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Mark Zuckerberg's Details Leaked in Facebook Data Breach

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's own personal information was among the details of 533 million Facebook users that leaked in a data breach, it has emerged. Facebook has now confirmed that the leaked data was obtained not by a hack, but by scraping the platform prior to September 2019. The company now says that an exploit was found in its contact importer, but the "specific issue that allowed them to scrape this data in 2019 no longer exists." Facebook has not clarified exactly what personal in...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, European Union, Signal, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerburg, Pete Buttigieg, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, Facebook Data Breach, Facebook Via Bleeping Computer

Instagram Confirms Bug With iMessage Link Previews, Promises Fix Soon

Instagram has confirmed that a bug is preventing proper Instagram URL previews from appearing in iMessage conversations. In a statement to Mashable, Instagram says the behavior is not normal, and that it's "working to resolve Instagram link previews in iMessage so that they load normally." The lack of link previews was first brought up on Reddit around two months ago, so it seems the issue has been going on for a long time. Mashable implies that Instagram was not aware of the bug until it rea...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Imessage, Eu, Reddit, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, Mysk, Mashable Instagram

Facebook and Instagram Link Previews Would Break EU Privacy Law, Say Security Researchers

A follow-up report by security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk has alleged that Facebook Messenger and Instagram are collecting and using data from link previews in a way that would breach European privacy law. In October last year, Bakry and Mysk revealed that link previews in popular messaging apps can lead to security and privacy issues on iOS and Android. It was discovered that apps could leak IP addresses, expose links sent in end-to-end encrypted chats, download large files w...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Instagram, European Union, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, Mysk, Europe Facebook, EU Facebook, Talal Haj Bakry, Tommy Mysk, Bakry, Facebook Instagram This, Facebook s Terms of Service Facebook

Link Previews in Popular Messaging Apps May Lead to Security Vulnerabilities

A new report by security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk has revealed that link previews in messaging apps can lead to security and privacy issues on iOS and Android. Through link previews, Bakry and Mysk discovered that apps could leak IP addresses, expose links sent in end-to-end encrypted chats, download large files without users' consent, and copy private data. Link previews offer a peek at content such as web pages or documents in many messaging apps. The feature allows users ...
Tags: Facebook, Cybersecurity, Reddit, Messages, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, Mysk, Talal Haj Bakry, Tommy Mysk, Bakry

Facebook merging Messenger and Instagram chat only benefits Zuckerberg — not you

Facebook Messenger and Instagram’s direct messaging services will be integrated into one system, Facebook has announced. The merge will allow shared messaging across both platforms, as well as video calls and the use of a range of tools drawn from both platforms. It’s currently being rolled out across countries on an opt-in basis, but hasn’t yet reached Australia. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced plans in March last year to integrate Messenger, Instagram Direct and WhatsApp into a unified ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Zuckerberg, Australia Facebook, Syndication, Facebook Messenger and Instagram

Instagram’s latest test puts all Stories on one page

Instagram Stories has grown to become one of Facebook’s best products to date. As of last year, roughly half of Instagram’s users — or 500 million people — were interacting with Stories on a daily basis. That’s nearly double the entire daily active user base of all of Snapchat, which first popularized the Stories format. Now, it appears Instagram is testing a way to expand the Stories experience, making it a more of a central focus in the Instagram app. The company is newly testing a feature tha...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, California, Tech, Stories, Facebook Instagram, Twitter Instagram, However Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, Instagram Stories, Stories Facebook, Julian Gamboa

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram reportedly suffer outages

Users are reporting that DMs and webpages for both platforms not loading
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IRL pivots into virtual event calendar In Remote Life

What do you do if you’re an event discovery startup and suddenly it’s illegal to attend events? You lean into the cultural shift and pivot. Today, $11 million-funded calendar app IRL is morphing from In Real Life to In Remote Life. It will now focus on helping people find, RSVP for, plan, share, and chat about virtual events from livestreamed concerts to esports tournaments to Zoom cocktail parties. Coronavirus could make IRL relevant to a wider audience because before an event “only mattered if...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Tech, Netflix, Talent, Robinhood, Greylock, Google-calendar, Irl, Josh Elman

Edward Snowden: 'Without Encryption, We Will Lose All Privacy. This is Our New Battleground'

Edward Snowden: In the midst of the greatest computer security crisis in history, the US government, along with the governments of the UK and Australia, is attempting to undermine the only method that currently exists for reliably protecting the world's information: encryption. Should they succeed in their quest to undermine encryption, our public infrastructure and private lives will be rendered permanently unsafe. [...] Earlier this month the US, alongside the UK and Australia, called on Faceb...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Australia, Saudi Arabia, US, Tech, Edward Snowden, Donald Trump, China Russia, US UK, Facebook Read, Barr, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, William Barr, Priti Patel Australia

