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Facebook racks up 500 million Messenger users after making people use Messenger

It’s no surprise that half a billion people use Facebook Messenger after the social network cut off in-app chat access.

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Apple's new deregister tool prevents iMessages from being lost in limbo

Apple has set up a simple Web tool to allow former iPhone users to dissociate their phone number from iMessages.

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Top messaging apps flat-out flunk EFF's security review

The organization ranked 39 digital communication tools based on security features and best practices

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Why SnapSaved’s hack proves Snapchat itself isn’t secure

It’s too easy for third-party services to tap into Snapchat’s API and save your “disappearing” data.

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Google-backed messaging inbox Snowball is Android-exclusive, but is it any good?

Snowball gives you one-tap access to all your messages, but not much else.

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Android Influencer: Christophe Daligault on FireChat and the 'new Internet'

The brains behind FireChat talks about how hard he's trying "not to f*** this up."

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Yovo bets on security to stand out from the pack of ephemeral messaging apps

The new iOS app’s defining feature prevents people from taking screenshots of your photos.

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Party of two: 4 slightly cheesy but still endearing apps for couples

A wave of new, exclusive social networks is here, designed just for you and your significant other.

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Intel reveals fashion-focused snakeskin smart bracelet

The MICA bracelet displays messages and calendar alerts.

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Can disappearing message apps keep your private pics from prying eyes?

The encryption and ephemerality of apps like Snapchat and Wickr could be safer than cloud storage.