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Xiaomi tried to clone iMessage but screwed up badly

Xiaomi tried to clone iMessage but screwed up badly

On the face of it, Xiaomi's plan must've seemed a good idea: take a leaf from Apple's playbook and offer free messaging when users turned on its Android phones. Unfortunately, MIUI Cloud Messaging instead prompted accusations of data mining and intrusion into privacy, as new Xiaomi phones uploaded the contents of the phone book, numbers from received SMS messages, and the phone's own details to the company's servers, with no prior warning.

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iMessage is down for iPhone users inside USA – how about you?

iMessage is down for iPhone users inside USA – how about you?

This afternoon Apple’s iMessage platform has had some trouble staying active across the United States. While most reported outage areas seem relegated to the United States in heavily populated areas like Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York City, we’ve also seen reports overseas. Most reports of outage with iMessage outside of the USA seem set in or around the UK and Europe.

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Apple fixing iMessage lock-in bug

Apple fixing iMessage lock-in bug

Apple's frustrating iMessage bug that has left iPhone and iPad users struggling to jump ship to Android could be close to being fixed, with the company saying that it is partway through addressing the problem with the SMS alternative. The glitch - which sees a user unable to extricate their cellphone number from the iMessage system, meaning their remaining contacts using iOS may send them messages they're unable to read on their non-Apple device - has already prompted a lawsuit.

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iMessage hijack fix in works but Android switchers still suffering

iMessage hijack fix in works but Android switchers still suffering

Apple is working on a fix to release former iPhone users from having their phone numbers held hostage by iMessage when they jump platform, though there's no estimate on when it could be available. The issue, observed by an increasing number of smartphone users as they switch between iPhone and other smartphones running Android or Windows Phone, for example, is that there is no easy way to de-register a cellphone number from iMessage once it has been registered.

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MyGlass for iOS released (again) but lacks iMessage support

MyGlass for iOS released (again) but lacks iMessage support

Google has released the MyGlass for iOS app, giving iPhone users the same navigation and other functionality with the Glass headset as their Android counterparts have, after prematurely setting it wild earlier in the week. Whereas iPhone users would previously have to use the web-based interface to adjust their Glass settings, and did not get the same turn-by-turn directions support as with Android phones, the new app allows the wearable to access the iOS smartphone's GPS among other things.

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Southwest Airlines launches iMessage WiFi plan with Android offer due 2014

Southwest Airlines launches iMessage WiFi plan with Android offer due 2014

Southwest Airlines has launched a new iMessage-only WiFi plan, offering iOS messaging addicts the opportunity to continue their conversations even if they're not interested in other internet access. The new plan, priced at $2 per day, is a fourth of the cost of Southwest's usual WiFi access, with the airline saying it has plans to offer a similar package for Android users in the new year.

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Apple denies iMessage surveillance

Apple denies iMessage surveillance

Apple has again denied being able to read users' iMessage conversations, arguing that while it could theoretically re-engineer the IM system to gain access, it "has no plans or intentions to do so." The renewed denial comes after accusations by security researchers Quarkslab that, despite previous claims from the Cupertino company that there was no backdoor access to encrypted iMessage chat and that even the company itself was unable to read those messages, since Apple itself controls the encryption it could open up the security for its own, or government, purposes.

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Apple denies PRISM backdoor: iMessage end-to-end encrypted

Apple denies PRISM backdoor: iMessage end-to-end encrypted

Apple has released a public statement on the NSA PRISM surveillance program, denying any backdoor server access for government agencies, and revealing just how many court orders for data disclosures it has seen in recent months. Between December 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013, Apple received as many as 5,000 requests from US law enforcement for data on Apple customers, the Cupertino firm said, covering between 9,000 and 10,000 accounts or devices. However, Apple points out, the most frequent reason wasn't counterterrorism, as you might expect.

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