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Researchers found a way to Spy inside WhatsApp Group Chats

Researchers found that anyone who controls WhatsApp/Signal servers can covertly add new members to any private group, allowing them to spy on group conversations, even without the permission of the Whatsapp Group admin.

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Celcom to offer Android Messaging with Rich Communication Service

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Celcom Axiata Berhad has announced its intention to modernise messaging services on Android smartphones with Rich Communication Service (RCS).

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LINE messaging app now with Group Voice Call feature

LINE app now with group call feature, enabling users to participate in voice calls within their group or multiple person chats.

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WhatsApp is now free for lifetime, promises to stay ad-free

WhatsApp mobile messaging app is now free forever, no advertisement. There are nearly 1 billion Whatsapp users in the world.

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LINE app now with Letter Sealing feature for secure messaging

LINE, a popular messaging app used in over 230 countries, released a new security feature, Letter Sealing, a security messaging that protects user messages from any unauthorized access during message delivery. The feature is applied on messages exchanged not only on smartphone devices, but also on desktop including PC for Windows and Mac OS X. With Letter Sealing, LINE said ...

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Celcom Zipit Chat, a secure messaging app with AES256 encryption

Celcom Axiata Berhad unveiled Zipit Chat on Wednesday, a new secure messaging mobile application that is developed by mTouche, a content provider based in Malaysia. According to Celcom, Zipit Chat comes with ultimate privacy features between users for their chats, messages, email and phone book information.

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Digi Smart Prepaid plan comes with free basic Internet at 64Kbps

Digi launched a new prepaid plan called Digi Smart Prepaid. The new prepaid plan comes with free basic Internet at 64Kbps. The Telco said that its Smart Free Lite Internet at 64Kbps speed lets customers stay connected online 24/7 and is “perfectly suited” for popular services like Facebook Lite, Google, Twitter and light browsing at mobile-friendly websites. Users can also ...

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WeChat app now offers new voice recognition feature called Voiceprint

Popular social messaging app, WeChat has announced Voiceprint – a new feature that enable users to login to their accounts through voice recognition. Voiceprint provides WeChat users an alternative way to login in to their accounts by verbally reading out a set of unique numbers, with an option of not going through the process of remembering a lengthy password. The ...

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DiGi partners WeChat for “consistent and seamless customer experience”

DiGi Telecommunications has partnered with social messaging application WeChat as part of the telco’s new brand focus to provide a “consistent and seamless customer experience “. With the new partnership, customers can now connect to DiGi’s Official Account on WeChat (ID: DIGI_MY) to perform various transactions such as checking their DiGi account status, purchasing Internet quota, gaining access to exclusive DiGi rewards and ...

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Free mobile Internet roaming for U Mobile Prepaid users

U Mobile Sdn Bhd announced that prepaid customers can now enjoy free mobile Internet roaming service in 8 different countries.  The free mobile Internet roaming service was offered to U Mobile postpaid customers back in May. The Free Internet Roaming service enables U Mobile prepaid customers  to surf mobile internet for free in 8 countries including Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, ...

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WhatsApp is likely to launch VoIP, and may announce more MVNO-type deals [Comment]

Social networking giant Facebook has swiftly closed its $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp, days after receiving approval for the deal from the European Commission (EC). EC approval was a significant hurdle for the merger, which received approval from the US Federal Trade Commission more than six months ago. The completion of the deal means that Facebook and WhatsApp can move forward ...

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Telenor: Malaysia & Thailand among world’s most mobile Internet-hungry

A study released by Telenor Group’s research arm, Telenor Research, revealed that young mobile Internet users in Malaysia and Thailand have rapidly adopted new mobile Internet services and rely on their mobile phones for an unexpectedly wide variety of connectivity needs. The Telenor Group-TNS study was carried out on a sample of more than 2,600 people in Malaysia, Thailand, Sweden ...

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Almost 80% of the Top 50 Free Apps in Google Play have Fake versions

As the number of mobile users continues to grow, the number of fake apps also grows at an alarming rate. According to a Trend Micro’s survey of the Top 50 free apps in Google Play, almost 80% have corresponding fake versions on third party sources. Even more alarming, 100% of those in the Widgets, Media & Video, and Finance categories ...

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Ovum Comment: Line IPO signals next level of chat wars

Japanese messaging app Line provider, Line Corp has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) at the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Line has applied for the IPO to be valued at 10 trillion Yen (approximately US$9.8 billion). Line, a mobile messaging platform, offers free text and voice messaging, voice calling and group chat. It comes integrated with various interactive elements such ...

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Why I think the TM HyppMe mobile messaging app will Fail [Opinion]

Telekom Malaysia, Malaysia’s fixed broadband champion, launched a new mobile messaging app called HyppMe on last Friday. Basically the mobile messaging app allows free voice and messaging to other HyppMe users. Local calls to mobile network in Malaysia is charged 8sen per minute and SMS is at 5sen. HyppMe works on Android and iOS devices. Calls to TM fixed line ...

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