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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 […]


Internet, Social Networking

What is the metaverse? A (kind of) simple explainer

November 9, 2021

Via: Mashable

Despite how new it appears, it already feels like the metaverse is everywhere. Facebook’s, I mean, Meta’s recent rebrand and investments, triggered a new wave of interest in the metaverse. It’s all over headlines, corporate news, memes, gaming platforms, and […]


Internet, Social Networking

Instagram will let users co-author posts and share likes

October 19, 2021

Via: The Verge

Instagram is kicking off a week of product reveals with the announcement of “Collabs,” a new feature that lets two users jointly share ownership of a single feed post or Reel. Tomorrow, it’s following this up by testing a new […]


Internet, Social Networking

Instagram will now let creators practice live videos

October 14, 2021

Via: Mashable

Anyone who’s ever done an Instagram Live will know the prep behind it, making sure everything is just right: lighting, volume, Internet connection, the works. I do not count myself amongst these creators, but I can imagine it’s a stressful […]


Internet, Social Networking

Facebook apologizes for that massive outage, says no user data was compromised

October 5, 2021

Via: Mashable

Guess who’s back after a 6-hour outage? It’s Facebook, and the company is sorry. In an oddly short update on its engineering blog, Facebook explained the root cause of the outage that saw half the world suddenly post memes on […]


Internet, Social Networking

Instagram is testing new ‘Favorites’ to bring order to your chaotic feed

September 13, 2021

Via: The Verge

You’re on Instagram looking for your best friend’s daily dog update, but you have to scroll endlessly through a sea of posts you care little about, and probably forget what you’re looking for in the first place. After a few […]


Internet, Social Networking

Twitter’s Super Follows could run into an App Store problem

September 2, 2021

Via: The Verge

The launch of Super Follows marked the beginning of the end for truly free content on Twitter, and the start of whatever Patreon-infused future lays ahead for the microblogging app. Supporting creators directly with monthly payments isn’t a bad thing, […]


Internet, Social Networking

LinkedIn says it’s killing Stories. Yes, LinkedIn had Stories.

August 31, 2021

Via: Mashable

The platform everyone hates is doing away with a feature no one wanted. LinkedIn announced Tuesday that, as of the end of September, LinkedIn Stories will be no more. The format, initially made popular by Snapchat before being shameless copied […]