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Have our brains just not evolved for social media?...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/, /contrib/social_media
Social media isn't good for us, but maybe it's not the technology but our biology that's the problem.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-03 15:34 UTC
Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/, /contrib/social_media
Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram may not be great for personal well-being. The first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased depression and loneliness.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-09 01:23 UTC
PayPal Drops Gab Following Pittsburgh Shooting...
The world's most popular payment platform PayPal severed ties with Gab following reports that suspected Pittsburgh shooter Robert Bowers was an avid user, The Verge reports. Gab , which prides itself on being a social network that "champions free
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-10-28 00:53 UTC
What will happen to your digital personality when you die?...
It's important to think about what happens to our digital selves after we die. We have such a legacy on the internet, taking care of that sort of a presence should be well thought about. For this, people also make a digital estate plan, just like a physical will. Here's how you can prepare yours.
By shubham400 on 2018-10-27 04:57 UTC
Soon, you might be able to 'unsend' messages on Messenger...
Facebook users might soon get the ability to retract messages sent on the company's Messenger platform. The feature has been spotted in a recent set of screenshots, as reported by TechCrunch. When launched, it will let users remove messages from both ends of the conversation. Here are the details.
By shubham400 on 2018-10-13 10:47 UTC
How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking...
Despite WhatsApp being end-to-end encrypted, it is possible to hack it. Hackers can get access to the personal data associated with your WhatsApp account by various means. Here is everything you need to know about how WhatsApp accounts can be hacked and how you can safeguard them against the same.
By shubham400 on 2018-10-13 04:49 UTC
Update WhatsApp: This video call bug could compromise your account...
If you've not updated WhatsApp in a long while, it might just be the time to do so. The messaging service has issued a fix for a major security flaw, which has been lurking around in the Android and iOS versions of WhatsApp, giving hackers an opportunity to take control of their targets' app.
By shubham400 on 2018-10-11 10:18 UTC
Google+ shuts down after massive data exposure of 500,000 users...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/google, /contrib/social_media
Google has announced Google+, will be shutting owing to a major data exposure. Back in March, the company inadvertently exposed data of nearly 500,000 users owing to a bug in one of its APIs for developers. Though the bug was fixed immediately, the users were not informed until yesterday.
By shubham400 on 2018-10-09 05:43 UTC
This is how WhatsApp will start monetizing...
WhatsApp is planning to place targeted Ads in its status feature as part of an effort to make more money. In an exclusive with Forbes, Brian Acton, the co-founder of the company, confirmed the monetization plan as one of the reasons why he left WhatsApp and its parent Facebook. Here are the details.
By shubham400 on 2018-10-04 10:39 UTC
WhatsApp for Android gets Picture-in-Picture mode for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram...
WhatsApp has finally released Picture-in-Picture mode for Android users. The messaging app has started rolling out its latest Android beta update to make this feature live. WhatsApp's PiP mode will allow users to watch YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook videos in a mini window within the app itself.
By shubham400 on 2018-10-04 04:50 UTC
WhatsApp Beta for Android gets 'Swipe to Reply' feature...
'Swipe to Reply', a nifty WhatsApp gesture that lets you quickly reply to a message, is finally coming to Android. WhatsApp has started rolling out its latest Android beta update (2.18.300) to make this feature live. Moreover, the stable version may soon get the feature after initial testing.
By shubham400 on 2018-10-03 06:36 UTC
US: Social media regulation is just one signature away...
It seems like US President Trump is making good on his threat to regulate social media companies. The White House has drafted an executive order which, once signed by Trump, would pave the way for law enforcement agencies to open investigations into the business practices of Google, Facebook, etc.
By Shontyraj on 2018-09-22 12:00 UTC
Twitter bug may have exposed some of your private conversations...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/twitter, /contrib/social_media
A bug on Twitter's platform might have sent one or more of your DMs or protected tweets to unauthorized developers. It existed on the platform for more than a year and may have affected nearly 1% of its current user base - approximately 3 million people. An investigation is underway.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-22 11:06 UTC
Twitter finally addresses the 'annoying' problem of its video section...
After updating timeline ranking options, Twitter has pushed a minor update to fix one of the most annoying problems in the video section of its app - the ability to reply. Now, users watching videos on Twitter can send their responses or start a conversation without having to go back.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-21 05:41 UTC
WhatsApp to get 'Dark Mode', 'Swipe to Reply' features soon...
Popular messaging app WhatsApp is working to introduce a few nifty features including a 'Swipe to Reply' feature, a new 'Dark Mode', and message forwarding. These features have made way to the latest beta version of WhatsApp and hence expected to be rolled out for all users sometime soon.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-17 06:20 UTC
You can now download WhatsApp on your JioPhone, JioPhone 2...
WhatsApp for the JioPhone line-up had long been promised, and was supposed to be available on Jio's KaiOS from August 15. However, the roll out got delayed. Now, finally, WhatsApp has announced that the app will be available for KaiOS, starting today, and will work on both JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-11 09:02 UTC
Trump Accuses Social Media Giants of ‘Silencing Millions of People’...
President Trump took a swipe at powerful social media companies early Friday, charging them with "silencing millions of people."'
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-24 14:23 UTC
Orwellian Facebook rolls out job posts to become the blue-collar Orwellian LinkedIn...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/, /contrib/social_media
LinkedIn wasn't built for low-skilled job seekers, so Facebook is barging in. Today Facebook is rolling out job posts to 40 more countries to make itself more..
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-28 19:46 UTC
The US Supreme Court just ruled that using social media is a constitutional right...
Public space in the digital age has no shape and no physical place. But the US Supreme Court is now sorting out what that means for free-speech rights. Today (June 19), the justices unanimously held that states can’t broadly limit access to social media because cyberspace “is one of the most
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-12 17:34 UTC
8 people confess why they finally deleted social media...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/, /contrib/social_media
Much has been made of the social media "detox": a break, however permanent or temporary, from the digital world. Of course, because each person's relationship with social media is unique (terrible), the way people deal with unplugging varies,
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-12 00:09 UTC

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