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Twitter’s latest plan to tackle trolls will hide abusive content
May15

Twitter’s latest plan to tackle trolls will hide abusive content

Twitter is not giving up on putting trolls in their right place—the company’s latest effort will probably bury abusive content so that users will no longer see them. The microblogging company said it has developed a new system that will deal with “troll-like” behavior. The latest effort from Twitter will effectively identify those users or accounts that usually disrupt public conversation on its platform, and subsequently have their...

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Facebook suspends 200 problematic apps for misusing user data
May14

Facebook suspends 200 problematic apps for misusing user data

Facebook has come down heavily on around 200 apps for misusing user data. Recall that the social media behemoth had promised to conduct a full-scale investigation into the recent Cambridge Analytical data scandal. The scandal you would recall sept through the internet like a tornado; but Facebook had since been making some sweeping changes. The company through its VP of product partnerships, Ime Archibong announced on Monday that the...

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Snapchat bows to popular demand—replaces redesign with another redesign
May12

Snapchat bows to popular demand—replaces redesign with another redesign

Snapchat is rolling out a redesign to replace the controversial redesign it rolled out not quite long ago. Recall that the redesign caused so much uproar among Snapchat users that thousands of people signed petitions on change.org to have it reversed. At the last count, over 1.2 million people had signed to have the new design ditched. The target according to the site is 1.5 million, but that may no longer be necessary since the...

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Twitter is reportedly working on an encrypted DM feature
May08

Twitter is reportedly working on an encrypted DM feature

As the social media world continues to debate the issue of online privacy, one company has now considered it important to add a feature to calm anxious users. Twitter is working on a secret conversation feature that will allow you to send encrypted direct messages to your followers. TechCrunch reports that the new feature is buried somewhere inside the Twitter for Android APK, and was first spotted by Jane Manchun Wong. The feature...

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Unreleased Facebook Avatars copy Snapchat Bitmoji
May08

Unreleased Facebook Avatars copy Snapchat Bitmoji

  Facebook is not yet done copying Snapchat features, as code reveals another one is coming, TechCrunch reports. As it did with Stories, Snaps, and Filters, Facebook is replicating a feature that exists or existed on Snapchat. The report says the Facebook Android app contains code that lets users build custom, illustrated versions of themselves as stickers in comments and Messenger. Snap’s subsidiary Bitmoji has used this feature...

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Facebook’s upcoming dating service will be free, and no ads too
May07

Facebook’s upcoming dating service will be free, and no ads too

Facebook caught virtually everyone unaware a couple of days ago when it announced plans to launch a dating service. Of course, it was a surprise: dating is pretty much a field Tinder is very much known for, and would pitch Facebook in direct competition with it. Secondly, Facebook is still trying to win the confidence of users back after the Cambridge Analytical scandal; so, no one was expecting that kind of announcement so soon. Now,...

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