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Mozilla appoints former Chief Marketing Officer Chris Beard as interim CEO

Mozilla has appointed Chris Beard to its board of directors and has also awarded him the position of interim CEO.

Previous CEO Brendan Eich stepped down earlier this month after criticism of his personal beliefs.
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RTX becomes the latest company to offer a Mobile Voice Short Codes service

European telecom operator RTX, which previously used the RouteTrader brand for its services, has added Mobile Voice Short Codes to its product portfolio.

Its MVSC solution lets organisations promote a five or seven digit number that any UK mobile phone can either call or communicate with via SMS text message.

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US Federal Trade Commission reminds Facebook of its privacy obligations as WhatsApp acquisition progresses

US Federal Trade Commission reminds Facebook of its privacy obligations as WhatsApp acquisition progresses

Facebook and WhatsApp have received a letter from the US Federal Trade Commission reminding them about user privacy.

In February, Facebook announced that it was planning to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in a deal worth $16 billion (£9.6 billion).

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Heartbleed bug affects some Android and BlackBerry products

Google and BlackBerry have both confirmed that aspects of their mobile software are affected by the Heartbleed bug.

Heartbleed, which became public last week, exploits a flaw in the OpenSSL software. OpenSSL is one of the options for protecting online information and preventing criminals from ‘listening in’ to internet traffic.

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Chris Tooley appointed as CEO of Lycamobile

International virtual mobile network Lycamobile has appointed Chris Tooley as its new CEO.

He replaces Milind Kangle, who left the company earlier this year.

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