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There really are more ads on Instagram now

Mashable Instagram has more ads than ever and that’s no accident. Image: Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-08-22 18:08:48 UTC Feel like Instagram has more ads than ever? It’s not just you. Facebook executives last year instructed Instagram to “roughly double” the number of ads in the app, according to a new […]

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Why Instagram should take that viral hoax seriously

Mashable Instagram could have a problem on its hands. Image: Thomas Trutschel / Photothek via Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-08-21 22:12:36 UTC By now, you’ve probably heard about that ridiculous, nearly decade-old privacy hoax that went viral on Instagram thanks to a bunch of clueless celebrities. And while it’s easy to laugh at, it has […]

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Porn bots are now storming Twitter’s trending topics

Engadget RSS Feed Instagram isn’t the only social media app being invaded by porn bots. Now they’re on Twitter, too. For the past few days, as I was scrolling through Twitter’s trending section, I noticed a number of accounts showing similar behavior as the bots that have taken over Instagram comments. But, whereas on Instagram […]

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An old Instagram hoax is back, and it’s duping celebrities

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Andy Kropa/Invision/AP An Instagram hoax that first circulated in 2012 is back, and celebrities from Usher to Waka Flocka Flame, Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts and Rob Lowe have allegedly fallen for it. The post claims Instagram is changing its rules and everything you’ve ever posted will become public, NBC News […]

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Facebook wants to hire journalists, but where does that leave News Feed?

Mashable Facebook is once again turning to human news curators. Image: chesnot / Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-08-21 01:11:46 UTC Facebook’s news plans are starting to take shape. After months of rumors, the company has confirmed plans to introduce a separate “news” section in its app for which it will hire human journalists — not […]

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Tidal shares songs as Stories in Facebook and Instagram

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images iHeartRadio isn’t the only streaming music service helping you share music as Stories in recent days. Tidal has introduced an option to share tunes directly as Stories in Facebook and Instagram, helping you convey your musical mood to your followers. You can share videos, too […]

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Facebook’s Libra Association is being investigated by EU antitrust regulators

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project is being probed again, this time by European Union antitrust regulators. The European Commission said it is “currently investigating potential anti-competitive behavior,” related to the Libra Association, Bloomberg reports. In a questionnaire sent out this month, the EU authority expressed concerns that Libra would […]

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Facebook’s ‘clear history’ tool doesn’t actually ‘clear’ anything

Mashable Facebook’s clear history is here … sort of. Image: justin sullivan / Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-08-20 18:44:01 UTC It’s finally here. More than a year after Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Facebook’s 2018 F8 conference and announced plans to create a “clear history” tool that would let users remove browsing data from […]

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DOJ is working with states on antitrust investigations of tech companies

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana The Justice Department’s antitrust leader doesn’t see big tech as inherently bad, but he’s still content to investigate potential wrongdoing. Division chief Makan Delrahim told guests at a Colorado tech policy conference that the DOJ was working with state attorneys general on investigations of the market […]

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Facebook helps you control data shared from apps and websites

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Facebook Facebook has been particularly busy improving its approach to data, and that now includes how it handles data coming from elsewhere. The company has introduced an Off-Facebook Activity tool that helps you manage the data apps and sites send to the site. You can see just who’s sending data […]

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