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Google negotiating $ 1 billion purchase of WhatsApp

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#31 Denis W.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:54

Problem with SMS is the trivial snooping cell providers can do on your texts. Friend of mine works for a telco and he told me of a time where he was watching employees in the call centre screening text messages being sent by customers.

Which coincidentally was a problem WhatsApp had before when they were sending unencrypted messages.


#32 hagjohn

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:55

Never heard of whatsapp before this article.

#33 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:10

Been using it about 3 years now on my mobile. My main reason for keeping it is the easy sending of images to friends, as opposed to paying MMS fees here in the UK. Also it's great for keeping in contact with friends when abroad and on travels. Most contracts don't allow free roaming/texting, so just finding a wifi spot and being able to text is great.