June 18, 2021

RCIPS FCU Warns of Financial Scam Involving Facebook Messenger

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From RCIPS RCIPS FCU Warns of Financial Scam Involving Facebook Messenger, 8 October The RCIPS FCU is advising the public of an ongoing online scam conducted using Facebook Messenger and possibly other social media, where victims have received text messages and phone calls through Facebook Messenger. These calls and text messages appeared to be from the following […]

Mobile news consumption on the rise

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By Sarah Emler, contributor,From Reuters Community According to this year’s Digital News Report, the continuing shift towards smartphones is changing the role of mobile apps for news consumption. The typical internet user is five times more likely to pick up their mobile device than going to the computer. Mobile news consumption continues to rise all […]

400M people use Facebook Messenger audio and video calling each month

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By Josh Constine From TechCrunch Facebook’s push for video goes well beyond the News Feed. On today’s earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg said 400 million people are making audio and video calls each month, up swiftly from 300 million in just September. That’s partly thanks to the December launch of multi-screen group video chat that looks similar […]

In an instant messaging world, a delayed response is anxiety inducing

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BY RACHEL THOMPSON From Mashable LONDON — “Step away from the phone,” I said to myself as my eyes bore down at my iMessages. I felt heavy with the burden of anticipation; my heart racing as my foot tapped in a frenzied motion. A feeling of intense malaise came upon me, and I glared at […]

The Washington Post is handing its Olympic coverage to a robot reporter

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By Luke Dormehl, Digital Trends From Business Insider The Olympics is all about humankind’s ability to triumph over its naturally-imposed limitations and the world around it. So why, then, has the highly-respected Washington Post announced that it is handing much of the reportage of individual events over to Heliograf, its robot reporter? Rather than sitting in […]

The BBC is using this under-the-radar messaging app to reach millennials

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By BI Intelligence From Business Insider This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Digital Media Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Chat apps are increasingly being used by publishers to distribute stories and connect with audiences. While platforms like Line, WhatsApp, Viber, and Kik regularly feature in discussions about cross-platform strategies, Yik Yak – the anonymous, location-based social platform […]

Facebook might start encrypting all your chats

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By Chris Smith FromBGR Facebook Messenger, a chat service that has more than 900 million users, is going to get end-to-end encryption later this year, a new report. However, it’s not the kind of end-to-end encryption available on iMessage or WhatsApp, where all chats are fully encrypted by default. Instead, Facebook will make the privacy-enhancing […]