Day: January 28, 2021

Welcome to the client-serverless revolution

Today’s users expect the entire internet at their fingertips no matter where they are or what device they’re using. But this capability has been difficult for application developers to deliver until only recently. 

During the past several years, smartphones, browsers, and embedded devices have advanced so much that they function as globally distributed, mobile rich clients. They can deliver remote user experiences comparable to what users would experience if they were using a local or high-speed dedicated connection.

This milestone is partly due to the rise of serverless architecture, microservices, and cloud-native services and the way they enable developers to

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Pardon the Intrusion #35: WhatsApp’s Messaging Mess

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Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security.

Well, that escalated quickly.

After alerting users of a change in privacy policy earlier this month and kicking up a storm, WhatsApp has backed down— for now.

The in-app alert on January 6 urged users to agree to the new terms and conditions that grants the app the right to share with Facebook some personal data about them, such as their phone number and location. Users failing to agree to the revised

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