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Instagram Lead Says He's Not Happy With Reels Yet, Might 'Consolidate' Video Formats

In an interview with The Verge's Decoder podcast, the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, says he's "not yet happy" with the platform's TikTok competitor Reels. The Verge reports: "I'm not yet happy with it," he says. "We're growing both in terms of how much people are sharing and how much people are consuming, but we have a long way to go. And we have to be honest that TikTok is ahead." He went on to say the team is mostly focused on "table stakes" right now, and not honed in on how to differentia...
Tags: Instagram, Tech, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri


WhatsApp panics as users flee to rivals in privacy boycott

The encrypted messaging service is having to embark on some damage control after criticism about its new terms and conditions The post WhatsApp panics as users flee to rivals in privacy boycott appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Facebook, Business, Privacy, Russia, India, Whatsapp, Messages, Telegram, Signal, Pavel Durov, Encrypted Messaging, Openaccess, Top Six, Adam Mosseri


What is swatting? Here's what you need to know about the act of making false police reports with malicious intent, and how to protect yourself from it

You can safeguard yourself against swatters by enhancing your digital security. Kerkez/Getty Images Swatting is the act of calling the police on an innocent person with a false claim that the individual is an active shooter, kidnapper, or another type of hostile criminal. Livestreamers are a common target for swatting since it allows the person calling the police to see the results of their call immediately. Swatting is recognized as a federal crime in the United States.  If you find yours...
Tags: Security, Gaming, Instagram, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Cyber Security, Fbi, United States, Justin Bieber, Kansas, Black Lives Matter, Livestreaming, Finch, Swatting, Digital Security


WhatsApp Clarifies It's Not Giving All Your Data To Facebook

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: WhatsApp has published a new FAQ page to its website outlining its stances on user privacy in response to widespread backlash over an upcoming privacy policy update. The core issue relates to WhatsApp's data-sharing procedures with Facebook, with many users concerned an updated privacy policy going into effect on February 8th will mandate sharing of sensitive profile information with WhatsApp's parent company. That isn't true -- the update has ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Eu, Signal, Facebook It, Facebook We, Bosworth, Cathcart, Andrew Boz Bosworth, Adam Mosseri, Will Cathcart, Facebook AR VR


Facebook bans Trump through Biden inauguration, maybe longer

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and DAVID KLEPPER Facebook and Instagram will bar President Donald Trump from posting on its system at least until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the platform said Thursday. In a post announcing the unprecedented move, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the risk of allowing Trump to use the platform is too great following the president’s incitement of a mob that touched off a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Zuckerberg says Trump’s account will ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Business, Technology, Media, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer


Facebook and Instagram have blocked Trump for 24 hours after the president published posts spouting misinformation as his supporters violently stormed the US Capitol

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Facebook has blocked Trump from posting on the platform for 24 hours following two policy violations, the company said on Wednesday evening. "He will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time," Facebook said. Trump will also be blocked from posting on Instagram for 24 hours, said Adam Mosseri, head of the Facebook-owned company. The company had removed a post by Trump earlier on Wednesday,...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Trends, Donald Trump, Trump, Misinformation, Capitol, US Capitol, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Tyler Sonnemaker, Getty Facebook, Capitol Siege


Gift Guide: The best books for 2020 as recommended by VCs and TechCrunch writers (Part 2)

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. We published the TechCrunch list of the best books of 2020 last week, which included such titles as Barton Gellman’s Dark Mirror as recommended by our cybersecurity editor Zack Whittaker and Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, recommended by Lightspeed’s Nicole Quinn. In all, we selected nine books fr...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Congress, New York City, America, San Francisco, Tech, Brooklyn, Tokyo, Sherlock Holmes, Kylie Jenner, Johnson, Jonathan Gruber


Instagram is redesigning the home screen with prime spots for TikTok-like Reels and in-app shopping — see what it looks like

Instagram Instagram announced a home screen redesign with shopping and Reels. Reels is Instagram's TikTok competitor, and it's getting prime real estate in the center of the app. The platform has been testing different layouts since September. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Instagram is officially changing its home page for the first time in years, it announced in a press release. Existing tabs will be rearranged to make room for Reels and Shop tabs.The social media p...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Tech, E-commerce, Features, Fortune, Instagram Instagram, Tech Insider, Instagram Search, Adam Mosseri, Reels, Tiktok, Instagram Reels, Mary Meisenzahl, Current Instagram


Instagram Adds Reels, Shop Tabs to the Home Screen on Its Apps

Instagram unveiled the first significant change to the home screen on its Android and iOS applications for quite some time with the addition of tabs for its Reels TikTok-like short-form video creation feature and its Shop ecommerce destination. Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said in a blog post, "We don't take these changes lightly: We...
Tags: Advertising, Platforms, Adam Mosseri, Social Pro Daily, Instagram Adds Reels Shop Tabs


