Tag: Chat

PS4 update lets parents decide which games kids can and can’t chat in

Sony is giving the PlayStation 4 one more big update before the PS5 arrives, and it’s particularly good news for parents. A version 8.00 update releasing today makes multiple additions, including simpler and more adaptable parental controls. Limits on communication and viewing user-made content are now lumped together to make it “easier for parents to understand.” Crucially, kids can now ask for permission to use communications in specific games — you can make an exception if you know a young one will be talking to friends.

Not everything is positive. The 8.00 update removes user-made events and the creation of private communities. You can still use private communities that already exist, but they’ll clearly dwindle without the option to make more. Sony hasn’t explained the move, but we’ve asked for comment.

There are more additions that might offset that decision. Party and Messages are now more closely connected, with a

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Louis Vuitton, Volvo Tapping Thai Social Commerce Via Line Chat App | World News

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Luxury fashion and auto brands in Thailand have turned to selling their products on Japanese chat app Line amid the coronavirus pandemic, tapping the country’s growing appetite for social commerce, a top executive said on Thursday.

Brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Volvo were among those that opened official accounts on the messaging app, which outranks Facebook’s WhatsApp and Rakuten’s Viber in Thailand, aiming to connect with users during a coronavirus lockdown.

“The luxury category was forced to adapt because their stores were closed,” Line Thailand chief commercial officer, Norasit Sitivechvichit, told Reuters.

Thailand earlier this year imposed a nationwide curfew and closed malls for nearly two months to contain infections.

“During the pandemic, sellers became very active,” Norasit said, adding that others sold cosmetics and fast-moving consumer goods.

Line, which charges sellers for sending messages and live streaming, said its monthly active users in Thailand grew

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Priority Technology Holdings, Inc. to Participate in Fireside Chat Hosted by Alliance Global Partners

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ALPHARETTA, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 6, 2020–

Priority Technology Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTH) (“Priority”), a leading provider of merchant acquiring, integrated payment software and commercial payment solutions, today announced that it will participate in a virtual event as part of Alliance Global Partners’ Tech Talk series.

Tom Priore, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Priority, will take part in a fireside chat at 11:00 a.m. EDT on October 8, 2020.

You can register for the live webinar discussion and access the webcast here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6HgsJqRiQBK0g0ZdfrEHIQ

About Priority Technology Holdings, Inc.

Priority is a leading provider of merchant acquiring, integrated payment software and corporate payment solutions, offering unique product and service capabilities to its merchant network and distribution partners. Priority’s enterprise operates from a purpose-built payments infrastructure that includes tailored customer service offerings and

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To keep your WhatsApp chat private, change backup settings now





A lot has been said about the privacy of WhatsApp chats in the past few weeks, especially in the light of chats that proved as electronic evidence for the latest NCB cases in India. India is the largest market for WhatsApp with around 400 million users. But the revelation that maybe private chats are not so private left most of the 40 crore users of WhatsApp in India a little insecure.

WhatsApp later gave out a clarifying statement saying that only the receiver gets to see the sender’s message with its end-to-end encryption feature. But in the same breath, the now-Facebook-owned platform stated that the backups of these chats in cloud platforms, either Google Drive or iCloud, are not end-to-end encrypted and can be accessed or hacked into.

One method users can put to use if they are not very keen on storing their chat backups that can be accessed

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Facebook Integrates Messenger Chat With Instagram

Facebook  (FB) – Get Report said on Wednesday that it would incorporate its Messenger service with Instagram’s direct messages, enabling the apps’ users to directly communicate with each other through calls and chats.

Users can also control where and whether they receive messages and calls — in their chats or message requests, or not at all according to the company’s privacy control policies, the Menlo Park, Calif., social-media giant said in a statement.

With the new update, Facebook is changing how users can control their privacy, including tools that will enable them to report suspicious activity.

Facebook said it would first integrate those features on Instagram and Messenger in a few countries and then expand globally.

With the update, users can stay connected with their friends and family without deciding which app to use to communicate. Instagram users can decide if they want to update to the new

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Now You Can Use Instagram to Chat With Friends on Facebook Messenger

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook began allowing people to use the photo-sharing app Instagram and the messaging app Messenger to communicate with each other on Wednesday, as part of a planned integration of the social network’s major messaging applications.

With the changes, people who use Instagram can now send photo, video or text messages to those who use Facebook Messenger, and vice versa. The two apps had operated separately, with no direct communication between them. Facebook said it would also add roughly 10 features to Instagram that were previously exclusive to Messenger, such as group video watch sessions, an ephemeral messaging mode and “selfie stickers.”

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, announced last year that he planned to knit together the company’s three messaging apps, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, noting that more people were communicating privately online. That’s a marked difference from the early days of Facebook, when users publicly posted to

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Clubhouse users are angry after anti-Semitism chat on Yom Kippur

  • A chatroom on Clubhouse exploded into an anti-Semitic tirade on Monday night, several people in the room told Business Insider.
  • Some participants in the invite-only chatroom repeated tropes about Jewish people and argued that Black people could not trust Jewish people because they participate in the economic system of their oppressors, capitalism.
  • The conversation’s timing was especially difficult for members of the Jewish community celebrating Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.
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A number of people on Clubhouse, the audio-only chat app used by tech founders and investors, took to Twitter to express their anger after a chatroom conversation erupted with anti-Semitic points of view on Monday evening.

Monday was also Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.

Hundreds of people tuned into a chatroom, which was named “Anti-Semitism and Black Culture,” on Monday night as a

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Sling TV launches Watch Party feature with text and video chat

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Sling customers can now co-watch programming. 


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Sling TV on Wednesday launched a co-watching feature in beta that lets customers tune into live programming with up to three other people. Watch Party also allows participants to connect via text and video chat. 

The feature is currently available to existing Sling TV customers via Google Chrome web browsers on laptop and desktop computers. As part of a beta preview, guests can also join a Sling Watch Party by creating a free Sling TV account through Sept. 30.

Customers can choose from live or on-demand content in Sling Orange, Sling Blue, Sling Latino and Sling International services, or any Sling TV Extra, depending on their subscription. Each participant can control their own camera and the volume of streamed content and video chat streams. Sling customers

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WOW! to Participate in Live Virtual Fireside Chat as Part of KeyBanc’s Future of Technology Series

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, today announced the company’s CEO, Teresa Elder, and CTO, John Rego will participate in a fireside chat as part of KeyBanc’s Future of Technology Series on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

The event is part of KeyBanc’s ongoing series focused on timely and unique content across the technology landscape. Elder and Rego will discuss current market shifts in the telecommunications industry as a result of an increase in remote work, digital acceleration, deglobalization and changing consumer consumption habits.

“We are looking forward to participating in KeyBanc’s event not only to discuss how WOW! is helping ensure customers experience the highest quality of service during this unprecedented time, but to also further the dialogue on the impact of the pandemic on the telecommunications industry,” said Teresa Elder, CEO of WOW!.

To learn more

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