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WhatsApp just made messaging safer. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

WhatsApp just made cross-platform messaging safer. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Apple’s battle with the FBI may not have achieved much in court, but it did do some good.

Following in the iPhone-maker’s footsteps, WhatsApp today began rolling out end-to-end encryption for every single one of its 1 billion users. The move will make intercepting messages near impossible for authorities — and even WhatsApp itself.


Samsung supports Apple… kind of. Photo: Kārlis Dambrāns/Flickr CC

Chiming in on one of the biggest tech stories of the year, Samsung says that customer privacy is “extremely important to it” and argues against software backdoors — but won’t totally commit to supporting Apple, either.

Priv will almost certainly be BlackBerry best smartphone yet. Photo: BlackBerry

Priv will almost certainly be BlackBerry best smartphone yet. Photo: BlackBerry

BlackBerry has released a new video that teases some of Priv’s best features ahead of the handset’s official debut next month. The company focuses on its physical and virtual keyboards, the BlackBerry Hub, and the added security features that promise to protect your most important data.

Thinks Tim Cook wasn't briefed properly on Google's policies.

Thinks Tim Cook wasn’t briefed properly on Google’s policies.

Eric Schmidt has hit back at Tim Cook’s recent jibes at Google, claiming that “someone didn’t brief him correctly on Google’s policies.”

Schmidt was speaking as part of a CNN Money interview to promote his new book How Google Works. The Tim Cook comments in question concern Apple’s focus on keeping user data private.

During his recent two-part interview with Charlie Rose, Cook said that, “I think everyone has to ask, ‘How do companies make their money?’ Follow the money. And if they’re making money mainly by collecting gobs of personal data, I think you have a right to be worried and you should really understand what’s happening with that data.”


If you weren’t already worried about someone eavesdropping on your email, a legal briefing from Google’s lawyers might raise your ears. Not only is the NSA thumbing through your messages, but according to Google’s attorneys, Gmail users should have “no legitimate expectation of privacy.”

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