Instagram Begins the Process of Bringing its Suicide, Self-Harm Detection Tech to the EU

Instagram will extend initiatives it has used outside of the European Union to proactively detect content related to suicide or self-harm to the EU, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said in a blog post. Mosseri said Instagram is in discussions with regulators and governments in the EU on ways to bring this technology to the...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Eu, European Union, Platforms, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Social Pro Daily


Instagram Debuts Anti-Bullying Resource Guide, Positivity AR Filter

Instagram continued its National Bullying Prevention Month efforts with the introduction of a guide to anti-bullying resources and the rollout of an augmented reality filter designed to promote positivity. And at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET Tuesday (Oct. 20), head of Instagram Adam Mosseri will join Dance Moms alumnus and Instagram creator Nia Sioux on...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Diversity, National Bullying Prevention Month, Adam Mosseri, Nia Sioux, Social Pro Daily, Equity and Inclusion


Inside the heated debate over TikTok rival Triller's user count

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.TikTok rival Triller has reported ever-increasing user numbers in the last year, but some former employees are wary of its figures.My colleague Dan Whateley spoke with six former Triller employees who pointed in particular to an October 2019 press release by t...
Tags: New York, Media, Instagram, Youtube, White House, Advertising, Trends, Star, Netflix, Chelsea, New Jersey, Sydney, Alexis Ohanian, The New York Times, Biden, Bestbuy


10 things in tech you need to know today

Rick Bowmer/AP Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Lawmakers say Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon are monopolies that need to be broken up. A 449-page report from House Democrats followed a years-long antitrust investigation.Facebook has banned the QAnon conspiracy group. The move will not target individual posts, only QAnon accounts.Oracle and Google will face off Wednesday before the Supreme Co...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York Post, Supreme Court, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Jeff Bezos, Alexa, Nordic, Trump, Rick Bowmer, Amazon Alexa, Big Tech, Tech Insider


Instagram's boss says that foreign adversaries are attempting to use social media to 'their own end' ahead of the 2020 presidential election

Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach Instagram boss Adam Mosseri told Savannah Guthrie on "Today" that there are foreign adversaries trying to use social media to "their own end" ahead of the presidential election.  "There are definitely foreign adversaries who are trying to use the platforms, or platforms like Instagram, to their own end," Mosseri said. "We think of the election here in the US in 2020 as a huge test, not only for Instagram and Facebook, but for the ind...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Russia, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, 2016 Election, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Savannah Guthrie, Guthrie, Facebook It, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, 2020 Election


The rise of Kevin Systrom, who founded Instagram 10 years ago and built it into one of the most popular apps in the world

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  The New York Times reported last month that Systrom was rece...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


Thanks to Google, app store monopoly concerns have now reached India

Last week, as Epic Games, Facebook, and Microsoft continued to express concerns about Apple’s “monopolistic” hold over what a billion people can download on their iPhones, a similar story unfolded in India, the world’s second largest internet market, between a giant developer and the operator of the only other large mobile app store. Google pulled Paytm, the app from India’s most valuable startup, off of the Play Store on Friday. The app returned to the store eight hours later, but the contro...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Apps, Asia, Instagram, Microsoft, China, India, US, Tech, Walmart, Ben Thompson, Silicon Valley, Play Store, New Delhi


President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations

President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval “in concept” on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular social media app, TikTok, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg report Trump said, “I have given the deal my blessing,” as he left the White House for a campaign rally in North Carolina on Saturday. “I approved the deal in concept,” Trump reportedly said. The spinout of TikTok’s U.S. operations from its parent company Byte...
Tags: TC, Texas, Technology, Instagram, White House, China, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, Companies, Software, United States, Telecommunications, Aclu, President


This Week in Apps: iOS 14’s surprise arrival, Apple’s app bundle, TikTok & WeChat banned from app stores Sunday

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, TC, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, China, India, Tech, Walmart, United States, Epic


Daily Crunch: Partial US TikTok ban is imminent

The Trump administration moves forwards with plans to ban TikTok and WeChat (although TikTok gets a partial extension), Unity goes public and we announce the winner of this year’s Startup Battlefield. This is your Daily Crunch for September 18, 2020. The big story: US TikTok ban is imminent The U.S. Commerce Department has released details about how it will be implementing the Trump administration’s domestic ban of TikTok and WeChat. Both apps will no longer be available (and will not be able...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Taylor Swift, Nsa, India, US, Tech, Nasa, Fbi, United States, Aclu, Las Vegas, Mars, Marc Benioff, Bessemer


Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s potentially broader Tencent purge

Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese technology company, Tencent, according to reports. Even as the U.S. Department of Commerce moves to block new downloads of the Chinese company’s popular messaging and payment app, WeChat, it has sent out letters to U.S. gaming companies like Epic Games, Riot Games, and others about their data-securit...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, Commerce, Aclu, Tencent, Chinese communist party, Huawei, Ross


Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s Tencent purge

Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese technology company, Tencent, according to reports. Even as the U.S. Department of Commerce moves to block new downloads of the Chinese company’s popular messaging and payment app, WeChat, it has sent out letters to U.S. gaming companies like Epic Games, Riot Games, and others about their data-securit...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, Commerce, Aclu, Tencent, Chinese communist party, Huawei, Ross


Instagram boss Adam Mosseri slams the Trump administration's TikTok ban, calling it 'quite bad for Instagram, Facebook, and the internet more broadly'

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri. Reuters Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, spoke out on Friday about the Trump administration's partial ban on TikTok.  "I've said this before, but a US TikTok ban would be quite bad for Instagram, Facebook, and the internet more broadly," Mosseri tweeted. While the ban may have a short-term benefit for Instagram — particularly after the introduction of its TikTok competitor, Reels, last month — the long-term costs outweigh those gains.  Following Mosseri's t...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, Trends, Tech, Cnbc, Business Insider, Trump, Instagram Facebook, US Commerce Department, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Avery Hartmans, Mosseri, Tiktok, Vanessa Pappas


The rise of Kevin Systrom, the cofounder and former CEO of Instagram who's rumored to be a candidate to lead TikTok

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Now, he may be in the running to take over as TikTok CEO, ac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


The rise of Kevin Systrom, the cofounder and former CEO of Instagram who's reportedly one possible candidate to be TikTok's next CEO

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Now, he may be in the running to take over as TikTok CEO, ac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


Instagram is building a product equity team and hiring a director of diversity and inclusion

Instagram announced some changes it’s making that are geared toward advancing equity within its workplace. The changes come after Instagram in June spoke about elevating, rather than suppressing Black voices in light of the killing of George Floyd. “More than ever, people are turning to the platform to raise awareness for the racial, civic, and social causes they care about,” Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, wrote in a blog post. “It’s a big part of why we committed in June to review the ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Diversity, Instagram Instagram, Adam Mosseri, Black LGBTQ, Instagram Mosseri


Instagram Updates Its Efforts to Bring Equity to Its Products and Platform

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri shared a progress update on the steps he promised in June to ensure that Black voices are not suppressed on the platform. A dedicated product group, the Instagram Equity team, was created to focus on better understanding and addressing bias in product development on the platform, as well as users'...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Adam Mosseri, Social Pro Daily, Equity and Inclusion, Instagram Equity


Instagram Guides may soon allow creators to recommended places, products and more

Instagram is working to expand its recently launched “Guides” feature which initially debuted with a specific focus on wellness content. The feature, which launched in May, has allowed select organizations and experts to share resources related to managing your mental health — including things like handling anxiety or grief amid the COVID-19 pandemic, for example. A handful of creators first gained access to the feature, and have since posted their wellness tips on their Instagram profiles in a ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Twitter Instagram, Adam Mosseri, Instagram Guides, Alessandro Paluzzi


A scammer told us he cashed in selling millions of fake views for Instagram Reels just hours after it launched

Scammers are already profiting from selling fake views on Reels, Instagram's short-form video feature that only launched on August 5. One seller said they had already made enough from selling fake views for a "good car and a decent home." Typically, a customer might pay $5 for 1,000 views, or $15 per 1,000 likes. A Facebook spokesperson said: "Inauthentic activity is bad for the community and since the early days of Instagram we've invested in ways to identify and remove millions of fake or sp...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Paypal, Wall Street Journal, Facebook Instagram, Lasso, Adam Mosseri, Instagram Reels, Reels Instagram, Andrea Stroppa


Instagram is inspecting its algorithm and policies for bias against black users

With the Black Lives Matter movement in focus, a lot of tech companies are reviewing their policies to make sure black voices don’t get drowned out. Yesterday, Instagram‘s CEO, Adam Mosseri, said the company is inspecting its recommendation algorithm and policy to determine if it treats everyone equally. Mosseri talked about ‘shadowbans,’ harassment, and content takedown disagreements of black creators. He said the company will focus on four areas to improve its services: harassment, account ver...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is reportedly willing to testify before Congress after the company initially resisted making him available to address antitrust concerns. Lawmakers have threatened to subpoena Bezos, forcing him to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. GitHub, the world's largest site for hosting open-source software, is working to replace the terms "master" and "slave" in code. In programming speak, "master" refers...