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Instagram may soon enable you to send direct messages from your desktop

Instagram is reportedly testing a feature that will allow you to send direct messages through its desktop version, and not just via the mobile app. It was recently spotted by one of the users and it can be great news for all of you who find it annoying and limiting to send DMs only through […] The post Instagram may soon enable you to send direct messages from your desktop appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Social Network, Text Messages


Facebook under pressure to halt rise of anti-vaccination groups

Experts are calling on company to counter closed groups where members can post misinformation without challenge Facebook is under pressure to stem the rise of anti-vaccination groups spreading false information about the dangers of life-saving vaccines while peddling unfounded alternative treatments such as high doses of vitamin C. Related: How Facebook and YouTube help spread anti-vaxxer propaganda Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Society, US news, MMR, Vaccines and immunisation


US iPhone users spent, on average, $79 on apps last year, up 36% from 2017

Apple’s push to get developers to build subscription-based apps is now having a notable impact on App Store revenues. According to a new report from Sensor Tower due out later this week, revenue generated per U.S. iPhone grew 36 percent, from $58 in 2017 to $79 last year. As is typical, much of that increase can be attributed to mobile gaming, which accounted for more than half of this per-device average. However, more substantial growth took place in the categories outside of gaming — including...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Social Networking, US, Tech, App-store, Subscriptions, Health Fitness


US iPhone users spent $79 last year, up 36% from 2017

Apple’s push to get developers to build subscription-based apps is now having a notable impact on App Store revenues. According to a new report from Sensor Tower due out later this week, revenue generated per U.S. iPhone grew 36 percent, from $58 in 2017 to $79 last year. As is typical, much of that increase can be attributed to mobile gaming, which accounted for more than half of this per-device average. However, more substantial growth took place in the categories outside of gaming — including...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Social Networking, US, Tech, App-store, Subscriptions, Health Fitness


Long untouchable, web giants now know what it feels like to be hunted | John Naughton

Governments, after years of indulgence, are rightly getting tough on social media sitesThe key question to ask when a shocking tragedy comes to light is this: does it signify a scandal or a crisis? Scandals happen all the time in societies. They generate a lot of heat, outrage and public angst. But, eventually, the media caravan moves on and nothing much changes.When in 2011, for example, the Guardian printed shocking revelations of tabloid phone-hacking and, particularly, the news that reporter...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Pinterest, Privacy, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, UK News, John Naughton, Milly Dowler


Don’t let social media ruin your photography

I’m at a Starbucks in Hanoi, typically it’s a peaceful location where I can write and think, but today it’s overrun with young people smoking cigarettes, occasionally smiling and laughing, but mostly consumed with their phones browsing Instagram and taking selfies to reload their feed with an annoyed older man in their background typing away. […] The post Don’t let social media ruin your photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Instagram, Social Networking, Inspiration, Social Media, Starbucks, Social Network, Hanoi, Don, Justin Mott


Facebook 'youth team' to focus on Messenger Kids app for under-13s

Staff responsible for getting children to use social network previously worked on LOL ‘meme hub’Facebook is restructuring its “youth team” with a greater focus on Messenger Kids, its instant-messaging app for under-13s, reports say.The team, a small group within the company responsible for getting children to use the social network, had previously been working on an experimental new feature called LOL, described by industry news site TechCrunch as a “cringey teen meme hub”. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Children, Society, World news, US news, Chat and messaging apps


German regulator orders Facebook to restrict data collection

User consent will be required before combining WhatsApp and Instagram account dataGermany’s anti-monopoly regulator has ordered Facebook not to combine user data from its WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook apps without consent, after a major three-year investigation into potentially anti-competitive actions.The federal cartel office announced on Thursday that it would be giving the technology company 12 months to change its data policies. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Media, Privacy, Social Networking, Germany, World news, Data Protection, Gdpr


WhatsApp 'deleting 2m accounts a month' to stop fake news

App launches paper on ‘stopping abuse’ in India, home to more than 200m of its usersWhatsApp says it is deleting 2m accounts per month as part of an effort to blunt the use of the world’s most popular messaging app to spread fake news and misinformation.The Facebook-owned service published the data as part of a white paper on “stopping abuse” that was launched on Wednesday in India, the biggest market for the company with more than 200m users. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, India, Social Media, World news, Whatsapp, South and Central Asia, Digital Media


Facebook Messenger users to get 10-minute 'unsend' window

Version of feature that Mark Zuckerberg was caught using is now available to allFacebook is launching an “unsend” feature in Messenger more than 10 months after it promised to do so after it was discovered surreptitiously removing messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg from their recipients’ inboxes.The company stopped using the secret feature, which it said it had built “to protect our executives’ communications”, when it was discovered in April 2018, and promised not to delete messages again until i...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, UK News, World news, Facebook Messenger


