Apple patches an NSO zero-day flaw affecting all devices – News

Apple patches an NSO zero-day flaw affecting all devices – TechCrunch

Apple has released security updates for a zero-day vulnerability that affects every iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. Citizen Lab, which discovered the vulnerability and was credited with the find, urges users to immediately update their devices. The technology giant said iOS 14.8 for iPhones and iPads, as well as new updates for Apple Watch … Read more

WhatsApp will let users encrypt their chat backups in the cloud – News

WhatsApp will let users encrypt their chat backups in the cloud – TechCrunch

WhatsApp said on Friday it will give its two billion users the option to encrypt their chat backups to the cloud, taking a significant step to put a lid on one of the tricky ways private communication between individuals on the app can be compromised. The Facebook-owned service has end-to-end encrypted chats between users for … Read more

Stipop offers developers instant access to a huge global sticker library – News

Stipop offers developers instant access to a huge global sticker library – TechCrunch

With more than 150,000 stickers, Stipop’s library of colorful, character-driven expressions has a little something for everyone. The company offers keyboard and social app stickers through ad-supported mobile apps on iOS and Android, but it’s recently focused more on providing stickers to developers, creators and other online businesses. “We were able to gather so many … Read more

South Korea passes ‘Anti-Google law’ bill to curb Google, Apple in-app payment commission – News

South Korea passes ‘Anti-Google law’ bill to curb Google, Apple in-app payment commission – TechCrunch

After a number of delays, South Korea’s National Assembly today voted to approve the passage of its “Anti-Google law.” Nicknamed after the search giant but more wide-ranging, the law will prevent Google and Apple from forcing developers to use their in-app billing systems when building apps for their two market-dominating app stores. This is the … Read more

Jolla hits profitability ahead of turning 10, eyes growth beyond mobile – News

Jolla hits profitability ahead of turning 10, eyes growth beyond mobile – TechCrunch

Jolla, the Finnish startup behind the Sailfish OS, which formed almost a decade ago when a band of Nokia staffers left to keep the torch burning for a mobile Linux-based alternative to Google’s Android, announced today it’s hitting profitability. The mobile OS licensing startup describes 2020 as a “turning point” for the business — reporting … Read more