DialMyCalls automates group calling, texting

Blast a message to your employees, sales team, or even a select group of customers. This free app makes it easy.

Facebook adds voice and chat to its Messenger apps

A new function in both the iOS and Android versions of Facebook supports voice messaging. Facebook is also testing mobile messaging over VoIP.

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