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Indian PM Narendra Modi’s reelection spells more frustration for US tech giants

Amazon and Walmart’s problems in India look set to continue after Narendra Modi, the biggest force to embrace the country’s politics in decades, led his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party to a historic landslide re-election on Thursday, reaffirming his popularity in the eyes of the world’s largest democracy. The re-election, which gives Modi’s government another five years in power, will in many ways chart the path of India’s burgeoning startup ecosystem, as well as the local play of...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Startups, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Spotify, Media, Government, China, India, Narendra Modi, US


Indonesia restricts WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram usage following deadly riots

Indonesia is the latest nation to hit the hammer on social media after the government restricted the use of WhatsApp and Instagram following deadly riots yesterday. Numerous Indonesia-based users are today reporting difficulties sending multimedia messages via WhatsApp, which is one of the country’s most popular chat apps, and posting content to Facebook, while the hashtag #instagramdown is trending among the country’s Twitter users due to problems accessing the Facebook-owned photo app. W...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Indonesia, Government, India, Social Media, Tech, Spokesperson, Whatsapp, Software, President, Joko Widodo, Sri Lanka, Presidential Election


Israeli firm linked to WhatsApp spyware attack faces lawsuit

Amnesty International fears its staff may be ‘surveilled via NSO Pegasus software’The Israeli firm linked to this week’s WhatsApp hack is facing a lawsuit backed by Amnesty International, which says it fears its staff may be under surveillance from spyware installed via the messaging service. Related: WhatsApp urges users to update app after discovering spyware vulnerability Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Israel, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International, Data and computer security, NSO Pegasus


Chat app Line is adding Snap-style disappearing stories

Facebook cloning Snap to death may be old news, but others are only just following suit. Line, the Japanese messaging app that’s popular in Asia, just became the latest to clone Snap’s ephemeral story concept. The company announced today that it is adding stories that disappear after 24-hours to its timeline feature, a social network like feed that sits in its app, and user profiles. The update is rolling out to users now and the concept is very much identical to Snap, Instagram and others...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Asia, Japan, Media, Instagram, Indonesia, Social Media, Tech, Taiwan, Whatsapp, Software, Thailand, United States, Computing


World leaders, tech execs pledge to curb online violence

By Sylvie Corbet and Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders led by French President Emmanuel Macron and tech executives gathered in Paris to compile a set of guidelines dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” named after the New Zealand city where 51 people were kill...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, London, Instagram, France, White House, US, Sport, European Union, Whatsapp, Soccer, Paris, New Zealand, John Kerry, Christchurch


Discovering whether your Iphone has been hacked is nearly impossible thanks to Apple's walled garden

This week, we learned that the notorious Israeli cyber-arms-dealer NSO Group had figured out how hijack your Iphone or Android phone by placing a simple Whatsapp call, an attack that would work even if you don't answer the call. Apple has received a lot of praise for the security of its Ios devices, which are said to be so secure in part because of Apple's walled garden strategy, which prevents Iphone owners from running third-party software unless it comes through Apple's App Store; and wh...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Security, Post, News, Whatsapp, Infosec, App Stores, Dmca, Drm, App Store, Days, Petard, Apollo, 1201, Lawful Interception


WhatsApp spyware attack was attempt to hack human rights data, says lawyer

NSO Group technology reportedly used against lawyer involved in civil case against the Israeli surveillance firmThe UK lawyer whose phone was targeted by spyware that exploits a WhatsApp vulnerability said it appeared to be a desperate attempt by someone to covertly find out the details of his human rights work.The lawyer, who asked not to be named, is involved in a civil case brought against the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group whose sophisticated Pegasus malware has reportedly been used ...
Tags: UK, Technology, Privacy, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Canada, Data and computer security, Pegasus, NSO Group


WhatsApp spyware vulnerability: targeted lawyer says attempt was desperate

NSO Group technology used against lawyer involved in civil case against the Israeli surveillance firmThe UK lawyer whose phone was targeted by spyware that exploits a WhatsApp vulnerability said it appeared to be a desperate attempt by someone to covertly find out the details of his human rights work.The lawyer, who asked not to be named, is involved in a civil case brought against the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group whose sophisticated Pegasus malware has reportedly been used against Mex...
Tags: UK, Technology, Privacy, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Canada, Data and computer security, Pegasus, NSO Group


WhatsApp hack: have I been affected and what should I do?

