Showing posts with category "social media"

Instagram will now reduce the visibility of ‘potentially harmful’ content

Instagram will now reduce the visibility of ‘potentially harmful’ content — Instagram is taking new steps to make “potentially harmful” content less visible in its app. The company says that the algorithm powering the way posts are ordered in users’ feeds and in Stories will now de-prioritize content that “may contain bullying, hate speech or […]

January 20, 2022
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social media

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton takes over as interim CEO of Signal

Messaging app Signal’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Moxie Marlinspike will step down and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton will take over as the interim CEO, Marlinspike said in a blog post on January 10. “It’s a new year, and I’ve decided it’s a good time to replace myself as the CEO of Signal,” he said. […]

January 11, 2022
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social media

WhatsApp Now Hides Your ‘Last Seen’ Status From Strangers

WhatsApp Now Hides Your ‘Last Seen’ Status From Strangers — WhatsApp has made a privacy change to prevent people on the messaging platform from viewing the “Last Seen” status of users whom they have never chatted with, according to the latest report from an independent feature specialist WABetaInfo. As regular WhatsApp users will know, the […]

December 15, 2021
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social media

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri tells U.S. lawmakers their app can help teens

Instagram boss on Wednesday pushed a rosy view of the photo-sharing app’s impact on teens in testimony to U.S. lawmakers that was at odds with damning news reports based on the firm’s own research. Adam Mosseri argued the service could help struggling young people, after documents leaked by a company insider raised worries of harm, […]

December 10, 2021
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social media

How to make all your WhatsApp messages self-destruct by default

How to make all your WhatsApp messages self-destruct by default— It was just last year that WhatsApp added the option to let your messages disappear automatically, but the company has expanded the feature in a big way. Rather than forcing you to manually enable disappearing messages for each individual chat, WhatsApp now lets you default […]

December 6, 2021
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social media

Better research into Instagram, WhatsApp effects on young users needed, academics say

Better research into Instagram — In a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a group of influential academics says the company should allow for better research into how its social media platforms are affecting young users. Meta, the parent company of Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp – previously known as Facebook – should make available for […]

December 5, 2021
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social media

Twitter is again losing Jack Dorsey, its multitasking, wizard-bearded visionary

Twitter is again losing Jack Dorsey — Twitter’s co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down as the company’s chief executive, marking the end of an era for the company, which has been shaped and guided by its forward-thinking and at times distracted founder. Dorsey will remain a member of Twitter’s board until at least […]

December 2, 2021
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social media

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey steps down as CEO

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey — Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief executive of the company.He will be replaced by the current chief technical officer, Parag Agrawal, Twitter said. Mr. Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter in 2006, has been serving as chief executive of both Twitter and payment firm Square. “It’s finally time for […]

November 30, 2021
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social media

WhatsApp May Soon Allow Users to React to Messages, Reactions Info Tab Spotted

Users to React to Messages — WhatsApp is reported to be making more iterations to the rumored message reactions feature. This was spotted in the past as well, and it essentially looks to allow users to react to a specific message in a chat. A new reaction info tab has been spotted under development, allowing […]

November 30, 2021
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social media

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly stepping down

TTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly stepping down — CNBC reported this morning that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is expected to step down from his role at the social media company. Dorsey is the CEO of both Twitter and Square, a financial company that serves both consumer and corporate customers with payment, cash management, and transference […]

November 30, 2021
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social media

Meta is being probed by a consortium of USA states

Meta is being probed — Instagram’s parent-company Meta is being probed by a consortium of U.S. states over allegations that it supplied the photo-sharing platform to children despite knowing of potential harm, in fresh trouble for the scandal-hit giant, officials said Thursday. Facebook is battling one of its most serious reputational crises yet after a […]

November 21, 2021
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social media

Whistleblower Frances Haugen blasts Facebook’s Meta rebrand

Whistleblower Frances Haugen issued a stinging rebuke of Facebook’s “Meta” rebrand on Monday, accusing the company of yet again prioritising expansion over people’s safety. The former Facebook engineer, who leaked a trove of internal documents that have sparked weeks of criticism of the social media giant, also called on its chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg […]

November 3, 2021
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social media