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Messaging service WhatsApp recently confirmed that a major vulnerability allowed hackers to install remote surveillance software on phones and other devices. The hackers used the vulnerability to target several users and was almost certainly the work of “an advanced cyber-actor.” WhatsApp carries a strong reputation as a secure messaging app. But now the Facebook-owned messenger
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Facebook isn’t something you generally associate with anonymous browsing. But, did you know that Facebook operates an Onion version of the site on the Tor network? The Tor protocol anonymizes network traffic and circumvents ISP and local level censorship. It does this by bouncing communications around a distributed node network with a diverse range of
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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said on Sunday that US officials should consider breaking up Facebook, the world’s largest social media company, saying it is a utility that has gone unregulated. Harris, a US senator and one of more than 20 Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election, said Facebook has prioritised growth over
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Facebook is a good way of keeping track of birthdays. This is because most people sign up using their real birthdate, and then opt to share it on Facebook. So you can simply rely on Facebook notifications rather than referring to a calendar. Until now, your choices of birthday greeting have been limited to posting
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Tinder has changed the online dating game. But even as one of the most popular dating apps, there are some mistakes that way too many users make. From falling for fake profiles to sabotaging your chances of getting matched, here are some common Tinder mistakes you should avoid at all costs. What Is Tinder and
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As part of its updated advertising policies, social networking giant Facebook has decided to lift some restrictions that it imposed on the circulation of cryptocurrency products and services on its platform. Last year in June, Facebook updated their advertising policies to require prior written approval to advertise cryptocurrency and blockchain related products on its platform.
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Combining human reviewers as well as artificial intelligence (AI), Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is planning to roll out a new feature that would let users appeal takedowns of controversial content, allowing them to request a review of any content that was taken down, all from within the app. To ensure thorough inspection of the content
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You can now add a GIF, a video, or photos to retweets. You could previously only add a written comment, with no option to add media. This is a small-but-important change Twitter users have been asking for for some time. However, it’s no Edit button. How to Add a GIF, Video, or Photos to a
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Pakistan urged Facebook to remove harmful polio-related content from the social networking site on Friday, saying it was jeopardising eradication initiatives and putting the lives of vaccinators at risk. Polio vaccination campaigns have faced stubborn resistance for years in Pakistan. In recent months Pakistani social media has been inundated with fake news reports and videos
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At times it seems the internet is swarming with strangers filled with hate. Especially on social media. And while that’s probably an exaggeration, for the sake of your mental health you should try to filter toxic comments. Such comments can adversely impact your online experience or make you want to quit social media. However, thankfully,
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Donald Trump Jr on Friday charged that Facebook had engaged in a “purposeful & calculated silencing of conservatives” online, a day after the social-networking giant permanently banned far-right figures and organisations including Alex Jones, the host of InfoWars. While Trump Jr did not mention Jones or others by name, the president’s eldest son broadly said that
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Facebook said on Thursday it was banning Alex Jones and other controversial US political personalities for violating the social media company’s policies on “dangerous individuals and organisations.” Most of the individuals whose accounts are being removed are popular figures on the far right, including commentators Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer and Paul Joseph Watson. Facebook also said
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Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images/ AFP The first of 12 active investigations into large US technology companies by Ireland’s privacy office could wrap up by the end of the summer, Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon told a congressional panel in Washington Wednesday. Dixon’s office is investigating companies including Facebook and its Instagram unit, Twitter,
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