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A controversial law proposed by the UK government to control communication over the internet could result in monitoring of popular messaging applications as well as log user activity.
Apple is finally allowing its ex-users to deregister from its iMessage service. This was an easy though long time coming fix for the missing texts and SMS problems plaguing those who switched.
Alongside other announcements, FaceTime will support free audio conference calling in the latest iteration of iOS which was unveiled at this year's World Wide Developers Conference.
After a research report claimed that it would be very easy for Apple to read users' iMessages even if by free will, the company is slamming the theory, stating that it does not and will not read them.
An app cleverly, but appropriately named iMessage Chat has shown up in Google Play that attempts to copy Apple's iOS 6 iMessage design and utilize its service without permission.
Apple's cloud services are currently down for about 3 million users today with services such as iMessage, Photostream, backing up of files and apps and Documents in the cloud currently being affected.
The Pirate Bay co-founder, Peter Sunde, is launching a "secure and beautiful" messaging app, focusing on user privacy, knocking rivals like WhatsApp and MessageMe for maximising profit over privacy.
Google is set to unveil "Babble" which will integrate all of their chat services into one place. Babble will compete with iMessage and BBM, and highlights Google's new focus on simplicity.
According to a new study, new messaging platforms like Apple's iMessage and RIM's BlackBerry Messenger are taking a huge bite out carrier profits by cannibalizing traditional text messaging.