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Carolyn Miller to host Livestream show on Facebook and Instagram

Long Island country artist Carolyn Miller will be hosting a Livestream performance on Wednesday, March 25 at 8 p.m. EST.

Op-Ed: Bloomberg, memes and how to be self-righteous on Instagram

Washington - Is a paid meme ethical? Will success spoil the Republican Party? Should freelancers get paid for expressing their own opinions? Just keep saying No, and you have the Anti argument against Bloomberg’s paid memes.

Dorothy Wang launches online travel guide platform

On January 27, TV personality and social media influencer Dorothy Wang launched her own travel guide platform, where she is sharing her travel insights with her fans and followers.

Facebook nixes billions of fake accounts

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday said it has taken down some 5.4 billion fake accounts this year in a sign of the persistent battle on social media against manipulation and misinformation.

Facebook nixes billions of fake accounts

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday said it has nixed 5.4 billion fake accounts already this year, in a sign of a persistent battle on social media against manipulation and disinformation.

Facebook hides 'likes' in Australia trial to ease anxiety

Sydney - Facebook has begun hiding the number of "likes" for posts in Australia, it said Friday, a trial designed to ease social pressure that could be rolled out worldwide.

A new phishing campaign is targeting Instagram users Special

A new phishing campaign targeting Instagram users by luring them into providing their credentials using fake copyright infringement alerts--implanting a feeling of urgency designed to lower the users' guard. Peter Goldstein of Valimail provides analysis.

New vulnerabilities with Uber and Instagram identified Special

Two stories have appeared which demonstrate severe vulnerabilities affecting Instagram and Uber. Both of these require a rapid response in order to protect users of the services, as expert Vinay Sridhara explains.

Are we reducing our obsession with social media validation? Special

Instagram has started hiding ‘likes’ in response to concerns for mental health. But what does this mean for the people that have made a living out of their visible Instagram popularity? Expert Fahad AlSaud provides some ideas.

New Instagram security flaw identified

A security researcher recently discovered a flaw in the way Instagram handled the validation of password reset codes. This defect means an attacker could request one million password reset codes within a ten-minute window and with 100 percent success.

Instagram hides 'likes' from more users

Sydney - Instagram started hiding "likes" on its platform in Australia, Brazil and several other major markets Thursday, saying it wanted to ease pressure on users, following criticism about its impacts on mental health.

Malaysian teen took own life after Instagram poll

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian teenager who posted an Instagram poll asking if she should live or die took her own life after a majority of respondents voted for the latter, sparking calls for an investigation.

Instagram runs Canadian experiment where 'likes' become private

Instagram is running a pilot version of its platform in Canada that is more heavily focused on images and less on 'like' counts, in relation to photographs posted by private users. This is an attempt to shift the ethos towards a more private network.

Syria presidency says Instagram account reactivated

Damascus - The Syrian presidency said Wednesday it had regained access to its official Instagram account a day after it was apparently blocked.

Syrian presidency says Instagram account blocked

Damascus - The Syrian presidency Tuesday said its Instagram account has been blocked, one week after the photo-sharing website shut down the accounts of several Iranian Revolutionary Guards because of US sanctions.

Instagram accounts of Iran Guards commanders blocked

Tehran - The Instagram accounts of several Iranian Revolutionary Guards commanders have been blocked, the Tabnak news website reported Tuesday, with the photo-sharing website saying it was complying with US sanctions.

Instagram adds in-app checkout as it pushes e-commerce

Instagram has moved closely towards being a fully-fledged e-commerce site with the addition of a new checkout app, available for mobile devices. The service is starting with 20 fashion brands.

Op-Ed: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down, still no info

Sydney - Three of the world's biggest social media sites are experiencing outages and not available around the world. Facebook has stated that it's not a DDOS attack, but other than that, there's not much information available.

Queen Elizabeth II makes her debut on Instagram

London - Queen Elizabeth II has a digital milestone to celebrate. She is now on Instagram and officially made her debut at the Science Museum in London.

Op-Ed: Instagram to remove ‘graphic’ images of self-harm- How sweet

Sydney - Serial selfie site Instagram has graciously condescended to remove all images of “graphic self-harm” from the site. The move comes as yet another young British teen, Molly Russell, who took her life as a result of exposure to traumatic content.

Britain urges others to join Instagram's self-harm curbs

London - Britain on Friday urged all social media platforms to join Instagram and curb self-harm posts after a UK teen who went online to read about suicide took her own life.

Instagram curbs self-harm posts after teen suicide

San Francisco - Instagram has announced a clampdown on images of self-injury after a British teen who went online to read about suicide took her own life.

Instagram tightens rules on self-injury images

San Francisco - Instagram late Thursday announced it is clamping down on images related to self-injury such as cutting.

WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger to integrate

Facebook has announced plans to 'integrate' its three social media communications platforms - WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. The three will continue as separate services, but it will be possible to send messages between them.

Instagram blames 'bug' for design change that prompted backlash

Washington - Instagram said Thursday it accidentally rolled out a design change to a large number of users and quickly ended the test after complaints from users of the Facebook-owned social network.

Instagram ramps up battle against bullying

San Francisco - Instagram on Tuesday added more weapons to battle cyber bullying, using artificial intelligence to scan photos for abusive content at the Facebook-owned service.

Is Instagram about to give your location history to Facebook?

This won't be good news to those who value their privacy. Facebook is experimenting with a prototype that allows it to gather location data from Instagram posts.

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

San Francisco - Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.

Twitter sees user levels dip among mixed social media news

Twitter has lost 1 million monthly users in the second quarter of 2018, primarily as a result of cleaning out 'fake accounts'. The social media company's revenue, however, has grown to $711 million.

Instagram Stories becomes Facebook's next step in ads

Facebook has detailed changes coming to Instagram ads that will make it easier for businesses to share content in Stories. The company is looking to monetise Stories to help advertisers reach new people. It's also rolling out more options to users.
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