Girl, 12, flooded with beauty ads on Instagram  BBC · 18 hours
The ads were displayed to the young user despite Instagram's policies saying some should not be shown to her. more
iPhones to get 5G in 2020? Instagram combatting hacked accounts video - CNET  CNET · 21 hours
Today's major tech stories include predictions about Apple's 2020 iPhones, Huawei's revenue forecasting taking a hit and Instagram rolling out new security... more
Instagram boss Adam Mosseri: 'We can't solve bullying on our own'  BBC · 23 hours
The company's boss Adam Mosseri tells Radio 1 Newsbeat he wants Instagram to be "less pressurised". more
Instagram Testing an Easier Way of Recovering Hacked Accounts  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Instagram is testing a new in-app account recovery process. To control cases where the hackers alter username and contact data linked to the accounts, Instagram would prevent any username from... more
Instagram account recovery getting easier, and username hijacks less likely  9to5Google · 2 days
Instagram account recovery will be a much easier process thanks to a new in-app process announced... more
Instagram account recovery getting easier, and username hijacks less likely  9to5Mac · 2 days
Instagram account recovery will be a much easier process thanks to a new in-app process announced... more
Instagram is making it easier to get your account back from hackers - CNET  CNET · 2 days
You can now recover your hacked Instagram accounts even if the attackers changed the email address and phone numbers needed... more
Amazon Spark Shuts Down, the Online Retailer's Shopping Social Network  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Amazon Spark, a shopping social network that could be thought to essentially be a competitor to Instagram, has shut down less than two years since after its launch... more
Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down  TechCrunch · 4 days
Amazon’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, Amazon Spark, is no more. Hoping to capitalize on the social shopping trend and tap into the power of online influencers, Amazon in 2017... more
Selena Gomez: Instagram 'would make me depressed'  BBC · 5 days
The singer says she had to delete social media from her phone as it made her feel bad about herself. more
Instagram, PlayStation Hit With Outages, Services Now Restored  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
An Instagram outage on Thursday left users of the photo-sharing network flocking to Twitter to vent frustration. Some users trying to access PlayStation Network (PSN) also met with errors. more
Instagram is back after outage - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Update: Instagram appears to be back up and running after being down for over an hour. more
Facebook will not remove fake Zuckerberg video  Sky News · 7 days
Facebook will not be removing a fake video of Mark Zuckerberg appearing to revel in knowing social media users' secrets, after it was uploaded to Instagram by artists. more
We’re all going to die — what happens to our Facebook accounts?  THE VERGE · 7 days
This week on Why’d You Push That Button?, Kaitlyn Tiffany and I think about death. This slightly dark episode marks the start of our... more
Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram  BBC · 7 days
The social network says it will not remove a fake video of its founder created with AI software. more
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Fake Video to Stay on Instagram  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Instagram will refrain from taking down an ultra-realistic "deepfake video" of Facebook's CEO bragging about controlling billions of people's "stolen" personal data. more
Facebook will not remove deepfakes of Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian and others from Instagram  TechCrunch · 1 week
Facebook will not remove the faked videos featuring Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian and President Donald Trump from Instagram, the company... more
Instagram will leave up deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg  THE VERGE · 1 week
A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg was uploaded to Instagram earlier this week, as first reported by Motherboard,... more
Poshmark is moving beyond fashion to sell home goods  THE VERGE · 1 week
Commerce platform Poshmark is launching a new Home market today, allowing users to sell home decor products like... more
YouTube creators can’t escape questionable sponsorship controversies  THE VERGE · 1 week
Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg published a video last week sponsored by a strange social media app called Nimses, kicking off a renewed debate... more
Instagram Rolls Out Lyrics Feature in Music Stories to Rival TikTok  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
This feature has been introduced to compete better with lip-syncing app TikTok, which has gained immense popularity among the young population. more
Facebook is stopping Huawei from pre-installing its apps  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Facebook won’t allow Huawei to pre-install its apps on smartphones anymore, Reuters is reporting. It’s the latest example of Western... more
Instagram one-ups TikTok with karaoke lyrics  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Lip-syncing jumpstarted TikTok’s rise to the center of teen culture, arguably displacing Instagram . Now the Facebook-owned app is striking back with a new feature that lets you displays lyrics on your video Story synced to... more
YouTube banning supremacist and hoax videos, Amazon unveils new Prime drone video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Today's major tech stories include YouTube's new banning policy on supremacist and hoax videos, Netflix tries out an Instagram-style feed... more
Netflix Tests Instagram-Like ‘Extras’ Scrollable Feed on Android, iOS  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Netflix is testing a new “Extras” tab in its mobile app on Android and iOS, which features an Instagram-like scrollable feed of its original series and movies. more
Netflix tests an Instagram Stories-like feed called ‘Extras’ in its app  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Netflix is testing a new way to help users find something to watch and stay connected with favorite shows with the introduction of an “Extras” tab... more
Would quitting Instagram make us happier?  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
This week on Why’d You Push That Button?, we try to find happiness. Kaitlyn Tiffany deactivates her Instagram, I support her, and then we... more
Senator calls for FTC investigation into ‘dangerous detox teas’ on social media  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
On Tuesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote to the FTC requesting a federal investigation into the sale of “detox teas” on social media that... more
Facebook and Messenger apps for Windows phone retiring June 30 (update)  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Instagram isn't the only Facebook-owned app bidding adieu on June 30. What you need to know Facebook is dropping support for its slate of Windows Phone... more
US antitrust enforcement is coming back from the dead  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
As tech companies acquired billions of users, and competition has withered, the United States paid only passing interest... more
