Featured Image

Facebook and Instagram may be forced to remove Likes for users under 18

Social networks may have to stop users under the age of eighteen from liking posts, according to new privacy rules. The Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) within the United Kingdom has drafted a code of practice to protect children’s safety online. One of the rules within the code would prevent tech corporations from using “nudge” techniques. Nudge techniques are defined as anything that would encourage youngsters to provide unnecessary personal information, weaken or turn off… Read more »

Featured Image

‘Nasty’ Instagram scam steals login info

A fresh Instagram phishing scam created the rounds over the weekend, according a media reports. The “Nasty List” scam begins with a personal message from one of your followers, saying they noticed your name on a “nasty list.” after you click the link to the Instagram account, the profile includes a link to the purported… Read more »

Featured Image

TikTok is no longer available on both Apple and Google stores in India

Apple and Google have pulled popular video sharing app TikTok from their app stores in India amid pornography fears. Quartz India reported early Wednesday morning that TikTok was unavailable for download on both the Google and Apple store. Business insider contacted Apple and Google for comment however didn’t immediately hear back. Earlier this month, the Madras high court asked the government to… Read more »

Featured Image

TikTok is launching a series of online safety videos in its app

On the heels of news that TikTok has reached one billion downloads, the corporate these days is launching a new initiative designed to help inform users concerning online safety, TikTok’s various privacy settings and other controls they can use inside its app, and more. Rather than dumping this data in an in-app FAQ or help… Read more »

Featured Image

BLACKPINK’s Lisa is officially the most followed K-pop artist on Instagram

It’s been a very good month for the BLACKPINK girls due to the release of their record-breaking Kill This Love music video, followed by THAT epic Coachella performance. And currently band member Lisa has another reason to celebrate because she is officially the foremost followed K-pop artist on Instagram. The group’s beloved main dancer currently has 17.4 million… Read more »

Featured Image

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by second outage within a month

Just as the U.S.A. was waking up to a lovely Sunday, Facebook was sadly tackling yet another huge outage — it’s second within a month. In line with downdetector.com, soon after 6AM ET these days, users across the world started experiencing issues with Facebook and its various platforms, together with messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. At… Read more »

Featured Image

TikTok Yee Haw meme Challenge

The yee haw cowboy meme challenge on TikTok shows people transforming into cowboys and cowgirls. Cowboy-related memes are trending across the net. On TikTok, the foremost popular iteration of a cowboy meme is often referred to as the “Yee Haw Challenge” or labeled with the hashtag #yeehaw. The premise of this challenge is that someone “turns into” a cowboy or cowgirl, typically after consuming a beverage labeled “yee haw juice.” This skit is performed to the song… Read more »

Featured Image

TikTok introduces age-gate feature, removes 6 million videos violating guidelines

After receiving flak from the Madras high court for its children privacy violating video, a short video platform TikTok has introduced an age-gate feature to keep away underage users from the platform. The feature will permit solely users above thirteen years to create an account on its platform. As part of its safety mechanism, the Bytedance-owned platform has also removed over six million videos… Read more »

Featured Image

TikTok got 90 million users in India for the past 3 months

Despite facing flak for sleazy content on its platform, Chinese owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, TikTok became controversial within the past for illegally collecting personal info from kids in the U.S.A. and in other places for inappropriate content. Hearing a petition filed by an advocate, the Madras high court earlier this month asked the Centre to ban the app, saying it “encourages pornography” and is spoiling the future of youths and the minds of children. But in terms of… Read more »