WhatsApp, which is used by 1.5bn people worldwide, discovered in early May that attackers were able to install surveillance software on to both iPhones and Android phones by ringing up targets using the app’s phone call function.

The malicious code, developed by the secretive Israeli company NSO Group, could be transmitted even if users did not answer their phones, and the calls often disappeared from call logs, said the spyware dealer, who was recently briefed on the WhatsApp hack.

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NSO’s flagship product is Pegasus, a program that can turn on a phone’s microphone and camera, trawl through emails and messages and collect location data.

NSO advertises its products to Middle Eastern and Western intelligence agencies, and says Pegasus is intended for governments to fight terrorism and crime.

But mostly to spy on people said governments don't particularly like, of course.

The tweet.IM service sits between your Jabber or Google@Talk instant messaging account and your Twitter account and passes messages to and from, in both directions. As a result, you can create Twitter messages in your instant messaging application and send them direct to Twitter, without having to enter your Twitter account. You can also elect to receive tweets from users that you follow, directly in your instant messenger.

Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and trustless, meaning that you need-not inherently trust any entities like root certificate authorities. It uses strong authentication which means that the sender of a message cannot be spoofed, and it aims to hide "non-content" data, like the sender and receiver of messages, from passive eavesdroppers like those running warrantless wiretapping programs. If Bitmessage is completely new to you, you may wish to start by reading the whitepaper.

Facebook launched a Japanese version of its website in 2008. Initially, the platform experienced sluggish user growth as it struggled to compete with already established Japanese SNS sites produced by the likes of mixi, Mobage, and GREE. However, after well-known companies in Japan began to use Facebook as a marketing tool, it caught on with the general public and by the end of 2012 had 17.12 million users. A mere five months later, however, that number has dropped to 13.78 million, a 19.5 percent drop in less than half a year.

ElasticInbox is open source, reliable, distributed, scalable email store. The goal of this project is to provide highly available email store without a single point of failure which can run on commodity hardware and scale linearly. ElasticInbox can easily scale to millions of mailboxes, with hundreds of thousands messages in each mailbox.

In this webinar you will learn the key differences between Zimbra Collaboration Server and Microsoft Exchange. Discover how next-generation products like Zimbra are dramatically lowering TCO and improving user productivity.

news.eternal-september.org is a private project providing free access to text-only Usenet News. The server has a 100MBit connection to several Internet backbones and is integrated into the Usenet via more than 60 peers.

A very funny story about a man who has seen a problem and is prescribing a "solution" that is 100% wrong and the complete opposite of what needs to be done:

Thierry Breton, Atos’s 56-year-old chief executive officer who is a former French finance minister [...] pointed to a recent study by the business watchdog ORSE, which reads: ‘Reading useless messages is terrible for concentration, as it takes 64 seconds to get back on the ball after doing so. Poorly controlled, the e-mail can become a devastating tool.’

Mr Breton suggested that a real time messaging interface as available on sites like Facebook would be far preferable to email, with staff also encouraged to talk to each other in person.

So an email, that you can reply to at your leisure, wastes time, but an instant message, that calls for immediate attention, does not? Oookay then. As for Facebook, he must have added that for comic effect. Right? Right?

MobileCube is a simple and clean theme that fits perfect with the Roundcube Mail system. It includes mail, contacts, and calendar that displays it in a simple, yet elegant way. MobileCube works with RoundCube 0.3.1+ so if you have RoundCube set up and installed, download MobileCube today and try it out! It's free! We hope you enjoy it!

This class is the part of Mail::DKIM responsible for generating signatures for a given message. You create an object of this class, specifying the parameters of the signature you wish to create, or specifying a callback function so that the signature parameters can be determined later. Next, you feed it the entire message using "PRINT()", completing with "CLOSE()". Finally, use the "signatures()" method to access the generated signatures.

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