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Photo and video messages that disappear after a few seconds have been popularized by Snapchat, the mobile messaging app that reportedly spurned multibillion takeover offers from Facebook and Google last year.
This ephemeral format has been especially popular with teens and young adults who like to exchange silly or racy messages without fear they'll be
haunted by them later.
Now Apple is getting into the game. Audio and video messages within iOS 8 will automatically vanish within a few minutes (Apple didn't say how many) unless you adjust your settings.
"You don't want to have to clean these up. Audio and video messages can take up space," said Greg Joswiak, head of iOS product marketing. "So they're set to self-destruct unless you choose to keep them."
Abortion set back 30 years
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Privacy on the internet is important
France staged pre-dawn raids on suspected Islamists and bombed Islamic State's stronghold in Syria as the prime minister steeled the nation Monday for more bloodshed after its deadliest ever terror attacks.
As France prepared to observe a minute's silence in honour of the at least 129 people killed in Friday's bloodbath, police conducted 168 raids across the country, uncovering in one case "an arsenal of weapons." Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday morning that the raids targeted drug traffickers who were funding Islamic extremism. He said that computers, mobile phones, and weapons were seized in raids across 19 départements. There were 23 arrests made in all, with over 30 arms seized - four of which were weapons of war including at least one rocket launcher.
French prosecutors said they had identified two more attackers involved in the assault, including one previously charged in a "terrorist" case.
The 28-year-old Samy Amimour was involved in the massacre of 89 people in the Bataclan concert hall, they said.
HORROR IN THE FRENCH CAPITAL
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