Behind the chart-topping anonymous messaging app Sarahah, which gives message recipients no way to respond (Tim Bradshaw/Financial Times)

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Behind the chart-topping anonymous messaging app Sarahah, which gives message recipients no way to respond  —  Text service tops iPhone download charts, but the real challenge is staying there  —  Read next … There are two unusual things about Sarahah, a mobile app topping iPhone App Store download charts around the world.


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Amazon is Reportedly Readying a New Messaging Platform Called ‘Anytime’

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Amazon is reportedly working on bringing a new mobile messaging platform to the table, according to customer survey details obtained by AFTVnews.

The chat service for iOS, Android, and desktop is said to be called “Anytime” and will include typical messaging features like encryption, video and voice calling, but with some novel touches added to the mix that suggest social network-style aspirations for the app.


For example, it looks as if Anytime users will only need to use a name…
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Android Auto v2.2 finally enables swiping away notifications from the feed, adjusts messaging notifications [APK Download]

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Android Auto v2.2 finally enables swiping away notifications from the feed, adjusts messaging notifications [APK Download]

There’s a new version of Android Auto rolling out and this one is definitely worth the download. Version 2.2 brings one of the most requested features to the Auto interface since it was launched: Notifications can now be swiped away from the overview screen.
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Facebook wants people to use its app for messaging again with new Stories feature

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Facebook is adding Stories to its core app, and over 1.6 billion people will now get to know Snapchat, whether they realize it or not.

For years, Facebook has been about sharing with everyone — and doing a million other things, from selling products to joining groups to marking yourself as safe during emergencies. All of these things, together, have led to the service being the most-used Android app in the world, and overall the most popular digital platform on earth, with over 1.6 billion people hitting some form of Facebook’…
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Security holes in Confide messaging app exposed user details

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Confide, a messaging app reportedly used by U.S. White House staff, apparently had several security holes that made it easier to hack.

Security consultancy IOActive found the vulnerabilities in Confide, which promotes itself as an app that offers “military-grade” end-to-end encryption.

But despite its marketing, the app contained glaring problems with securing user account information, IOActive said in a Wednesday Computerworld Mobile & Wireless