Are text messages ever really deleted? It depends

As controversy heats up surrounding the missing text messages exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, some have wondered whether text messages can be deleted forever or go unaccounted for.Like most things with technology, it’s not a simple yes or no answer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/24/are-text-messages-ever-really-deleted-it-depends.html

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Hackers breach public school databases, send out threatening texts

Hackers sent out threatening text messages to the parents of students claiming plans for violence at their schools. Although the threats were empty, authorities closed a number of schools just to be safe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/09/hackers-breach-public-school-databases-send-out-threatening-texts.html

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Tech Q&A: Text read notifications, eBay alternatives, free office suites and more

Is there a way to know if someone has actually read my text messages? I send them, and people don’t always reply. So maybe they are just not getting my texts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/16/tech-q-text-read-notifications-ebay-alternatives-free-office-suites-and-more.html

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Time to get a smartwatch? Here are 5 of the best for summer

Smartwatches are great for checking messages, weather, daily schedules, making payments, and taking quick phone calls. That alone covers a lot of smartphone territory, allowing you to keep your smartphone pocketed much of the time. They’re also great fitness and health trackers. Is it time to put one of these devices on your wrist?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/time-to-get-smartwatch-here-are-5-best-for-summer.html

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Time to get a smartwatch? Here are 5 of the best for summer

Smartwatches are great for checking messages, weather, daily schedules, making payments, and taking quick phone calls. That alone covers a lot of smartphone territory, allowing you to keep your smartphone pocketed much of the time. They’re also great fitness and health trackers. Is it time to put one of these devices on your wrist?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/time-to-get-smartwatch-here-are-5-best-for-summer.html

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London terror attack: UK wants encrypted WhatsApp messages

The U.K. government wants WhatsApp to give security services access to encrypted messages in the aftermath of the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack. Officials, however, could face stiff challenges if they choose to apply U.K. surveillance legislation to the U.S.-based firm, according to a digital privacy advocate.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/27/london-terror-attack-uk-wants-encrypted-whatsapp-messages.html

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Lawsuit: Facebook's plan allowing Zuckerberg to maintain control was flawed

Facebook Inc.’s move to change its capital structure was tainted by secret text messages and meddling from financial advisers that pointed to a process rife with conflicts of interest, according to investor lawsuits filed in Delaware.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/10/lawsuit-facebooks-plan-allowing-zuckerberg-to-maintain-control-was-flawed.html

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How to hide sensitive data on your mobile device

Think of everything you do on your phone. All of the photos you’ve taken, messages you’ve sent, notes and calendar appointments. Many of those things are private, but how can you protect them from prying eyes?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/02/how-to-hide-sensitive-data-on-your-mobile-device.html

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To make crashes 'friendlier,' Microsoft adds QR codes to Windows 10 BSOD

Article Image Windows users will no longer be forced to manually Google error messages to figure out why their computer crashed, as development builds of Windows 10 now include a QR code on the Blue Screen of Death.

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Sprint promises fix for iPhone LTE woes after iOS 9.3 update

Article Image In text messages sent out Thursday, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint said it is working to fix an apparent LTE connectivity issue affecting iPhone 6s users who updated to Apple’s latest iOS 9.3 last week.

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The EPA, Social Media and Politics


Before the Internet, messages were spread by television and newspaper ads and highway billboards. Today that is done through social media. Virtually everyone knows about it, and many people use it. Does it make any sense that a U.S. government agency could violate any laws for using social media to carry out its mission? Doesn’t make sense to me. However, last month, the GAO ruled that the EPA violated federal law and took part in covert propaganda to solicit support for a rule aimed at protecting streams and surface waters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82939.html?rss=1

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Twitter appears ready to expand beyond 140-character tweets

Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages to give its users more freedom and make its service more appealing to a wider audience.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/05/twitter-appears-ready-to-expand-beyond-140-character-tweets.html

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Did San Bernardino shooter's Facebook settings foil feds?

Tashfeen Malik advocated jihad in messages on social media, but her comments were made under a pseudonym and with strict privacy settings that did not allow people outside a small group of friends to see them, U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN on Monday.


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Users complain VIP mailboxes still not working properly in OS X El Capitan

Article Image OS X El Capitan users are continuing to deal with a problematic bug that prevents messages from showing in the Apple Mail app’s VIP mailboxes, AppleInsider has learned.

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iPhone 6s owners report losing messages, recent calls when restoring from iCloud

Article Image Some people picking up a replacement iPhone 6s are finding that their Messages and Recent Calls data is missing after restoring from iCloud, according to numerous complaints.

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How to enable SMS text messaging through Continuity on iPad and Mac

Apple first introduced iMessage to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 5, and now with iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite, SMS messages from any phone can be managed across all your connected devices.



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Continuity tips: How to enable or disable iPhone cellular calls on Mac & iPad

Made available with iOS 8, Continuity and Handoff on iOS and the Mac enable users to receive SMS messages, phone calls, and more across devices. First in our series of tips, here’s how to turn on (or off) phone call forwarding to your Mac and iPad.



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