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Porsche unveils the mid-range Taycan 4S EV

Sponsored Links Porsche So far, we’ve seen Porsche’s Taycan in the Turbo and Turbo S variants, but Porsche has already said that it’s planning more models. Now, the company has unveiled the Taycan 4S, a mid-range version of the electric sports car. It will deliver up to 420 kW (around 630 horsepower), compared to 500 …

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Instagram tests Group Stories after Facebook ditched them

Sponsored Links Jane Manchun Wong/Twitter Facebook might not be giving up on Group Stories just because it’s cutting them from its main app. App sleuther Jane Manchun Wong has found test code for a Group Story feature in Instagram. There’s no mystery to how it works — you’d just choose to “share to Group Story.” …

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This AI Platform Identifies Privacy Threats in Social Networks and Messengers

</header> <strong>Preserving your online privacy has become almost a lost cause these days. Thankfully, some entrepreneurial minds have taken it upon themselves to help web users stay informed of privacy risks and take action to thwart attempts to access their personal data. Guard is a platform which is doing exactly that. </strong> Also read: Bankers …

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NYU report lists likely social media disinformation tactics for 2020

Sponsored Links Karl Tapales via Getty Images The 2020 US presidential election will serve as the ultimate test for social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to prove they can combat fake news. But could they be fighting the last war? A report released by NYU’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights argues that …

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Instagram may help you curb DM spam on a public account

Sponsored Links Anatoliy Sizov via Getty Images Instagram is working on a new feature that will give you the power to choose who can send you messages, based on what app researcher Jane Manchun Wong has discovered. Further, one of the options you can choose from is the ability to receive messages only from people …

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Why people keep falling for viral hoaxes

Enlarge Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images The Internet is dark and full of terrible sources of information. Sometimes it seems like every day brings a new one to the list. There are the toxic conspiracy theories, deepfakes, and fake news mills. And then there are good old-fashioned Internet hoaxes. You know the ones—the sort of fear-mongering, copypasta-esquewarnings …

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Facebook expands its Data Abuse Bounty program to Instagram

Sponsored Links Chesnot via Getty Images Facebook will start rewarding security researchers who report data abuse happening on Instagram, the company has announced. This is an expansion of Facebook’s Data Abuse Bounty program, which it introduced in April 2018. As part of these efforts, Facebook will now start accepting reports about third-party apps that improperly …

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Instagram removes ad partner that tracked millions of users’ locations

Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images Facebook’s privacy woes aren’t over in the wake of its FTC fine. The company has pulled the marketing company Hyp3r from Instagram’s ad platform after Business Insider learned that the agency had been collecting massive amounts of data in violation of the social network’s rules. Hyp3r reportedly exploited …

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Instagram makes it easy to add song lyrics to your Stories

Sponsored Links Instagram Instagram announced today that it is adding the ability to display lyrics when adding songs to Stories. The feature will let users decide if they want to display song lyrics on screen and will give them the ability to edit the text style, animation and other features. Instagram said the feature will …

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