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Facebook Slapped With $5 Billion Fine Over Privacy Violations

In a historic judgment, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday slapped a massive $5 billion fine on Facebook over users' privacy violations...
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New Snapchat “Shows” Set to Compete with YouTube, Netflix

In a bid to compete with content-streaming players like Netflix and YouTube, photo-messaging app Snapchat is testing a new feature to let users binge-watch...
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Shutterfly among 1,325 Android Apps that Gather User Data without Permission

Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in the US identified 1,325 Android apps that were gathering data from devices even after people...
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Instagram Users Will Soon be able to Secretly Ban Bullies

To curb online bullying, Facebook-owned Instagram has announced a unique feature where a user can "shadow ban" or "restrict" a bully from commenting on...
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Facebook’s Digital Currency ‘Libra’ Launching In 2020

As the chorus grows to break up Facebook and regulators scramble to fix it over privacy violations, the social networking giant on Tuesday announced...
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Instagram Tests New Way Of Recovering Hacked Accounts

To offer more assurance in recovering hacked accounts, Facebook-owned messaging app Instagram is testing a new in-app account recovery process. To control cases where the...
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TikTok Introduces New Feature For Users’ Safety In India

The short video-making platform TikTok on Monday launched a 'Device Management' feature that would enable users in India to have complete control of their...
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Instagram Introduces New Stories Design In India

Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram has quietly rolled out a new design on its Stories option in India. The semi-circular selector wheel design, spotted this week,...
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Snapchat Employees Spied On Users’ Private Data

Workers across several departments at photo-messaging platform Snapchat who have privileged access to users' data spied on them for years, a Motherboard report has...
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Facebook Removes Over 3 Billion Fake Accounts In 6 Months

Facebook has removed more than three billion fake accounts in the October 2018-March 2019 period, saying that about 5 percent of its monthly active...
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Twitter To Introduce GIFs, Polls, Emojis To TweetDeck

TwitterMicro-blogging site Twitter plans to update its social media dashboard app TweetDeck with support for GIFs, polls and emojis. In a Twitter poll, users were...
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Instagram Stops Standalone Direct Messaging App

Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is putting an end to "Direct", its standalone camera-first messaging app which was used to send Instagram direct messages. "In the...
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Instagram Updates Content Blocking Policy, Will Now Allow Users To Appeal...

As part of its efforts to curb the spread of false information, conspiracy theories and hate on its platform, Instagram is implementing a policy...
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Twitter Now Allows You To Retweet With GIFS, Images

Micro-blogging site Twitter has rolled a new feature that allows its 326 million users to add images, videos, and GIFs to their re-tweets. Available for...
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TikTok Ban Lifted In India But Still Unavailable On Google, Apple...

The Madras High Court's Madurai Bench on Wednesday lifted the ban on video mobile application TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, subject to certain...

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