Apple says it has taken Group FaceTime offline in attempt to resolve calling exploit

Following the exposure of a major FaceTime security hole earlier today, Apple has now taken Group FaceTime completely offline. This comes after the company said a fix for the FaceTime calling bug is coming “later this week,” but failed to address specifics. more… The post Apple says it has taken Group FaceTime offline in attempt […]

Five-country group including U.S. calls for encryption back doors, says privacy not absolute

The privacy of Internet users "is not absolute, according to a statement from a five-country coalition that includes the United States following a meeting about security, with the overall theme demanding technology companies to make social networks and messaging services safer and to offer more support to government agencies to break encryption and access potentially […]

Universal Music Group and Facebook sign multi-year licensing agreement

Music giant Universal Music Group has today announced a new “multi-year” licensing agreement with Facebook that will expand across the social company’s product line. The move will soon bring UMG’s music catalog to Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus. The news follows a similar agreement made between UMG and YouTube earlier this week. more… 9to5Mac

Sketchy rumor claims iOS 11 will bring long overdue group FaceTime calling

iOS 11 may finally deliver a highly requested FaceTime feature, according to a new rumor. The Verifier which is a technology blog out of Israel claims Apple is planning to include group video calling for FaceTime starting with iOS 11 later this year. The report cites “several people familiar with [the] iOS development process (partly developed in Israel)” […]