Time to make sure WhatsApp is updated on your iPhone, Android or Windows deviceUsers are being urged to update their WhatsApp smartphone apps immediately because of a security bug that allows hackers to take over your phone by simply calling it, whether or not you answer. Continue reading...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Android, Facebook, Technology, Microsoft, Social Networking, Smartphones, Whatsapp, Software, Windows Phone, Mobile Phones, Chat and messaging apps


WhatsApp urges users to update app after discovering spyware vulnerability

The spyware, developed by Israeli cyber intelligence company, used infected phone calls to take over the functions of operating systemsWhatsApp is encouraging users to update to the latest version of the app after discovering a vulnerability that allowed spyware to be injected into a user’s phone through the app’s phone call function.The spyware was developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group, according to the Financial Times, which first reported the vulnerability. Continue re...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Data and computer security, Financial Times, NSO Group


WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after discovering spyware vulnerability

The spyware, developed by Israeli cyber intelligence company, used infected phone calls to take over the functions of operating systemsWhatsApp is encouraging users to update to the latest version of the app after discovering a vulnerability that allowed spyware to be injected into a user’s phone through the app’s phone call function.The spyware was developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group, according to the Financial Times, which first reported the vulnerability. Continue re...
Tags: Technology, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Data and computer security, Financial Times, NSO Group


Hackers Used WhatsApp 0-Day Flaw to Secretly Install Spyware On Phones

Whatsapp has recently patched a severe vulnerability that was being exploited by attackers to remotely install surveillance malware on a few "selected" smartphones by simply calling the targeted phone numbers over Whatsapp audio call. Discovered, weaponized and then sold by the Israeli company NSO Group that produces the most advanced mobile spyware on the planet, the WhatsApp exploit installs [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Whatsapp, Pegasus, Mobile Spyware, How To Hack Whatsapp, Swati Khandelwal, WhatsApp Messenger, NSO Group, Android hacking, iOS hacking, Hack Whatsapp Account, Whatsapp vulnerability


Report: WhatsApp Vulnerability Used to Secretly Infect Phones With NSO Group's Notorious Spyware

Powerful spyware developed by Israeli cyber-intelligence company NSO Group exploited a vulnerability in encrypted messaging app WhatsApp to transfer itself to targeted devices, the Financial Times reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Cybersecurity, Whatsapp, Pegasus, Espionage, NSO Group, Cyberweapons, Cyber Intelligence


WhatsApp urges users to upgrade after discovering spyware vulnerability

The spyware, developed by Israeli cyber intelligence company, used infected phone calls to take over the functions of operating systemsWhatsApp is encouraging users to update to the latest version of the app after discovering a vulnerability that allowed spyware to be injected into a user’s phone through the app’s phone call function.The spyware was developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group, according to the Financial Times, which first reported the vulnerability. Continue re...
Tags: Technology, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Data and computer security


WhatsApp exploit let attackers install government-grade spyware on phones

WhatsApp just fixed a vulnerability that allowed malicious actors to remotely install spyware on affected phones, and an unknown number reportedly did so with a commercial-grade snooping package usually sold to nation-states. The vulnerability (documented here) was discovered by the Facebook-owned WhatsApp in early May, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. It apparently leveraged a bug in the audio call feature of the app to allow the caller to allow the installation of spyware on the device ...
Tags: Security, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Israel, Tech, Hack, Whatsapp, Pegasus, Department Of Justice, Financial Times, NSO, NSO Group


