Social Media

Facebook Moves to Stop Sharing of 3D Gun Blueprints

Facebook on Thursday said it was moving to prevent the sharing of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the social network, which violates its rules on regulated goods. “Sharing instructions on how to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines is not allowed under our Community Standards,” a Facebook spokesman said in response to an AFP inquiry. “In line with ... Read More »

Twitter Ordered by French Court to Change ‘Smallprint’ After Privacy Case

A Paris court on Thursday ordered Twitter to change its smallprint, according to a consumer group which accused the tech giant of having “abusive” clauses in its terms and conditions. UFC-Que Choisir claimed victory in its case against the US social media platform, saying “the conviction has a gigantic scope for the protection of users’ personal data”. The consumer association had called ... Read More »

Paytm’s Tech to Power SoftBank’s Mobile Payments Service in Japan

HIGHLIGHTS New smartphone-based payment service will be named PayPay It will be a joint venture between SoftBank and Yahoo Japan PayPay is planned to launch in fall 2018 SoftBank has announced that it will leverage the technology of India-based digital payments company Paytm in a new mobile payments service it is launching. The new smartphone-based payment service, named PayPay, will be a joint ... Read More »

LinkedIn Updates Messaging Experience With Easier Attachment Support, Mentions, and Stretchable Compose Box

HIGHLIGHTS LinkedIn has upgraded its messaging experience There is an option stretch the compose box LinkedIn for iOS has brought translations to posts in the newsfeed Messaging on LinkedIn has been upgraded with a bunch of new features to deliver an enhanced conversational experience. To give more space to compose a longer message, LinkedIn has now started offering the ability to stretch ... Read More »

Instagram’s New Green Dots to Show When Your Friends Are Online

HIGHLIGHTS The app will also show the last active status Visibility can be turned off in Activity Status settings Online status is also available on Facebook Messenger Popular image and video sharing app Instagram in a blog post on Thursday announced the launch of a new feature that would be particularly frustrating for users who like to stay discreet on the platform. In the Instagram ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter Join Data Transfer Project

To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants – Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter – on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP). In the early stages at the moment, the Data Transfer Project will help users of one service to use ... Read More »

Twitter Removes ‘Locked’ Accounts From Follower Counts

HIGHLIGHTS Users are likely to see “follower” numbers drop We reach out to owners of locked accounts to confirm all is well: Twitter Most of these accounts “were created by real people”, said Twitter Twitter said Wednesday users are likely to see “follower” numbers drop as the service stops adding in potentially dubious or fraudulent accounts. The social network said it ... Read More »

Facebook Removes ‘Treason’ as Tag to Identify Users’ Interests

Facebook has removed “treason” as a keyword to identify its users’ interests for advertisers, it said on Wednesday, after Danish state broadcaster DR revealed its existence. In an article published on Wednesday, DR cited experts expressing concerns that the tag – that Facebook called an “interest category” – could be used by intelligence services in authoritarian regimes to identify people considered ... Read More »

Elon Musk Calls Thailand Cave Rescue Diver a ‘Pedo’ in Twitter Rant

It has been five days since a dozen boys were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand, and five days since Elon Musk has been wandering in a Twitter labyrinth of his own making. The Silicon Valley engineer and billionaire was briefly seen in Thailand last week, hauling a miniature submarine to the mouth of the cave just before an international dive team rescued ... Read More »

Facebook Fails to Stop Users From Sharing Pirated Movies

Several Facebook groups are sharing pirated Hollywood movies to hundred of thousands of users and the social media giant’s automated software are unable to stop copyright infringements, the media reported. According to the Business Insider, these Facebook groups make no attempt to conceal catalogs brimming with the latest blockbusters like Ant Man and the Wasp and A Quiet Place. “These groups, some of ... Read More »