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Hundreds of Instagram users report hacked accounts over past month

According to Mashable, a number of people have reported having their Instagram accounts hacked this month,  with many of these hacks appearing to have taken the same approach. The report noted that users found themselves logged out of their accounts with their handle, profile image, contact info and bios all having been changed. When they tried to reset their passwords they… Read More »

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Facebook Acquired Email Startup Redkix

With an eye toward its Workplace by Facebook enterprise offering, Facebook announced it has acquired Redkix, a startup that provides tools to communicate more effectively by combining email with a more formal collaboration tool. The companies did not reveal the acquisition price. Facebook made the purchase in hopes of building out its own communication features inside Workplace, the enterprise version… Read More »

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Snapchat to end Snapcash payment system

Popular social media site Snapchat has announced it will be shutting down its payment feature snapcash as of 30th august, this is according to TechCrunch. “Yes, we’re discontinuing the Snapcash feature as of August 30, 2018,” the company wrote. “Snapcash was our first product created in partnership with another company — Square. We’re thankful for… Read More »

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Twitter’s fake account crackdown leads to stock tumble

Twitter stock fell as much as 9% Monday after a Washington Post report found the company had deleted more than 70 million accounts in May and June and that the pace of suspensions has continued this month in an effort to crack down fake accounts. Twitter’s stock rebounded somewhat after the company’s chief financial officer,… Read More »

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Instagram may allow you to ask questions in Stories

Barely a month after it announced a host of new features, it looks like Instagram is testing yet another feature for Stories. according to Android Police Instagram appears to be testing a new feature that allows users to ask specific questions. Viewers then can then tap into the text box and respond with whatever they like…. Read More »

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Facebook reveals it shared user data with dozens of companies

Facebook has admitted providing dozens of hardware and software makers, as well as application developers with special access to user data after publicly saying it restricted such access in 2015. According to 747 pages of documents delivered to Congress late Friday, the social networking giant continued sharing information with 61 hardware and software makers after it said it… Read More »

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Facebook to allow users view all active ads running on Pages

Transparency is Facebook’s new favorite word after its recent privacy blunders. On Thursday, the social media giant announced that it will allow users to see all the active ads a Facebook page is running across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and its partner network making online ads more “transparent” to its users. The change lets people see all of… Read More »

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Twitter Launches Ad Transparency Center

Back in October, Twitter announced that it would be launching a an Ads Transparency Center. On Thursday, the micro-blogging platform unveiled its Ads Transparency Center which makes it easier  for users to identify political campaign ads and know who paid for them. This comes hot on the heels of the constant criticism the social media site and other online… Read More »

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Instagram brings video calls and other cool features

On Tuesday, Instagram is rolled out video chatting within Direct, which will allow you to talk to up to four people at once. To initiate a video call you simply need to launch the feature through the Direct tab. Video calls can support one-on-one conversations or a group of up to four people. You’ll also need… Read More »

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