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 »

‘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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The newest craze on TikTok is people revealing ‘cursed’ images they draw themselves

TikTok has a community obsessed with ‘cursed’ images. Not like the rest of the net, TikTok’s cursed images are sometimes disturbing illustrations instead of eerie photos. While TikTok has a name as having one of the more wholesome communities on the internet, it isn’t safe from cursed images. It’s hard to explain what a cursed image (or cursed… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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  • Instagram for Windows phone to retire on April 30

    Instagram is about to drop its Windows 10 Mobile app at the end of this month. in a message inside the app, Instagram has begun alerting its users that it will be retired on Windows phone on April 30. The app will no longer be available after that point, the company says. (via Neowin) In… Read more »

  • How to get rid of action blocked on Instagram

    If you have landed on this page, we are presuming Instagram has punished you. You’re not alone if it makes you feel any better. Lately, Instagram has been blocking people from commenting and liking pictures due to varied reasons. In this post, we will tell you how to get rid of Action blocked on Instagram…. Read more »

  • Major record labels want more money for music played on ByteDance-owned app TikTok and its China-based equivalent Douyin

    According to a report in Bloomberg, Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music could pull their catalogs from the apps if no progress is made during negotiations presently taking place ahead of the expiration of their deals this spring. TikTok is a short-form mobile video and live video streaming platform based in Los Angeles, with… Read more »

  • Borussia Dortmund becomes first Bundesliga club to launch on TikTok

    Sports clubs and teams around the world have been long trying new ways to reach a wider fan base across the world. With major players within the sports world investing in new world brands and conjointly in social platforms, the limits of reaching news fans every year are just beyond the eye can meet. TikTok… Read more »

  • 80% youngsters want TikTok prohibited in India: Survey

    Eight out of ten millennials living in India want the controversial Chinese video app TikTok to be banned, reveals a survey by news app Inshorts. This comes after the Madras high court last week advised the Central government to ban the app claiming it was encouraging pornography among children. The court said that inappropriate content was being… Read more »

  • Snapchat’s reinventing itself to fight Instagram

    Last week, Snapchat held its first partner summit, where it described the company’s new approach to standing out from competitors like Instagram. Key announcements included new ar features for lenses, new Snap original content, a multiplayer gaming platform, and a brand new developer kit to integrate Snapchat stories in other apps (like Tinder). Let’s break down these announcements to understand what the corporate wants to do. First, the new ar features include: Solving math… Read more »

  • Queen Elizabeth II posts on royal family Instagram account for the first time

    Queen Elizabeth II has posted on Instagram for the first time, sharing a picture and personal message with the royal family account’s 4.7 million followers. The monarch shared the post on the Royal family’s Instagram account to help promote the science museum in London. The image was of a letter from 19th-century inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage to Queen… Read more »

  • 4 Brands crushing it on Instagram right now

    Instagram has quickly evolved from a simple image sharing platform to an unbelievably effective social media branding and marketing tool for businesses – giant and small. We all know the importance of a Facebook marketing strategy on-line, however is your company using Instagram to brand itself? If not, you’re not alone. However what’s vital is that you get started, and simply jumping right… Read more »

  • Facebook stops asking new users for email passwords

    Facebook has halted a sketchy practice of asking some new users for their outside email credentials in order to verify their accounts. After a Twitter user on Sunday shared a screenshot of Facebook asking them for the password to their email, the social media large faced intense criticism from security professionals. A spokesman for Facebook… Read more »

  • Tik Tok Adds Video Reactions to Next-Gen App Experiences

    The evolution of in-app video stories is absolutely fascinating to watch. ByteDance currently knows a way to build some of the foremost viral apps within the world, as Douyin (called “TikTok” outside of China) is doing something that’s truly innovative. What if the era of binary likes, upvotes and Facebook reactions is over and you… Read more »