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Facebook and Instagram notifications warn U.S. users there’s no winner yet in Presidential Election

Facebook and Instagram notifications warn U.S. users there’s no winner yet in Presidential Election Facebook and Instagram are running notifications in their respective apps informing U.S. users that the winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election has not yet been determined. In large pop-ups appearing at the top of the Facebook and Instagram News Feeds, […]

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After getting the date wrong earlier, Siri now knows today is election day

After getting the date wrong earlier, Siri now knows today is election day Listen chief, it’s election day in the United States. You know that, I know that. Everyone knows that — and in the off-chance anyone wasn’t clued into the fact, the last few weeks have offered a non-stop barrage of reminders to vote. […]

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Instagram extends time limits on live streams to 4 hours, will soon support archiving

Instagram extends time limits on live streams to 4 hours, will soon support archiving Instagram is adapting to the way creators have been using its service during the coronavirus pandemic. With individuals and businesses now limited from hosting in-person events — like concerts, classes, meetups, and more — users have turned to Instagram to live […]

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7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020

7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020 For all of the investors preaching that augmented reality technology will likely be the successor to the modern smartphone, today, most venture capitalists are still quite wary to back AR plays. The reasons are plentiful, but all tend to circle around the idea that […]

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Who regulates social media?

Who regulates social media? Social media platforms have repeatedly found themselves in the United States government’s crosshairs over the last few years, as it has been progressively revealed just how much power they really wield, and to what purposes they’ve chosen to wield it. But unlike, say, a firearm or drug manufacturer, there is no […]

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Instagram’s handling of kids’ data is now being probed in the EU

Instagram’s handling of kids’ data is now being probed in the EU Facebook’s lead data regulator in Europe has opened another two probes into its business empire — both focused on how the Instagram platform processes children’s information. The action by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), reported earlier by the Telegraph, comes more than a […]

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Instagram’s Threads app now lets you message everyone, like its Direct app once did

Instagram’s Threads app now lets you message everyone, like its Direct app once did Last year, Instagram announced it was ending support for its standalone mobile messaging app known as Direct, which had allowed users to quickly create and share messages with friends. Shortly thereafter, the company launched Threads, a new messaging app focused on […]

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Instagram’s 10th birthday release introduces a Stories Map, custom icons and more

Instagram’s 10th birthday release introduces a Stories Map, custom icons and more Instagram today is celebrating its 10th birthday with the launch of several new features, including a private “Stories Map,” offering a retrospective of the Stories you’ve shared over the last three years, a pair of well-being updates, and the previously announced IGTV Shopping […]

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Instagram is building a product equity team and hiring a director of diversity and inclusion

Instagram is building a product equity team and hiring a director of diversity and inclusion Instagram announced some changes it’s making that are geared toward advancing equity within its workplace. The changes come after Instagram in June spoke about elevating, rather than suppressing Black voices in light of the killing of George Floyd. “More than […]

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Facebook’s photo porting tool adds support for Dropbox and Koofr

Facebook’s photo porting tool adds support for Dropbox and Koofr Facebook’s photo and video portability tool has added support for two more third party services for users to send data via encrypted transfer — namely: cloud storage providers Dropbox and (EU-based) Koofr. The tech giant debuted the photo porting tool in December last year, initially […]

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