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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  • Report: online predators use teen app TikTok to solicit kids

    A popular app for teens and tweens is reportedly now a magnet for child predators. It’s called TikTok. It’s one amongst the most downloaded apps among teenagers, beating out Instagram and Facebook. Specialists say kids and teens love TikTok as a way to express themselves briefly, fun videos, gain a following, and attract interaction with… Read more »

  • TikTok wasn’t banned in Pakistan

    Posts on Facebook and Twitter, which have been shared hundreds of times, claim that Pakistan would block music video app TikTok from January 10, 2019. TikTok said the claim was false; Pakistan’s telecoms regulator said it was not responsible for any ban, and the app was still on the market within the country days after… Read more »

  • Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook after Christchurch terror attacks were livestreamed

    Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has defended the company’s actions after terror attacks, including the mosque attacks in Christchurch, were livestreamed on the social media site. Zuckerberg stressed the company has to work harder to “amplify the good things that people do and to mitigate and remove as much of the negative as possible”, he said in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News. Facebook was extremely criticized after the shooting in Christchurch was… Read more »

  • How to go live on TikTok in 2019

    TikTok platform is popular worldwide as it permits people to make beautiful videos online. Live streaming is one of the best techniques to stay connected with the fans online. It can also help you get some gifts and donations. You might be aware of the fact that TikTok/Musical.ly app isn’t only for making lip syncing… Read more »

  • Facebook and Instagram suffer most severe outage ever

    Facebook appears to be recovering from a more than 14-hour disruption to all of its products that left them mostly inaccessible across the globe. The company’s main social network, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram were all affected. Facebook has yet to offer an explanation for the outage. The last time Facebook had a disruption of this magnitude was in… Read more »

  • Data on 540 million Facebook users exposed

    Detailed info concerning more than 540 million Facebook users was left publicly visible for months, a security firm has found. UpGuard found the large cache of information on unsecured Amazon servers used by a Mexican social media firm. The information came from visitors to Cultura Colectiva’s Facebook pages and included account names, ID numbers, comments and reactions. Facebook said the data had currently been removed from the servers…. Read more »

  • Facebook demanding Some New Users’ Email Passwords

    Mark Zuckerberg admitted recently that Facebook doesn’t have a ‘strong reputation’ for privacy. An odd new request for personal information probably won’t help with that rep. Just two weeks after admitting it stored hundreds of millions of its users’ own passwords insecurely, Facebook is demanding some users to fork over the password for their outside… Read more »

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Instagram account breaks record within six hours of launching

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new Instagram account has broken the record for the fastest time to achieve1, 000,000 followers on Instagram. The account, named sussexroyal, was set up on Tuesday 2 April and reached the one million milestones in only five hours and forty five minutes. Since then, the account following has doubled, and… Read more »

  • Instagram Launches ‘Checkout on Instagram’ to Facilitate In-App shopping

    After edging towards eCommerce for some time, and evolving its various tools to better facilitate on-platform shopping, Instagram is currently taking the next step with the introduction of a brand new checkout option within the app. As you can see, the new process takes Instagram’s ‘Shopping Tags’ to the next level – currently, rather than… Read more »

  • Instagram Feed algorithm Out of Order? Users Still Seeing April Fool’s Posts 2 Days Later

    Instagram users scrolling through their feeds Wednesday were stunned, and even irritated, that they kept seeing April Fool’s posts from 2 days prior. Users were tweeting regarding the fact that the algorithmic rule on Instagram was showing them posts on their feeds out of order and in some cases from days prior. Instagram says that it’s normal for users to see posts that may be a few days old…. Read more »