Social Media

Snapchat Now Lets You Delete Messages That Have Already Been Viewed

HIGHLIGHTS Snapchat is rolling out a new feature called Clear Chats It is aimed at making people more comfortable sending sensitive info This could also check cases of revenge porn and blackmails Photo-messaging app Snapchat is rolling out a new feature called Clear Chats that will allow users to delete messages from personal and group chat-threads, even after the messages have been ... Read More »

Facebook Launches User Review for Ads, May Ban Advertisers Based on Feedback

Facebook said on Tuesday it would allow users to review businesses that advertise on the social network and possibly ban those that receive the most negative feedback. The move is aimed at cracking down on businesses whose ads mislead users into buying low-quality goods or services or firms that fail to deliver products in their stated shipping time. Facebook users can ... Read More »

Instagram Stories Will Now Let You Buy Products

HIGHLIGHTS Instagram has brought a shopping feature to Stories Brands such as Adidas and Louis Vuitton will leverage the new feature Shopping experience was originally a part of Instagram Feed Months after gaining traction from over 300 million daily active users, Instagram Stories will now start selling products. The fresh development has expanded the shopping experience on Instagram as previously its feed was exclusively serving ads to ... Read More »

Facebook’s Two-Factor Authentication Feature Updated, Streamlines Setup and Adds App Support

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook will walk you through the process explaining how it works You’ll get options such as text message to get codes Apps like Google Authenticator or Duo Mobile can also be used now Facebook is improving its two-factor authentication feature by introducing two new functionalities. The two-factor authentication tool essentially facilitates additional layers of security for online accounts. In its regular incarnation, ... Read More »

Facebook Suggests No Compensation for EU Users Affected by Data Breach

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is unlikely to compensate 2.7 million European users Their data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica Sensitive bank account data had not been shared: Facebook Facebook is unlikely to compensate the 2.7 million European users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica because sensitive bank account data had not been shared, the company said on Wednesday. The world’s ... Read More »

WhatsApp Bug Lets Blocked Parties Message and View Status; Fix Being Rolled Out

HIGHLIGHTS The new bug reported to have affected Android and iPhone users both It allows blocked users to message on WhatsApp Users on the blocked list can also see profile and Status WhatsApp users were in a dizzy when the viral ‘Black Dot’ message was causing their apps to crash earlier this month. Now, a new bug is plaguing the messenger app, with ... Read More »

Facebook Alleged to Collect User Data From Texts and Photos

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook accused of collecting information on users through its apps A filing was submitted to a court in San Mateo, California Facebook allegedly used methods including tracking users’ locations Already under fire for misuse of users’ data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, a new filing in a California lawsuit now alleges that Facebook collected information on users and their friends ... Read More »

Facebook Privacy Review Now Available in 11 Indian Languages; Privacy Info to Become More Transparent

HIGHLIGHTS The update will be available on the Facebook for Android app This comes in the wake of GDPR implementation in Europe Users will see the developments in the coming weeks Facebook on Friday announced that it is rolling out privacy review in 11 Indian languages, starting with Facebook for Android users in the country. This comes in the wake of the company’s ... Read More »

EU GDPR Rollout: Complaints Against Google, Facebook Under New Privacy Law

A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU privacy rules – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Starting Friday, companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with new rules that protect the privacy of people’s data. The group NOYB.EU ... Read More »

Twitter Migrates Some Infrastructure to Google Cloud

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter moved some infrastructure for better data management Hadoop from Apache is an open-source software for organising Big Data Hadoop compute system is the core of Twitter’s data platform Twitter will move some of its core infrastructure to Google’s Cloud Platform for better data management, the company has announced. “We are excited to announce that we are working with Google Cloud to ... Read More »