Is India the frontline in big tech’s assault on democracy? | John Harris

Social media such as WhatsApp may enable voters, but encrypted messaging polarises them and blocks public scrutinyIn 10 days’ time, two political dramas will reach their denouement, thanks to the votes of a combined total of about 1.3 billion people. At the heart of both will be a mess of questions about democracy in the online age, and how – or even if – we can act to preserve it.Elections to the European parliament will begin on 23 May, and offer an illuminating test of the rightwing populism ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, World news, Whatsapp, South and Central Asia, Nigel Farage, John Harris, Bharatiya Janata, European parliamentary elections 2019


Facebook cofounder calls for company to break up over 'unprecedented' power

Chris Hughes wrote in the New York Times Facebook’s acquisition of rival platforms has given Zuckerberg ‘un-American’ controlA cofounder of Facebook has called for the government to break up the company, warning that Mark Zuckerberg’s power is “unprecedented and un-American”.Chris Hughes, who helped established Facebook after meeting Zuckerberg at Harvard, wrote in the New York Times that Facebook’s acquisition of rival platforms had given Zuckerberg unparalleled power over speech and that, from...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Harvard, New York Times, Chris Hughes, Zuckerberg, New York Times Facebook, Facebook Zuckerberg


Facebook co-founder, Chris Hughes, calls for Facebook to be broken up

The latest call to break up Facebook looks to be the most uncomfortably close to home yet for supreme leader, Mark Zuckerberg. “Mark’s power is unprecedented and un-American,” writes Chris Hughes, in an explosive op-ed published in the New York Times. “It is time to break up Facebook.” It’s a long read but worth indulging for a well articulated argument against the market-denting power of monopolies, shot through with a smattering of personal anecdotes about Hughes’ experience of Zuckerber...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, New York, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Internet, Congress, US, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Harvard, United States, Antitrust


Facebook co-founder calls for company to break up over 'unprecedented' power

Chris Hughes wrote in the New York Times Facebook’s acquisition of rival platforms has given Zuckerberg ‘un-American’ controlA co-founder of Facebook has called for the government to break-up the company, warning that Mark Zuckerberg’s power is “unprecedented and un-American”.Chris Hughes, who helped established Facebook after meeting Zuckerberg at Harvard University, wrote in the New York Times that Facebook’s acquisition of rival platforms had given Zuckerberg unparalleled power over speech. C...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Harvard University, New York Times, Chris Hughes, Zuckerberg, New York Times Facebook


Bubble-driven boom in M&As hides steep costs long-term

Sridhar Vembu Contributor Sridhar Vembu is the co-founder and CEO of Zoho Corporation. Sridhar initially founded AdventNet in 1996 and became its CEO in 2000. Prior to AdventNet, Sridhar worked as a wireless systems engineer at Qualcomm, Inc. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and PhD in electrical engineering from Princeton University. Driven by ultra-easy central bank policy, global merger and acq...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, Amazon Prime, Whatsapp, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Kevin Systrom, Wall Street Journal, Mike Krieger


When it comes to elections, Facebook moves slow, may still break things

This week, Facebook invited a small group of journalists — which didn’t include TechCrunch — to look at the “war room” it has set up in Dublin, Ireland, to help monitor its products for election-related content that violates its policies. (“Time and space constraints” limited the numbers, a spokesperson told us when he asked why we weren’t invited.) Facebook announced it would be setting up this Dublin hub — which will bring together data scientists, researchers, legal and community team memb...
Tags: Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, California, India, Israel, Time, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, Spain


Takeaways from F8 and Facebook’s next phase

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Josh Constine and Frederic Lardinois discuss major announcements that came out of Facebook’s F8 conference and dig into how Facebook is trying to redefine itself for the future. Though touted as a developer-focused conference, Facebook spent much of F8 discussing privacy upgrades, how the company is improving its social impact, and a...
Tags: Security, Social, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Hardware, Marketplace, Enterprise, Media, Privacy, Developer, Entertainment


