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Russia lifts its ban on Telegram

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Russia will no longer try to block messaging app Telegram after officials conceded it was an important means of sharing critical information, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. Telegram CEO Pavel Durov pledged to help combat terrorism and extremism, according to Bloomberg, leading to communications watchdog Roskomnadzor and the General …

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Twitter DMs will be easier to access in Android 11

Google/Twitter Android 11’s conversational upgrades will extend to the Twitter crowd. Google and Twitter have confirmed that Twitter direct messages will be available through Android 11’s Conversation API, which puts your messaging notifications in an easier-to-find section. It should be that much easier to spot a DM (and importantly, reply to it) without venturing into …

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Encrypted Messaging Site Privnote Cloned to Steal Bitcoin

Privnote, a free web service that which lets users send encrypted messages that self-destruct once read, has been copied with the reported aim of redirecting users’ bitcoin to criminals. In a Sunday post on cybersecurity blog KrebsonSecurity, journalist Brian Krebs warned users of a phishing scam that lures unsuspecting victims to a near-identical version of …

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WHO butchers asymptomatic COVID comments. Here’s what they meant

Enlarge / WHO Technical Lead and epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove attending a virtual news briefing on COVID-19 from the WHO headquarters in Geneva on April 6, 2020. Getty | AFP An expert with the World Health Organization on Monday made brief comments about asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 that sparked a firestorm of confusion, backlash, and …

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