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Mobile Minutes: Yahoo email scanning; Shopify and Messenger; Amazon’s social data; Facebook’s Secret Conversations

October 6, 2016

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Yahoo email scanning prompts European ire
Yahoo’s decision to scan clients’ email accounts at the behest of the U.S. authorities has prompted questions in Europe as to whether EU citizens’ data had been compromised, and could help derail a new trans-Atlantic data sharing deal.
Read more on Reuters

Shopify lets merchants sell items through Facebook Messenger
With a new Shopify feature announced Wednesday, merchants that use the company’s online storefronts and commerce services can now place listings for products in Messenger, letting its one billion users purchase goods without having to leave the app.
Read more on Fortune

Bullishness on Amazon is surging: Social media data
Shares in Amazon saw a spike in bullish mentions on Twitter in the past week as investors get more optimistic about the internet giant’s gains in the e-commerce and cloud computing markets.
Read more on CNBC

Facebook finally rolls out end-to-end encryption for Messenger called Secret Conversations
Facebook has rolled out its end-to-end encryption for its 1 billion users of the company’s Messenger service. The new layer of secure communication can be enabled by turning Secret Conversations on in any chat.
Read more on International Business Times

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