Fake text messages on the rise, but experts warn Australians most losses are from more sophisticated scams

Financial scams have become more sophisticated and easier to perpetrate, ballooning into a billion-dollar industry in Australia, experts have warned. Last year more than 239,000 scams worth $570m were reported to Scamwatch, but the organisation says the real number is much higher, as only about 13% of scams are reported. Investment scams remain the number … Read more

Premiers’ New Year’s messages talk economic improvement, health care, cost of living

VANCOUVER — Premiers across the country used their New Year’s messages to emphasize everything from housing and affordability to healthy lifestyles. In his first New Year’s message as premier of British Columbia, David Eby says he’s honoured to celebrate the successes of 2022 “including the remarkable economic recovery in our province as we come out … Read more

Twitter employees flooded internal Slack channels with goodbye salute emojis and farewell messages as Musk’s ‘hardcore’

Twitter staff flooded internal Slack channels with salute emojis Thursday as Musk’s stay-or-go deadline passed. Employees had until 5 p.m. ET Thursday to commit to Musk’s “hardcore” vision of be laid off. Fewer than half of Twitter employees have accepted Musk’s ultimatum, Insider reported. Twitter employees flooded internal Slack channels with farewell messages and salute … Read more

Stocks Rise With Yields as Fed Messages Digested: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — European stocks rose and US index futures pointed to a stronger open on Wall Street after two days of losses triggered by Federal Reserve signals that interest rates would continue to rise for a while yet. Most Read from Bloomberg Europe’s Stoxx index rose 0.8%, led by energy, banking and utilities, though shares … Read more

NFL Week 10 early games live tracker: Josh Allen active, but Bills sending mixed messages about starter

Who’d have guessed that the would have a better record than the heading into their NFL Week 10 matchup? The 7-1 Vikings face a 6-2 Bills team coming off a tough loss last week in New York. Will and Buffalo rebound? This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here … Read more

WhatsApp is down for thousands of users, making it impossible to send and receive messages

WhatsApp went down for thousands of users on Tuesday morning. Users could access the app and their chats, but they weren’t able to send or receive messages. The app was still not working an hour after WhatsApp went down. Thousands of WhatsApp users have been unable to send or receive messages, amid an outage on … Read more

Google is giving Apple a dose of its own medicine. iPhones owners will now get annoying messages that an Android user ‘r

Google’s Messages app is getting updates like in-line replies to single messages and starring texts. Some of the new features are RCS enabled, which is not fully compatible with Apple’s iMessage. RCS works over internet, so it can support more features like multimedia and interactive features. Google is giving Apple a taste of its own … Read more

Google Messages updates bring iOS reactions and YouTube embeds

Google has detailed the new, recent and upcoming changes to its Messages app in an effort to advocate for the more widespread adoption of the RCS messaging protocol. Apple chief Tim Cook recently that the company has no plans to fix the ‘green bubbles’ texting experience anytime soon, but Google’s feature additions improve messaging interoperability … Read more

Elon Musk’s trove of private text messages is a bad look for him — and another win for Twitter, experts say

Hundreds of Elon Musk’s texts could work against him in his court battle with Twitter, experts say. The texts were released Thursday as a part of the pretrial discovery process for Twitter’s lawsuit. The messages appear to show Musk was aware of issues with bots ahead of offering to buy the company. A released Thursday … Read more