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The messaging app Signal. Photograph: Giulia Marchi/The New York Times

Stocktake has previously pointed out that speculators can make a bundle by betting on stupidity – that is, anticipating uninformed traders will pile i(...)

Signal was downloaded 8.8 million times worldwide in the week after the WhatsApp changes were first announced on January 4th. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Facebook is scrambling to deal with a sudden competitive threat to its messaging platform WhatsApp after a change to its terms of service sparked priv(...)

Some have trusted WhatsApp  as a way to avoid government surveillance of  communications. Photograph: Reuters

A backdoor has been found within Facebook’s secure messaging service WhatsApp which would allow the company and third parties, such as government age(...)

Image of Albert Woodman, who was stationed in Dunkirk during the last days of the first World War. Woodman’s diary has been made available online.

A diary from an Irish soldier chronicling the last days of the first World War has been made available online. The diary, written by Albert Woodman,(...)

Signal has raised $1.8 million in funding as it seeks to expand its business. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

UK startup Signal has raised $1.8 million in funding as it seeks to expand its business, backed by Frontline Ventures. The Dublin-based fund led the r(...)