India’s Times Internet isn’t ceding ground to US rivals Facebook and Google

The aggressive push by Silicon Valley companies and Chinese firms to win India, one of the last great growth markets, has decimated many local businesses in recent years. With each passing day, Amazon is closing in on Walmart-owned Flipkart’s lead on the e-commerce space. Uber is fighting with Ola for the tentpole position of the ride-hailing market; and Google and Facebook dominate the ads business, to name a few. But a handful of companies in India have not only survived the growing competitio...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Facebook, Uber, Asia, Media, Instagram, India, US, Social Media, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Colombia, Tencent


Developers can now verify mobile app users over WhatsApp instead of SMS

Facebook today released a new SDK that allows mobile app developers to integrate WhatsApp verification into Account Kit for iOS and Android. This will allow developers to build apps where users can opt to receive their verification codes through the WhatsApp app installed on their phone, instead through SMS. Today, many apps give users the ability to sign up using only a phone number — a now popular alternative to Facebook Login, thanks to the social network’s numerous privacy scandals which led...
Tags: Ios, Android, Security, Social, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, India, Social Media, Sms, Authentication, Whatsapp, Social Network, Sdk, Text Messaging


Facebook takes its Portal international, adds WhatsApp support

At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced that it is launching its Portal video chat hardware internationally by bringing it to Canada and a select number of European countries, too. This roll-out will begin in June for $199 and $349, depending on the screen size. The company did not announce international pricing. Portal originally only launched in the U.S. for  As the company’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted during his F8 keynote today, the service has done better t...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Software, Canada, United States, Operating Systems, Zuckerberg, WhatsApp Messenger, Facebook F8, F8 2019


Facebook takes its Portal international, adds WhatsApp, Facebook Live support

At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced that it is launching its Portal video chat hardware internationally by bringing it to Canada and a select number of European countries, too. This roll-out will begin in June. In the U.S., Portal sells for $199 and $349, depending on the screen size. The company did not announce international pricing. Portal originally only launched in the U.S. for  As the company’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted during his F8 keynote today, th...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Software, Canada, United States, Operating Systems, Facebook Live, Zuckerberg, WhatsApp Messenger, Facebook F8, F8 2019


You might hate it, but Facebook Stories now has 500M users

You might think it’s redundant with Instagram Stories, or just don’t want to see high school friends’ boring lives, but ephemeral Snapchat-style Stories now have 500 million daily users across Facebook and Messenger. WhatsApp’s Stories feature Status has 500 million dailies too, and Instagram hit that milestone three months ago. That’s impressive because it means one-third of Facebook’s 1.56 billion daily users are posting or watching Stories each day, up from zero when Facebook launched t...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Tech, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Facebook Ads, Sheryl Sandberg, Ftc, Facebook earnings, Instagram Stories


Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp After Easter Bombings Leave Hundreds Dead

After at least 207 people were killed and over four hundred more were reported wounded after a series of bombs went off at Easter services in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government has moved to block access to Facebook, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, Youtube, Censorship, Social Media, Whatsapp, Terrorism, Sri Lanka, Easter bombings, Fake News, Facebook TechCrunch, Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook


Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions

The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds more. Eight bombings were reported, including during Easter services at three churches, on the holiest weekend of the Christian calendar. In a brief statement, the Sri Lankan president’s secretary Udaya Seneviratne said the government has “decided to temporarily block social media sites includ...
Tags: Google, Security, Facebook, Instagram, Government, India, Social Media, Communication, Tech, Turkey, Whatsapp, Digital Media, President, Easter, Sri Lanka, World Wide Web


The consumer version of BBM is shutting down on May 31

It might be time to move on from BBM. The consumer version of the BlackBerry Messenger will shut down on May 31. Emtek, the Indonesia-based company that partnered with BlackBerry in 2016, just announced the closure. It’s important to note, BBM will still exist and BlackBerry today revealed a plan to open its enterprise-version of BBM to general consumers. Starting today, BBM Enterprise will be available through the Google Play Store and eventually from the Apple App Store. The service will be fr...
Tags: Android, Google Play Store, Mobile, Messenger, Technology, Mac, Indonesia, Imessage, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Sms, Whatsapp, Encryption, Instant Messaging, Computing



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