By The Canadian Press - Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 0 Comments
The company’s 50 million users now put it within striking distance of BBM
TORONTO – When Canadian mobile chat upstart Kik Messenger first took the tech world by storm back in the fall of 2010, it was happy to have two million users compared to the 28 million that were loyal to BlackBerry Messenger.
On Thursday, the company celebrated crossing the 50 million users mark, an accomplishment made more impressive considering that BlackBerry’s BBM is now within striking distance, in the neighbourhood of 60 million.
By The Canadian Press - Monday, January 28, 2013 at 12:55 PM - 0 Comments
TORONTO – Privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says the mobile chat app WhatsApp violated Canadian…
TORONTO – Privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says the mobile chat app WhatsApp violated Canadian privacy law and needs to be updated to comply with all her concerns.
Her office teamed up with the Dutch Data Protection Authority to investigate how users’ personal information was potentially being mishandled by the California-based mobile app developer.
WhatsApp, a multi-platform application that offers instant chatting similar to Research in Motion’s popular BlackBerry Messenger, was found to be violating Canadian and Dutch privacy laws for its policies dealing with the retention, safeguarding, and disclosure of personal data.