Librem One is a new privacy & freedom focused software suite for your smartphone

Sick of Facebook spying on your conversations, Apple pretending to care about security, Alexa employees laughing at the things you say, and Google collecting data from your email? The Librem One suite may be a good security defense for your smartphone.

Can we stop blaming Google for Chat’s lack of end-to-end encryption?

Google’s new Chat app is not even out yet, and already being criticized for its approach and lack of encryption. Read more as to our take of why that is.

Google leaves Allo for dead, shifting its focus on Android Messages and universal ‘Chat’ technology

Technically, Allo is not dead… just yet. But you may want to switch to Android Messages already, and get ready to forget all about archaic SMS technology.

As promised, Google Duo gets voice calls while Allo gets file sharing

As Google starts distributing a bevy of improvements to its services in Brazil, Duo and Allo users worldwide are looking forward to some good news.

Microsoft Teams opens up Office 365 users to Slack-like chat

Commercial subscriptions to Office 365 will get the first whack of threaded conversations, bot-integrated chat and a whole bunch of collaboration.

A tale of iMessage on Android and of Apple opening source

A rumor claims that Apple designers made mock-ups of what iMessage could have looked like on Android. That project may still be dead.
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Google Allo Hands-On Preview: Because Google Assistant’s on preview

The core service that Google’s new messaging app, Allo, is centered around is only getting previewed to users. We think it means that Allo’s in preview.

WhatsApp vs Kik Messenger (Video)

WhatsApp and Kik are two very popular mobile chat apps, but which is better? Find out in our WhatsApp vs Kik Messenger comparison video!
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Using your phone number as your chat ID is a bad idea

Regardless of whether we see XMPP resurrected or a new standard developed, one thing is certain, using your phone number as your chat ID is a bad idea.