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Facebook sues developer for scraping people’s Instagram profiles
Nov20

Facebook sues developer for scraping people’s Instagram profiles

Image Credit: The Culture Trip Facebook has filed a lawsuit against Ensar Sahinturk; a developer for scraping people’s profiles on Instagram for the purpose of creating a network of clone sites. Facebook announced this on Thursday; stating that the developer made use of “automation software to scrape public profiles, photos and videos from more than 100,000 Instagram accounts without Instagram’s permission and in violation of our...

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Instagram brings major changes to its home screen
Nov12

Instagram brings major changes to its home screen

Image Credit: Instagram Instagram does not often ring the changes when it comes to its home screen. For those who have been using the app for a long time, it is difficult to remember the last time the home screen was tweaked. In a new redesign, the Facebook-owned app has added Reels and Shop tabs to the home screen. The decision to add Reels to the home screen is probably borne of the fact that the feature needed to be more visible to...

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Instagram temporarily removes the recent tab from hashtags as the US election nears
Oct31

Instagram temporarily removes the recent tab from hashtags as the US election nears

Image Credit: https://medium.com/@ianspalter/designing-a-new-look-for-instagram-inspired-by-the-community-84530eb355e3 The US election is only a matter of days away, and Instagram has already put a few measures in place to guard against misinformation. Not done, the social media behemoth has again put in a new measure to curb the spread of fake news. Instagram has announced the temporary suspension of the “recent” tab from...

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Instagram users can now make 30-second videos on Reels
Sep28

Instagram users can now make 30-second videos on Reels

Credit: TechCrunch Instagram’s Reels is about the biggest competitor to TikTok. The feature was launched to not only compete with TikTok, but to help attract more users to Instagram. A couple of weeks after its official launch, Instagram has now updated the feature with the ability to make longer videos. At launch, you could only make a 15-second video, but that has now changed. Going forward you can now upload up to 30-second video...

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Facebook sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users
Sep19

Facebook sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users

Credit: Search Engine Journal Following media reports last July that Instagram was secretly spying on users through the iPhone camera, Instagram user Brittany Conditi has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Bloomberg reports. Facebook had denied this at the time; blaming it on a bug. The social media giant had said it was fixing the issue at the time. It said the bug was triggering what it described back then as false notifications that...

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Facebook revives Instagram Lite months after pulling the plug
Sep17

Facebook revives Instagram Lite months after pulling the plug

Credit: Android Police Five months after pulling the plug on Instagram Lite, Facebook has suddenly brought it back to life. Per APK Mirror, the teardown version of the ephemeral photo sharing app has resurfaced online. The reemergence of Instagram Lite on APK Mirror caught many unaware especially as no one imagined that it would be brought back so soon. Nothing much has changed in terms of size as the app is still way lighter than the...

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