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The latest update to Instagram Reels makes the short-form video feature mimic TikTok even more. In addition to letting you record longer Reels, Instagram now lets you easily edit clips, as well as extend the countdown timer.  Instagram Reels Gets Even Better Reels, also known as Instagram’s take on TikTok, allows you to record and
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Reposting a story on Instagram lets you share other peoples’ posts as your own. You can do this for photos and videos in which you’ve been mentioned or not, and in this article we are going to give you two methods that let you do so. Besides telling you how to repost an Instagram story,
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Facebook is taking additional steps to ensure the safety of groups on the platform. The social media giant has faced backlash for its handling of controversial material in the past, prompting its crackdown on groups that break Facebook’s policies. Facebook Becomes Less Tolerant Towards Groups Tom Alison, Facebook’s vice president of engineering, detailed the new measures
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WhatsApp is already known as a relatively secure messaging service, and its desktop version may be getting even more secure. Data from its latest beta suggests that WhatsApp Web might receive fingerprint authentication in a future update. WhatsApp Web May Get Fingerprint Authentication According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp Web may be in for a major security
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In another shocking turn of events, US President Donald Trump’s ban on TikTok has been delayed. TikTok will now have until September 27th, 2020 to finalize a deal with Oracle and Walmart, allowing the app to avoid a ban. Trump Approves of TikTok Deal After President Trump seemed dead set on removing TikTok from US app stores
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If the 2020 US Presidential Election results in chaos, Facebook says that it could possibly prevent content from circulating. The social media giant is reportedly preparing its response to potential Election Day violence. Facebook Gets Ready for Election Day Chaos According to a report by the Financial Times, Facebook vice president of global affairs and
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Facebook is launching a new initiative this week to encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election, the latest effort by the social network to prove it is a responsible player on the Internet. The tech titan will kick off Monday a massive campaign encouraging people to visit its virtual voting information centers where
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TikTok has asked a US judge to block the Trump administration banning on the Chinese social-media network, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday. TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, filed a complaint in Washington federal court late Friday night challenging US President Donald Trump’s executive order, the report said. The US Commerce Department issued a ban
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Look who is not freaking out. Since July, TikTok users have braced for a threatened ban of the ultra-popular short-form video app in the United States, with some opening accounts on rival platforms and encouraging friends to do the same. Then early on Friday Reuters broke the news that the US government was preparing to block
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The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday his draft legislation will be altered to allay some of the digital giants’ concerns, but remain fundamentally unchanged. Australia’s fair trade regulator Rod Sims, chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, said he would give his final draft
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A sophisticated network of more than a thousand actors attempted to influence the Delhi elections in February by using fake likes to increase engagement on posts, a former Facebook employee said in a memo shared with other employees before leaving the company. Facebook did not disclose this publicly, but the former employee, who wrote a
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Facebook may be forced to stop sending data about its European users to the US, in the first major fallout from a recent court ruling that found some trans-Atlantic data transfers don’t protect users from American government snooping. The social network said Wednesday that Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has started an inquiry into how Facebook
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Indonesia on Tuesday added 12 more companies, including social media firm Twitter and video-conferencing site Zoom, to a list of internet-based businesses that must pay a 10 percent value-added tax on sales. In July Indonesia had already announced that Alphabet’s Google Asia Pacific, Netflix and Facebook among other tech companies would be liable to VAT. Governments
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Chinese video app TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, will be joining the European Union’s voluntary code of conduct to combat illegal hate speech online, the European Commission said on Tuesday. Social media platforms have come under increasing pressure from politicians and governments to do more to tackle online hate speech and disinformation, which have
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WhatsApp has revealed six new vulnerabilities that were previously undisclosed and have now been fixed. The Facebook-owned company reported the vulnerabilities on its newly created security advisory webpage that will serve as a single destination to highlight all the security issues spotted and fixed on WhatsApp and reveal associated Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE). The
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