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Google Messages users in one country are being bombarded with ads

May 18th, 2022

Avoiding ads is a fool’s errand, but some of us have it far worse than others. During its I/O keynote last week, Google discussed the advantages of Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging. One Googler even poked fun at Apple for refusing to adopt the technology. But what Google failed to mention during the keynote was …

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Google collects text and call data from Android users without consent

March 23rd, 2022

New research shows that Google has been collecting extremely detailed data about the calls you make via the Phone app and the text messages exchanged on your Android phone. Google used these Android apps to export massive amounts of data to its servers, and it did so without informing users or obtaining consent. This sort …

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Google’s iMessage rival is finally getting end-to-end encryption

November 20th, 2020

Google announced that the Messages app is available worldwide, bringing RCS texting in markets that did not support it before. Messages is Google’s latest answer to Apple’s iMessage, offering almost the same suite of features. One notable difference concerns the end-to-end encryption, which is not available on Android. But Google says that it will start …

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Android is finally copying one of the best things about iMessage on the iPhone

May 25th, 2020

Google Messages end-to-end encryption support might be coming soon, leaked code from an internal build of the RCS instant messaging app indicates. Google’s iMessage rival supports many of the same rich messaging features available in iMessage and many other chat apps, but end-to-end encryption isn’t one of them. Google is currently testing an app update …

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Google Messages may copy one of iMessage’s best features

March 8th, 2020

iMessage reactions have long been the bane of the Android user’s existence. Google Messages might finally get this feature in the near future, as 9to5Google has found strings of code revealing as much by digging through recent updates. By all accounts, Google Messages reaction will work the same as iMessage reactions, including sending those reactions …