Facebook takes the next step to monetize WhatsApp: WSJ

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is gearing up to make money from WhatsApp, the messaging service used by more than a billion people every day, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.WhatsApp will be testing new features to make it easier for people to communicate with businesses they want to reach on WhatsApp, the messaging service said on a blog post. (bit.ly/2x7FyGw)“We’re building and testing new tools via a free WhatsApp Business app for small companies and an enterprise solution for bigger companies operating at a large scale with a global base of customers, like airlines, e-commerce sites, and banks,” according to the blog post.

Källa: Facebook takes the next step to monetize WhatsApp: WSJ

Almost 2/3rds of tech workers now use a VPN, leading supplier reports 300% growth | 9to5Mac

Almost 2/3rds of tech workers now use a VPN, leading supplier reports 300% growth | 9to5Mac

Almost 2/3rds of tech workers now use a VPN, leading supplier reports 300% growth | 9to5Mac

An international cybersecurity awareness survey found that 65% of U.S. tech sector workers now use a virtual private network (VPN) on either work devices, personal ones or both …(want to try a VPN? Specials.9to5Toys.com has a wide selection starting from Free Trials to lifetime plans.)NordVPNWhile much of that usage will be because it’s installed as standard on work devices, a growing number of people are choosing to use a VPN on their own devices in response to past and proposed legislative changes.The Wombat Security survey found that 41% of those surveyed use a VPN on their personal laptop, with 31% doing so on mobile devices. NordVPN reports that it has seen a 300% increase in take-up of its services in both the USA and UK since legislative threats emerged in both countries.Back in March, both the Senate and the House overturned privacy rules created by the FCC, leaving Internet service providers free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.

Källa: Almost 2/3rds of tech workers now use a VPN, leading supplier reports 300% growth | 9to5Mac

Almost 2/3rds of tech workers now use a VPN, leading supplier reports 300% growth | 9to5Mac

Almost 2/3rds of tech workers now use a VPN, leading supplier reports 300% growth | 9to5Mac

Almost 2/3rds of tech workers now use a VPN, leading supplier reports 300% growth | 9to5Mac

An international cybersecurity awareness survey found that 65% of U.S. tech sector workers now use a virtual private network (VPN) on either work devices, personal ones or both …(want to try a VPN? Specials.9to5Toys.com has a wide selection starting from Free Trials to lifetime plans.)NordVPNWhile much of that usage will be because it’s installed as standard on work devices, a growing number of people are choosing to use a VPN on their own devices in response to past and proposed legislative changes.The Wombat Security survey found that 41% of those surveyed use a VPN on their personal laptop, with 31% doing so on mobile devices. NordVPN reports that it has seen a 300% increase in take-up of its services in both the USA and UK since legislative threats emerged in both countries.Back in March, both the Senate and the House overturned privacy rules created by the FCC, leaving Internet service providers free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.

Källa: Almost 2/3rds of tech workers now use a VPN, leading supplier reports 300% growth | 9to5Mac

Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google's YouTube

Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google's YouTube

Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google’s YouTube

Despite it being available for nearly three years, Apple has removed a popular alternative YouTube client —ProTube —from the App Store, allegedly bowing to pressure by Google.
Google, which owns YouTube, first asked Apple to pull ProTube over a year ago on the basis that it violates the company’s terms of service, developer Jonas Gessner said in a blog post. Similar takedown requests were reportedly directed against other YouTube clients.
Eventually Google insisted that Gessner stop making ProTube a paid title and disable all of its signature features, such as background playback and an audio-only mode. This would’ve rendered the app useless versus the official YouTube client, but since ProTube’s arrival Google has launched YouTube Red, a service which includes some of ProTube’s features —but for a monthly fee.

Källa: Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google’s YouTube

Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google’s YouTube

Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google's YouTube

Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google’s YouTube

Despite it being available for nearly three years, Apple has removed a popular alternative YouTube client —ProTube —from the App Store, allegedly bowing to pressure by Google.
Google, which owns YouTube, first asked Apple to pull ProTube over a year ago on the basis that it violates the company’s terms of service, developer Jonas Gessner said in a blog post. Similar takedown requests were reportedly directed against other YouTube clients.

Eventually Google insisted that Gessner stop making ProTube a paid title and disable all of its signature features, such as background playback and an audio-only mode. This would’ve rendered the app useless versus the official YouTube client, but since ProTube’s arrival Google has launched YouTube Red, a service which includes some of ProTube’s features —but for a monthly fee.

Källa: Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google’s YouTube

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