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Twitter mulling over possibility of localizing some of its Russian users’ personal data
Apr20

Twitter mulling over possibility of localizing some of its Russian users’ personal data

Apparently, Twitter has almost reached an agreement with Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor that will see the microblogging company localize some of its users’ data in Russia. According Moscow Times, per TechCrunch, a transfer of some of Twitter users’ data will be transferred by mid-2018. Quoting agency’s chief, Alexander Zharov, the report adds that Twitter is on the verge of determining what information should be...

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Android version of Instagram gets offline mode
Apr19

Android version of Instagram gets offline mode

Instagram users in regions where internet connectivity is low will now be able to access the services even while offline. The company on Tuesday announced that it has built support for using most of its features without Internet access, reports TechCrunch. The company made this known on Tuesday during its F8 conference—announcing that much of its functionality on the Android version of the app will now be available even without...

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Facebook integrates machine learning into analytics platform
Apr19

Facebook integrates machine learning into analytics platform

Facebook is changing the face of its analytics platform to make it more customizable for every user. One of the most noticeable changes announced by the company’s Vice President of Partnership, Ime Archibong, during the ongoing F8 conference is the integration of machine learning. The essence of integrating machine learning into Facebook’s analytics platform is to open up new possibilities and provide greater access to help users...

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MasterCard’s MasterPass Makes Payments Through Facebook Messenger Bots Easier
Apr18

MasterCard’s MasterPass Makes Payments Through Facebook Messenger Bots Easier

By bringing MasterCard’s MasterPass to Facebook Messenger bots, it’ll now be easier for you to check out an item. MasterCard wants to help others in making payments a lot easier when they use Facebook Messenger. The company announced that its digital wallet system is now compatible with several of Facebook Messenger bots. These would include the bots of Subway and The Cheesecake Factory. That said, you can use the system...

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Instagram Introduces Collections – A Pinterest-Like Feature
Apr17

Instagram Introduces Collections – A Pinterest-Like Feature

Instagram recently added a feature taken from another service. This time, it’s not from Snapchat but Pinterest. The latest feature is called Collections. And it allows users to create groups of their photos the same way you create boards on Pinterest. When you save a post, you can set up and label a new collection. In this way, you’ll have an organized digital gallery containing all your favorite photos. Even though this latest...

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Facebook clamps down on 30,000 fake accounts in France
Apr14

Facebook clamps down on 30,000 fake accounts in France

The French presidential election is around the corner, and Facebook is not taking things for granted towards making the poll a success. In a bid to guard against fake news, the social media giant has clamped down on 30,000 accounts—suspending them for spreading fake news, spam and misinformation, reports The News Week. The election, which comes up ten days from today, will be one of the most contested in the history of the European...

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