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WhatsApp and iMessage vulnerable to FBI searches – according to…the FBI

An internal FBI document obtained by Rolling Stone indicates that WhatsApp and iMessage, while billing themselves as secure messaging apps, are in fact very vulnerable to law-enforcement searches when the FBI has a warrant or subpoena. According to the document, WhatsApp will also provide more practically-real-time information about a user and their activities than nearly every other major messaging tool.

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LinkedIn tests “Group Identity B2B”, a privacy-first, first-party data solution to alleviate tracking

December 7, 2021

Looking for new ways to provide connectivity for its audience of 800 million customers amid new and evolving privacy regulations, LinkedIn is categorizing segments using Group Identity B2B. The tool, which is being tested by an initial group of users, will use data from LinkedIn profiles, including seniority and industry, to group individuals and enable marketers to reach relevant audiences without a need for tracking.

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CIAM Vendor Ping Identity Bought for $2.8 Billion by Private Investors

August 5, 2022

CIAM (Customer Identity and Access Management) was once largely about managing employee access to company systems, but it’s increasingly applied to consumer log-ins and identities as well.  This creates an overlap with the identity management systems more traditionally used for customer data.  The expanded market helps to explain why private investor Thoma Bravo just paid $2.8 billion for CIAM vendor Ping Identity, a 60% premium of its most recent stock price and just under 10x revenue.

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