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Alleged backdoor discovered in WhatsApp could allow governments to read encrypted messages


An alleged backdoor in WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption protocol is said to have the power to allow Facebook or government agencies to listen in on unsuspecting users. WhatsApp has claimed that no one, not even Facebook staff, can access the messages of WhatsApp's more than one billion users.

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Pandora is cutting seven percent of its US-based workforce


Streaming music pioneer Pandora has revealed plans to reduce its US-based workforce by roughly seven percent by the end of the first quarter. The job cuts won’t affect employees of Ticketfly, the ticketing agency that Pandora purchased for $450 million back in 2015.

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Volvo to expand its Sunfleet car-sharing business globally


Auto manufacturers are racing to bring self-driving capabilities to their vehicles, either developing the technology in-house from the ground up or partnering with a number of tech firms. This is widely expected to shape the future of private and public transportation, and in turn have other implications for the auto...

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State of the Game Industry shares developers’ thoughts on Switch, VR, console upgrades


Every year the Game Developers Conference polls game creators to put out its State of the Game Industry. This year they polled over 4,500 developers on their thoughts about various platforms as well as trends they anticipate. The main topics in question centered around the Nintendo Switch, mid-cycle console upgrades, and...

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This 74-year-old Grandpa is losing the game he has played since 1999 (and it’ll touch your heart)


News broke less than a month ago that two MMORPGs originally developed by Turbine, The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online, were getting a new lease on life as development moving forward would be handled by Standing Stone Games.

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eBay reveals authentication program to address the site’s counterfeit goods problem


Few, if any, online stores are safe from the scourge of counterfeit goods, but you’ll likely find that the problem is at its worst on eBay. Now, the site has announced it aims to address the problem with its new authentication program, which should allow shoppers to buy expensive items...

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iPhone users could sue Apple for not allowing third-party app stores


Back in 2012 a group of iPhone owners accused Apple of violating U.S. antitrust law by requiring apps to be sold exclusively at its own App Store, instead of allowing third party sources too. Courts initially sided with Apple’s view that there are no bases for a lawsuit because people...

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