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January 23, 2024

WhatsApp could offer yet another way to share files with people nearby

  • WhatsApp is considering adding a new feature to share files with people nearby. 
  • This feature would be similar to AirDrop and Nearby Share and says the file transfers are end-to-end encrypted. 
  • There is no official release date for the feature yet, but it has the potential to bring cross-platform file sharing to WhatsApp’s 2 billion users worldwide. 
  • For more, please visit The Verge website.

Telegram is rolling out ‘view-once’ voice and video messages 

  • Telegram is rolling out new features for both regular and premium users.
  • Regular users will get features like “view-once” video and voice messages, read receipts, and the ability to pause recording.
  • Premium users will get additional features like hiding read times and choosing who can message them first.
  • For more, please visit the Tech Crunch website.

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Crumbling schools plagued by leaks and cold, BBC finds 

  • Many schools in the UK are in poor condition, with some being cold and having leaks.
  • Last year, the National Audit Office (NAO) reported around 700,000 children were learning in “a school that the responsible body or DfE believes needs major rebuilding or refurbishment.”
  • The government has provided some funding for repairs, but it is not enough to address the problem fully.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

Kent Police urge public to be ‘vigilant’ of child sexual abuse as county records high number of offences 

  • Kent Police are urging the public to be vigilant following a rise in child sexual abuse offences.
  • The NSPCC is launching a new campaign alongside the Home Office to encourage people to report concerns.
  • The charity is urging the public to use the Helpline to express concerns they have about a child.
  • For more, please visit the Kent Live website.