Department of Justice asks judge to force Facebook to decrypt Messenger

A U.S. District court has sided with Facebook in their standoff with the U. S. Department of Justice over the government’s attempts to wiretap voice calls in Messenger. In August, three unnamed sources confirmed to Reuters that the U.S. government was trying to force Facebook’s hand regarding the encryption on its Messenger app. The government wants the […]


AOL’s instant messenger rises from the ashes, but your buddies didn’t survive

America Online’s instant messenger, AIM, now rises from the ashes as AIM Phoenix. It’s not an official service but is instead run by Wildman Productions, a non-profit organization comprised of “hobbyist programmers and other artists.” AIM Phoenix essentially uses discontinued software to send messages through a private server and doesn’t actually connect to America Online […]