Businesses like Whatsapp are intentionally using the A-number of calls that are not connected as a free mechanism for passing data to apps on a user’s phone.
Serious policy goals like child protection deserve a serious commitment to objective facts.
Anyone looking beyond the headlines will soon discover that the most severe fine ever levied by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission is also proof of their incompetence.
Businesses come under political fire when they lose popular support. The increase in hostility to social networks has been both rapid and ironic.
A story about encountering a scoundrel without even trying.
The widespread adoption of origin based pricing in Europe is effectively a stealth tax that further encourages customers to switch to OTT services.
Fake news stories circulated on WhatsApp claim that the coronavirus epidemic began in Wuhan because it was the first city with a 5G network.
There is a battle to control an investor in Cell C whilst the telco is fighting debt and interruptions of service for popular apps.
History tells us plenty about the reasons tech businesses fail, but telcos are in great danger anyway.
BBM was launched in 2005 and was the first of its kind, but it suffered terminal decline as consumers switched to other messaging services.