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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
LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — An ethnic Rohingya man sleeps on used clothing donated by local residents at a sports stadium turned into temporary shelter for migrants whose boats washed ashore on Sumatra island on Sunday, in Lhoksukon, Aceh province, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Over the past three days, more than 1,000 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh have landed on the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi with another 600 arriving in Indonesia's westernmost province of Aceh. Many more are believed trapped in packed boats at sea, some after being abandoned by captains and smugglers, activists and officials said.
Abandoned at sea, thousands of Bangladeshis and members of Myanmar's long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim-minority appeared Wednesday to have no place to go after two Southeast Asian nations refused to offer refuge to boatloads of hungry men, women and children.
Smugglers have fled wooden trawlers in recent days as fears grew of a massive regional crackdown on human trafficking syndicates, leaving the migrants to fend for themselves. The United Nations pleaded for countries in the region to keep their borders open and help rescue those stranded, while some parliamentarians slammed the "not-in my-back-yard" attitude.
MORE POSSIBLE BOAT REFUGEES HITTING THE HIGH SEAS FROM ROHINGYA AND BANGLADESH