Facebook, Instagram suffer outages worldwide

Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue. According to, which monitors websites, the outages started around 12 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday in parts of the U.S., including the East and West Coast, parts of Europe and elsewhere. Both Facebook’s desktop site and app appeared to be affected. Some users saw a message that said Facebook was down for “required maintenance.” Facebook did not say what w...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Sport, Soccer, West Coast, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Instagram

Facebook, Instagram suffer outages

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue. According to, which monitors websites, the outages started around 12 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday in parts of the U.S., including the East and West Coast, parts of Europe […]
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Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger are down for some users (FB)

Facebook's having an outage. The Silicon Valley social network, as well as its photo app Instagram and messaging platform Messenger, went down for some users on Wednesday. Some users reported they were able to open the social network (albeit slowly) but couldn't post anything, while for others it wouldn't load at all.  DownDetector, a website where people can report outages of popular internet services, indicates there has been huge spikes in complaints about Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Instagram

The implications of Facebook’s messaging app integration

PRWeek recently published this article by our Strategy Director, Caroline Lucas-Garner looking at the criticism surrounding Facebook’s plans to integrate its three messaging platforms – Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp; and what the move could mean for users and brands. They’ve been kind enough to let us reproduce it below. Last month’s NYTimes article on the planned integration of Facebook’s three key messaging services created a flurry of interest, from trade and mainstream press. Facebook’s ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Social Media, Seo, Data, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Messaging Apps, Thought Leadership, WhatsApp Facebook, Instagram Messenger, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, Caroline Lucas Garner, Groups on Messenger

Instagram Is Letting People Know When Their Friends Are Available to Chat on Direct

The corporate synergy between Facebook Messenger and Instagram keeps coming, as the latter introduced a feature that has been available on the former for quite some time. Instagram announced in a blog post that users can now see when their friends are available to chat via Instagram Direct. Green dots will appear next to the...
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Facebook’s Tool to Fight Revenge Porn is Here—Do You Trust Facebook Enough to Use It?

Facebook is partnering with civil rights organizations to combat revenge porn on its platforms. The company announced Wednesday that it is rolling out a hashing system in the US, Canada, and the UK to block explicit photos from being shared on Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram, including in private group chats. The…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Science, US Canada, Facebook Messenger and Instagram

Facebook will label all political ads in the UK as it tries to clean up the Cambridge Analytica mess (FB)

Facebook will label all political ads in the UK as "political" in an effort to become more transparent about how politicians use its platform to target voters. It will also show how much political parties have spent on ads, and only accept ads from authenticated accounts. Chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer will promise the changes for May 2019 when he appears before British parliamentarians on Thursday. Schroepfer will apologise for Facebook's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, whi...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, England, US, Trends, Canada, Northern Ireland, Donald Trump, Schroepfer, Mike Schroepfer, Cambridge Analytica, UK Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, Business Insider As Facebook

Facebook Testing Merged Notifications With Messenger, Instagram

Facebook is planning to further merge its family apps closer together. It’s been discovered recently that the company is testing a feature that bundles the notifications for Facebook, Messenger and Instagram under the main Facebook app.
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Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram unite with cross-app notifications

 Facebook’s family of apps are moving in together. Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram are each testing a feature that shows notification counters from the other apps and lets you instantly switch between them. The feature could boost engagement across the apps by using those maddening red notification jewels to constantly remind you there’s something to see in the other apps. This… Read More
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Messenger and Instagram

UK ISP Virgin Media accidentally blocks Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram

Bad news for customers of Virgin Media, after a technical SNAFU saw the UK’s third biggest ISP block Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. According to tech blog The Inquirer, this outage was due to an issue with Virgin Media’s DNS system, although it didn’t go into specifics. DNS is the system that translates IP addresses into human-readable domain names. Naturally, people are upset. Many have taken to Twitter (which isn’t blocked) to vent their outrage. @virginmedia what's going on my wi fi is wo...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, UK, Virgin Media, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Instagram

Facebook Releases New Tools To Combat Revenge Porn

On Wednesday, Facebook unveiled a handful of new tools aimed at reducing the spread of so-called “revenge porn” on the site, a category Mark Zuckerberg defined as “any intimate photo shared without permission.” To be clear, Facebook has never permitted this type of content, and generally restricts nudity of all sorts. These new tools simply enable Facebook to remove a photo faster when a user reports it.  Critically, they will also automatically flag the photo if it’s uploaded again elsewhere,...
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We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #332

