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WhatsApp rolls out a feature that makes it easier to message yourself

Called “Message Yourself,” the feature lets users send notes, reminders and shopping lists to themselves on WhatsApp. On Monday, the Meta-owned instant messaging app announced the rollout of the new messaging feature that will reach all its Android and iPhone users in the coming weeks. It was initially tested with some beta testers, WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo reported in late October. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that the feature has begun rolling out globally.
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Elon Musk wages one-sided Twitter war against Apple

Elon Musk’s reign over San Francisco social media giant Twitter has lasted only a month so far, but it has felt like a lifetime. He shows no signs of slowing down the chaos. While tweeting about “psy ops,” Ron DeSantis and his Diet Coke-littered bedside setup, Musk has waged war not only with advertisers but also with Apple — the Silicon Valley tech company that, in addition to changing how ads work online in 2022, was apparently a key advertiser on Twitter. He has now threatened to make an iPhone killer and is reportedly threatening CEOs at different companies.
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Android Headlines

Cyber-mercenary group is targeting Android users with fake VPN apps

Security researchers at ESET discovered that the infamous cyber-mercenary group, Bahamut APT, has been using fake VPN apps as a carrier for dangerous malware targeting Android phones. The researchers found at least eight versions of Bahamut spyware on trojanized versions of popular Android apps, SoftVPN and OpenVPN. These apps were never available to download from the Google Play Store, though.
Engadget

WhatsApp's latest feature makes it easier to send messages to yourself

'Message Yourself' lets you send notes, reminders and shopping lists. WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that lets you send messages to yourself like reminders and shopping lists, parent Meta has confirmed with TechCrunch. Called "Message Yourself," the feature was first spotted by WaBetaInfo several weeks ago as part of a beta test, but is now being rolled out globally to iOS and Android users in the coming weeks.
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Deputies: Two detained after truck hits power lines, flees

Two individuals were detained Monday afternoon after a person was assaulted while trying to stop a truck from allegedly fleeing the scene of some downed power lines in Val Verde, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials. SCV Sheriff’s Station officials received a call around 11:30 a.m. regarding...
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Mobilecoin Price Jumps 300% on Twitter’s Signal Integration Rumors

NEW DELHI (CoinChapter.com) — Mobilecoin, a crypto asset associated with the Signal Protocol, price spiked by 328% over the weekend. The token responded to a likely collaboration between Signal and Twitter for encrypting Twitter’s direct messages (DMs). Shouldn’t Be Able To Access Users’ DMs Even If There’s A...
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Seditious Kvetching: The Surprisingly Non-Trivial Defense in the Oath Keepers Prosecution

In the early morning hours of Nov. 4, 2020, as the returns from the previous day’s election presaged that future President Joe Biden had unseated then-President Donald Trump, a member of the Oath Keepers, the far-right paramilitary group, tapped a question into one of the group’s many chat channels over the end-to-end encrypted messaging app Signal.
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McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse Reveals November 2022.

Over the last few weeks, McFarlane Toys has revealed and teased a number of their DC Multiverse from various comics and games and as usual from McFarlane Toys a healthy dose of Batman figures. I must admit I am not all that familiar with some of these characters like the Jay Garrick version of The Flash, or The Signal. Here’s a list of the reveals.
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Twitter to Add Open-Source Signal Protocol for Encrypted DMs

Earlier this year, Elon Musk tweeted that Twitter DMs needed end-to-end encryption like Signal. Even back in 2016, Edward Snowden asked Jack Dorsey, former CEO and Co-Founder of Twitter, to add something similar to the platform. But, it never came to be. It was probably tested but never implemented. With...
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Musk promises Twitter will get end-to-end encryption

Supreme Twit Elon [look at me] Musk has reached the point in his control of Twitter where he is making promises about the technology in the hope we will believe them. Musk promised that we would all have affordable robots by the end of 2022, when he meant we would see a robot which did not fall over which cost more than Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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