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Dark UX design and digital loneliness: How technology is weaponised to keep you hooked on to social media
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Dark UX design and digital loneliness: How technology is weaponised to keep you hooked on to social media

Unchecked screen time, hacking the brain to get you hooked on to social media apps is playing havoc with our mental wellbeing

WhatsApp co-founder hits out at Facebook yet again; urges students to delete app
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WhatsApp co-founder hits out at Facebook yet again; urges students to delete app

Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp has renewed calls for people to delete Facebook.

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was fired from Facebook for supporting Trump: Report
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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was fired from Facebook for supporting Trump: Report

Luckey left Facebook amid controversy surrounding his political contributions and financial support of far-right groups.

Facebook's David Marcus responds to Brian Acton's interview, calls him 'low-class'
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Facebook's David Marcus responds to Brian Acton's interview, calls him 'low-class'

Defending the company and Zuckerberg, Marcus said: "It's actually a whole new standard of low-class."

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton opens up about #DeleteFacebook and why he left
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton opens up about #DeleteFacebook and why he left

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has spilled the beans behind the real reason for his departure

The departure of Instagram's founders is symptomatic of deeper issues at Facebook
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The departure of Instagram's founders is symptomatic of deeper issues at Facebook

While the founders were around, the independence of these apps was at least a stray ray of hope.

Facebook is undergoing a reorganisation with CPO Chris Cox being put in charge of major products; a blockchain division will also launch soon
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Facebook is undergoing a reorganisation with CPO Chris Cox being put in charge of major products; a blockchain division will also launch soon

The shakeup appeared to consolidate power at the sprawling internet company, although it included no firings or outside hires.

Twitter is working on a 'Secret' messaging feature which will allow encrypted conversations
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Twitter is working on a 'Secret' messaging feature which will allow encrypted conversations

The encrypted Direct Message (DM) option was first spotted inside Twitter for APK that contains codes for unreleased features that companies are testing.

With native payments, it looks like Mark Zuckerberg wants to make Instagram an e-commerce platform as well
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With native payments, it looks like Mark Zuckerberg wants to make Instagram an e-commerce platform as well

From being labelled as ‘Snapchat copycats’ after ripping off the app’s Stories feature in 2016, Instagram has left Snapchat trailing by a massive margin.

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum stepping down puts a big question mark on Facebook's data policies with regards to the messaging app
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WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum stepping down puts a big question mark on Facebook's data policies with regards to the messaging app

WhatsApp founders leaving the company speaks volumes of Facebook's data policies and where it's headed.

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum quits amidst reported clashes with Facebook over data privacy; here's the full text of his resignation
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WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum quits amidst reported clashes with Facebook over data privacy; here's the full text of his resignation

Jan Koum’s plan to exit comes after clashing over WhatApp’s strategy and Facebook’s attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption.

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton agrees with social media outcry to delete Facebook
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton agrees with social media outcry to delete Facebook

WhatsApp has increasingly grown its interdependence on Facebook infrastructure with a plan for deeper integration about sharing user data.

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving company to start his own non-profit foundation
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving company to start his own non-profit foundation

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has announced that he will be leaving the company in order to start his own non-profit foundation

WhatsApp makes changes in its privacy stance, to share phone numbers with Facebook
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WhatsApp makes changes in its privacy stance, to share phone numbers with Facebook

Popular messaging service WhatsApp said it would start sharing users' phone numbers with parent Facebook Inc, marking a notable shift in its stance on privacy.

India: Our challenges present the best opportunity for tech innovation
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India: Our challenges present the best opportunity for tech innovation

India is celebrating its 70th Independence Day. That’s 7 decades. All we can ever fight about in our discourses are the past 6 decades and the progress we’ve made. Sure, that’s a good thing. Accountability is a great virtue. One half of the camp is caustic in disappointment, while the other half is up in arms in defence. The time to look forward is here. What's the story ahead?

Brazil's top judge overrules WhatsApp service suspension order
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Brazil's top judge overrules WhatsApp service suspension order

The chief justice of Brazil's Supreme Court struck down a lower court decision that had blocked the WhatsApp messaging service nationwide.

End-to-end encryption boon for terror groups in India: Experts
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End-to-end encryption boon for terror groups in India: Experts

When Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp announced to turn on end-to-end encryption for its over one billion monthly active users last month, CEO Mark Zuckerberg hailed this as an "important milestone for the WhatsApp community.

WhatsApp to protect private communication with full end-to-end encryption, says founder Jan Koum
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WhatsApp to protect private communication with full end-to-end encryption, says founder Jan Koum

The announcement has come close on the heels of a legal battle between Apple and FBI over the US agency's demand that the iPhone maker help unlock its mobile phones. Many Silicon Valley players had supported Apple citing that user data privacy needs to be respected.

WhatsApp won't get Voice-Calling feature till early 2015: report
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WhatsApp won't get Voice-Calling feature till early 2015: report

Voice Calling on one of the most popular messaging app has been delayed again and has been pushed for release to the first quarter of 2015.