Why the UK is taking on social networks over child safety

Worries are growing about the destructive effects of algorithms on the youngSocial networks are facing a new legislative crackdown as worries about child safety online mount.While all sides agree that protecting children online is of paramount importance, the calls have led to a tense conflict between larger social networks, who argue that they cannot be held to an expectation of perfection, and the government, which is increasingly threatening to redefine the roles of internet companies if they...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Internet, Society, Child protection, Internet Safety


Instagram to launch 'sensitivity screens' after Molly Russell's death

Facebook-owned app promises changes to better shield users from self-harm imagesInstagram will introduce “sensitivity screens” to hide images of self-harm in an attempt to protect young people who use the site, the app’s head has announced.Adam Mosseri, who took over Instagram after the app’s founders departed suddenly in 2018, has promised a series of changes following the death of the British teenager Molly Russell, whose parents believe she took her own life after being exposed to graphic ima...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Society, Depression, Adam Mosseri, Molly Russell


A new antitrust frontier – the issue closing partisan divides in the name of policing big tech

The left and the right are united in the pursuit of greater accountability and transparency from Silicon Valley’s power playersThe new head of a congressional antitrust panel has vowed to take on big technology companies that “threaten our democracy”, the latest sign of a growing cross-party Washington consensus that Silicon Valley has grown too powerful.Democratic congressman David Cicilline is set to spearhead efforts to check the influence of Amazon, Facebook, Google and other “big tech” firm...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Social Networking, Internet, Washington, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, US news, Whatsapp, Silicon Valley, US domestic policy, Donald Trump


Snopes quits Facebook's factchecking program amid questions over its impact

News site says it wants to ensure its efforts are a ‘net positive’ for community, as some journalists doubt program’s effectivenessFacebook’s controversial factchecking program has lost one of its major US partners. The news website Snopes.com announced on Friday it was cutting ties with the social network.The departure of Snopes, which has collaborated with Facebook for two years to debunk misinformation on the platform, doesn’t come as a surprise. Numerous journalists working for Facebook’s fa...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, Social Media


Delete your account: leaving Facebook can make you happier, study finds

New study from Stanford and NYU finds logging off causes ‘small but significant improvements in wellbeing’Despite all the scandals of the past year, here we are, still on Facebook, a couple of billion of us spending about an hour a day in its iron grip. Now a new study suggests it’s making us feel bad.That’s in part because we may be addicted. Want to feel better? Delete Facebook. As some experts have said, the system of rewards set up by Facebook and other social media platforms is akin to gamb...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Stanford, Sean Parker, Nyu


Closure of Google+: everything you need to know

Social network’s demise has confused many Google users. We answer the key questionsGoogle is finally closing the social network it set up in an ill-fated attempt to take on Facebook, the company has confirmed. Google+ will be shut down for good on 2 April, with all profiles and pages to be deleted on that day. Related: Google to shut down Google+ after failing to disclose user data leak Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Digital Media, Media business, Alphabet


Angela Merkel gives up Facebook page after stepping down as party leader

German chancellor has said she will not seek re-election when her term ends in 2021Angela Merkel has already given up the leadership of Germany’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union – now she is giving up her Facebook page.In another sign the chancellor has entered the final phase of her political career, Merkel announced the move away from Facebook – where she has more than 2.5 million followers – in a short video on her official page on Friday. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Germany, Angela Merkel, World news, Merkel, Christian Democratic Union


Facebook and Twitter removed hundreds of accounts linked to Iran, Russia and Venezuela

The Facebook accounts had garnered about two million followers and researchers say they amplified anti-West viewsFacebook and Twitter both announced on Thursday they had taken down hundreds of accounts believed to have been part of coordinated influence operations from Iran, Russia and Venezuela. Related: Apple cracks down on Facebook after it paid teens for access to their data Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, Russia, World news, Iran, Venezuela, Iran Russia


Apple leaves Facebook offices in disarray after revoking app permissions

Move comes after Facebook exploited loophole to harvest data about apps installed on people’s iPhonesApple has left Facebook’s campus in disarray after the company revoked the social network’s permission to build or run employee-only applications, according to reports. Employees were reportedly left unable to read cafeteria menus, call for inter-office transport or use versions of the social network’s own apps.The move came on Wednesday, the day after it was revealed that Facebook had allegedly ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Technology, Social Networking, US news, Computing, Silicon Valley, Edc, Facebook research


How Facebook robbed us of our sense of self

Fifteen years ago, the social network site was set up to connect people. But now, with lives increasingly played out online, have we forgotten how to be alone?‘Thefacebook is an online directory that connects people through social networks at colleges. We have opened up Thefacebook for popular consumption at Harvard University. You can use Thefacebook to: search for people at your school; find out who are [sic] in your classes; look up your friends’ friends; see a visualization of your social ne...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, Harvard, Harvard University, theFacebook


Death of the private self: how fifteen years of Facebook changed the human condition

