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Internet, Social Networking

Twitter discontinues its free API access, paid version in the pipeline

February 2, 2023

Via: GSMArena.com

In a new tweet from Twitter’s developers’ account, the company announced that it’s closing its free API access starting February 9 – a week from now. A new paid basic tier will be available soon. Twitter is bleeding money each […]


Internet, Social Networking

Instagram is adding more limits on targeting teens with ads

January 11, 2023

Via: Mashable

Instagram is making more changes to the ad experiences for teens as part of an ongoing attempt by the Meta-owned company to stop harming young people. The platform said in a post that it will further restrict the options advertisers […]


Internet, Social Networking

Instagram finally drops the shopping tab from its news feed to focus on content

January 10, 2023

Via: Techradar

In what will be a great start to 2023 for many Instagram users, myself included, Meta announced that the navigation bar will have the ‘post’ icon back in the center again, instead of the top right in the Feed page. […]


Internet, Social Networking

TikTok officially banned from US government smartphones

December 28, 2022

Via: Techradar

If you’re an employee of the US government and love creating and watching TikTok videos, we have some bad news for you. The Committee on House Administration (COA) has contacted staff saying they are no longer allowed to have the […]


Internet, Social Networking

Instagram is down and suspending many accounts – here’s what we know

October 31, 2022

Via: Techradar

It looks like Instagram is down. Millions of users have been trying to scroll through their feed on the app, but rather than being brought with photos or reels, people are discovering that their accounts are locked out. As of […]


Internet, Social Networking

How to rescue your hacked account: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and more

October 17, 2022

Via: The Verge

Nearly 2 out of 5 Americans say that hackers have taken over their social media accounts. And those numbers are likely to rise as more and more account information gets leaked in breaches of big corporations. “[Hackers are] taking those […]


Internet, Social Networking

Majority of U.S. adults want Big Tech to restrict misinformation on social platforms

October 7, 2022

Via: Mashable

The majority of social media users are standing behind Big Tech companies’ efforts to curb misinformation, even as users of “alternative” social media sites find community in the unregulated media environments fostered by “free-speech” advocates. The information comes from a […]


Internet, Social Networking

Instagram working on feature to prevent users from viewing unsolicited nudes

September 22, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Instagram parent Meta confirmed to The Verge that it is developing a nudity protection feature for the photo-and-video sharing platform. Researcher Alessandro Paluzzi tweeted a screengrab of the technology, which “covers photos that may contain nudity in chat.” People will […]


Cybersecurity, Internet, Security, Social Networking

The Pentagon has ordered a review of US psyops on social media

September 19, 2022

Via: The Verge

Pentagon officials have ordered a sweeping review of US information warfare operations conducted through social media platforms, The Washington Post reports, after Twitter and Meta both identified networks of fake accounts believed to be connected to the US military. Citing […]


Internet, Social Networking

The US government got caught using sock puppets to spread propaganda on social media

August 25, 2022

Via: The Verge

While countries like Russia and China have been making headlines for years with their disinformation and propaganda campaigns on platforms like Twitter and Facebook, it turns out that the US and other Western countries have been playing the same game. […]


Internet, Social Networking

Google Search is changing, in a big way

August 18, 2022

Via: Techradar

Google is readying a wide-reaching search engine update that it says will improve the quality and authenticity of results. In a new blog post, the company describes a series of changes set to roll out in the coming months, the […]


Internet, Social Networking

YouTube is more popular than TikTok among teens

August 10, 2022

Via: Mashable

While the days of Nyan Cat and Salad Fingers are over, teens still love YouTube. According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, YouTube is the most popular social media platform among teens ages 13 to 17. They […]


Internet, Social Networking

LinkedIn is still the most popular phishing lure around

July 20, 2022

Via: Techradar

When it comes to impersonating(opens in new tab) big brands, LinkedIn is still the most popular target, with almost half (45%) of all impersonation attempts spoofing the social network. Check Point Research’s (CPR) latest analysis found that while LinkedIn’s share […]


Internet, Social Networking

TikTok announces content maturity ranking system

July 13, 2022

Via: Mashable

Wednesday, TikTok announced that in the coming weeks, the platform will roll out a content maturity ranking system aimed at preventing inappropriate content from reaching teenage users, as well as other features that allow users to customize their For You […]


Internet, Social Networking

TikTok update helps to prevent users from being cheated out by their own videos

May 20, 2022

Via: Techradar

In order to make the creator economy a fairer, TikTok has implemented new tools that allow users to properly credit their inspiration for their latest video, alongside giving credit to the original user who made the video in the first […]


Internet, Social Networking

LinkedIn just received a small but very useful upgrade

May 2, 2022

Via: Techradar

The job site and professional social networking platform LinkedIn has added a new feature that allows users to add a website link to their profiles. Once this new feature rolls out, users whose profiles have Creator Mode enabled will be […]


Internet, Social Networking

Instagram launches auto-generated captions for IG Feed videos

March 1, 2022

Via: Mashable

Captions are coming to your IG Feed. On Tuesday, Instagram announced that it would be adding auto-generated captions for IG Feed videos, in order to make the app “more accessible for those in the deaf/hard-of-hearing communities.” The feature is available […]


Internet, Social Networking

Microsoft says its ads now reach a billion people worldwide

January 7, 2022

Via: Techradar

Microsoft has achieved a major milestone after its ad network – spread across Bing, Outlook.com, AOL, MSN.com, Yahoo, and other properties – reached one billion people last year. The news comes via MediaPost, which cites Microsoft internal data and ComScore […]


Internet, Social Networking

Facebook’s Meta rebrand goes live in Apple’s App Store and Google Play

December 17, 2021

Via: Mashable

You may have forgotten about it (perhaps on purpose) but Facebook, the company, has recently rebranded itself to Meta. All of the company’s apps have retained their old names, but the rebrand is bringing about some changes. As noticed by […]


Internet, Social Networking

Meta Expands Facebook Protect Program to Activists, Journalists, Government Officials

December 2, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, on Thursday announced an expansion of its Facebook Protect security program to include human rights defenders, activists, journalists, and government officials who are more likely to be targeted by bad actors across its […]