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WhatsApp Encryption at Center of London Terror Storm

Messaging service WhatsApp has been accused by the British government of giving terrorists “a safe place to hide”, after refusing to hand over messages communicated by the perpetrator of last week’s deadly…

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Lookout’s G-J Schenk: Security Concerns Must Be with Mobile

Keeping corporate data safe is a constant challenge for many security professionals. Deploying the most rigorous security stack–including firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, network monitors, data encryption, two factor authentication, anti-virus software and…

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BUX CEO Nick Bortot: “Our Main Challenge wasn’t Tech, but Human”

Nick Bortot is CEO of Bux, an Amsterdam-based mobile app aiming to take the complexity out of stock markets, and make trading fun. What began as a solution for inexperienced traders has…

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YOYO’s PopSlide to Pounce on Mobile’s Next Billion

by Anam Alpenia Smartphone purchases in the developing world are rocketing. In southeast Asia, where YOYO Holdings, an innovative mobile advertising firm has set up shop, the market is growing 65% year…

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Malaysian Government Fund Invests $22m in Austin’s Phunware

Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the government of Malaysia, has announced that it invested $22 million of Series F growth financing in Phunware, an Austin, Texas-based multiscreen platform provider.…

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In Two Separate Corners of the World, Tech Changes a Police Crisis

America and the Philippines are enduring police crises. In the former, riots continue to break out and public debate is fierce following a string of deaths–mostly of black men–at the hands of…

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European Commission Telco Deregulation Plan ‘Will Help Giants’

A European Commission plan to further deregulate its telecommunications market has come under fire, after it was claimed the plans would help the continent’s biggest players increase their grip on the market.…

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France Unveils Terror App Ahead of Euro 2016

The French government has launched an app to alert smartphone users in the event of a terror attack. SAIP (System for the Alert and Information of the Population) was developed after November’s…

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In Albania, Tech Attempts to De-Balkanize the Balkans

On a balmy, spring evening in Tirana, around three dozen Albanian entrepreneurs are sat in a room of the same building where secretaries once committed communist government files to software. The presentation…

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2015 in Tech: The Year’s Biggest Winners and Losers

In another big year for technology news, there were, as always, plenty of winners and losers. Here Red Herring checks out some of those who felt on top of the world, and…

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