Social Media

Instagram cracks down on app that snoops on private profiles

Sponsored Links Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Instagram is taking action against a stalker-friendly app that makes Like Patrol seem modest. The social network confirmed to Android Police that it was sending a cease and desist request to Ghosty, an Android app built to show you private Instagram profiles without permission. That would be enough …

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Binance’s ‘Chinese Twitter’ Gets Blocked for Unknown Violations

Binance’s official account on China’s major microblogging website Weibo has been blocked. The account of the major global exchange was blocked on Nov. 13, purportedly due to violations of the site’s policies, Taiwan-based publication The China Times reported on Nov. 15. At press time, Binance’s Weibo page is blocked, displaying a notice that the account …

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Twitter makes it easier to follow things you like

Sponsored Links Twitter The accounts you follow on Twitter may not be the only ones talking about things that interest you, and the social network is giving you easy way to find them. Twitter has started rolling out the ability to follow topics, so you don’t have to obsessively check relevant hashtags in the middle …

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Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia

Sponsored Links Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Federal law enforcement is taking action against former Twitter workers who allegedly spied for Saudi Arabia. The Justice Department has charged Ali Alzabarah (the one whose activities first surfaced) and Ahmad Abouammo with using their combined access to monitor Twitter accounts on behalf of the Saudi government. Abouammmo, an American …

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Mark Zuckerberg still won’t ban ‘political’ ads from Facebook

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS For the better part of the past four years, Facebook just hasn’t been able to keep its name out of the bad news cycle. The latest backlash the company is facing has to do with its political ad policies, which essentially allow politicians to spread misinformation on the site. CEO Mark …

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The Demand for Permissionless Freedom Is Just Getting Started

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Every year the world seems to be getting crazier and more people are starting to realize that it stems from oppressive government transgressions against a peaceful society. The world has noticed millions of people from France, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Indonesia and more are rising up because citizens are sick and tired of …

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Banks May Cut Ties With Facebook if Libra Is Launched: ING CEO

Banks may be bound to stop working with social media giant Facebook if the firm launches its Libra stablecoin, according to ING CEO Ralph Hamers. Bank can choose to “not accept the client” Financial news outlet Financial Times reported on Hamers’ remarks on Oct. 22. Per the report, he explained that institutions like ING have …

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WATCH: How JET8 Is Injecting Crypto Into the Social Media Value Chain

[embedded content] Jet8 is taking a new approach to social media and data ownership using blockchain. Chief strategy officer Joshua Thomson sat down with CoinDesk to discuss how his firm is putting users “back in the center of the value chain.” First, the platform enables anyone to create “instagram-like” applications centered on their own interests, …

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Tracking online hate groups reveals why they’re resilient to bans

Enlarge Getty Images | NurPhoto Social networks have struggled to figure out how to handle issues like threats of violence and the presence of hate groups on their platforms. But a new study suggests that attempts to limit the latter run up against a serious problem: the networks formed by hate group members are remarkably …

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Cryptocurrency Domains Have Become Hot Property

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology have become mainstream terms and are now featured in most dictionaries. Crypto-related terms have a lot of value when they are tethered to a web domain, and these days digital currency domains are prime real estate, with some selling for up to seven figures.</strong> Also read: How …

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