In 2004, the social network site was set up to connect people. But now, with lives increasingly played out online, have we forgotten how to be alone?‘Thefacebook is an online directory that connects people through social networks at colleges. We have opened up Thefacebook for popular consumption at Harvard University. You can use Thefacebook to: search for people at your school; find out who are [sic] in your classes; look up your friends’ friends; see a visualization of your social network.”On ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, Harvard, Harvard University, theFacebook


Facebook posts record profit despite year of scandal

Fourth-quarter results beat expectations for earnings and revenue as profit hits $6.88bn, up from $4.27bn a year beforeFacebook closed the book on its scandal-plagued year Wednesday, with strong fourth quarter financial results that beat analyst expectations for earnings and revenue.The results highlighted how divorced Facebook’s business success is from its public reputation, which suffered another blow Wednesday when Apple punished the app maker for violating its rules with a program that paid...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Business, Technology, Social Networking, US markets, Quarterly Results


Apple cracks down on Facebook after it paid teens for access to their data

Program that enrolled users as young as 13 prompts Apple to ban Facebook from publishing some appsFacebook paid users as young as 13 to install an app that gave the company access to everything their phone sent or received over the internet. In response, Apple has revoked Facebook’s ability to publish certain apps, in a move that could have far-reaching implications for both companies.Facebook has been accused of exploiting a loophole in Apple’s privacy regulations to publish the iPhone app, whi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Technology, Media, Privacy, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, World news, Digital Media


Facebook paid 13-year-olds for access to all their internet data

Accusations that social media giant used privacy loophole could stoke conflict with AppleFacebook paid users as young as 13 to install an app that gave the company access to everything their phone sent or received over the internet.The company has been accused of exploiting a loophole in Apple’s privacy regulations to publish the iPhone app, which provided it with data it used to keep ahead of youth trends. Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Technology, Media, Privacy, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, World news, Digital Media, AppleFacebook


Facebook accused by Brussels over 'patchy' attitude to fake news

EU commissioner warns internet firms in clampdown ahead of European electionsFacebook and its new head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, stand accused by Brussels of taking a “patchy, opaque, and self-selecting” approach to tackling disinformation.The description was said to apply to a number of internet companies by the EU commissioner, Sir Julian King, at the publication of a progress report on the attempt to clamp down on fake news before May’s European elections. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Eu, European Union, World news, Nick Clegg, Brussels, Julian King


EU data watchdog raises concerns over Facebook integration

Irish commission that regulates site requests urgent briefing on platforms mergerFacebook’s plan to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger could raise significant data protection concerns, according to the Irish commission that regulates the social network in the EU.The Data Protection Commission has asked for an urgent briefing with Facebook Ireland so it can assess the proposals, it said in a statement. “The Irish DPC will be very closely scrutinising Facebook’s plans as they develop...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Europe, Technology, Media, Instagram, Privacy, Social Networking, Social Media, Eu, World news, Whatsapp, Encryption, Ireland, Digital Media, Facebook Messenger


Facebook to create 'war room' to fight fake news, Nick Clegg says

Dublin operations centre to target political misinformation ahead of EU elections in MayFacebook will tackle political misinformation in the run-up to the EU elections this May with a new “war room” based in Dublin, the company’s incoming communications chief, Nick Clegg, has announced.In his first speech as Facebook’s top public face, Clegg said the company would be setting up an “operations centre focused on elections integrity, based in Dublin, this spring”. The centre will build on the compa...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Politics, Technology, Social Networking, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Nick Clegg, Data Protection, Dublin, Clegg, MayFacebook


Facebook restricts campaigners’ ability to check ads for political transparency

Social media network says the change was part of crackdown on third party plug-insFacebook has restricted the ability of external political transparency campaigners to monitor adverts placed on the social network, in a move described as an “appalling look” by one of the organisations affected.WhoTargetsMe, a British group dedicated to scrutinising adverts on the social network, has said its activities have been severely restricted by recent changes made by the social network. The change has also...
Tags: Facebook, Transparency, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Advertising, US, Digital Media, Data Protection


Facebook to integrate Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp

Merger of three platforms would allow users to text each other without switching appsFacebook is reportedly considering a merger of its three messaging platforms – WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger – allowing users to send messages between the networks for the first time.The plans are said to come directly from the Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, the New York Times has reported, and would involve rewriting the basic software of the three apps to ensure they were interoperable...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Whatsapp, Encryption, Facebook Messenger, New York Times, Gdpr, Instagram Messenger


Revealed: Facebook let kids run up huge bills to boost revenues

Firm has settled US lawsuit over purchases with parents’ credit cards, court papers showFacebook has settled a class action lawsuit that had accused it of allowing children to run up huge bills on their parents’ credit cards as part of a concerted effort to maximise revenues.Court documents obtained by the US-based Center for Investigative Reporting , initially sealed as part of a lawsuit filed in 2012, revealed Facebook staffers discussing what to do with the “whales”, as they referred to the h...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Games, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, World news, US news, Culture, Center for Investigative Reporting