Instagram launches two new ephemeral features Instagram is launching two big new features  for Stories on iOS and Android over the next few weeks, and they are both strictly ephemeral. Instagram Live lets users broadcast video to their followers in real-time but does not allow recordings to be viewed later; and ephemeral Direct Messages can only be viewed twice before disappearing.  Whatsapp Launches Video Calls No more hiding behind emojis people – WhatsApp is officially launching ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, UK, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Advertising, US, Social Media, Seo, Stats, Snapchat, Atlas, Lidl

Facebook, Messenger, Instagram in a Single Inbox for Businesses

Facebook announced that businesses on the social network can now link their Facebook, Messenger and Instagram accounts and receive all communications from those channels in a single inbox. The social network said in a Facebook for Business post that the new inbox will roll out to brands using the Pages application “in the coming weeks,” with other devices to be added soon. Facebook added that Pages users can start the process by clicking the messaging icon at the bottom of their pages in the a...
Tags: Reviews, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, Messaging, Advertising, Marketing, Seo, Facebook Messenger, Messages, Applications, Pages, Comments, Facebook for Business, Facebook Messenger Instagram

Facebook launches a unified inbox for businesses on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram

 Facebook is unveiling a new feature that should make it easier for businesses to stay on top of conversations across Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. Benji Shomair, Facebook’s global head of Pages, described the new functionality as “one of our most frequent requests.” Previously, if a businesses wanted to respond to customers on Facebook and Instagram, they had… Read More
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Facebook Pages, Tech, Facebook And Instagram, Facebook Facebook Messenger, Facebook Messenger and Instagram

Your Buyers Are Basically Pokémon, So Level Up

Author: Marissa LymanOkay, I’ll be honest—I should have written this blog post three days ago, but every time I sat down to write about Pokémon GO, I would just play Pokémon GO. I’ve been in over 20 hours of professional development training this week, dropping digital “incense” so I could attract and catch Rattata from my conference room seat. Last night, I decided that cruising by PokéStops would be more fulfilling than a first-date conversation. Not to mention, I used the phrase “OMG, a Jiggl...
Tags: Australia, Marketing, New Zealand, Pokemon, B2b, Modern Marketing, Niantic, Consumer, Teradata, Poké Balls, Facebook Messenger and Instagram

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps hit Windows 10

Fresh from reporting stellar earnings, Facebook on Thursday rolled out applications tailored to Microsoft's latest operating system for the social network as well as its Messenger and Instagram services.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Software, Facebook Messenger and Instagram

Windows 10 Users Get Facebook, Messenger Apps; Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile

Windows 10 users now have access to the universal applications for Facebook, Messenger and Instagram that were announced at Microsoft’s Build 2016 conference last month. Product manager Davis Fields introduced the three new apps in a Newsroom post, saying that Facebook and Messenger for Windows 10 will be available Thursday in the Windows Desktop App Store, and likewise for Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile in the Windows Phone Store. Fields added that Windows 10 Phone Facebook and Messenger apps ...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, Microsoft, Friends, Events, Seo, Windows Phone, News Feed, Facebook Messenger, Davis, Windows 10, Birthdays, Gifs

New Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps arrive for Windows 10

 After Facebook’s stellar quarter, which sees users spending massive amounts of time on its mobile apps, including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram, the company announced this morning it’s bringing this popular trio of apps to Windows 10. Facebook and Messenger are now rolling out to Windows 10 on the desktop and Instagram is arriving on Windows 10 mobile. As you may expect,… Read More
Tags: TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, Microsoft, Tech, Desktop, Windows 10, Facebook and Messenger, Facebook Messenger and Instagram

Windows 10 apps for Facebook, Messenger and Instagram launched

Facebook has rolled out Windows 10 Apps for Facebook and Messenger on desktop and Instagram on Windows 10 for Mobile. Facebook says that the app starts and loads News Feed much faster than previous Facebook desktop applications. ...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Messenger, News, Instagram, Windows, Blogging, Windows 10, Mobile Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram

Users average 50 minutes per day on Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram

 Facebook’s “family of apps” strategy is a wild success. While some might have expected it to roll Instagram into Facebook and leave chat in its main app, keeping Instagram independent and splitting off Messenger into a companion app has helped it solidify itself as more than just a ubiquitous utility, but as a downright addiction. Today on the Q1 2016 earnings call, Mark… Read More
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