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Ghosty app is finally booted out of the Play Store
Nov22

Ghosty app is finally booted out of the Play Store

Though, it is unclear whether Ghosty was booted out of the Play Store, or the developers did that themselves; what we do know is that it is no longer available for download. This may not be unconnected with a recent report where Android Police exposed the app as shady in terms of how it compromised the privacy and security of Instagram users—something that clearly violated Instagram’s policy. Android Police has published an update to...

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Instagram blocks Ghosty app for violating its privacy policy
Nov18

Instagram blocks Ghosty app for violating its privacy policy

Ghosty, an app that allows you to access a website without letting trackers know your true identity has been removed by Instagram for violating its policy on privacy. The app takes advantage of Instagram’s API to create a haven for stalkers, Android Police reports. The app does this by crowdsourcing the data of its registered users’ Instagram accounts. With this, Ghosty is able to allow anyone access many private profiles of people on...

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Instagram extends hiding “Like” counts to handful of users in the US
Nov10

Instagram extends hiding “Like” counts to handful of users in the US

Apparently Instagram is optimistic about its upcoming feature that allows you to hide like counts. Recall that the company launched a test of the proposed feature in Canada much earlier in the year. That small launch in Canada was soon followed by the addition of six more countries including Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Italy, Brazil, and Australia last July. The latest on that is that the ability to hide like counts is now being...

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Instagram is removing all AR filters promoting cosmetic surgery
Oct23

Instagram is removing all AR filters promoting cosmetic surgery

Per the BBC, picture sharing app Instagram has started removing all augmented reality [AR] filters that promote cosmetic surgery. This latest move is coming on the heels of concerns being raised by experts that such posts are harmful to people’s mental health. Among effects that would be banned or removed by Instagram include ones that depict lip injections, filters or facelift. The social media giant said per the BBC that its action...

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Instagram’s dark mode is here
Oct09

Instagram’s dark mode is here

Finally, a Dark Mode for Instagram—and this brings the app at per with some other popular ones like Gmail, Twitter, and Pinterest. I am sure you would like the new feature especially when you consider how popular dark theme has become in recent years. In case you did not know, Dark Mode is mild to the eyes, and does not leave them with any strain. As a matter of fact, the feature is so popular among users because it allows you to...

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Instagram has launched a new camera UI
Oct08

Instagram has launched a new camera UI

Instagram has rolled out a new camera UI. The change is one of a couple of others made since the start of the current week. The social media giant made the announcement via its Twitter page on Tuesday, but did not say exactly if the update is available to everyone at the moment. Other than the screenshot to accompany the post on Twitter, the company did not give much away in terms of the new look camera UI. However, we do trust that...

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