Paris Terror Attacks Could Renew Encryption DebateThe deadly attacks in Paris may soon reopen the debate over whether - and how - tech companies should let governments bypass the data scrambling that shields everyday commerce and daily digital life.
Bay Area Tech Leaders Under 40 Among 2014's Top Philanthropic GiversOut of the top 10 most generous American philanthropists in 2014, four hail from Bay Area tech companies, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual Philanthropy 50 list.
WhatsApp Now Encrypting Messages From Beginning To EndWhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.
Sale Of WhatsApp To Facebook Turns Founder Koum, Once On Welfare, Into Overnight Multi-BillionaireWhatsApp founder Jan Koum a Ukraine immigrant who was once living on welfare, hit the jackpot with 76.4 million Facebook shares now worth $5.8 billion when he and his partner sold their mobile messaging service to the social networking leader.
New Research Suggests The Youth Demographic Still Likes Facebook Remember all those headlines suggesting the younger crowd was abandoning Facebook? New research says that may not be the case after all.
Facebook, Twitter Looking To Score Big By Catering To World Cup AudienceSocial media & messaging apps progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro...
Iran Orders Facebook CEO Zuckerberg To Appear In Court Over Instagram, WhatsApp Privacy ComplaintsA judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported Tuesday.
Gov. Brown Signs Pro-Business Pact With Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is swinging through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and has signed a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.
Larry Magid: WhatsApp Acquisition A Brilliant Move For FacebookFacebook has agreed to acquire messaging application, WhatsApp, for a whopping $19 billion in cash and stock, but our tech expert explains what the app does and if this is a good move or not.
Facebook To Buy Popular Messaging Service WhatsApp For $19 Billion; Largest Ever AcquisitionFacebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company's largest acquisition.
WhatsApp Accused Of Violating Privacy NormsRegulators in the Netherlands and Canada say that popular messaging application WhatsApp is violating internationally accepted privacy norms by stockpiling phone numbers belonging to people who don't even use the service.
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