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Pareteum to Provide Multifactor Authentication to Rakuten Viber Users

Rakuten Viber selects Pareteum Experience Cloud for enhanced secure user experience Pareteum Corporation, a cloud communications platform company, announced that it has been selected by Rakuten Viber, a leading global messaging app, to provide API-driven multifactor authentication services for an enhanced and secure end user experience. Viber, a subsidiary of Rakuten, the Tokyo-based digital services brand active in banking, ecommerce, media, and communications, is one of the most widely adopted messaging apps in the…

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: How Chat Apps Became Political

During the recent protests in Hong Kong, organizers looking to avoid government surveillance turned to Telegram. The encrypted messaging app soon became one of the most downloaded apps in Hong Kong. Then its servers were hit by a cyberattack that its founder said came “mostly from China.” In the wake of Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings, the government blocked residents from accessing the country’s most popular social media and messaging apps, including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Viber. According to officials, the…