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Report: Anonymous Messaging App YikYak Raises $65 Million — The same venture capitalists who bankrolled WhatsApp and Whisper are now putting their money on YikYak, an anonymous and controversial messaging service that has already been spreading like a virus across American college campuses. Sequoia Capital has led a $62 million funding round into YikYak, according to The Wall Street Journal , marking the startup's third funding round in the one year it has been live.

The Largest Cyber Attack In History Has Been Hitting Hong Kong Sites — The intense skirmishes inside Hong Kong's Occupy Central protests haven't just taken place on the streets, but online too. The largest cyber attack in history has been carried out against independent media sites in Hong Kong over the past few months, according to the company protecting them, increasing in their intensity each time pro-democracy activists announced new activities or developments.

WhatsApp Moves To Protect Messages From Snoops — Experts in the privacy and security field have long questioned if WhatsApp, the world's most popular mobile messaging service, would ever add an encryption feature to its service, protecting user messages from government snoops and hackers. Now it has.

Nokia's $250 iPad Mini Clone Looks Destined For China — Nokia has unveiled its first hardware offering since it sold its devices and services business to Microsoft, and it marks a shift away from any loyalty to Windows Phone: The $250 N1 is an Android tablet that looks unabashedly like the iPad Mini, and appears to be destined for Chinese users.

Upcoming 'Facebook At Work' Service Will Rival LinkedIn, Slack: Report — If you work for a company that bans Facebook during office hours, the rules could be changed in the next year or so. Facebook is preparing Facebook at Work, a service aimed at enterprise customers that will allow them to chat with colleagues and "collaborate over documents," according to a new report in the Financial Times which cites anonymous sources.

Lawyers Start Using Fitbit Data In The Court Room — Personal injury cases are prime targets for manipulation and conjecture. How do you show that someone who's been in a car accident can't do their job properly, and deserve thousands of dollars in compensation? Till now lawyers have relied on doctors to observe someone for half an hour or so and give their, sometimes-biased opinion.

Games Like Fruit Ninja - Not Facebook - Get Worst Grades On App Privacy — One million Android apps have been indexed and graded as part of a landmark study into how much each one invades user privacy. Among the big offenders: mobile games like Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds and Despicable Me - apps that are often incidentally, used by kids.

Could Hot Payments App Venmo Start Lending Cash? — Go to dinner with a group of twenty-somethings today and there's a good chance one of them will put the entire meal on their credit card and ask everyone else to "Venmo" them.

Survey Tracks Down One Billion 'Invisible' Web Users — We often hear about the billions of people on the planet who have yet to get online, but the developing world may be more connected than we think, thanks to people's efforts to circumvent firewalls and share mobile devices.

AT&T Misses Expectations On Q3 Earnings And Revenue — AT&T's third quarter revenue and earnings-per-share missed analysts' expectations as more consumers signed up for cheaper, mobile share plans. Shares of AT&T fell 1.4% to $34.00 after closing at $34.50 in New York on Wednesday. The company reported revenues of $32.96 billion for the three months to September, which fell below analysts' forecasts for $33.22 billion.
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Nov 24, 2014

Report: Anonymous Messaging App YikYak Raises $65 Million…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @Doug_LDN: Mind blown, @WhatsApp send almost as many messages a year as ALL SMS globally. From @chrismorton #WIREDRetail

Nov 24, 2014

It’s Not Just Uber: Tech companies snoop on users all the time… via @lizgannes

Nov 21, 2014

RT @RMac18: Uber shares investors with PandoDaily and BuzzFeed. See the interconnectedness here:…

Nov 21, 2014

@SigniusNetworks Ugh. Sorry about that. Gotta pay the bills I guess.

Nov 20, 2014

The Largest Cyber Attack In History Has Been Hitting Hong Kong Sites…

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