The proposed deal raises concerns about WhatsApp users' privacy, two groups say.
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Whistleblower Edward Snowden turned over documents to The Guardian detailing GCHQ’s collection of at least 1.8 million Yahoo users’ webcam chats.
However, the executives stop short of endorsing a Senate bill requiring them to install kill switches on mobile devices.
Because yes, it's 2013 and still illegal to unlock your cell phone without your carrier's permission.
Carriers rejected a technology last year that supporters say would have dramatically cut the number of smartphone theft.
The German data protection authority recommended Swiss WhatsApp alternatives Threema and myEnigma
In striking down net neutrality, an appeals court may have given the FCC the ammo it needs to finally make it stick.
The bill would mandate a kill switch and remote-wipe capabilities on cellphones
The bill would allow mobile device users to surf the Internet and send text messages
The FCC has cited the owner of a Los Angeles building for using faulty fluorescents after a complaint form a carrier.
You may not live in California, but should that state's legislature pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for smartphones and tablets, the implications will be felt far beyond the borders of the Golden State.
The bill comes in answer to rising smartphone and tablet theft across the U.S. and could usher in the technology on phones sold nationwide
Bills in the House and Senate would restore the FCC's rules after an appeals court threw them out.
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