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Facebook to roll out 'end to end encryption' on Messenger

Updated: Jul 09, 2016 15:17 IST      
Facebook to roll out 'end to end encryption' on Messenger

New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Social networking giant Facebook has announced rolling out of optional 'end to end encryption' for its Messenger application.

Following a trend aimed at stronger security and protection against snooping, the US technology company said the feature will be called as 'secret conversations', which can be read only by the sender and recipient.

"Providing more ways for people to safely share is an important part of making the world more open and connected," said Vice President David Marcus on his Facebook page.

Earlier this year, Facebook began implementing the same end-to-end encryption on its WhatsApp messaging service, and Google, Apple and others have been making similar moves.

In a statement, the technology giant has stated that the new feature will be optional as it has created a row amongst many people as they want Messenger to work when it is switched between devices, such as a tablet, desktop computer or phone.

"Secret conversations are available on a limited test basis right now, but we will be making the option more widely available this summer," added the statement. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): Findings from Kaspersky Lab's Q2 Malware Report highlighted a sudden surge in the number of 'exploit' packages in-the-wild, which have lead to over five million attacks in a mere span of three months, indicating the unrelenting scale of this cyber threat.

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Toppr extends its latest services to iPhone and iPad users

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 16:38 IST     

New Delhi [Ndia], Aug 22 (ANI): Students can now access the most recent version of Toppr (the only platform that allows students to seamlessly switch between its website, android) on their iPhones and iPads as well.

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Casio unveils two new stylised calculator series

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 15:47 IST     

Tokyo [Japan], August 22 (ANI): Casio Computer Co. Ltd. on Tuesday announced the release of two new calculator series based on the concept of "My Style," for a total of six new products. Each of the new products is completely finished in a single-tone design, allowing users to express their personal lifestyle.

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New Delhi [India], August 21 (ANI): Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated surpassed the Gigabit speed barrier, by achieving an industry-first with commercial silicon and network infrastructure with 1.07 gigabits per second (Gbps) download speeds using the Qualcomm SnapdragonTM X20 LTE Modem, as part of the companies' ongoing evolution of LTE technology.

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New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): With an aim to maintain its user base of 250 million

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Portronics unveils portable bluetooth speaker "Sound Bun"

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 16:12 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Portronics has launched Sound Bun, a very powerful Portable Bluetooth 4.1 Speaker with Microphone that produces great quality sound with just a 6W speaker with playback time up to four hours.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Microsoft on Monday announced the acquisition of Cycle Computing, which will help make it easier for Azure customers to use High Performance Computing (HPC) and other Big Computing capabilities in the cloud and help them accelerate their movement to the cloud.

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Top six apps enable students to earn pocket money

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 17:26 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 19 (ANI): Nowadays students can earn their pocket money by their own with the help of these top six applications.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 19 (ANI): Is it that time of age when the concept of 'Savings' dawns to you, when we find taxes and jargons way too taxing themselves. When savings don't happen in plenty but scanty! When scoring the best deal gets to be the biggest deal. Well, we bring to you top five apps which will help families make better choices and save the most.

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Android users can now preview videos in Google search results

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 11:52 IST     

New York [USA], August 19 (ANI): Tech giant Google will soon incorporate video results for its search engine users, with the introduction of its new 'video preview' feature.

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Now, you can 'YouTube' breaking news

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 10:02 IST     

New York [USA], August 19 (ANI): Keeping up with the 'news-on-the-go' culture, the online video platform, YouTube, will now have a separate section on its homepage and mobile app dedicated to breaking news videos from around the world.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Spreadtrum unveiled complete series of high-performance LTE SoC platforms and its innovative solutions on mobile communication and IoT (automotive terminal, broadband communication and financial security) in the 2017 Global Partners Conference, "Infinite Chip, Infinite Intelligence", in China's Shenzhen.

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London [United Kingdom], Aug.18 (ANI): Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a new modification of the well-known mobile banking Trojan Faketoken, which has been developed and is now able to steal credentials from popular taxi applications.

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Freshworks launches Freshteam, a CRM for recruiters

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 12:23 IST     

San Bruno (California) [United States], Aug.18 (ANI-Businesswire India): Freshworks, the leading provider of cloud-based business software, today announced the launch of Freshteam, a recruitment management software that empowers businesses to efficiently organize their talent acquisition function, engage with candidates, and better align the human resources organization to business goals. Freshteam's flexible hiring workflows and intuitive design make it a great fit for businesses of all sizes.

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Axilor graduates largest accelerator cohort of 20 startups

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 12:02 IST     

Bangalore (Karnataka) [India], Aug.18 (ANI-Businesswire India): Axilor Ventures has launched a call for applications for its sixth accelerator batch.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Schneider Electric, in partnership with IDC (International Data Corporation), released a white paper that highlights the pressing need for Indian utilities to embark on the technological advancements.

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New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): Kaspersky Lab experts recently detected one the largest known supply-chain attacks, ShadowPad, before it could threaten the security of hundreds of organisations worldwide.

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Nokia's flagship Android device, soon at a store near you!

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 09:15 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): The much-awaited Nokia 8, which was launched in London by HMD Global, is all set to hit the market in early September this year, and is reportedly entering the Indian market early October.

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