Ars Technica: Slack patches vulnerability in Windows client that could be used to hijack files

Ars Technica: Slack patches vulnerability in Windows client that could be used to hijack files. “On May 17, researchers at Tenable revealed that they had discovered a vulnerability in the Windows version of the desktop application for Slack, the widely used collaboration service. The vulnerability, in Slack Desktop version 3.3.7 for Windows, could have been used to change the destination of a file download from a Slack conversation to a remote file share owned by an attacker.”

The productivity pit: how Slack is ruining work (Vox)

Vox: The productivity pit: how Slack is ruining work. “On average, employees at large companies are each sending more than 200 Slack messages per week, according to Time Is Ltd., a productivity-analytics company that taps into workplace programs — including Slack, calendar apps, and the Office Suite — in order to give companies recommendations on how to be more productive. Power users sending out more than 1,000 messages per day are ‘not an exception.’ Keeping up with these conversations can seem like a full-time job. After a while, the software goes from helping you work to making it impossible to get work done.”

The Verge: Slack is bridging email to chat, improving calendar integration and search

The Verge: Slack is bridging email to chat, improving calendar integration and search. “Slack arrived more than five years ago with the bold attempt to try to kill email in the workplace. It’s 2019, we’re all still sending emails, and Slack may have even made emails stronger. Thankfully, Slack has realized that our email and calendaring solutions are useful and should work more closely with its chat software. We’ve seen this recently with Office 365 integration, and now the company is going a few steps further by bridging email and calendaring directly into Slack.”

Business Insider: $7 billion Slack just made it easier to search for channels as it takes on Microsoft

Business Insider: $7 billion Slack just made it easier to search for channels as it takes on Microsoft. “Slack launched a new update on Monday that makes it easier to search for channels. A channel, basically a chat room on Slack devoted to a specific topic or group of people, is one of the primary ways that people interact on the service.”

TechCrunch: Slack now has more than 10 million daily active users

TechCrunch: Slack now has more than 10 million daily active users . “As Slack reportedly readies itself for an entry to the public markets, the high-flying startup is ready to brag a little bit about what it has accomplished in the past year. In a blog post, the company shared that it now has 10 million daily active users on the platform, up from 8 million DAUs in May. It’s not just tech companies in Silicon Valley using the service either, the company broke down the number a bit, clarifying that more than half of the DAUs are from outside the United States.”