Hell Yes, Slack Just Dropped a Dark Mode for Desktop

After rolling out dark mode on mobile earlier this year, workplace chat app Slack is finally bringing its dark theme to desktop as well. Read More >>

Don’t Toy With Me, Slack

Slack is one of those apps that needs to just work. But too often, especially when I’m on a mobile wifi connection, it barely works at all. Read More >>

Slack Resetting Thousands of User Passwords After Learning 2015 Breach Was Worse Than Previously Known

Slack is resetting roughly 100,000 user passwords for accounts that were active in 2015. The company has only recently learned that an old security breach from four years ago was perhaps worse than previously thought. Read More >>

Slack Goes Wonky, Gives Millions the Day Off

If you woke up Friday morning, logged into Slack, only to find it a hellhole of bugs – it’s not just you. Users all over the world have been reporting outages, repeating messages, and errors with the popular workplace communication tool. Read More >>

Microsoft Bans Employees From Using Slack, Has Amazon Web Services and Google Docs on a ‘Discouraged’ List

PC giant Microsoft has informed its staff not to use popular chat app and competitor Slack, adding it to a list of “prohibited and discouraged technology” comprised of software and services that it does not want employees using outside of specific circumstances, Geekwire reported on Friday. Read More >>

Slack’s Direct Listing on the New York Stock Exchange Makes Uber and Lyft Look Like Absolute Chumps

In its first day on the New York Stock Exchange, workplace messaging company Slack leapt over 50 per cent above its reference price of $26 (£20) per share despite employing an unusual, less costly strategy to debut on the market. Across a few hours of trading, Slack’s total value soared to $23.1 billion (£18.13 billion), while concurrently making what were, respectively, supposed to be the year’s blockbuster IPOs look like absolute dogpoo. Read More >>

Slack Kills Bug That Could Have Let Hackers Intercept, Modify Files

A bug discovered in Slack, the workplace messaging app, may have allowed an attacker to intercept files downloaded from inside Slack’s Windows desktop client, according to security researchers. Read More >>

Slack is Cracking Down on Fun

A public Slack channel that offered up cash prizes of $1,000 to guess a random word – yes, you read that right – has been shut down by the company, which said the game violated its rules. Read More >>

Upcoming Tech IPOs Will Mint Hundreds of Overnight Millionaires and Silicon Valley Vultures Are Licking Their Chops

The day started with an intense tropical storm consuming the US city of San Francisco, California, but by evening the clouds had parted just in time for a group of grinning and excited venture capitalists, techies, and real estate agents to gather at atop a downtown highrise that overlooks the city all the way to across the Bay to Oakland. Read More >>

Slack: Sorry We Gave You the Boot If You Visited Iran

After unnecessarily banning some of its customers from its platform, Slack is now apologising for the significant overreach. Read More >>

What the ‘Someone Is Typing’ Bubbles in Messaging Apps Actually Mean

Whether it’s a series of blinking ellipsis or an explicit notification that “someone’s typing,” the messaging feature known as a typing indicator is both a useful tool and a source of anxiety for many people. But knowing more about how it works can at least limit the guessing games that cause us stress. Read More >>

Slack Is Down and I’ve Never Felt Less Alive

On Wednesday, Slack confirmed that users worldwide were experiencing difficulty connecting to the workplace messaging service, pledging to investigate the problem and provide updates soon. Read More >>

Squirrel Is a New App That’s Just Like Slack but Made by Yahoo, and We’ll Leave It at That

Well this is odd. It looks like Yahoo is releasing a new messaging app. The invite-only service is called Squirrel, as Android Police reports, and honestly it looks a lot like Slack, but with a focus on families instead of office productivity. It might turn out to be a huge hit, just a new, creepy way for Yahoo to gather more data about you, or maybe it’s simply yet another messaging app doomed to failure. Read More >>

Shhlack Lets You Encrypt Slack Messages So Your Boss Can’t See Private Conversations

Slack, the messaging service of choice for tens of thousands of organisations, has given employers a considerable amount of access to the data and communications of employees. A new tool called Shhlack finally gives employees the power to shield their private conversations with end-to-end encryption. Read More >>

New Slack Tool Lets Your Boss Potentially Access Far More of Your Data Than Before

Slack, the ubiquitous workplace communication app, can be a bit deceptive when it comes to private channels and direct messages. Employers have long had the option to take a peek at what you’re saying behind the curtain, but a new change is making it easier for them to do so and everyone needs to be aware. Read More >>