Instagram Outage Hits Users Across the Globe  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Instagram suffered a major global outage that hindered app logins, page refreshes, commenting on posts and uploading content on the platform. more
Protesters Strip Outside Facebook Office Against Nudity Censorship  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
About a 100 people stripped naked in front of Facebook's New York headquarters as part of a protest against what they view as censorship regarding Facebook and Instagram's policies around artistic nudity. more
#VacuumChallenge Is the Latest Viral Trend to Take Internet by Storm  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
After the Kiki challenge, the 'Bin bag challenge' or 'Vacuum challenge' has resurfaced on the Internet as a new craze among users on Twitter and Instagram. more
iTunes Death Imminent as Apple Clears Out App’s Facebook, Instagram Pages  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Apple is said to be discontinuing iTunes after 18 years. Fresh evidence pertaining to the impending death of iTunes has emerged ahead of WWDC 2019. more
Apple has cleared out its Facebook and Instagram pages for iTunes  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
It’s looking more and more likely that iTunes’ days are numbered. MacRumors and Redditors... more
FlexTime lets you pretend you’re friends with Post Malone and Kim Kardashian  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
FlexTime wants to help people seem cooler than they are by tricking others into believing they’re friends with celebrities like Post Malone and Billie... more
Snapchat Reportedly Working on Letting Users Add Music to Posts  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Competing with the likes of Instagram, photo-messaging app Snapchat is planning to let users add music to their posts on the platform. more
Snap is looking into licensing music for users to embed in posts  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Snap is in talks with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group to license songs for users to embed in posts,... more
Snapchat might follow Instagram by letting you add music - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The company is reportedly working with major record labels for rights to their catalogs. more
IGTV Now Supports Landscape Format on Alongside Vertical Videos  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Instagram has now added support for landscape videos on IGTV. Initially, creators could only upload videos in a vertical-only format on IGTV. more
Instagram Leak: Company Says Not Source of Private Information for Influencers  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Instagram has said it was not the source of private contact information for millions of influential users of the service recently found in an unguarded online... more
Instagram will now let you upload landscape videos to IGTV - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The photo and video sharing app hopes the move will increase creativity and engagement. more
Instagram drops vertical-only IGTV video requirement based on creator feedback  9to5Mac · 4 weeks
A TikTok-like algorithm and a streamlined interface aren’t the only changes coming to IGTV. Instagram announced... more
Instagram’s vertical IGTV surrenders to landscape status quo  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
A year ago Instagram made a bold bet with the launch of IGTV: That it could invent and popularize a new medium of long-form vertical videos. Landscape uploads weren’t allowed. Co-founder Kevin... more
Instagram will now support landscape video on IGTV  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Instagram is no longer all-in on vertical video. The company announced today that its longform video offshoot, IGTV, will now... more
Meet Projector, collaborative design software for the Instagram age  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Projector, the brainchild of two Twitter alums, is emerging from stealth with $13 million to reimagine visual communication. more
Indonesia restricts WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram usage following deadly riots  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Indonesia is the latest nation to hit the hammer on social media after the government restricted the use of WhatsApp and Instagram following deadly riots yesterday. Numerous Indonesia-based... more
Daily Crunch: Instagram influencer contact info exposed  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1.... more
Mozilla is making Firefox faster to compete with Chrome  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Mozilla is promising big performance gains with its latest Firefox browser update today. The Mozilla community went through... more
Millions of Instagram influencers' private details accessible in database  Sky News · 4 weeks
The personal information of millions of Instagram influencers has been found in an online database. more
Instagram IGTV Redesign Is Inspired by TikTok and Snapchat  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Instagram has quietly rolled out a new design for IGTV within its main app and the standalone IGTV app. The design seems inspired by the app's biggest rivals, TikTok and... more
Instagram Influencer Info Found in Unguarded Online Cache  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
The online cache of data discovered by a security researcher was traced back to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox. more
Instagram overhauls IGTV with new TikTok-like algorithmic feed, streamlined interface  9to5Mac · 4 weeks
While Instagram has largely mastered the Stories format of Snapchat, its IGTV platform hasn’t yet seen... more
Instagram’s IGTV copies TikTok’s AI, Snapchat’s design  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Instagram conquered Stories, but it’s losing the battle for the next video formats. TikTok is blowing up with an algorithmically suggested vertical one-at-a-time feed featuring videos of users remixing each other’s clips. Snapchat Discover’s... more
Millions of Instagram influencers had their private contact data scraped and exposed  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities and brand accounts has been found online. The database, hosted by Amazon... more
Millions of Instagram influencers had their contact data scraped and exposed  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities, and brand accounts has been found online. The database, hosted by Amazon Web Services,... more
Website builder Sparkle gets major update with Instagram and Sketch integration, more  9to5Mac · 4 weeks
Sparkle has been on the market since 2014 as a tool for people who want to create simple but appealing websites. Today, the app... more
Poll: Is the permanent social Internet dying? Should it?  9to5Mac · 4 weeks
New York Times staff writer Mike Isaac has written a blog post in which he argues that ‘the... more
Facebook’s latest account purge exposes Africa’s misinformation problem  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Facebook last week purged a network of hundreds of pages, groups and Instagram accounts it labeled as producing “coordinated inauthentic behavior” toward Africa. The activity originated in Israel and was largely targeted... more
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