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WhatsApp’s updated policy on data sharing with Facebook to be investigated by UK privacy watchdog
Aug27

WhatsApp’s updated policy on data sharing with Facebook to be investigated by UK privacy watchdog

Various interest groups and individuals were taken aback by midweek’s decision of WhatsApp to start sharing data of users with Facebook. This came out of nowhere and is already attracting a probe by the UK’s data protection watchdog. The Information Commission’s Office ICO, in a statement issued by its commissioner, warned Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder that it had initiated a probe into the change in policy. Elizabeth Denham,...

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Twitter to combat harassment with keyword tool-report
Aug26

Twitter to combat harassment with keyword tool-report

Every day we hear of celebrities and individuals quitting Twitter for reasons that bother abusive languages. Individuals and groups have been calling for stiffer actions to be taken by the microblogging platform to deal with the situation. Thousands of accounts have either been suspended or banned for violating Twitter policies on abusive languages; but there appear to be no end in sight. Not done with dealing with the problem, the...

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WhatsApp begins test aimed at integrating business into its app
Aug25

WhatsApp begins test aimed at integrating business into its app

Finally, WhatsApp is gearing up to integrate business into its app before the end of the year. With one billion users, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is one of the biggest chat apps in the world. It is one app that has come a long way since Facebook acquired it in 2014. From growing its user base to adding some highly innovative features and ideas; integrating business into the app is one step that might change a lot of things. WhatsApp, in...

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Facebook testing video with autoplay sound in News Feed
Aug24

Facebook testing video with autoplay sound in News Feed

Facebook needs your help—that is if you live in Australia. The social media behemoth is testing autoplay video clips on News Feed with sounds. Maybe not the kind of news some users would like to read; especially with what the Web has become of late. The network is testing two ways of getting users to watch video and sound in that country (Australia). The test will feature autoplay and an unmute button on the lower right corner of...

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Instagram Stories attracting lots of publishers, including some from Snapchat
Aug12

Instagram Stories attracting lots of publishers, including some from Snapchat

The new Instagram Stories feature is turning out a huge success. According to The Wall Street Journal, more and more publishers are now flocking to the image sharing app to use the feature. Instagram Stories, which was launched a couple of days back, encourages users to post stories about their lives as often as they could. The feature was taken straight off the book of Snapchat—and as a matter of fact, Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom...

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